Polaris Genesis Virage Freedom Owner's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Polaris Genesis Virage Freedom Owner's Manual PDF

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WELCOME Congratulations and thank you for choosing Polaris Watercraft! It has been engineered, tested, and manufactured with your riding enjoyment and safety in mind... This Owners Manual provides safety, operating, care and maintenance information that you and all operators and passengers of the watercraft should be familiar with before operating this watercraft... Once youve read and understand the information, permanently store this manual in a waterproof bag and place with the watercraft in one of the storage areas... If the watercraft is sold, the Owners Manual and video tape should remain with it... When you purchased this watercraft, your dealer provided you with this Owners Safety and Maintenance Manual which covers important aspects of watercraft safety... In addition you received a video tape pertaining to watercraft safety... Review this information on a regular basis... If you have purchased this vehicle from someone other than a Polaris dealer, you can still obtain information and service from any authorized Polaris dealer... If your Owners Manual is misplaced, you should get a replacement copy from your Polaris dealer... Anyone who operates this watercraft must read this Owners Manual... Failure to follow the warnings and precautions contained in the manual when operating and riding this watercraft can result in severe injury or death to the operator, passenger and/or bystanders... If you have questions about the operation or maintenance of this watercraft or need training, consult an authorized Polaris watercraft dealer... The information contained in this manual is deemed accurate at the time of publication, however, it is our intention to continually strive for improved product quality and performance... Therefore, Polaris Industries Inc... reserves the right to change specifications without notice or obligation... Illustrations included in this manual are general representations of parts having a similar function... Your model may differ...

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Controls and Features 34 - 47... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Controls 34... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Special Procedures 90 - 101... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Cleaning 90... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Insurance Check with your own insurance agent regarding insurance coverage of your personal watercraft... Your dealer may have marine insurance available... He or she should know the requirements of your state, and can help you with the proper policy to protect yourself...

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IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS The engine I... D... number and hull I... D... number are used to register the boat... These identification numbers uniquely distinguish this watercraft... If the watercraft is ever stolen these numbers will help identify it... Keep a record of these numbers in a place separate from the watercraft as well as in the spaces provided on page 6 of this manual... The hull I... D... locations are outside on the rear boarding platform (1) and one inside (2), either next to the pump inlet or in the front under the storage bucket...

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Starting System Electric Starter Electric Starter Electric Starter

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Gas Type 87 Octane Non-oxygen- ated or 89 Oc- tane Oxygen- ated

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PERC - Polaris Electric Reverse Control MFI - Multi-Function Instrument

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* SMC - Sheet Molded Compound ** FRC - Fiberglass Reinforced Composite

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SPECIFICATIONS Virage TX Virage TXI Genesis Genesis

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(+) - Large Overlap Progressive Pitch (<) - Radial Blade Progressive Pitch

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PERC - Polaris Electric Reverse Control MFI - Multi-Function Instrument

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Understanding Warnings The following two pages identify signal words and symbols that appear in this manual... Your safety is involved when these words and symbols are used... Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual...

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NOTE: Important warning and instruction labels have been placed on the watercraft for your protection... Read and follow the instructions on each label carefully... In the event any label becomes illegible or comes off, contact your Polaris watercraft dealer for a replacement... Any safety decal needing replacement will be provided by Polaris at no charge...

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Know Boating Laws Polaris Industries Inc... recommends a minimum operator age of 16 years old... Know the operator age and training requirements for your state... A boating safety course is recommended and may be required by your state... Attach Engine Shut-off Cord (Lanyard) to wrist and keep it free from handlebars so that engine stops if operator falls off... After riding, remove cord from PWC to avoid unauthorized use by children or others... Ride Within Your Limits And Avoid Aggressive Maneuvers to reduce the risk of loss of control, ejection, and collision... This is a high performance boat-not a toy... Sharp turns or jumping wakes or waves can increase the risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles and other bones... Do not jump wakes or waves...

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Do Not Overload It will significantly reduce stability and control... Never exceed rider or weight capacity... See capacity label... KEEP AWAY FROM INTAKE GRATE while engine is on... Items such as long hair, loose clothing, or PFD straps can become entangled in moving parts resulting in severe injury or drowning...

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D To prevent major engine damage: Make sure engine is stopped by pulling lanyard from engine stop switch and turn boat to upright position in a clockwise direction...

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Collisions result in more INJURIES AND DEATHS than any other type of accident for personal watercraft (PWC)... To Avoid Collisions: Scan Constantly for people, objects and other watercraft... Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of others... Operate Defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft... S Do not follow directly behind PWCs or other boats... S Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water... S Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for oth-

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This Boat Is Not Required To Comply With The Following U... S... Coast Guard Safety Standards In Effect On The Date Of Certification... D Display of Capacity Information D Safe Loading D Flotation D Electrical System D Fuel System D Powered Ventilation

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Do Not Remove Electrical Part When Starting Or During Operation... High Voltage Shock Hazard...

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This watercraft is not a toy... It is a high performance powerboat... Operating it requires learned and practiced skills... All operators and passengers should become familiar with the necessary techniques before attempting maneuvers... Always run the watercraft at a speed which is proper for the water conditions and your level of experience...

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Before starting the watercraft the operator must always attach the lanyard cord to his/her left wrist or PFD ensuring its snug... This will immediately stop the engine if the operator falls off... Be sure the lanyard is free and not wrapped around the handlebars or controls... When the watercraft is not in service be sure to disconnect the lanyard from the engine stop switch... This will prevent accidental starting of the watercraft...

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passenger must wear an approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times because of the drowning hazards associated with boating... Polaris recommends a vest-type PFD (U... S... Coast Guard type 1, 2, or 3)... The seat of the watercraft IS NOT a flotation device... A helmet may not provide adequate protection against all foreseeable impacts and may aggravate some injuries... For example, if you fall into the water and are wearing a helmet, the helmet could catch the water and could cause choking, severe and permanent injuries or death... A helmet also could increase the possibility of an accident if it reduces your visibility or ability to hear or if its weight increases fatigue... A helmet may provide increased personal injury protection, in some situations... For example, a helmet might provide head protection from impact with the watercraft or during a collision with other watercraft or an obstacle... It is recommended that all riders of the watercraft wear additional personal protection including watercraft booties and a wet/dry suit... These items will protect riders from exposure and potential hazards in the water such as debris and hidden objects... Adequate eye protection should be worn at all times because of water spray, sun, insects and other objects...

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designed to carry up to 3 passengers (depending on the model) in addition to the operator... Check the specifications on pages 8-14 to determine your boats rider capacity... Never allow more than the specified rider capacity on the watercraft... Overloading the watercraft significantly reduces watercraft stability and control which could result in an accident... When more than one person is riding, the watercraft handles differently, which means that the operator must have enough prior riding experience to handle the watercraft with a passenger(s) aboard... NOTE: Check the specifications on pages 8-14 for the maximum watercraft load capacity for your watercraft... Do not use the watercraft unless it has an

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The stream of water produced by the jet pump, and falling into the water at high speed can cause severe personal injury, especially to body orifices (eyes, mouth, ears, rectum, etc)... Normal swimming attire may not provide adequate protection... All riders must wear a wet suit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection... The jet pump output is especially dangerous if a passenger falls to the rear from a moving watercraft; and to persons behind a moving watercraft... If a passenger falls from the watercraft, release the throttle immediately to avoid injury... Do not exceed idle speed if any person is within 50 feet (15 m) of the rear of the watercraft...

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Watch for dangerous obstacles above and below the water surface at all times and especially in shallow water... Use extra caution when riding in unfamiliar areas... Never ride in water that is less than two feet (60 cm) deep... Do not operate at more than an idle speed in water that is less than six feet deep... If you are thrown from the watercraft you could hit an underwater object which could result in severe injury or death... Collision with underwater obstacles or people could cause severe injury or death...

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Starting, turning, and accelerating without checking for other boats and objects in your path can cause an accident... Always look behind you and to each side when starting out and before making sudden turns... Always be aware of obstacles, swimmers and other watercraft around you... A collision can cause severe injury or death...

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While the engine is running, do not allow hands, feet, ropes, straps, clothing, or long hair to come in contact with the jet pump water intake on the bottom of the watercraft... Never insert any object into the intake or outlet of the jet pump... Never start or operate the watercraft with the inlet grate, ride plate, or any guards or shields removed... Severe injury, death or drowning could result from coming in contact with the jet pump or driveline components of the watercraft... To prevent serious injury due to accidental starter engagement, be sure the engine is off, the safety lanyard is disconnected before removing weeds or debris which may have collected in or around the jet pump intake...

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Operator and passenger should keep their feet firmly on the floorboards while the watercraft is in motion... It is possible to lose your balance, fall overboard, or possibly injure your feet from objects in the water... The passenger should face forward and firmly hang onto the operators waist except in towing situations where the spotter faces the rear and uses the grab handle to hold on...

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Outdoor Exposure Long hours of boating, exposure to noise, vibration, sun, glare and wind can produce a human fatigue and dehydration condition that can affect your balance, vision, judgment and reaction time and can increase your risk of an accident that may cause bodily injury or death... If you combine alcohol consumption with this condition, you can increase your risk of an accident that may cause bodily injury or death...

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Cold Water Survival Your life may depend on a better understanding of cold water... Many suspected drowning victims actually die from cold exposure or hypothermia... Hypothermia is a condition in which the body loses heat faster than it can produce it... Violent shivering develops which may give way to confusion and a loss of body movement...

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CONTROLS AND FEATURES Controls Refer to illustrations on following pages... 1... Starter Button - Depress and hold the starter button to start engin- e... Release it as soon as the engine starts... Do not depress the starter but- ton for more than ten seconds at a time... NOTE: Lanyard and lock plate must be attached to the engine stop switch or engine will not start... Once the engine starts, pressing this button again will stop the engine... 2... Choke - The choke is used to help in starting a cold engine... It is not to be used when starting a warm engine... (Does not apply to Direct Injected models... ) 3... Throttle - Controls the speed of the watercraft... When squeezed, the engine accelerates; when fully released the engine returns to an idle... 4... Lanyard Stop Switch - The lock plate end of the lanyard cord is attached to the engine stop switch on the left handlebar... 5... Multi-Function Instrument (Virage Models) - See pages 97-101 for detailed explanation of multi-function instrument... 6... Bilge Button - The gray button on top of the switch assembly... Whenever the engine is running, the bilge pump will be running... When the engine is shut down, pushing and holding this button will operate the bilge pump... This should be used if water is noted in the hull during the pre-operation inspection and prior to restarting the engine after capsiz- ing... 7... Fuel Gauge (Freedom)

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Controls 8... Polaris Electric Reverse Control (PERCt Genesis Models) - two buttons used to raise or lower the reverse gate... Refer to page 77 for a detailed explanation of the PERCt feature... 9... Hand Hold - A soft, flexible handle for front passengers to use...

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1... Jet Pump Outlet Nozzle - Controls the direction of the craft via the handlebars and is the exit for the jet output... 2... Safety Lanyard Wrist Cord - The lock plate end is fastened to the engine stop switch on the handlebar... Wrist band end is fastened to opera- tors wrist or PFD... Engine will not start if lanyard lock plate and switch are not engaged... If disengaged during operation the engine will stop... 3... Seat Latch - Secures the seat in position... When released, provide ac- cess to engine compartment... NOTE: The number of latches will depend on the model... Some boats have 1 latch and some have 2... 4... Boarding Platform/Footwell Pads - To assist riders while boarding... The place for operator and passengers feet while riding the watercraft... 5... Drain Plug(s) - When water gets into the bilge it can be drained through this plug... Remove the watercraft from the water before draining the bilge... Be sure the plug is securely closed before launching the water- craft... 6... Exhaust Outlet 7... Reverse Gate (shown engaged)

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Refer to illustrations on following pages... 1... Seat/Engine Compartment - Removing seat provides access to the engine, battery, electrical box, exhaust system, and other compo- nents... 2... Handlebars - Control the direction of the watercraft... 3... Fire Extinguisher Compartment - Provides secure storage for required fire extinguisher... 4... Hood - Provides access to fire extinguisher, oil tank, fuel valve, and main storage space... 5... Air Intake Openings - Air enters here to supply engine and venti- late engine compartment... 6... Fuel Tank Cap - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... 7... Grab Handle - Used to assist the riders while boarding or riding as a passenger... 8... Warning Light - All models are equipped with an oil level gauge on the multi-function instrument (MFI) which will flash a red light if low... The MFI will also provide a LCD message that will say Low Fuel... 9... Fuel Valve - Two Position Rotating Valve - ON allows fuel to operate the watercraft; OFF stops the fuel supply to the carburetor... 10... Sponson -Enhances vehicle stability and turning ability in water 11... Seat Strap - To be used to aid in boarding... Allows a passenger to hang on while riding... 12... Reverse Operation Handle - This has PERC 13... Multi-Function Instrument - (Virage Models) or Fuel Gauge with warning LED (Freedom)

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14... Oil Fill Cap - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... 15... Glove Box

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Refer to illustrations on following pages... 1... Seat/Engine Compartment - Removing seat provides access to the engine, battery, electrical box, exhaust system, and other compo- nents... 2... Handlebars - Control the direction of the watercraft... 3... Fire Extinguisher Container - Provides secure storage for re- quired fire extinguisher... 4... Hood - Provides access to fire extinguisher, oil tank, fuel valve, and main storage space... 5... Air Intake Openings - Air enters here to supply engine and venti- late engine compartment... 6... Fuel Tank Cap - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... 7... Grab Handle - Used to assist the riders while boarding or riding as a passenger... 8... Warning Light - All models are equipped with an oil level gauge on the multi-function instrument (MFI) which will flash a red light if low... The MFI will also provide a LCD message that will say Low Fuel... 9... Fuel Valve - Two Position Rotating Valve - ON allows fuel to operate the watercraft; OFF stops the fuel supply to the carburetor... Turn the fuel valve OFF whenever storing or trailering... 10... Sponson -Enhances vehicle stability and turning ability in water 11... Seat Strap - To be used to aid in re-boarding... Also allows a pas- senger to hang on while riding... 12... Reverse - Polaris Electric Reverse Control (PERCt) - two buttons used to raise or lower the reverse gate... Refer to page 77 for a detailed explanation of the PERCt feature...

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13... Multi-Function Instrument - 24-25 modes of information... 14... Glove Box

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Under Seat Engine Compartment 1... Spark plugs 2... Airbox cover 3... Exhaust pipe 4... Water temperature sensor 5... Exhaust cooling hose 6... Exhaust silencer 7... Engine water outlet hose (underneath thermostat assembly) 8... Water manifold 9... Thermostat assembly 10... Electrical box (circuit breaker and fuses) 11... Fuel/water separator 12... Exhaust Coolant Filter 13... Air filter 14... Battery 15... Bilge Pump 16... Starter Solenoid

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Under Seat Engine Compartment 1... Spark plugs 2... Airbox cover 3... Exhaust pipe 4... Water temperature sensor 5... Exhaust cooling hose 6... Exhaust silencer 7... Engine water outlet hose (underneath thermostat assembly) 8... Water manifold 9... Thermostat assembly 10... Electrical box (battery underneath on some models) 11... Exhaust Coolant Filter 12... Air filter 13... Battery 14... Capacitor 15... Starter Solenoid 16... EMM - Engine Management Module - (found only on Direct In- jected models)...

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1... Jet Pump Intake Grate - The grate protects the impeller and drive shaft as well as riders of the watercraft...

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Some Polaris watercraft are equipped with a device which will limit engine RPM if the engine overheats... This feature is designed to help prevent engine damage due to engine overheating... If the high temperature indicator light or hot warning message displays (and the engine RPM is limited) stop the engine immediately... Clean the jet pump and impeller as outlined on page 90... If the engine still overheats after cleaning the jet pump and impeller, take the watercraft to an authorized Polaris dealer for immediate service... When the cause of the of the overheat is identified and corrected, normal operation can be resumed by releasing and reapplying the throttle...

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Standard Equipment S Watercraft Owners Safety and Maintenance Manual S Watercraft Safety Video tape PN 9916475 S Lanyard with wristband, lock plate and whistle S Tool Kit containing: S wrench S flat screwdriver S Allen wrench S spark plug wrench with Phillips head screwdriver

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where refueling is performed or where gasoline is stored... S Do not over fill the tank... (Do not fill the tank neck)... S If you get gasoline on your skin or clothing, immediately wash

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Refueling Keep the watercraft horizontal while fueling... If your machine is equipped with a fuel valve, shut it off... Carefully remove the gas cap... Use fresh, seasonal gasoline which has been stored in a clean container... To get the best performance from gasoline only purchase what is needed for a month or less of operation...

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Fuel and Oil Recommendations Use only Polaris 2-cycle oil... The oil fill is located under the front door... Check the oil level every time you go boating and add oil as necessary... Do this with the engine off and the lanyard lock plate removed from the engine stop switch... To check the oil, first make sure the watercraft is level... Remove the oil tank cap and look at the oil level, or remove the storage bucket or seat and check the oil level... Add recommended oil as necessary... Do not overfill... Wipe up any oil spillage immediately... Visually inspect the oil for water or foreign matter... If either is present change the oil... All models are equipped with an oil level gauge on the instrumentation... The gauge will flash a red light if low... Other models emit a low oil tone when oil is low... Add oil immediately when your machine indicates the need...

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Inspect the watercraft each time before starting and riding to ensure it is in proper working order... If proper inspection is not done severe injury or death could result... See page 126 for additional inspection information... If you smell fuel in the hull of the craft, do not operate the craft... Instead, take it to your dealer immediately for inspection... Before inspection, remove lanyard and lock plate from the engine stop switch located on the handlebars...

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Be sure that there are no loose ropes, straps, clothing, etc... ; Long hair is tied back and secured

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n Fuel And Oil Tank Levels Remove fuel cap... With watercraft horizontal and fuel valve off (if equipped), fill the fuel tank with gasoline recommended on pages 8-14 of this manual... Heed the warnings about gasoline found on page 49... NOTE: If the fuel or oil levels become low, the Multi-Function Instrument will display a flashing warning light... Proceed to shore and refuel... Refer to the specifications found on pages 8- to determine if your boat is equipped with this feature... Know your machine before riding... To check the oil level, turn the cap counterclockwise and remove it to look inside the oil tank... You can also remove the storage tray inside the storage compartment or seat to view the oil level in the oil tank... Add recommended oil as necessary... Visually inspect the oil for water or other contaminants... If either of these is present, have the oil changed and bleed the system to remove all contaminants... Read the oil recommendations found on page 65 for proper lubrication during the break-in period...

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The lanyard lock plate must be removed from the stop switch... Battery cables must also be disconnected before continuing this inspection... Carefully check the jet pump intake for debris such as weeds, shells or anything which may restrict the intake of water... Damage could occur if the intake is clogged, causing engine overheating and jet pump damage... If any obstruction cannot be removed have an authorized Polaris dealer service it immediately... After launching, walk the watercraft into water at least 2 feet (60 cm) deep and bounce the back of the watercraft up and down several times to flush out any sand and debris that may be in the pump...

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n Steering Check handlebars for free movement throughout their full range... Make sure the jet pump outlet nozzle changes direction as handlebars are turned from left to right and vice versa... Be sure handlebars and handlebar grips are not loose... Visually inspect the control cable to insure that it is in working condition...

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n Fire Extinguisher The operator of this watercraft is required by law to carry a fire extinguisher on board... Be sure a fire extinguisher is inside the container designed for its containment (inside the front storage area under the front hood)... Be sure it is in working condition and fully charged... A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft... If you do not have one, contact your Polaris dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to purchase one which meets UL5-B:C rating and is Coast Guard approved...

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n Engine Compartment Be sure the seat and engine cover are properly positioned and securely latched before operating the watercraft... If used in salt water, Polaris recommends the inside of the hull (engine and components) be sprayed with waterproof lubricant spray PN 2871064 after every use...

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n Seat NOTE: This illustration is a general representation provided only to help the operator locate the seat latches... To access the engine/storage compartment of all other models, disengage the seat latch... On Genesis models there is a latch on the rear of each seat... Be sure the seat(s) is (are) properly positioned and secured before operating the watercraft... The seat is not a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and will not provide life saving flotation... Always wear a PFD when operating or riding watercraft...

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n Battery Never remove or tighten battery cables or attempt to change a battery if you smell fuel fumes... Instead, take the craft to your dealer for immediate inspection... It is very important that the battery is in good condition and fully charged... A weak battery can leave you stranded... Never operate the watercraft with a battery that is too weak to start the engine on its own or shows signs of loss of power... Be sure the battery is securely fastened in its mounting position... Check the battery fluid level and add distilled water if level is low... It should be between the upper and lower level... See that terminal connections are tight and that there are no leaks... Inspect vent hose for kinks or blockage... Never allow a spark to occur while charging or removing the battery, or when tightening the cables... This could cause an explosion, resulting in severe personal injury or death...

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nDrain Plugs/Bilge To remove the drain plug turn the plug counterclockwise until loose and remove... To install, clean the plug and plug hole of sand and debris, insert the plug and turn clockwise until tight... NOTE: Some models have more than one drain plug... While the watercraft is out of the water remove the drain plug... Carefully flush out the bilge with fresh water... Allow the bilge to drain completely... Wipe out the bilge with dry shop cloths and reinstall the drain plug... Once the watercraft is launched, remove the seat, and check for leaks...

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nRiding Gear The operator and passenger should wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (life jacket or vest) which fits properly; as well as eye and foot protection... A wet/dry suit is also recommended... Normal swimming attire may not provide adequate personal protection... Wear heavy, well constructed swimwear for body orifice protection... A whistle attached to your lanyard is a good idea in case you need to summon help... To protect prescription eyewear and sunglasses against loss or damage wear goggles that fit securely over them...

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S Start the engine and let it run for a few seconds... Remove the lan- yard lock plate from the engine shut-off switch... The engine should stop immediately... If it doesnt, press the stop button or pull the choke lever knob the engine dies... Do not ride the watercraft, and have it serviced by an authorized Polaris dealer before riding it again...

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OPERATION Pre-Operation Check nFuel/Water Separator Visually inspect the bowl for water collected at the bottom of the bowl (1)... (See illustration)... If water is present it will appear as a clear liquid at the bottom of the bowl... Turn off fuel valve and remove bowl by turning counterclockwise... Take care not to spill fuel while removing... Wipe up spills immediately with a shop cloth... Dispose of fuel properly and follow all gasoline handling precautions as outlined on page 49... Re-install separator bowl making sure the O-ring is in place... Hand tighten securely... NOTE: The fuel/water separator is located either under the front compartment door behind the storage bucket on the starboard side or inside the engine compartment... See illustration... Inspect only when the watercraft is not on water... NOTE: The fuel/water separator is integral to the fuel pump module on Direct Injected models... It is not serviceable...

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Careful treatment of a new engine will result in more efficient performance and longer life for the engine... Polaris recommends the use of a 50:1 gas/oil premix in the fuel tank for the first tank full of fuel to provide additional lubrication during the break-in period... A 50:1 ratio is one pint (... 5 l) oil to six gallons (23 l) gas... After the break-in period the oil injection system provides the necessary engine lubrication without the need for pre-mixed fuel... During the break-in period varying throttle speeds will contribute to good engine break-in... Do not subject a new engine to heavy loads or full-throttle operation for extended periods... Do not carry a passenger during the break-in period...

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several times... Check the throttle for free operation and start the engine... Let the engine warm up for about a minute before departing...

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Navigational Rules This watercraft must be operated in accordance with all rules and regulations governing it and the waterway on which it is operated... These rules are used and enforced internationally as well as by the U... S... Coast Guard and local law enforcement... Any operator of this watercraft should be aware of these rules and obey them when encountering other vessels... The following rules are condensed and are provided only for your convenience... Consult a U... S... Coast Guard Auxiliary or Department of Motor Vehicles for a complete set of rules governing the waters where you will be riding... You may also obtain this information when registering your watercraft...

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Overtaking Vessels If you are passing another vessel, you are the give-way vessel... The other vessel is expected to maintain its course and speed... You must stay out of its way until you are past it... If you are the stand-on vessel, maintain your course and speed until the other vessel has passed you...

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Meeting Vessels If you are meeting another power vessel head-on, and you are close enough to possibly collide, neither vessel has the right-of-way... Both vessels must alter course to avoid an accident... You should keep the other vessel to your port (left) side... This rule does not apply if you will be clear of the other vessel by maintaining your course and speed...

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Crossing Paths When two power vessels are crossing each others path close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel having the other on the starboard (right) side must avoid the other... If the other vessel is on your starboard (right) you must keep out of its way as you are the give-way vessel... If the other vessel is on your port (left) side, maintain your course and direction as you are the stand-on vessel... This is providing that the give-way vessel gives you the proper right-of-way...

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TO AVOID COLLISIONS: SCAN CONSTANTLY for people, objects and other watercraft... Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of others... OPERATE DEFENSIVELY at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft... S Do not follow directly behind PWCs or other boats... S Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water... S Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for others to

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OPERATION Stopping The Engine To keep directional control of the watercraft the engine should be kept running until the watercraft has quit moving... Release the throttle lever... When the engine has slowed to an idle, push in the stop button (1) with your left thumb... When the button is pushed, the engine stops immediately... Another way to stop the engine is by pulling the lanyard lock plate (2) off the engine stop switch... Once the engine has stopped, you will lose all steering control of the watercraft... Be sure there is at least 2 feet (60 cm) of water under the watercraft when stopping to make sure damaging debris isnt sucked into the impeller or cooling system... Remove the lanyard lock plate... Never leave the lanyard attached to an unattended watercraft...

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When starting the engine, be sure the watercraft is in water at least 2 feet (60 cm) deep... If the engine is run in water less than two feet deep, sand, weeds and debris may be sucked into the jet intake and damage the impeller or injure bystanders... Ingestion of sand into the cooling system will cause the engine to overheat, resulting in possible severe engine damage...

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1... Always launch the watercraft in water at least 2 feet (60 cm) (A) deep, which is free of weeds and debris that could be sucked into the impeller... Be aware of swimmers, other boats and obstacles in order to avoid contact with them...

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NOTE: The choke system functions best with the throttle partially opened... This will aid in cold starting... Release the throttle as soon as the engine starts... NOTE: If the engine was run out of gas or the fuel/water separator bowl drained, it may take two or three attempts to start... Do not run the starter for more than ten seconds at a time as damage to the starter may result... NOTE: Direct injected models do not have a manual choke...

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Depending on your model, either pull the choke lever out or push choke lever in a clockwise direction... If the engine is already warm do not use the choke... If the engine does not start after several attempts see the troubleshooting section of this manual beginning on page 134... NOTE: Direct Injected models are not equipped with a manual choke...

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1... To activate reverse, depress the reverse switch (B) (labeled RVS)... Varying degrees of reverse engagement are possible, depending on the duration the reverse button is depressed...

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OPERATION Reverse Operation NOTE: Engine RPM is limited during reverse operation... While in reverse, the multi-function gauge will flash a warning light and the corresponding LCD message REVERSE will be visible... Be certain reverse gate is in the full forward position before resuming normal operation or your speed will be limited by the RPM limiter...

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NOTE: Not all models are equipped with a seat strap... Refer to pages 8-14 for your models specifications... NOTE: Some models are equipped with a boarding step for boarding convenience... Refer to pages 8-14 for your models specifications...

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1... The operator should climb on board as previously explained and straddle the seat... Attach the lanyard lock plate to the engine stop switch and fasten the lanyard wrist band to his/her left wrist or PFD... Do not start the engine yet...

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Principles Of Operation The engine is directly coupled to a driveshaft which, when running, rotates the impeller... The impeller is situated where the water is drawn up underneath the watercraft... The water travels through the impeller and is accelerated producing thrust to move the watercraft forward... Pulling or squeezing the throttle lever increases engine speed (watercraft speed)... Turning the handlebar pivots the jet pump nozzle (water outlet) which controls the watercrafts direction... The throttle must be applied in order to turn the watercraft...

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The watercraft should not be used to jump waves... It is not recommended (and is illegal in some states) to operate the watercraft in or near the surf line... When riding in rough conditions it is possible for the operator to hit his/her chest or face on the watercraft or handlebars and be injured... It is also possible to be thrown from the watercraft in rough conditions which could make it difficult to get back to and re-board the watercraft...

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Turning Turning the watercraft requires using the throttle (thrust from the jet pump) and turning the handlebars... High thrust makes the watercraft turn more sharply... Lower thrust makes the watercraft turn less sharply... Remember, do not release the throttle when trying to steer... You need the throttle to steer... n Making sharp turns at high speeds may cause the watercraft to spin out and possibly throw the rider(s) from the watercraft... Make gradual turns at high speeds... n Always look behind you before turning to avoid collision with other watercraft...

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Stopping The operator of the watercraft should experiment with stopping in order to become familiar with this procedure... Stopping is affected by gross weight (watercraft and rider), wind direction, and water surface conditions... The watercraft is not equipped with a brake system... It is stopped by using the natural drag of the water when the throttle is released... Coast toward the desired stopping area with the engine idling... From full speed it can take the watercraft as much as 300 feet (90 m) after the throttle is released to come to a stop... This distance is approximate and is supplied only for reference... Slow watercraft to an idle before stopping the engine... Push the engine stop button when approaching shore and you are close to your intended stopping area... This will help prevent sand and debris from entering the pump and cooling system, causing damage...

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Never run the watercraft up onto a beach with the engine running... Sand, pebbles, weeds and debris can enter the jet pump and cause severe damage to it and the impeller... Ingestion of sand into the cooling system will cause the engine to overheat, resulting in possible severe engine damage...

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Riding With Passenger(s) Passenger capacity varies between models... Check your capacity label and refer to page 8 to determine passenger capacity... Never exceed the recommended load limit... The watercraft handles differently with more than one person on board and is not as easy to maneuver... The operator must have had enough practice riding alone to acquire the necessary skills to take a passenger for a ride... n Any passenger should read the Owners Manual and follow all safety warnings... Passengers must wear an approved personal flotation device and other recommended safety gear... They should be good swimmers and in good physical condition as reboarding in deep water can be strenuous... n The passenger should firmly hang onto the operators PFD or seat strap and should keep both feet on the footwell pads in the gunnel...

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Safe Operation n Do not give a ride to a person whose feet do not reach the footrests when seated straddling the seat... n Passengers should sit behind the operator and be facing toward the bow of the watercraft, unless riding as a spotter in towing situations or when using the handle bar grab handle... n The operator should make sure his/her passenger is properly situated and holding on before taking off... The operator should also communicate sudden maneuvers to the passenger to create a safer and more enjoyable ride...

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4... Remove the drain plug(s)... Allow any water in the bilge to drain out... Rinse the engine compartment with a generous amount of fresh water... After the water has drained, wipe the engine compartment (bilge) dry... Install the seat... Install the drain plugs once you are sure the opening is clean...

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Stop the engine, remove the lanyard lock plate from the engine stop switch and disconnect battery cables... Make sure the starter switch cannot be activated while performing this operation... Turning the engine while removing debris from the pump can cause severe personal injury and/or damage to the watercraft... If used in salt water, Polaris recommends that the inside of the hull (engine and components) be sprayed with waterproof lubricant spray PN 2871064 after each use...

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SPECIAL PROCEDURES Cleaning Cleaning The Jet Pump And Impeller Never attempt to clean the jet pump intake and impeller while the engine is running... Always shut off the engine and remove the lanyard lock plate from the engine stop switch... Clean the jet pump intake and impeller and flush the cooling system... Check the screen in the pump stationary nozzle for plugging...

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3... Carefully clean the jet pump intake area... Inspect the area for damage... If damaged, take the watercraft to an authorized Polaris dealer for service...

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1... Never operate the watercraft in less than 2 feet (60 cm) of water... Guide the watercraft to an area that is deep enough, bounce the rear of the watercraft up and down to flush out the pump, then board it from the side or rear...

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This watercraft does not right itself if it has been capsized... The operator and passenger must know how to right the watercraft or they could become stranded which could result in severe injury or death... Severe engine damage could also result from not righting a capsized watercraft as soon as possible...

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If the watercraft has remained in a 180 (capsized) position for more than two minutes all fuel and oil lines must be inspected for presence of water and/or air... Severe engine damage could result if the engine is operated with air or water in the lines...

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8... Check gas and oil for the presence of water... If water is present take the watercraft to an authorized dealer for immediate service... Do not run the watercraft if water is present in the gas or oil... Verify that no air is present in the oil line...

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SPECIAL PROCEDURES Transporting The Watercraft Tie the watercraft at the bow and stern so it is firmly restrained on the trailer and does not move... Use additional cables if necessary... There should be no movement between the watercraft and trailer... Do not route ropes or tie downs over the seat because they could cause permanent damage to the seat... Protect the watercraft body from ropes by putting padding or something similar between the rope and body... Make sure the seat is securely latched... Be sure the trailer matches the watercrafts weight and design and that it meets trailer laws and regulations in your area... When transporting the watercraft it is recommended that it be protected by a Polaris watercraft cover...

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DISPLAY SUMMARY The MFI is configured with a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display on the left, a function/numeric keypad in the center, and an electronically driven analog speedometer and reverse (PERCt) indicator on the right... The LCD contains a highly responsive analog tachometer, fuel and oil gauges, a 16-point compass, clock, battery voltmeter, resettable distance meter, and non-volatile engine hour meter... To the right and under the fuel and oil gauges is a digital depth gauge, which automatically activates if the optional depth sensor is installed...

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PRIMARY FUNCTIONS ON/AUTO: The MFI will automatically wake-up when the engine start button is pressed or alternately by pressing and holding any button for 1 second... AUTO OFF: The MFI will return to sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity... While in sleep mode, the clock continues to show time, and the fuel level, oil level, and the compass rose are displayed... If the SECURITY LOCK is active, the display will also show LOCKED... TACHOMETER: The analog tachometer visually displays the revolutions per minute (RPM) of the engine in 200 rpm increments from 0 to 8000 rpm... For more accurate RPM readings, see DISPLAY below... FUEL GAUGE: Displays fuel level in exact 1/8 tank increments... Toggles LOW FUEL warning and flashes the warning LED when fuel reaches 1/8 level... Pressing any key will disable the flashing LED for 15 minutes... OIL GAUGE: Displays oil level in exact 1/4 tank increments... Toggles LOW OIL warning and flashes the warning LED when oil reaches 1/4 level... Pressing any key will disable the flashing LED for 15 minutes... COMPASS: The compass displays true vehicle heading relative to magnetic north with a resolution of 16 points per revolution... The triangular pointer rotates to indicate the direction of travel... CLOCK: The center of the LCD display contains a digital clock... To set the clock, simply press and hold the CLOCK SET button until the clock digits begin to flash... Each subsequent press of the CLOCK button advances the time by 1 minute... Pressing and holding the button will automatically advance the digits more rapidly... Once the intended time is reached, simply release the button... After 5 seconds, the MFI will automatically exit the clock set mode...

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MFI Operation DEPTH GAUGE: Before activating the DEPTH GAUGE function, the depth sensor must first be installed... After installation is complete, press and hold both the 3/8 and 4/9 buttons simultaneously for several seconds to activate the DEPTH GAUGE function... The display will read SONAR ON, and the depth digits under the fuel and oil gauges will display depth in either feet or meters... If the sensor is not found, the MFI will automatically cancel the DEPTH GAUGE function... The DEPTH GAUGE will display water depth below the hull from 0 to 199 feet (0 to 75 meters)... The readout is accurate to approximately 45 mph (70 kph)... The display will flash -- -- if tracking is lost... To disable the DEPTH GAUGE, simply press and hold the 3/8 and 4/9 buttons simultaneously for several seconds until SONAR OFF IS displayed... VOLTMETER: The left side of the multi-purpose display contains the battery VOLTMETER... Battery voltage is displayed from 5 to 18 volts in ... 1 volt increments... A battery voltage of less than 10... 9 volts will trigger the LOW POWER warning message, indicating battery voltage is approaching a no start condition... DISTANCE METER: The center of the MFI contains a resettable DISTANCE METER... Distance is displayed form 0 to 999... 9 miles (0-999... 9 km) in ... 1 increments... To reset the DISTANCE METER, simply press and hold the DISTANCE RESET button until the distance displayed returns to 000... 0... HOUR METER: The right side of the multi-purpose display contains the engine HOUR METER... Actual engine operating hours are displayed in ... 1 hour increments from 0 to 999... 9 hours... The HOUR METER cannot be reset, and is retained even when power is removed due to nonvolatile EEPROM memory... SPEEDOMETER: The right side of the MFI contains an analog speedometer... While the speedometer is traditional in appearance, it is actually controlled by the system microprocessor, and is extremely accurate... DIRECTION: The lower portion of the analog display contains a forward/reverse direction indicator... The pointer on the gauge moves in synchronization with the reverse gate as it is lowered over the jet nozzle when actuated by the electric thumb switch... The indicator is useful in establishing a neutral position between forward and reverse... The LED will flash when the reverse gate is not fully forward... Pressing any key will disable the LED for 5 minutes...

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SPECIAL PROCEDURES MFI Operation SECURITY LOCK: Briefly pressing and releasing the LOCK button will cause the lock status to be displayed,either LOCKED or UNLOCKED... Pressing and holding the LOCK button for several seconds initiates the SECURITY LOCK function... The MFI will display ENTER CODE _ _ _ _... Enter the code using the 5-button keypad... The factory set default code is 1234... An asterisk (*) will appear with each press of a numeric button... If the proper code has been entered, the display will show the new lock status... If previously LOCKED, the security lock will switch to UNLOCKED and the vehicle may be started normally... If previously UNLOCKED, the security lock will switch to LOCKED and the vehicle will not start... If starting the engine is attempted while the security lock is set to LOCKED, the warning LED will flash, the engine will not start, and the MFI will indicate LOCKED, followed by ENTER CODE_ _ _ _... If an improper code entered, the MFI will display INVALID CODE, and exit code entry mode... CODE SET MODE: The factory set default security code is 1234, however, the code may be changed to any 4 digit number... To select your own code, enter CODE SET mode by pressing and continuing to hold the LOCK button for several seconds until CHANGE CODE is displayed (the display will first show the lock status, followed by ENTER CODE _ _ _ _, and finally CHANGE CODE... The MFI will then display OLD CODE _ _ _ _... Enter the code as if locking or unlocking the vehicle... If the correct code is entered, the display will then show NEW CODE _ _ _ _... Select any 4-digit code... The display will then read CONFIRM CODE _ _ _ _... Enter the same code to confirm your selection... CODE CONFIRMED will display for several seconds if the second entry of the new code matches the first... If the second code entered does not match the first, INVALID CODE will be displayed and the CODE SET MODE is cancelled... DISPLAY: Pressing the DISPLAY button toggles the MFI between NORMAL DISPLAY mode and DIGITAL DISPLAY mode... The lower display will show VOLTS/DISTANCE/HOURS when in NORMAL mode, and real-time digital RPM and SPEED when in DIGITAL mode... When first entering DIGITAL DISPLAY mode, the MFI briefly displays the last recorded peak RPM and SPEED... While the peak values are being displayed, holding the DISPLAY button for several seconds will reset the peak values... Pressing the DISPLAY button while in DIGITAL DISPLAY mode toggles the display back to the standard VOLT/DISTANCE/HOURS display...

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MFI Operation ENGLISH/METRIC: To change units between English and metric, press and hold the 1/6 button and the 2/7 button simultaneously for several seconds... When in metric mode, km appears in the distance meter, and the MTRS icon will illuminate in the depth gauge if activated... WARNING INDICATIONS: LOW FUEL - 1/8 tank or less of fuel remaining; LOW OIL: 1/4 tank or less of oil remaining; ENGINE OVERHEAT - overheated engine; LOW BATTERY - battery voltage below 10... 9 volts; REVERSE indicates reverse has been initiated; CHECK ENGINE (DFI only) - indicates a warning condition from the DFI engine control...

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Fuel lines, oil lines, related hose clamps, check valves and hose inspection, fuel sys- tem pressurization

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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Periodic Maintenance Schedule DESCRIPTION Pre-

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Inspect and tighten all fas- teners, including carburetor mounts engine mounts, ex- haust system, all hose clamps; inspect muffler, bat- tery, oil and fuel tank fasten- ing devices, pump, steering fasteners... Aggressive riding requires more frequent ser- vice...

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Lubrication As with all watercraft, proper lubrication and corrosion protection are necessary to maintain performance and ensure years of service... For greasing the Polaris watercraft use a marine grease (water-resistant/salt-resistant E/P type, PN 2871066)...

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3... Expose the steering cable inner cable and apply Polaris cable lube to it... Lubricate the steering nozzle end and the handlebar end...

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Carburetor And Oil Injection Pump Grease springs, exposed portions of cable and shafts at the carburetor(s) or throttle bodies... Grease often if used in salt water...

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Drive Shaft Lubrication To grease the drive shaft and coupler splines, the pump assembly must be removed... This maintenance procedure should be performed by your dealer on an annual basis... If the boat is frequently used in salt water, this procedure should be done semi-annually...

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A slightly brownish tip is considered good... The engine is running properly and the carburetor is adjusted correctly... A black tip indicates several potential problems: the wrong spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used; excessive idling; carburetor idle speed mixture or high speed mixture is too rich; or there is a malfunction with the RPM limiter... A light grey or white tip indicates: the wrong spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used; carburetor idle speed mixture is too lean; there is a plugged fuel filter; or there is a leaking engine seal or gasket... A yellow tip is caused by salt water mist ingestion... This is a conductive coating which will eventually cause fouling... This is a normal situation...

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Wipe off any water on the spark plug or inside the cap... Push the cap down on the plug until it clicks... Use dielectric grease PN 2871066 on the inside of the spark plug cap to prevent corrosion... Before installing a used plug, wipe off threads and apply dielectric grease PN 2871066... Also clean the gasket surface... Install the spark plug and torque to 18 ft... lbs... If a torque wrench is not available 1/4 to 1/2 turn past finger-tight is close to the correct torque...

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If your machine is equipped with a fuel valve, shut it off... Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive under certain conditions... Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the work area... Be sure the work area is well ventilated... See gasoline warnings on page 49...

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The fuel lines should be inspected regularly... Special attention should be given to fuel system line condition after periods of storage... Normal deterioration from weathering and fuel compounds can occur... See your dealer if you suspect any deteriorated components...

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2... Turn the handlebars from lock to lock and check to be sure that the clearances between the steering nozzle and the rear hull are even on both sides... If the alignment is not even, have your authorized Polaris dealer service it...

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Choke Cable Inspection Pull the choke knob to make sure the choke cable is operating smoothly... When the knob is pulled out the choke valve is fully closed; when the knob is in, the valve is fully open... There should be minimal choke cable slack... If the choke is not functioning properly, have it serviced by your authorized Polaris dealer...

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Fuses The MFI and Bilge Pump are protected by fuses... The MFI is protected by a 1/4 amp fuse (B) and the bilge pump is protected by a 3 amp fuse (C)... Inspect the fuses every season to ensure fuses are not blown... There are spare fuses in the electrical box...

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Antidote: EXTERNAL - Flush with water... INTERNAL - Drink large quantities of water or milk... Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil... Call a physician immediately... EYES - Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention... Batteries produce explosive gases... Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc... away... Ventilate when charging or using in closed space... Always shield eyes when working near batteries... KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN...

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The battery must be removed from the watercraft for maintenance and charging... Battery electrolyte may spill and damage the watercraft... Always disconnect the black (negative) cable first... Electrolyte or fuel vapors may be present in the engine compartment and a spark could ignite them which could cause personal injury... When re-installing battery connect black (negative) cable last...

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Replenishing Battery Fluid A poorly maintained battery will deteriorate rapidly... Check the battery fluid level each day the watercraft is ridden... The fluid level should be kept between the upper and lower level marks... To refill use only distilled water... Tap water contains minerals which are harmful to a battery...

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Battery Connections Battery terminals and connections should be kept free of corrosion... If cleaning is necessary, remove the corrosion with a stiff wire brush... Wash them off with a solution of baking soda and water (One tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of water)... Rinse well with tap water and dry off with clean shop cloths... Coat the terminals with dielectric grease PN 2871066...

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2... Install the battery vent tube... It must be free from obstructions and securely installed... If not, battery gases could accumulate and cause an explosion... Avoid skin contact with electrolyte, severe burns could result...

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soda and water (one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup water)... Apply dielectric grease PN 2871066 or petroleum jelly to battery terminals and all exposed cable connectors...

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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Minor Maintenance Salt Water And Unclean Water Care When the watercraft is operated in salt water or water with impurities like silt, sand and other particulates, additional care is required to protect it...

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Cooling System Flushing The watercraft uses water for propulsion and cooling... Flushing the cooling system with fresh water (never anti-freeze) is necessary to neutralize the corroding effects of salt water or water with impurities like silt, sand, alkali and other particulates; as well as to flush out other residue left in the water passages of the watercraft cooling system... Flush water passages when the watercraft is not going to be ridden again that day or if the watercraft is expected to be stored for an extended time...

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EPA Emissions Regulations Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be serviced at any Marine SI engine repair establishment or individual...

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Flushing Procedure Flushing the cooling system with fresh water is necessary to neutralize the corroding effects of salt water or water with impurities like silt, sand, alkali and other particles as well as to flush out other residue left in the water passages of the watercraft cooling system... Flush water passages when the watercraft is not going to be ridden again that day or if the watercraft is expected to be stored for an extended time... Use Flush Kit PN 2871443...

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Periodic Maintenance Schedule NOTE: Maintenance intervals are basedupon averageoper- ating conditions... Watercraft operated in saltwater require dai- ly corrosion protection and engine flushing, and more frequent maintenance and lubrication... Fogging kits should be added to all Polaris watercraft... The engine should be fogged if the watercraft will not be used for more than 48 hours...

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Minor Maintenance Replace pop-off valve, spring, and seals every 100 hours only (not every 6 months)... Replace water separator filter element and o-ring every 100 hours only (not every 6 months)... Replace inlet and outlet hoses and clamps every 100 hours only... After washing the engine compartment of the watercraft, protect the metal components with a heavy duty silicone based spray lube or other non-flammable metal protectant... Do not use flammable sprays or protectants in the engine compartment... Do not use petroleum based protectants or lubricants in the engine compartment, as most are flammable and also may deteriorate rubber components...

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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Extended Storage When the watercraft will not be used for a month or more, preventative maintenance is required to keep watercraft parts from deteriorating... This procedure also ensures the operator that the next time its used it will be in top condition... An authorized Polaris dealer can do the required preventative maintenance for you or you can do it yourself with a minimum of tools...

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4... Start the engine and run it at part throttle to dry out the carburetors... Do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds while the watercraft is out of the water... Wait five minutes between 15 second running periods...

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Watercraft Engine Fogging Procedure Important: Failure to perform the following preventive maintenance can result in serious engine corrosion during off season or extended storage... In order to prevent rust and corrosion on internal engine parts (i... e... crankshaft, bearings, pistons, rings, cylinder walls)... Polaris highly recommends the use of Polaris fogging oil (PN 2870791) as a recommended storage procedure... The fogging oil coats all internal parts for prevention of rust and corrosion, which in turn will extend the life of the engine...

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1... Remove the drain plug and clean the bilge and engine area with hot water and mild detergent (such as dish soap) or with bilge cleaner... Rinse and drain thoroughly... Wipe up remaining water with clean dry shop cloths... Do not use abrasive cleaners... Store the watercraft with the drain plug removed and the seat propped open slightly to inhibit condensation from forming in the engine compartment...

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6... Cover the watercraft with an opaque tarp or your Polaris watercraft cover and store it in a clean, dry place... When storing the watercraft, make certain the nose is at a 10_ angle, allowing water to drain...

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Pre-season Preparation See the chart on the next page for the necessary procedures to be performed when taking the watercraft out of storage and prior to starting it... Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform their portion or all of the pre-season service work... You may do parts of it yourself if you have the proper skills and tools... You must still perform the Pre-Operation Check before riding the watercraft each day...

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TROUBLESHOOTING The following information is provided to help you identify probable causes for questions you may have about the operation of the engine... See your Polaris dealer with any additional questions you may have...

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Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls, Or Misfires

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Weak spark from fouled, defective, worn or wrong spark plugs

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Polaris Acknowledges the Following Products Men- tioned in This Manual: STA-BIL, Registered Trademark of Gold Eagle Loctite, Registered Trademark of Loctite Corporation

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WARRANTY Obtaining Service and Warranty Assistance Read carefully and understand the service data and the Polaris Warranty contained in this manual... Contact your Polaris dealer in matters pertaining to replacement parts, service, or warranty... He/She is constantly kept up-to-date on changes, modifications, and tips on personal watercraft maintenance which may supersede information contained in this manual... He/She is familiar with our policies and procedures and will be happy to assist you... When writing about parts, service, or warranty, always include the following information:

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REGISTRATION At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer and submitted to Polaris within ten days... Upon receipt of this registration, Polaris will record the registration for warranty... No verification of registration will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement... If you have not signed the original registration and received the customer copy, please contact your dealer immediately... NO WARRANTY COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS YOUR PERSONAL WATERCRAFT IS REGISTERED WITH POLARIS... Initial dealer preparation and set--up of your personal watercraft is very important in ensuring trouble--free operation... Purchasing a machine in the crate or without proper dealer set--up will void your warranty coverage...

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WARRANTY Warranty Policy This warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling... This warranty also does not cover any personal watercraft that has been altered structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, used for racing, or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured, or for any damages which occur during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts... In addition, this warranty does not cover physical damage to paint or finish, gel coat stress cracks, tearing or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or defects in parts, components or personal watercraft due to fire, explosions or any other cause beyond Polaris control... This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with watercraft... In addition this warranty does not cover stress cracks, submersion, or growth of marine organisms on hull and deck... The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at Polaris exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materials, or 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... Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law... ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD... POLARIS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS WARRANTY... Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law...

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HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE If your personal watercraft requires warranty service, you must take it to a Polaris dealer authorized to repair Polaris personal watercraft... When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form to the dealer... (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY)... Polaris suggests that you use your original selling dealer; however, you may use any Polaris Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service... Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues... Should your dealer require any additional assistance they will contact the appropriate person at Polaris... This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state... If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all other warranty terms will remain in effect...

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Features 10, 14, 37-47... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fire Extinguisher 57... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fire Extinguisher Compartment 38... ... ... ... ... ... Fire Extinguisher Container 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fishing Vessel Right--of--Way 70... ... ... ... ... ... ... Flushing the Engine 128... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Footwell Pads 36... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel 50... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel and Oil Recommendations 49-51... ... ... Fuel Gauge 34... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel Tank 111... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel Tank Cap 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel Tank Levels 54... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel Valve 38... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuel/Water Separator 64... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Fuses 115... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Gasoline Warning 19... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Give--Way 67... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Give--Way Vessel 67... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Glove Box 39, 41... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Grab Handle 38, 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Hand Hold 35... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Handlebars 38... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Hood 38, 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Hull 61... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Hypothermia 33... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Identification Numbers 6-7... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Insurance 6... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Jet Pump 36... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Jet Pump Intake 55... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Lanyard 17, 34... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Launch Ramp Etiquette 71... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Limited Warranty 139... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Lubrication 105-108... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Meeting Vessels 69... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... MFI Operation 97-101... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Minor Maintenance 109-127... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Navigational Rules 67-71... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Non--Motorized Craft 70... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Oil Fill Cap 39, 51... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Oil Filter 112... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Oil Tank Levels 54... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Cleaning the Pump and Impeller 90... ... ... ... ... If the Engine Does Not Start 76... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Jumping 82... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Launching in Shallow Water 92... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Launching the Watercraft 92... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Load Limit 82... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Reverse Operation 77-78... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Rough Water Operation 82... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starting the Engine 74-76... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Stopping 84... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Stopping the Engine 72... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Turning 83... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Operator Safety 23-32... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Overtaking Vessels 68... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... PERC 35... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Sponson 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Sponson 38... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Stand--on Vessel 67... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Standard Equipment 48... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starter Button 34... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starting in Deep Water 79... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starting the Engine 73... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Steering 56... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Steering Cable 106... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Steering Cable Inspection 113... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Steering Handle Pivot Shaft 107... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Stop Switch 34... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Storage Compartment 58... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Submerged Engine 94-95... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Switches/Buttons 63... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Throttle 34, 56... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Throttle Cable Inspection 113... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Towing 95... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Transporting the Watercraft 96... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Troubleshooting 134-137... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Understanding Warnings 15... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warning Light 38, 40... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Assistance 138... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Coverage 139... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Exclusions 139... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Limitations 139... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Policy 139-141... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Warranty Service 141... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Water Inlet Screen 123... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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