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Operation; Break-In Period - Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Owner's Manual

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WARNING
Failure to operate the ATV properly can result in a collision, loss of control,
accident or overturn, which may result in serious injury or death. Read and
understand all safety warnings outlined in the safety section of this owner's
manual.

Break-In Period

The break-in period for your new Polaris ATV is the first ten hours of
operation, or the time it takes to use the first two full tanks of gasoline.
No single action on your part is as important as following the proce-
dures for a proper break-in. Careful treatment of a new engine and drive
components will result in more efficient performance and longer life for
these components.
NOTICE: Excessive heat build-up during the first three hours of operation will
damage close-fitted engine parts and drive components. Do not
operate at full throttle or high speeds during the first three hours of
use.

OPERATION

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