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Skidding Or Sliding - Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Owner's Manual

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SAFETY
Safety Warnings
Operating Improperly in Reverse
Improperly operating in reverse could result in a collision with an obstacle or
person. Always follow proper operating procedures as outlined in this manual.
See page 57.
Before shifting into reverse gear, always check for obstacles or people behind
the ATV. When it's safe to proceed, back slowly.
Improper Tire Maintenance
Operating this ATV with improper tires
or with improper or uneven tire
pressure could cause loss of control or
accident.
Always use the size and type of tires
specified for your ATV.
Always maintain proper tire pressure as
described in the owner's manual and
on safety labels.
Operating Over Obstacles
Improperly operating over obstacles could cause loss of control or overturn.
Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Avoid operating over large
obstacles such as rocks and fallen trees. If unavoidable, use extreme caution
and always follow proper operating procedures as outlined in this manual. See
page 57.

Skidding or Sliding

Skidding or sliding can cause loss of control or overturn (if tires regain traction
unexpectedly).
On slippery surfaces such as ice or loose gravel, travel slowly and use extra
caution to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding. Do not operate on
excessively slippery surfaces.
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