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Pre-Ride Checklist - Polaris Sportsman 500 HO Owner's Manual

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Pre-Ride Checklist

Failure to inspect and verify that the ATV is in safe operating condition
before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always inspect the
ATV before each use to make sure it's in safe operating condition.
Item
Brake system/lever travel
Brake fluid
Auxiliary brake
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Steering
Tires
Wheels/fasteners
Frame nuts, bolts, fasteners
Fuel and oil
Coolant level (if applicable)
Coolant hoses (if applicable) Inspect for leaks
Throttle
Indicator lights/switches
Engine stop switch
Air filter, pre-filter
Air box sediment tube
Headlamp
Brake light/taillight
Riding gear
Remarks
Ensure proper operation
Ensure proper level
Ensure proper operation
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
Inspect, lubricate if necessary
Ensure free operation
Inspect condition and pressure
Inspect, ensure fastener tightness
Inspect, ensure tightness
Ensure proper levels
Ensure proper level
Ensure proper operation
Ensure operation
Ensure proper operation
Inspect, clean
Drain deposits whenever visible
Check operation, apply Polaris dielec-
tric grease when lamp is replaced
Check operation, apply Polaris dielec-
tric grease when lamp is replaced
Wear approved helmet, goggles, and
protective clothing
OPERATION
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