Download  Print this page

Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Owner's Manual page 101

Polaris industries all-terrain vehicles owner's manual
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

Table of Contents
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. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns can
result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia,
beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. away.
Ventilate when charging or using in an enclosed space. Always shield eyes
when working near batteries. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Your ATV may have either a sealed battery, which requires little mainte-
nance, or a conventional battery. A sealed battery can be identified by its
flat covers on the top of the battery. A conventional battery has six filler
caps on the top of the battery.
Always keep battery terminals and connections free of corrosion. If
cleaning is necessary, remove corrosion with a stiff wire brush. Wash
with a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water. Rinse
well with tap water and dry off with clean shop towels. Coat the termi-
nals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly. Be careful not to allow
cleaning solution or tap water into a conventional battery.
MAINTENANCE
97

Hide quick links:

Advertisement

Table of Contents
loading

  Also See for Polaris Sportsman 500 HO

  Related Manuals for Polaris Sportsman 500 HO