Yamaha ATV Course Manual

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AT V R i d e r C o u r s e M a n u a l
St e phe n Ga l l s
St eph en G a l ls
SAFETY INSTITUTE
SAFETY INSTITUTE

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  • Page 1 AT V R i d e r C o u r s e M a n u a l St eph en G a l ls St e phe n Ga l l s SAFETY INSTITUTE SAFETY INSTITUTE...
  • Page 2 Stephen Gall ATV Safety Institute. This manual is adapted Stephen Gall’s ATV Safety Institute provides national training to from the ATV Safety Institute in the United States of America for use with improve the safety of ATV riders through practical training for the sports, the Australian ATV Rider Course.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Effects of Alcohol, Drugs and Fatigue ........16 Loading and Unloading Your ATV from another Vehicle ......17...
  • Page 4: Introduction To Safety Awareness

    So, your are anxious to ride. Before you do, though, be sure you and Managing Risk your ATV are ready. If you are not, or if your ATV isn't checked out, the Managing risks means being a good decision maker. A large number of results can range from embarrassment to severe or even fatal injury.
  • Page 5: Preparing To Ride

    Chapter 2 Personal safety and comfort are enhanced when you wear protective ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE for ATV riding. They do not have adequate ener- clothing. Operating without protective clothing increases your chances of gy absorption qualities for use while operating a motorised vehicle.
  • Page 6 4. A helmet slightly damaged in a minor impact can still offer adequate be blinded. Regular sunglasses do not provide enough protection when protection. riding an ATV. A face shield or goggles will help protect you. True False They should be: •...
  • Page 7: Warming Up

    1. QUADRICEPS: Keep your knee pointed at the ground and hold the stretch. Hold onto the ATV only for balance. HAMSTRING: Face the ATV, put your leg up on the footpeg or seat of your TORSO & LOWER BACK: Hang onto the handlebars with one hand and the ATV (or handlebar if you are really flexible!) and stretch.
  • Page 8 Stretching Upper Body Chapter 2 LOWER FOREARM: Very similar to NECK: SIDE: Tilt your head towards the upper forearm exercises. Push your shoulder to feel the strain UPPER FOREARM: With your palm face down with the other hand, bend forward and bend at the wrist, down one side of your neck.
  • Page 9: Getting Familiar With Your Atv

    Getting Familiar With Your ATV Chapter 3 Read and study the Owner’s Manual carefully, and look at your ATV to memorise the location of the controls. Know Your Controls The controls shown here are typical - refer to your owners manual as...
  • Page 10: Performing A Pre-Ride Inspection

    Fortunately, er than the other side, the vehicle may pull to most ATV problems can be fixed on the trail if you carry a minimum one side. assortment of tools and spare parts and know how to use them.
  • Page 11: Starting Procedures

    ATV and use the starting proce- dure represented in the letters BONE-C. Practising this procedure will 1. The correct way to start a particular ATV is in the owner’s manual. help you start the engine quickly and efficiently.
  • Page 12: Let's Start Riding

    ATV rider. • If your ATV has a manual clutch, learn where the friction zone is to pre- vent stalling and allow smooth shifting.
  • Page 13: Turning

    True False the turn to maintain your balance. 5. To turn an ATV at low speeds it is helpful to shift your body weight to the rear. True False If your ATV starts to tip while turning, lean your body farther into the turn while gradually making the turn wider, if possible.
  • Page 14: Quick Stops And Swerving

    Practice quick stops in a flat open area 1. Using a good riding strategy will decrease the chances of having to so you can get used to how your ATV responds to your input. Be espe- stop quickly.
  • Page 15: Riding Strategies

    * Keep eyes moving and search the terrain your ATV can do in order to have a safe, enjoyable ride. Your riding areas * Check overall environment may not have the types of terrain discussed in this chapter, but it is still * Watch several seconds ahead wise to know the strategies to ride in them.
  • Page 16: Trail Riding, Riding Different Terrains

    Dune riding offers great thrills and fun, but certain safety precautions is legal to ride your ATV on trails open to the public or that you have the are necessary to fully enjoy this type of terrain. Make sure your ATV is owners permission to ride through private land.
  • Page 17: Loading And Towing

    • Tie down the load securely. If the load shifts it can cause an accident. Riding an ATV is more tiring than driving a car. When you plan a long • Make sure the load does not interfere with controls or your ability to trip, be mindful that you will tire much sooner than you would in a car.
  • Page 18: Loading And Unloading Your Atv From Another Vehicle

    • Use only approved straps and harnesses to secure the ATV. • Ensure that all straps are in good condition and working order. • Make sure the ATV is secured at both the front and rear of the vehicle. • Secure straps to approved parts of the transport vehicle.
  • Page 19: Riding Over Obstacles

    (a single-track obstacle), be prepared to shift your weight toward the True False obstacle and maintain balance as the ATV moves to one side. If there is excessive jarring from impact, bend your knees and arms more. 6. The faster an obstacle is crossed, the safer the manoeuvre is.
  • Page 20: Riding On Hills

    • Use gradual braking. • Keep your feet firmly on the footrests. • Use a lower gear. • Shift the ATV into a lower gear and speed up BEFORE climbing the hill • Look ahead. so you can maintain momentum.
  • Page 21: C H A P T E

    True False • If your ATV begins to tip, turn the front wheels downhill if the terrain allows. If the terrain does not permit, dismount on the uphill side 9. To find out how to turn around on a hill if you lose momentum, you immediately.
  • Page 22: Safe Riding Practices

    A survival kit is an absolute necessity when planning a long ride on necessary. Severe injury could result if done improperly. your ATV. Whether with a group or just a friend, a survival kit should be In case of an emergency, be calm, firm and reassuring to the injured included with your supplies on each ride.
  • Page 23: Trail Signs, Laws And Regulations, Tread Lightly

    ATV from your dealer. He can advise you as to where you can ride or If you are looking on your own, topographic maps can be a good way to direct you to the correct sources of information and can often help you find open land with trails.
  • Page 24 7. Part of being a responsible rider is taking basic first aid training. True False 8. “TREAD Lightly” means only riding small ATVs. True False 9. A responsible ATV rider protects the environment at all times. True False 10.The basic factor that controls your ATV riding is access to land. True False...
  • Page 25: Chapter 1 2 Conclusion

    ATV rider, contact Stephen Galls ATV Safety Remember to always follow the safety recommendations provided by Institute on 0755 933340 or email sg_atvsi@bigpond.com. the ATV manufacturers and your riding will not only be safer, but more fun! This manual...
  • Page 26: Safety Alert

    ATV. • ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE AGE RECOMMENDATIONS: You should be aware that AN ATV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZ- - A CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OLD SHOULD NEVER OPERATE AN ARDOUS TO OPERATE. An ATV handles differently from other vehicles, ATV WITH AN ENGINE SIZE 70CC OR GREATER.