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2017
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  • Page 1 2017 Owner's Manual for Maintenance and Safety...
  • Page 2 The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For videos and more information about a safe riding experience with your Polaris vehicle, scan this QR code with your smartphone.
  • Page 3 Visit us at www.polaris.com...
  • Page 4 POLARIS® and RZR® are trademarks of POLARIS Industries Inc. Copyright 2016 POLARIS Industries Inc. All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant improvements in the design and quality of production components, some minor discrepancies may result between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this publication.
  • Page 5 Dear Parents: We believe your children should have the opportunity to enjoy the POLARIS riding experience along with you. We encourage you to teach your children to ride safely, and to help ensure the future of recreational sports, please teach them to show respect for our environment and for the rights of others while operating the vehicle.
  • Page 6 You must learn how to keep yourself and those around you safe while you're riding. Your parents and POLARIS want you to be safe while you enjoy riding your new vehicle, and that's why it’s very important that you read this owner’s manual and watch the instructional video.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ......92 POLARIS Products..... . 94 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 8: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your safety is involved when these words and sym- bols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual. The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard. DANGER A DANGER indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9 Keep this manual with the vehicle. • For your child’s safety, be sure your child can reach and operate all RZR 170 controls, including steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals, and ignition switch. No person under the age of 10 may ride as a passenger in this vehicle.
  • Page 10: Vehicle Identification Numbers

    Record your vehicle's identification numbers and key number in the spaces provided. Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. An ignition key can be duplicated only by ordering a POLARIS key blank (using your key number) and mating it with one of your existing keys.
  • Page 11: Safety

    SAFETY Equipment Modifications Your POLARIS vehicle is designed to provide safe operation when used as directed. WARNING! Modifying this vehicle in any way can change the top speed, stability and handling performance of this vehicle. Modifications that increase speed, decrease stability or change performance may present a greater risk to inexperienced or younger operators and could result in loss of control and serious injury or death.
  • Page 12: Safe Riding Gear

    Boots Helmet Wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. Whenever riding this POLARIS vehicle, always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds estab- lished safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label.
  • Page 13 Do not depend on eyeglasses or sunglasses for eye protection. Whenever riding this POLARIS vehicle, always wear shatterproof goggles or use a shatterproof helmet face shield. POLARIS recommends wearing approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE. Make sure protective eye wear is kept clean.
  • Page 14: Safety Warnings

    SAFETY Safety Warnings WARNING Failure to operate this vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control, accident or rollover, which may result in serious injury or death. Heed all safety warnings outlined in this section of the owner’s manual and in the safety DVD provided with your vehicle.
  • Page 15: Protective Apparel

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Failure to Inspect Before Operating Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating condition before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it's in safe operating condition.
  • Page 16: Using Alcohol Or Drugs

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Using Alcohol or Drugs Riding in this vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs could adversely affect operator judgment, reaction time, balance and perception. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating or riding in this vehicle. Carrying a Passenger Never carry a passenger until you have operated this vehicle for at least four hours and have...
  • Page 17: Operating At Excessive Speeds

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating at Excessive Speeds Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds increases the operator's risk of losing control. Always operate at a speed that's appropriate for the terrain, the visibility and operating conditions, your skills and experience and your passengers’...
  • Page 18: Improper Hill Climbing

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Driving Downhill Improperly Driving down a hill improperly could cause loss of control or rollover. Always follow proper procedures for driving down a hill as described in this owner’s manual. See page 47. +15° Improper Hill Climbing Improper hill climbing could cause loss of control or rollover.
  • Page 19: Stalling While Climbing A Hill

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Stalling While Climbing a Hill Stalling or rolling backwards while climbing a hill could cause a rollover. Maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Apply the brakes gradually until the vehicle is fully stopped.
  • Page 20 SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating on Sand or Slippery Terrain Operating on sand or on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain could cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or rollover. Always use extra caution when operating on sand or on rough, slippery or loose terrain. Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
  • Page 21 SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating Over Obstacles Improperly operating over obstacles could cause loss of control or rollover. Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles such as large rocks or fallen trees. Always follow the proper procedures outlined in this manual when operating over obstacles.
  • Page 22: Operating A Damaged Vehicle

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Overloading the Vehicle Overloading the vehicle or carrying/towing loads may cause changes in stability and handling, which could cause loss of control or an accident. • Never tow objects or carry loads with this vehicle. • Never exceed the maximum weight capacity for this vehicle. See page 23. Operating a Damaged Vehicle Operating a damaged vehicle can result in an accident.
  • Page 23: Exposure To Exhaust

    Leaving the keys in the ignition can lead to unauthorized use of the vehicle by someone under the age of 10 or without proper training. This could result in an accident or rollover. Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY call POLARIS at 1-800-342-3764.
  • Page 24 If an informational or graphic label becomes illegible or comes off, contact your POLARIS dealer to purchase a replacement. Replacement safety labels are provided by POLARIS at no charge. The part number is printed on the label. Dash Warning Label...
  • Page 25 Front: 3 (20.7) Rear: 3 (20.7) MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY 300 lbs. (136 KG) INCLUDES WEIGHT OF OPERATOR, PASSENGER AND ACCESSORIES. LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS. IF OWNER’S MANUAL IS MISSING, CONTACT A POLARIS DEALER FOR A REPLACEMENT.
  • Page 26: Features And Controls

    Promptly replace worn or damaged cab nets with new cab nets, available from your authorized POLARIS dealer. The vehicle illustrated below is shown without cab nets only to allow component identification. Always use the cab nets.
  • Page 27: Component Locations

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Component Locations Steering Frame Wheel Running Lights Brush Guard Muffler (Spark Arrester) Taillight/Brake Light...
  • Page 28: Seat Removal

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seats Driver’s Seat Adjustment 1. Lift the seat latch lever located Seat Latch Lever under the right front edge of the driver’s seat. 2. While holding the lever upward, slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position, then release the lever.
  • Page 29: Steering Wheel

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Steering Wheel The steering wheel can be Adjustment Bolt adjusted upward or downward for rider preference. 1. Loosen the steering wheel adjustment bolt. 2. Move the steering wheel upward or downward to the desired position. 3. Tighten the bolt to 10 ft. lbs. (13.5 Nm).
  • Page 30 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seat Belts This POLARIS vehicle is equipped with three-point lap and diagonal seat belts for the operator and passenger. Always make sure the seat belts are secured for both the operator and passenger before riding. To wear the seat belt properly, follow...
  • Page 31: Seat Belt Inspection

    If any damage is found, or if the seat belt does not operate properly, have the seat belt system checked and/or replaced by an authorized POLARIS dealer. 4. To clean dirt or debris from the seat belts, sponge the straps with mild soap and water.
  • Page 32 Always inspect cab nets for tightness, wear and damage before each use of the vehicle. Use the strap adjusters to tighten any loose straps. Promptly replace worn or damaged cab nets with new cab nets, available from your authorized POLARIS dealer. Storage Bag The storage bag is attached to the cab frame behind the seats.
  • Page 33: Fuel Cap

    The fuel tank filler cap is located on the right-hand side of the vehicle near the passenger seat. Use POLARIS Carbon Clean fuel treatment at each fill. Follow the Fuel Cap mixing directions on the container. See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 34: Ignition Switch

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Ignition Switch The ignition switch is a three-position, key-operated switch. Use the ignition switch to start the engine. See page 40 for starting procedures. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF position. The engine is off.
  • Page 35: Gear Selector

    Tip: Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmission function. Your POLARIS dealer can assist in resolving any shifting problems. NOTICE: Do not attempt to shift the transmission while the vehicle is moving or damage to the transmission could result.
  • Page 36: Brake Pedal

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Brake Pedal Depress the brake pedal to slow or stop the vehicle. Apply the brakes while starting the engine. Throttle Pedal Push the pedal down to increase engine speed. Spring pressure returns the pedal to the rest position when released.
  • Page 37: Speed Control System

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Speed Control System The speed of this vehicle is restricted to under 15 MPH (24 km/h) at manufacture. The speed limiting device may be adjusted by supervising adults when they determine that their child is capable of handling addi- tional speed.
  • Page 38: Operation

    Vehicle Break-in Period The break-in period for your new POLARIS vehicle is defined as the first ten hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two full tanks of gasoline.
  • Page 39 OPERATION Vehicle Break-in Period Engine and Drivetrain Break-in 1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. Never allow a child to handle gasoline. 2. Check the oil level. See page 59. Add the recommended oil as needed to maintain the oil level in the safe operating range.
  • Page 40 OPERATION Pre-Ride Inspection Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating condition before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it's in safe operating condition. Item Remarks Page Brake system/pedal travel...
  • Page 41: Safe Operation Practices

    4. Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous. Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. Never allow a child to handle gasoline. 5. Never install accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle. 6. Ride this vehicle only in areas permitted by a supervising adult.
  • Page 42: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Starting the Engine 1. Sit in the driver’s seat and fasten the seat belt. 2. Secure the cab nets. 3. Place the transmission in neutral. Set the parking brake. 4. Apply the brakes. 5. Do not press the throttle pedal while starting the engine. 6.
  • Page 43: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION Stopping the Engine 1. Release the throttle pedal completely and brake to a complete stop. 2. Place the transmission in neutral. 3. Set the parking brake. 4. Stop the engine. Braking 1. Release the throttle pedal completely. (When the throttle pedal is released completely and engine speed slows to near idle, the vehicle has no engine braking.) 2.
  • Page 44 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 1. Read and understand this owner's manual and all warning and instruction labels before operating this vehicle. 2. Watch the instructional video with the supervising adult. 3. Review the section of this owner’s manual about starting the engine, stopping the engine, braking and parking (pages 40-41).
  • Page 45 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 7. Select a level open area to practice driving. Make sure you have adult supervision and permission to drive in this area. 8. Sit in the driver's seat and fasten the seat belt. 9. Make sure all passengers secure their seat belts. 10.
  • Page 46: Driving With A Passenger

    OPERATION Driving with a Passenger 1. Complete the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 42-43. 2. Perform the pre-ride inspection. See page 3. Do not carry a passenger until you have at least four hours of driving experience with this vehicle. 4.
  • Page 47: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    OPERATION Driving on Slippery Surfaces When driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails, loose gravel, sand or ice, be alert for the possibility of skidding and sliding. Follow these precautions when driving in slippery conditions: 1. Slow down before entering slippery areas. 2.
  • Page 48: Driving Uphill

    OPERATION Driving Uphill Whenever traveling uphill, follow these precautions: 1. Always check the terrain carefully before ascending a hill. Never drive on hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. 2. Avoid excessively 15° maximum steep hills (15° maximum). 3. Drive straight uphill.
  • Page 49: Driving Downhill

    OPERATION Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling) Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Driving on a sidehill improperly cause loss of control or rollover. If crossing a hill is unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1. Drive slowly and use extreme caution. 2.
  • Page 50: Driving Through Water

    If your vehicle becomes immersed or is operated in water that exceeds the floor level, service is required before starting the engine. Your POLARIS dealer can provide this service. If it's impossible to bring the vehicle in before starting the engine, perform the service outlined on page 79, and take the vehicle in for service at the first opportunity.
  • Page 51: Driving Over Obstacles

    OPERATION Driving Over Obstacles Follow these precautions when driving over obstacles: 1. Always check for obstacles before driving in a new area. 2. Look ahead and watch the terrain. Always be alert for hazards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches. 3.
  • Page 52: Driving In Reverse

    OPERATION Driving in Reverse Follow these precautions when driving in reverse: 1. Always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle. 2. Apply the throttle lightly. Never apply the throttle suddenly. 3. Back slowly. 4. Apply the brakes lightly for stopping. 5.
  • Page 53: Parking On An Incline

    OPERATION Parking on an Incline A rolling vehicle can result in serious injury. Avoid parking on an incline. If parking on an incline is unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1. Place the transmission in neutral. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Stop the engine. 4.
  • Page 54: Emission Control Systems

    CFR 205) and local noise level requirements. Operation on Public Lands in the U.S.A. Your POLARIS vehicle has a spark arrester that was tested and qualified to be in accordance with the USFS standard 5100-1c. Federal law requires that this spark arrester be installed and functional when the vehicle is operated on public lands.
  • Page 55: Maintenance

    Any qualified repair shop or person may maintain, replace or repair the emission control devices or systems on your vehicle. An authorized POLARIS dealer can perform any service that may be necessary for your vehicle. POLARIS also recommends POLARIS parts for emissions-related service, however equivalent parts can be used.
  • Page 56: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    Symbol Description Perform these operations more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. Have an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qulaified person perform these services. WARNING! Improperly performing the procedures marked with a “D” could result in component failure and lead to serious injury or death. Have an...
  • Page 57 250 (400) Check terminals; clean; test Main gearcase oil Monthly 250 (400) Inspect level; change yearly Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qualified person perform these services.
  • Page 58 Spark plug 600 (1000) Inspect; replace as needed Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qualified person perform these services.
  • Page 59 36 M 3000 (4800) Clean out D Toe adjustment Inspect periodically; adjust when parts are replaced Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qualified person perform these services.
  • Page 60: Lubrication Recommendations

    See page 73. Transmission Oil AGL Gearcase Lubricant See page 61. (Main Gearcase) & Transmission Fluid Drive Chain POLARIS Chain Lube or See page 62. SAE 80/90 A-Arm Pivots POLARIS All Season Grease at general lubrication Grease or grease interval, also after washing Steering Arm conforming to NLGI No.
  • Page 61: Engine Oil

    POLARIS PS-4 Extreme Duty 10W-50 4-Cycle Oil for this vehicle. Oil may need to be changed more frequently if POLARIS oil is not used. Do not use automotive oil. See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 62: Oil Change

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Oil Change 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. Set the parking brake. 2. Clean the area around the pre-filter plug. 3. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for two to three minutes. 4. Stop the engine. Hot oil can cause burns to skin.
  • Page 63: Fluid Change

    MAINTENANCE Transmission (Main Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. POLARIS recommends the use of AGL Gearcase Lubricant & Transmission Fluid for this vehicle. Fluid Check Fill Plug The fill plug is located on the rear of the gearcase.
  • Page 64: Drive Chain Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE Drive Chain Lubrication Lubricate the drive chain with POLARIS chain spray lube or an approved chain lube at the general lubrication interval specified in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. Lubricate more often under severe use, such as in dirty or wet conditions. See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 65: Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Drive Chain Slack Adjustment 1. Loosen the four rear housing mount bolts (two on each side). 2. Loosen the chain adjuster lock nuts. 3. Turn the chain adjusters clockwise to 1/4"-1/2" (6-12 mm) deflection. 4. Tighten the chain adjuster lock nuts to 18 ft.
  • Page 66: Parking Brake Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Parking Brake Cable Freeplay Adjustment 1. Inspect and perform any needed service on the brake pads before adjusting parking brake cable freeplay. 2. Make sure the parking brake is NOT set (lever is DOWN). 3. Pull the brake cable back to inspect freeplay between the cable end and the caliper bracket.
  • Page 67: Spark Plug

    (12-15 Nm) (23-27 Nm) NOTICE: Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine damage. Use POLARIS-recommended spark plugs or their equivalent. See page 92. Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation. The spark plug firing end condition should be read after the engine is warmed up and the vehicle is driven at higher speeds.
  • Page 68: Cvt Drying

    • Always follow all recommended maintenance procedures. See your POLARIS dealer, or other qualified person, for service and repair assistance. • This CVT system is intended for use on POLARIS products only. Do not install it in any other product.
  • Page 69: Filter Systems

    MAINTENANCE Filter Systems Air Filter Access Cover Always change the air filter at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. Access the air box through the access cover on the forward surface of the rear body panel.
  • Page 70: Spark Arrester

    MAINTENANCE Spark Arrester WARNING Failure to heed the following warnings while servicing the spark arrester could result in serious injury or death. • Do not perform service on the spark arrester while the system is hot. Allow components to cool sufficiently before proceeding. •...
  • Page 71: Throttle System

    Never start or operate this vehicle if it has a sticking or improperly operating throttle pedal. Immediately contact your POLARIS dealer or other qualified person for service if throttle problems arise. Always check the pedal for free movement and return before starting the engine and occasionally during operation.
  • Page 72: Throttle Freeplay Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Throttle System Throttle Freeplay Adjustment Access the throttle cable adjuster through the right front wheel well. 1. Slide the cable adjuster boot off the cable adjuster. 2. Squeeze the end of the rubber boot and slide it far enough to expose the end of the inline cable adjuster.
  • Page 73 MAINTENANCE Brakes The front and rear brakes are hydraulic disc type brakes activated by the brake pedal. See page 34. Always check brake pedal travel and the brake fluid reservoir level before each use of the vehicle. When applied, the brake pedal should feel firm.
  • Page 74: Brake Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Brakes Brake Inspection 1. Check the brake system for fluid leaks. 2. Check the brake pedal for excessive travel or a spongy feel. Brake Pad 3. Check the brake pads for wear, damage and .40" (1 mm) looseness. 4. Inspect the brake pad wear surface for excessive wear.
  • Page 75: Brake Fluid

    Inspect the level of the brake fluid before each operation. If the fluid level is low add DOT 4 brake fluid only. See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products. After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused portion.
  • Page 76: Steering Wheel Inspection

    WARNING! Uneven adjustment may cause poor handling of the vehicle, which could result in an accident. Always adjust both the left and right spring preloads equally or have your POLARIS dealer perform the adjustments. Adjustment Highest (Stiffest)
  • Page 77: Toe Alignment

    WARNING! Severe injury or death can result from improper toe alignment and adjustment. Do not attempt to adjust tie rod alignment. All tie rod adjustments should be performed by an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qualified service facility. 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
  • Page 78: Tire Tread Depth

    Improper tire inflation or the use of non-standard size or type of tires may adversely affect vehicle handling, which could result in vehicle damage or personal injury. Always maintain proper tire pressure. Always use POLARIS- approved size and type of tires for this vehicle when replacing tires.
  • Page 79: Wheel Installation

    Always ensure that all nuts are torqued to specification. Do not service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed. Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Wheel Nut Torque Specifications Check the wheel nut torques occasionally and when they've been loosened for service.
  • Page 80 Lights Daytime Running Lights Lamp Replacement If the daytime running lights do not operate, replace the lamps. POLARIS recommends that you install replacement lamps obtained from your authorized POLARIS dealer. 1. Disconnect the lights from the harness. 2. Remove the rubber cover from the back of the light assembly.
  • Page 81: Vehicle Immersion

    7. Attempt to start the engine. If necessary, repeat the drying procedure. 8. Take the vehicle in for service as soon as possible, whether you succeed in starting it or not. Your POLARIS dealer can provide the required service. 9. If water has been ingested into the transmission follow the...
  • Page 82 MAINTENANCE Battery WARNING Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative (black) cable last. WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous.
  • Page 83: Battery Removal

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Removal 1. Remove the driver’s seat. See Remove Seat page 26. 2. On conventional batteries, remove the battery vent tube (sealed batteries do not have a vent tube). 3. Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first. 4. Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable last.
  • Page 84: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Installation Using a new battery that has not been fully charged can damage the battery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder vehicle performance. Follow the battery charging instructions on page 84 before installing the battery. 1.
  • Page 85: Battery Storage

    See page 84. Tip: Battery charge can be maintained by using a POLARIS Battery Tender charger or by charging about once a month to make up for normal self- discharge.
  • Page 86 MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging (Conventional Battery) 1. Remove the battery from the vehicle to prevent damage from leaking or spilled electrolyte during charging. See page 81. 2. Charge the battery with a charging output no larger than 1/10 of the battery’s amp/hr rating.
  • Page 87 MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging (Sealed Battery) Always verify battery condition before and 1-2 hours after the end of charging. Charge Time State of Voltage Action (Using constant current Charge charger @ standard amps specified on top of battery) 100% 12.8-13.0 volts None, check at 3 None required mos.
  • Page 88: Cleaning And Storage

    Do not allow these types of products to contact the vehicle. The best and safest way to clean your POLARIS vehicle is with a garden hose and a pail of mild soap and water. 1. Use a professional-type washing cloth, cleaning the upper body first and the lower parts last.
  • Page 89: Polishing The Vehicle

    Polishing the Vehicle POLARIS recommends the use of common household aerosol furniture polish for polishing the finish on your POLARIS vehicle. Follow the instructions on the container. Polishing Tips • Avoid the use of automotive products, some of which can scratch the finish of your vehicle.
  • Page 90 MAINTENANCE Cleaning and Storage Chrome Wheel Care (if equipped) Proper maintenance will protect chrome wheels from corrosion, preserve wheel life and ensure a “like new” appearance for many years. Tip: Chrome wheels exposed to road salt (or salt in the air in coastal areas) are more susceptible to corrosion if not properly cleaned.
  • Page 91: Storage Tips

    86. Stabilize the Fuel 1. Fill the fuel tank. 2. Add POLARIS Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or POLARIS Fuel Stabilizer or equivalent fuel treatments or stabilizers. Follow the instructions on the container for the recommended amount. Carbon Clean removes water from fuel systems, stabilizes fuel and removes carbon deposits from pistons, rings, valves and exhaust systems.
  • Page 92 Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. Fog the Engine 1. Treat the fuel system with POLARIS Carbon Clean or other equivalent fuel treatment. Follow the instructions on the container. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for several minutes so the Carbon Clean reaches the injectors.
  • Page 93: Removal From Storage

    4. Check all the points listed in the Daily Pre-Ride Inspection section on page 38. Tightness of the bolts, nuts and other fasteners should be checked by an authorized POLARIS dealer or other qualified service facility. 5. Lubricate at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53.
  • Page 94: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS RZR 170 Maximum Rider Weight 150 lbs. (68 kg) (each rider) Maximum Weight Capacity 300 lbs. (136 kg) Gross Vehicle Weight 840 lbs. (381 kg) Dry Weight 500 lbs. (227 kg) Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. (9.5 ltr) Engine Oil Capacity 37 oz.
  • Page 95: Clutching Chart

    SPECIFICATIONS RZR 170 Tire Size - Front 19x7-8 Tire Size - Rear 20x10-9 Tire Pressure - Front 3 psi (20.7 kPa) Tire Pressure - Rear 3 psi (20.7 kPa) Brakes, Front/Rear Foot Activated, 4-wheel hydraulic disc Parking Brake Mechanical, Rear (Lever)
  • Page 96: Polaris Products

    All Season Grease (3 oz./89 ml cartridge) 2871423 All Season Grease (14 oz./414 ml cartridge) 2871329 Dielectric Grease (Nyogel™) Additives / Miscellaneous 2871326 Carbon Clean 2870652 Fuel Stabilizer 2872189 DOT 4 Brake Fluid 2871956 Loctite™ 565 Thread Sealant 2859044 POLARIS Battery Tender™ Charger...
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Clutch malfunction Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Poor engine performance Check for fouled plug or foreign material in gas tank or fuel lines. Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Wrong or missing belt Install the recommended belt. Improper break-in Always break in a new belt and/or clutch. See page 36.
  • Page 98 Inspect plug and replace if necessary No spark to spark plug Inspect plug and replace if necessary Water or fuel in crankcase Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Clogged fuel filter Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Low battery voltage Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC Mechanical failure Your POLARIS dealer can assist.
  • Page 99 Solution Poor quality or low octane fuel Replace with recommended fuel Incorrect ignition timing Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range Set gap to specs or replace plug Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires Possible Cause...
  • Page 100 Replace with new fuel Fouled or defective spark plug Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plug Worn or defective spark plug wires Your POLARIS dealer can assist. Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range Set gap to specs or replace plug Loose ignition connections...
  • Page 101: Warranty

    Warranty Coverage And Exclusions: Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies This POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF DEFECTIVE DESIGN. This warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling.
  • Page 102 MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, OR PRODUCTS. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE.
  • Page 103 If you purchase from a private party: If you purchase a POLARIS product from a private party, to be kept and used outside of the country in which the product was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied.
  • Page 104 Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should your dealer require any additional assistance, they will contact the appropriate person at POLARIS. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or in different countries.
  • Page 105 This EPA emissions warranty period is extended for at least as long as the standard factory warranty that Polaris provides on the vehicle as a whole. The EPA emissions warranty period does not further extend if you purchase...
  • Page 106 The exclusive remedy for breach of this limited warranty shall be, at the exclusive option of POLARIS, repair or replacement of any defective materials, components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
  • Page 107 POLARIS also recommends POLARIS parts, however equivalent parts may be used for such service. It is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act if a part supplied by an aftermarket parts manufacturer reduces the effectiveness of the vehicle's emission controls.
  • Page 108: Maintenance Log

    MAINTENANCE LOG Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance. DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE LOG DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 110: Index

    INDEX Adjustment, Steering Wheel ..27 Drive Belt Wear....95 Adjustment, Throttle Freeplay..70 Drive Chain Lubrication ..62 Air Filter .
  • Page 111 Plugs, Fouled ....65 Polaris Products ....94 Key, Periodic Maintenance Chart .
  • Page 112 INDEX Safe Operation Practices ..39 Taillight ..... . . 78 Safety Labels ....22-23 Throttle Freeplay Adjustment .
  • Page 114 15 . • on paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control. • with non-Polaris approved accessories - they may seriously affect stability. • at speeds that are too fast for the operator’s skills, the conditions and/or the terrain.