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    2015 Owner’s Manual...

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    State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING. For videos and more information about a safe riding experience with your POLARIS SLINGSHOT vehicle, scan this QR code with your smartphone.

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    2015 Owner’s Manual ® SLINGSHOT ® SLINGSHOT...

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    Depictions and/or procedures in this publication are intended for reference use only. No liability can be accepted for omissions or inaccuracies. Polaris Industries reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice and without incurring obligation to make the same or similar changes to vehicles previously built.

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    READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS. Safety Training Safety training is a top priority for POLARIS. POLARIS strongly encourages you to take a rider education course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or another qualified instructor. The course will help you develop or refresh your expertise in safe driving habits through instruction and practice.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ......... 6 Safety .

  • Page 8: Introduction

    Welcome to our world-wide family of riding enthusiasts. Be sure to visit us online at www.polaris.com for the latest news, new product introductions, upcoming events, career opportunities and more. Here at POLARIS we proudly produce an exciting line of utility and recreational products. • Snowmobiles • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) •...

  • Page 9: Safety

    • If you lose or damage this manual, you can purchase a new one through any authorized dealer. The owner’s manual should be considered part of the vehicle and remain with it if the vehicle is sold. This manual is also available online under the Rider Community link at www.polaris.com.

  • Page 10: About The Owner's Manual

    SAFETY About the Owner’s Manual Safety Symbols and Signal Words The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual. Your safety and the safety of others is involved when these words and symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual. The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard.

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    SAFETY Safe Driving Practices WARNING Improper use of this vehicle can result in serious injury or death to you, your passenger and others. To minimize the risk of injury, read and understand the information contained in this section before operating the vehicle. This section contains safety information specific to the SLINGSHOT vehicle, as well as information about general vehicle safety.

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    • Wear eye protection to protect eyes from wind or airborne particles and objects. Laws in some areas require that you wear eye protection. POLARIS recommends that you wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE.

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    SAFETY Safe Driving Practices Follow these general safe driving practices: • To prevent loss of control, keep both hands on the steering wheel unless you’re shifting gears. • Obey the speed limit and adjust your speed and driving technique based on road, weather and traffic conditions.

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    SAFETY Fuel and Exhaust Safety Always heed these fuel safety warnings when refueling or servicing the fuel system. For fuel recommendations and fueling procedures, see page 41. WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions. • Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. •...

  • Page 15: Electromagnetic Interference

    SAFETY Safety Maintenance Careful periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle in the safest, most reliable condition. Perform all periodic maintenance at the recommended intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance section beginning on page 51. Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on page 97.

  • Page 16: Reporting Safety Defects

    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could result in a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying POLARIS Industries in writing. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.

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    6. Frontal Crash (CMVSS 208) Waiver Label (next to park brake lever) 7. Operation Warning Label GVWR Information Tire & Wheel Information Date of Manufacture MANUFACTURED BY: POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. DATE MFD: 02/2014 GVWR: 2199 LBS (997 KG) MODEL: T15AASFAAC GAWR...

  • Page 18: Features And Controls

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Ignition Key Number The ignition key number is stamped on the small metal tag attached to the key ring. Remove the tag and record the number on page 6. Store the tag in a safe place. Additional keys can be copied from one of the original keys.

  • Page 19: Component Locations

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Component Locations 1. Roll Hoop 2. Auxiliary 12V Outlets (between seats and in glove box) 3. Seat 4. Steering Wheel 5. Side-View Mirror 6. Hood 7. Center Main Headlight (USA) 8. Headlight/Front Turn Signal Light 9. Splash Guard 10.

  • Page 20: Ignition Switch

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Console and Switches Turn Signal Lever Cruise Control Switches Instrument Cluster Headlight High/Low Beam Switch Ignition Switch Horn Button Horn Press the horn button to sound the horn. The ignition switch must be in the ON position. Ignition Switch The ignition key operates the ignition switch, glove box lock and storage compartment locks (behind seats).

  • Page 21: Cruise Control Switches

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Console and Switches Turn Signal Lever Before turning, activate a turn signal to alert others of your intentions. Check turn signal lamps before each ride. NOTE: The key must be in the ON position to activate the turn signals. 1.

  • Page 22: Hazard Switch/emergency Flashers

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Console and Switches Accessory Switches Master Lighting Switch (if equipped) (Canada) Hazard Switch Audio Switches One-Touch Starter Switch MODE Button Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Switch Hazard Switch/Emergency Flashers All turn signals flash when the emergency flashers are activated. Press the top of the hazard switch to turn the flashers on.

  • Page 23: Mode Button

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Console and Switches Mode Button Use the mode button to toggle through the modes of the multi-function display. See page 24. Use the mode button to set the display units to either standard or metric units of measurement.

  • Page 24: Indicator Lamps

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Instrument Cluster The instrument cluster includes the speedometer, tachometer, indicator lamps and multi- function display. Speedometer Tachometer Indicator Indicator Lamps Lamps Multi-Function Display Speedometer The speedometer displays vehicle speed in either miles per hour or kilometers per hour. See page 25.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Indicator Lamps Lamp Indicates Condition Turn Signal Both arrows flash when either a turn signal or the hazard signal is Hazard Signals activated. If a lamp fails, or if there is a short circuit in the signal system, the lamp flashes at more than twice the normal rate.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Multi-Function Display WARNING! Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, crash and serious injury or death. Use extreme caution when using any device that may take your focus off the road. Use the mode button to toggle through the modes of the multi-function display. See page 21. Press and hold the mode button to reset the trip odometers and average fuel economy.

  • Page 27: Clock Mode

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Multi-Function Display Display Units (Standard/Metric) The display can be changed to display either standard or metric units of measurement. NOTE: To exit the set-up mode at any time, wait 10 seconds. The display automatically exits and returns to the odometer display. Standard Display Metric Display Distance...

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Multi-Function Display Engine Error Codes The error screen displays only when the Suspect Parameter Error Code Number (SPN) CHECK ENGINE light is on or when it goes Number (0-9) on and off during one ignition cycle. Error codes are not stored.

  • Page 29: Throttle Pedal

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Starter Interlock Switch The starter interlock switch prevents the electric starter from operating when the clutch is engaged (pedal released). Read the engine starting procedures beginning on page 42 before starting the engine. WARNING! Never start the engine with the transmission in gear and the clutch disengaged unless you are properly seated with helmet on, seat belt secured and brakes applied.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Brakes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) The anti-lock brake system automatically reduces or increases brake pressure as needed to provide optimum braking control, reducing the chance of wheel lock-up during hard braking events or when braking on rough, uneven, slippery or loose surfaces. WARNING! No stability control, traction control or anti-lock braking system can fully protect you from every situation.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Park Brake Lever The park brake lever is located between the Park Brake Release seats. To help prevent the vehicle from rolling, engage the park brake when the vehicle is parked. When the park brake is engaged and the park brake indicator is illuminated, the vehicle will not move.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Adjustable Seats Seatback Adjustments Lift and hold the seat adjustment lever to release the seatback latch. Adjust seatback angle or tilt the seatback forward to access the storage compartment. Release the lever. After adjusting, make sure the seatback latches securely in place. Driver’s Seat Adjustments To adjust the driver’s seat forward or rearward, pull upward on the bar under the front edge of the...

  • Page 33: Fuel Cap

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Hood Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Hood Handle The hood release lever is located between the headlights. 1. Push the hood release lever downward to disengage the four hood latches. CAUTION! Always use only the hood handle when opening the hood.

  • Page 34: Seat Belts

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seat Belts This vehicle is equipped with three-point lap and diagonal seat belts on all seats. Always make sure the seat belts are secured for the driver and passenger before operating. WARNING! The SLINGSHOT is a motorcycle (not a car) and does not meet automotive frontal crash and impact standards.

  • Page 35: Storage Compartments

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Mirrors Use the mirrors to assist in traffic maneuvers. Always check and adjust the mirrors before driving the vehicle. Radio/Audio System Audio Panel Refer to the Audio System section of this manual (beginning on page 98) for radio and accessory audio system operation.

  • Page 36: Security System (canada)

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Security System (Canada) Your SLINGSHOT vehicle is equipped with a security system for theft and roll-away protection. The security system automatically immobilizes the engine when the ignition is switched off, and enables the engine when the ignition is switched on and a passcode is entered.

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    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Security System (Canada) Security Levels The security system offers three security levels as outlined below: Security Level Engine Starting Requirements PASSIVE (default setting) When set to PASSIVE, use of the ignition key is required. Manual entry of your passcode is not required. ACTIVE When set to ACTIVE, you will be prompted to press the MODE button within 10 seconds of turning the ignition switch off.

  • Page 38: Pre-ride Inspections

    PRE-RIDE INSPECTIONS To keep your vehicle in safe operating condition, always perform the recommended pre-ride inspections before each use of the vehicle. This is especially important before making a long trip and when removing the vehicle from storage. WARNING! Failure to perform the recommended pre-ride inspections could result in component failure while riding, which could result in serious injury or death.

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    PRE-RIDE INSPECTIONS Turn the ignition key to the ON position before performing the electrical pre-ride inspections. Return the ignition key to the OFF position after completing these inspections. If inspection of any electrical item reveals component failure, repair or replace the component before operating the vehicle.

  • Page 40: Fuel Level

    PRE-RIDE INSPECTIONS Fuel Level 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. Fuel Level 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 3. Observe the fuel level in the fuel gauge. See page 24. 4. Refuel as needed. See page 41 for fuel specifications.

  • Page 41: Operation

    OPERATION SLINGSHOT Vehicles vs. Other On-Road Vehicles In the United States, the 3-wheel SLINGSHOT vehicle is an on-road vehicle in the motorcycle class. The SLINGSHOT vehicle handles differently than 2-wheel motorcycles, other 3-wheel vehicles and 4-wheel vehicles. The following information will help you understand the features and characteristics that make operation and handling of the SLINGSHOT vehicle different from the operation and handling of other on-road vehicles.

  • Page 42: Break-in Period

    OPERATION WARNING NOTICE: Failure to operate the vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control, accident or rollover, which may result in serious injury or death. Read and understand all safety warnings outlined in the safety section of this owner’s manual. See pages 7-15. Break-In Period The break-in period for your vehicle is the first 500 miles (800 km) of operation.

  • Page 43: Fuel Recommendation

    OPERATION Fuel Recommendation Use only unleaded gasoline with a 91 pump octane minimum and a maximum ethanol content of 10%. DO NOT USE E-85 GASOLINE OR GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL. Using E85 or gasoline/methanol blends can result in poor starting and driveability, and may damage critical fuel system components.

  • Page 44: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Starting the Engine The starter interlock system allows the engine to be started only when the clutch is disengaged (clutch pedal fully depressed). NOTE: If the vehicle runs out of fuel, prime the system before attempting to restart the engine. See page 41.

  • Page 45: Shifting Gears

    OPERATION Shifting Gears WARNING! Forced shifting (without depressing the clutch pedal) could cause damage to the engine, transmission and drive train. Such damage could cause loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always depress the clutch pedal fully to disengage the clutch before shifting gears. The SLINGSHOT vehicle is equipped with a 5-speed transmission.

  • Page 46: Recommended Shift Points

    OPERATION Shifting Gears Recommended Shift Points Upshifting (Accelerating) Downshifting (Decelerating) Gear Change Recommended Speed Gear Change Recommended Speed 1 to 2 15 MPH (24 km/h) 5 to 4 40 MPH (64 km/h) 2 to 3 25 MPH (40 km/h) 4 to 3 35 MPH (56 km/h) 3 to 4 40 MPH (64 km/h)

  • Page 47: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION Stopping the Engine Bring the vehicle to a complete stop before stopping the engine. WARNING! Stopping the engine with the transmission in gear while the vehicle is moving could cause loss of rear wheel traction or engine and transmission damage, which could cause loss of control and serious injury or death.

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    OPERATION Using Cruise Control The cruise control switches are located on the turn signal lever. Make sure you read this section and understand how to safely operate this feature before using the cruise control. WARNING! Improper operation of cruise control could cause loss of control and result in serious injury or death.

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    OPERATION Using Cruise Control Resume Speed 1. Disengage the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal or clutch pedal. NOTE: If you depress the throttle pedal to accelerate, the cruise control will resume the previously set speed when the pedal is released. 2.

  • Page 50: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Proper maintenance assures the highest level of safety, durability and dependability for your SLINGSHOT vehicle. • Have your authorized SLINGSHOT dealer perform the break-in maintenance procedures when the vehicle’s odometer registers 500 miles (800 km). • See your dealer or perform the recommended periodic maintenance at the intervals specified in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51.

  • Page 51: Elevating The Vehicle For Service

    MAINTENANCE Safety During Service Procedures WARNING Failure to follow recommended precautions and procedures could result in severe injury or death. Always heed all safety precautions and follow all operation, inspection and maintenance procedures outlined in this manual. • Improperly installed or adjusted components can result in a system failure. If you do not have the time, tools and expertise necessary to complete a procedure properly, please see your dealer for service.

  • Page 52: Periodic Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Periodic Maintenance Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine SLINGSHOT parts available from your dealer. Record service and maintenance information in the Maintenance Log beginning on page 97. Perform maintenance at the intervals specified in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51.

  • Page 53: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    MAINTENANCE Periodic Maintenance Chart Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers) See Maintenance Chart Key on preceding page Component Page E Air Filter Battery E Belt, Accessory Brake Fluid Brake Pads Brake Pedal Clutch Fluid Clutch Pedal Control Cables D Coolant E Coolant Hoses Crankcase Vent Drive Belt Driveshaft Yoke...

  • Page 54: Engine Oil

    Always check and change the engine oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51. Always use POLARIS SLINGSHOT Premium 5W-30 engine oil or another 5W-30 dexos1®-approved engine oil for the SLINGSHOT vehicle. See page 86 for the part numbers of recommended service products.

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    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Engine Oil / Filter Change Always check and change the engine oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51. Always change the oil filter whenever changing oil. 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. Place the transmission in neutral. Engage the park brake.

  • Page 56: Transmission Fluid

    MAINTENANCE Transmission Fluid This fluid level does not require routine inspection. If gear shifting seems irregular or if you suspect a fluid leak, inspect the fluid level. Always change the transmission fluid at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51.

  • Page 57: Angle Drive Fluid

    MAINTENANCE Angle Drive Fluid This fluid level does not require routine inspection. If you suspect a fluid leak, inspect the fluid level. Always change the angle drive fluid at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51. Always use SLINGSHOT Angle Drive Fluid or another SAE 80W-90 fluid for the angle drive.

  • Page 58: Cooling System

    Coolant Always use POLARIS SLINGSHOT 50/50 Antifreeze or another DEX-COOL®-approved 50/50 premixed antifreeze for your vehicle. DO NOT use POLARIS Antifreeze 50/50 Premix. To ensure that the coolant maintains its ability to protect the engine, we recommend that the system be completely drained every five (5) years and fresh antifreeze added.

  • Page 59: Air Filter

    MAINTENANCE Cooling System Radiator and Cooling Fan Always check and clean the radiator and fan at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51. NOTICE: Washing the vehicle with a high-pressure hose could damage the radiator fins and impair the radiator's effectiveness.

  • Page 60: Drive Belt Condition

    MAINTENANCE Drive Belt Condition Adjust drive belt tension after the first 2,500 miles (4,000 km) of operation. Replace the drive belt and both sprockets as a set if the drive belt has over 30,000 miles (48,000 km) of service at the time of damage or failure. Replace the drive belt if any inspection reveals cracks, broken teeth or frayed edges.

  • Page 61: Suspension Inspections

    MAINTENANCE Suspension Inspections Always inspect the suspensions at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 51. See the SLINGSHOT Service Manual or your authorized dealer. Fuel System Components 1. Inspect fuel lines and connections for wear, deterioration, kinks, damage or leaks. Promptly see your dealer for service if any of these conditions exist.

  • Page 62: Hydraulic Clutch Fluid

    MAINTENANCE Hydraulic Clutch Fluid The clutch fluid reservoir is located under the Clutch Fluid hood on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Check Reservoir the hydraulic clutch fluid level before each use of the vehicle. Maintain the fluid level between the MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir.

  • Page 63: Clutch Fluid Change

    MAINTENANCE Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Clutch Fluid Change Always change fluid if the fluid becomes contaminated, if the fluid condition is questionable, or if the type and brand of the fluid in the reservoir are unknown. 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. 2.

  • Page 64: Brake Fluid

    MAINTENANCE Brake Fluid The brake fluid master cylinder reservoir is located under the hood on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Check the brake fluid level before each use of the vehicle. Maintain the fluid level between the MIN and MAX lines on the reservoir.

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    MAINTENANCE Brake Fluid Brake Fluid Level Check the brake fluid level before each use of the vehicle. 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. 2. Place the transmission in gear. 3. Open the hood. 4. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a clean cloth.

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    MAINTENANCE Brake System Inspection 1. Inspect all brake hoses and connections for dampness or stains from leaking or dried fluid. Tighten any leaking connections and replace components as necessary. See the SLINGSHOT Service Manual or your authorized dealer. 2. Check the brake pedal for excessive travel or a spongy feel.

  • Page 67: Wheels And Tires

    MAINTENANCE Wheels and Tires WARNING Operating the vehicle with worn tires, improper tires or tires with improper or uneven tire pressure could cause loss of control or accident. Always use the correct size and type of tires specified for your vehicle.

  • Page 68: Wheel Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Wheels and Tires Wheel Inspection Inspect all wheels for cracks or other damage. Replace damaged wheels promptly. Do not operate the vehicle if wheels are damaged or cracked. Wheel Removal 1. Position the vehicle on a firm, level surface. 2.

  • Page 69: Spark Plugs

    MAINTENANCE Spark Plugs Spark Plug Recommendations Refer to the specifications section beginning on page 84 for the recommended spark plug type and gap for your vehicle. Torque spark plugs to specification after installing. NOTICE: Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine damage. Always use the recommended spark plugs.

  • Page 70: Exhaust System Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Spark Plugs Spark Plug Service 8. Inspect electrodes for wear and carbon buildup. A good plug will have a sharp outer edge with no rounding or erosion of the electrodes. 9. Do not attempt to adjust spark plug gap. 10.

  • Page 71: Battery Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE 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.

  • Page 72

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Access and Removal The battery compartment is located on the lower left side of the vehicle, behind the rider compartment. 1. Remove the access panel fasteners and remove the access panel. 2. Remove the battery retainer nut. Remove Battery Compartment the retainer wedge from the stud.

  • Page 73: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Installation Using a new battery that has not been fully charged can damage the battery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder vehicle performance. 1. Make sure the battery is fully charged. 2. Make sure cable ends and battery terminals are clean.

  • Page 74: Battery Charging

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging The following battery charging instructions apply only to the installation of a sealed battery. Read all instructions before proceeding with the installation of this battery. The sealed battery is already filled with electrolyte and has been sealed and fully charged at the factory.

  • Page 75: Headlamp Bulb Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Headlamp Bulb Replacement When servicing a halogen lamp (bulb), avoid touching the lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that will shorten the life of the lamp. If fingers do touch a lamp, clean it with denatured alcohol. Outer Headlamps 1.

  • Page 76: Headlamp Aim Inspection Conditions

    MAINTENANCE Headlamp Aim Inspection Conditions The following headlamp aim inspections and adjustments will be accurate only when tire pressures and suspensions are at factory-recommended settings. Refer to safety labels on the vehicle or to the specifications section beginning on page 84. The vehicle must also be unladen (without fuel, rider weight or cargo weight).

  • Page 77

    MAINTENANCE Auxiliary Headlamp Aim Adjustment (USA) 1. Verify that headlamp aim inspection conditions are met. See page 74. 2. Position the vehicle on a level surface 5 ft. with the nose 5 ft. (1.5 m) from a wall. (1.5 m) 3.

  • Page 78: Headlamp Aim Adjustment (canada)

    MAINTENANCE Headlamp Aim Adjustment (Canada) 1. Verify that headlamp aim inspection conditions are met. See page 74. 25 ft. 2. Position the vehicle on a level (7.6 m) surface with the nose approximately 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a wall. 3.

  • Page 79: Fuse Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Fuse Replacement The fuse box is located under the hood near the brake fluid reservoir. The three main system fuses are located in the battery compartment. 1. Open the hood. 2. Squeeze the fuse box cover tabs inward and remove the cover. 3.

  • Page 80: Cleaning And Storage

    This section provides tips on the very best way to clean, polish and preserve every surface of your beautiful new SLINGSHOT vehicle. We recommend the use of Polaris Engineered Vehicle Care cleaning and polishing products to offer the best care for your vehicle. After cleaning the vehicle, inspect for damage to the painted surfaces.

  • Page 81

    CLEANING AND STORAGE Seasonal Storage If you will not operate the vehicle for 60 days or longer, such as during the winter, storing it properly will help prevent damage to the fuel system, electrical system, engine, suspensions, tires and body. During extended storage periods, maintain tire pressure and battery voltage at the recommended levels.

  • Page 82: Removal From Storage

    CLEANING AND STORAGE Battery Storage 1. Remove the battery. See page 70. 2. Clean the battery terminals first with a wire brush to remove any loose deposits. 3. Wash the posts and the ends of the battery cables with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water.

  • Page 83: Transporting The Slingshot

    TRANSPORTING AND TOWING Transporting the SLINGSHOT Because of the single rear wheel on the SLINGSHOT vehicle, it cannot be towed by a conventional tow truck. Never tow the SLINGSHOT vehicle on its wheels behind another vehicle. To transport the SLINGSHOT vehicle, always use a trailer or flatbed truck. A trailer must have an approved load rating greater than the actual weight of the SLINGSHOT vehicle, including any installed accessories or cargo.

  • Page 84: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING For your personal safety, do not attempt inspection or repairs not fully described in this owner’s manual. Contact an authorized dealer for service if you cannot determine the cause of a problem or if the inspection / repair exceeds your mechanical ability or tool resources. Do not perform any inspection or repair with the engine running.

  • Page 85

    TROUBLESHOOTING Shifting Difficulties Possible Cause Possible Remedy/Action Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Contaminated Flush hydraulic clutch fluid (see dealer). Air In Hydraulic Clutch System Bleed system (see dealer). Clutch Slave Cylinder Bracket Loose Inspect / tighten loose parts. Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Leak Inspect system for leaks (see dealer).

  • Page 86: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SLINGSHOT SLINGSHOT SL Dimensions (Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories) Overall Length 149.6 in. (3800 mm) 149.6 in. (3800 mm) Overall Width 77.6 in. (1960 mm) 77.6 in. (1960 mm) Overall Height 51.9 in. (1318 mm) 51.9 in.

  • Page 87

    SPECIFICATIONS SLINGSHOT / SLINGSHOT SL Drive System Final Drive Type Right Angle Drive (37/16) Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt (62:39) Transmission Type 5 Speed with Overdrive Gear Shift Pattern 5-Speed H-Gate Pattern with Reverse Down-Right Internal Gear Ratios 3.753:1 2.258:1 1.512:1 1.000:1 0.729:1 Right Angle Drive Ratio...

  • Page 88: Recommended Service Products

    RECOMMENDED SERVICE PRODUCTS Part Description Number Engine Lubricant 2879409 SLINGSHOT Premium 5W-30 Engine Oil (qt./.95 l) 2879410 SLINGSHOT Premium 5W-30 Engine Oil (gal./3.8 l) Gearcase / Transmission Lubricants 2879440 SLINGSHOT Transmission Fluid (qt./.95 l) 2879412 SLINGSHOT Angle Drive Fluid (qt./.95 l) Coolant 2879411 SLINGSHOT 50/50 Antifreeze Premix (gal./3.8 l)

  • Page 89: Warranty

    This warranty is transferable to another owner during the warranty period through an authorized POLARIS dealer, but any such transfer will not extend the original term of the warranty. The duration of this warranty may vary by international region based upon local laws and regulations.

  • Page 90

    OPTION, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY DEFECTIVE MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, OR PRODUCTS. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE.

  • Page 91

    If you purchase from a private party: If you purchase a POLARIS product from a private party, to be kept and used outside of the country in which the product was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied. You must nonetheless register your product under your name and address with a local POLARIS dealer in your country to ensure that you receive safety information and notices regarding your product.

  • Page 92: Noise Emission Warranty

    Otherwise, the owner may become subject to penalties under state and local ordinances. Noise Emission Warranty POLARIS warrants that this exhaust system, at the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal noise standards. This warranty extends to the first person who buys this exhaust system for purposes other than resale, and to all subsequent buyers.

  • Page 93

    The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. As the vehicle owner, you should be aware that POLARIS may deny your warranty coverage if your vehicle or part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.

  • Page 94

    Limited Liability A. The liability of POLARIS under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material or workmanship by an authorized POLARIS dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the vehicle or transportation of the vehicle to or from the POLARIS dealer.

  • Page 95

    Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However, POLARIS is not liable for these parts. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be performed at a service establishment or by any individual.

  • Page 96

    The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. As the vehicle owner, you should be aware that POLARIS may deny your warranty coverage if your vehicle or part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.

  • Page 97

    POLARIS dealer is not reasonably available, a part is not available within 30 days or a repair is not complete within 30 days. Any replacement part can be used in an emergency repair. POLARIS will reimburse the owner for expenses, including diagnosis, not to exceed POLARIS’ suggested retail price for all warranted parts replaced, and labor charges based on POLARIS’...

  • Page 98

    WARRANTY lll. Limited Liability A. The liability of POLARIS under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material or workmanship by an authorized POLARIS dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the vehicle or transportation of the vehicle to or from the POLARIS dealer.

  • Page 99: Maintenance Log

    MAINTENANCE LOG Maintenance Performed Miles / Km Notes Performed...

  • Page 100: Audio System

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio System Introduction Not all SLINGSHOT vehicles are equipped with an audio system. Models equipped with an audio system may not be equipped with all components discussed in the audio section of this manual. Components not installed at the factory can be purchased from and installed by your authorized SLINGSHOT dealer.

  • Page 101

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio System Introduction Radio Frequencies Radio Sources North America North America Sources • AM 520 to 1720 kHz • FM • FM 87.9 to 107.9 MHz • AM • WX 7 NOAA Channels • WX (162.400 to 162.550 MHz) •...

  • Page 102: Audio Controls

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio System Introduction Audio Controls The audio controls are located on the audio panel. Radio On/Off Tuner Volume +/- Music Track Select Menu Scroll VOL+ TUNE+ VOL- TUNE- Mute Preset Button (Select/Enter Menus) MUTE PRESET Phone Voice Recognition Mode Button Radio Settings (PHONE)

  • Page 103: Power And Volume Controls

    AUDIO SYSTEM Power and Volume Controls Audio System Power To turn the audio system on, press and release VOL+ or VOL- or MODE. The screen will display the last active entertainment source. The volume level when power is turned on will default to the level in use when power was last turned off (limited to level 15).

  • Page 104: Low Voltage Mute

    AUDIO SYSTEM Mute Press and release MUTE to mute the audio system. Press and release MUTE again to un-mute the audio system. Phone Press PHONE to activate the voice recognition feature on a paired phone. Low Voltage Mute If battery voltage drops to 10.5 +/- 0.5 volts, the radio will mute to reduce drain on the battery.

  • Page 105

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources LW (Long Wave) source: Europe models only WX (Weather) source: North America models only USB sources: All models Flash memory connected iPhone / iPod connected Pandora ® via USB for iPhone and iPod (Pandora is currently available only in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.)

  • Page 106

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources NAV: All models (skipped if not enabled) Bluetooth Driver Source: All models (skipped if not enabled) Pandora ® on Android/Blackberry via Bluetooth FM/AM/MW/LW Tuning MW and LW radio sources are in Europe only. RDBS is in USA only.

  • Page 107

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources FM/AM/MW/LW Tuning Memory Presets The audio system features 15 user-defined presets for each tuner source for storing favorite stations. 1. To set a preset, press MODE repeatedly until the desired source is active (FM, AM, MW, LW).

  • Page 108

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Weather Band (WX) Weather band channels are broadcast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates more than 940 transmitters covering the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Pacific Territories and adjacent coastal waterways.

  • Page 109

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Direct Song Selection 1. Press and release PRESET to display currently playing track list. 2. Press and release TUNE+ or TUNE- to scroll track list. 3. Press and release PRESET to select the new song choice and exit to the active source display.

  • Page 110

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources ® USB Audio Source - Pandora Pandora is available only when the user connects a compatible iPhone or iPod device to the radio using the USB connector or a compatible Android device to the radio using the Bluetooth function. Pandora is intended for use only in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Page 111

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources ® USB Audio Source - Pandora 5. To skip forward to the next song, press and release TUNE+. 6. When the skip limit is reached, “SKIP LIMIT REACHED” displays. 7. Press and release PRESET to bring up the station list.

  • Page 112

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources NAV Source Please read this manual and the GARMIN ZUMO 660 NAV MP3 information provided with your player to become familiar with all unit features and operation. The audio integration kit must be installed to enable outputs from the NAV MP3 (such as navigation instructions or user-loaded MP3 media files) to play through the headsets or speakers.

  • Page 113

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Bluetooth Source - Driver When a device is paired and connected to the Driver Device location, selecting this mode will stream music to the radio. When Driver Device is turned on, “NO AUDIO” will be displayed as the radio resumes connection with the device.

  • Page 114

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Bluetooth Device Music Mode Settings The DRIVER DEVICE source will play the music source that is active on the connected device. Some Bluetooth devices allow the radio to access additional features and controls when using the Pandora ®...

  • Page 115

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Bluetooth Device Music Mode Settings Music Mode Setting - Bluetooth Setup Menu ® 9. If Pandora is selected, the screen will display station name, artist name and song title after connecting. Bluetooth Driver Source - Pandora ®...

  • Page 116

    AUDIO SYSTEM Selecting Audio Sources Bluetooth Device Music Mode Settings Bluetooth Driver Source - Pandora ® 6. To skip forward to the next song, press and release TUNE+. 7. When the skip limit is reached, “SKIP LIMIT REACHED” displays. 8. Press and release PRESET to bring up the station list.

  • Page 117: Voice Recognition Mode

    AUDIO SYSTEM Voice Recognition Mode The radio features voice recognition when a driver headset is connected and turned on. Radio Bluetooth functionality is dependent on the capabilities of the device. Please see your device’s user manual. Tip: Make sure the Bluetooth volume on your device is turned all the way up. The device’s connectivity, battery and signal strength are shown on the top of the display.

  • Page 118

    AUDIO SYSTEM Voice Recognition Mode Error Messages If your phone receives an incoming call, but you do not have your headsets connected, the incoming call information and “CANNOT ANSWER” displays. Press MODE to send the incoming call to voice mail. If you attempt to initiate a phone call, but you do not have your headsets connected, “HEADSET NOT CONNECTED”...

  • Page 119

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Entering Mode Menu 1. Press and hold MODE until the system enters the audio system mode menus. 2. Press and release MODE to cycle through the following menu items, shown in order of display: • Audio Output Select •...

  • Page 120

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Mid Setting Press TUNE+ or TUNE- to adjust. Press and release MODE to move to next selection. Treble Setting Press TUNE+ or TUNE- to adjust. Press and release MODE to move to next selection. Fader Setting 1.

  • Page 121: Bluetooth Setup Menu

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Tip: The Bluetooth setup menu is not available when the vehicle is moving or when the screen is set to display Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). Bluetooth Setup allows the user to pair and unpair the headset and devices.

  • Page 122

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Menu Driver Headset Pairing Incoming phone calls cannot be answered if driver headset is not connected. Press and release MODE to send the calls to voice mail. 1. Press and hold MODE to access the audio menu. 2.

  • Page 123

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Menu Driver Headset Pairing 10. Press and release PRESET to pair the headset with the radio. The radio will display “PAIRING” during the pairing process. Tip: If prompted to enter a pairing code, find the code in the TUNE+ TUNE- headset user’s manual.

  • Page 124

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Menu Driver Device Pairing 7. The radio will search for the device. When the device is found, its name will display. 8. Press and release PRESET to pair the device with the radio. Tip: The device and the radio may display a 6-digit key confirmation screen.

  • Page 125

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Menu Unpairing/Reconnecting Devices Tip: The following steps reference the DRIVER HEADSET as an example. Unpairing other devices follows the same procedures. 1. In the Bluetooth Setup Menu, use TUNE+ or TUNE- to make a selection. Select “DRIVER HEADSET”.

  • Page 126

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Setup Menu Unpairing/Reconnecting Devices 6. Press and release PRESET to select the device. 7. Press and release TUNE+ or TUNE- to select “UNPAIR.” 8. Press and release PRESET to unpair the device. “UNPAIRED” will be displayed after the device is removed from the list.

  • Page 127

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Bluetooth Driver Device 1. Press TUNE+ or TUNE- to turn the DRIVER BLUETOOTH device source ON or OFF. • SOURCE ON • SOURCE OFF 2. Press and release MODE to move to the next selection. NAV Audio 1.

  • Page 128

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Mode Menus Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) 1. Press TUNE+ or TUNE- to turn the Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS). When on, the screen will display artist, song title, etc. (if available in the radio signal). • OFF •...

  • Page 129

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio System Diagnostics The audio system diagnostic menu allows the following actions for you or your Slingshot dealer: • View radio software version • Set radio tuner location • View vehicle speed Diagnostic Menu To access the diagnostic menu: 1.

  • Page 130

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio System Diagnostics Tuner Location Settings The radio tuner can be set to the geographical location where the vehicle will be driven. The following settings can be chosen under the Tuner Location Settings menu: • NORTH AMERICA (USA/CANADA/MEXICO) •...

  • Page 131: Screen Display Settings

    AUDIO SYSTEM Screen Display Settings The screen display diagnostic menu allows the following actions for you or your SLINGSHOT dealer: • Adjust backlighting • Set DAY/NIGHT/AUTO mode • Adjust button display modes 1. To access the display settings, press and hold MUTE. 2.

  • Page 132: Audio Compliance Information

    AUDIO SYSTEM Audio Compliance Information FCC and Industry Canada Compliance Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body. This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).

  • Page 133: Index

    INDEX About the Owner’s Manual....8 Display Units, Standard/Metric ....25 ABS.

  • Page 134

    INDEX Gasoline Handling Safety ....12 Oil Change, Engine Oil/Filter ....53 Gear Shifting .

  • Page 135

    INDEX Switches Washing the Vehicle..... . . 78 Audio Switches ..... . 20 Weight Capacity .

  • Page 136

    READ OWNER’S MANUAL WATCH SAFETY VIDEO To locate your nearest dealer, call 1-800-POLARIS (765-2747) or visit www.polaris.com Polaris Industries Inc. 2100 Highway 55 Medina, MN 55340 Part No. 9923991 Rev 01 Printed in USA...

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  • Msrk morell Nov 02, 2018 11:17:
    I need to know how to set up my blue tooth but nothing happens. I can dial ok but no audio other than the radio.