This vehicle is an ADULT VEHICLE ONLY. Operation is prohibited for anyone under 16 years of age or anyone without a valid driver’s license.
SAFE RIDING STATEMENT
AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles, if you fail to take proper precautions.
· SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH can result if you do not follow these instructions:
· Read this manual and all labels carefully and follow the operating procedures described.
· The Owner’s Manual should be kept in the waterproof plastic bag and stored in the compartment provided.
· Never operate an ATV without proper instruction. Take a training course. Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor Contact an authorized ATV dealer or call 1-800-887-2887 to find out about the training courses nearest you.
· Always follow the age recommendation:
· A child under 16 years old should never operate this ATV.
· Never allow a child under age 16 to operate an ATV without adult supervision, and never allow continued use of an ATV by a anyone if he or she does not have the abilities to operate it safely.
· Never carry a passenger on an ATV.
· Never operate an ATV on any paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and streets.
· Never operate an ATV on any public street, road or highway. Obey laws specific to your location.
· Never operate an ATV without wearing an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
· Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating this ATV. Alcohol and drugs impair your judgment and reaction time.
· Before starting check the throttle control for proper operation.
· Remember to apply the parking brake before getting off the ATV.
· Always drive at a speed that is appropriate for the terrain, visibility, operating conditions, and your riding experience.
· Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts.
· Always inspect your ATV before each use to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this manual.
· Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footboards of the ATV during operation.
· Always go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Stay alert to changing terrain conditions when operating the ATV.
· Never operate on excessively rough, slippery. or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ATV on such terrain. Always be especially cautious on these types of terrain.
· Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speeds.
· Never operate the ATV on hills too steep for the ATV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger ones.
· Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly or make sudden gear changes. Never go over the top of any hill at high speeds.
· Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speeds. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the vehicle to lean sharply to one side. Go straight down the hill when possible.
· Always follow proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills with excessively, slippery, or loose surfaces. Always shift your weight to the uphill side of the ATV. Never attempt to turn the ATV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique described in this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hilt if possible.
· Always use proper procedures if you stall or roll backwards when climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, use proper gear and maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you stall or roll backwards follow the special procedure for braking described in this manual. If sideways, dismount on the uphill side or to the side of the ATV if the front is pointed straight uphill. Turn the ATV around and remount following the procedure described in this manual.
· Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow proper procedures when operating over obstacles as described in this manual.
· Always be careful when skidding or sliding. Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at low speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
· Never operate an ATV in fast flowing water or in water deeper than that specified in this manual. Remember that wet brakes may have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to use friction to dry out the linings.
· Always use the size and type of tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in this manual. Type of tire and inflation can affect vehicle handling.
· A tire pressure gauge is provided in the tool kit container. Always keep it with the vehicle.
· Never modify an ATV through improper installation or use of accessories. Installation of accessory items may affect vehicle handling. Refer to pg. 61 for more information.
· Preserve the environment, ride responsibly and always know and obey laws and regulations governing ATV operation.
· Refueling: Shut motor off and make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks.
· Use an antenna flag in hilly terrain and sand dune areas.
· Do not attempt to utilize the maximum limits of this ATV.
· FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ATV SAFETY, call the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772, or the ATV Distributor’s Safety Hotline at 1-866-847-4571.