Polaris Genesis, Virage, Freedom Owner's Manual v2 PDF

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Summary of Content for Polaris Genesis, Virage, Freedom Owner's Manual v2 PDF

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Polaris Professional Series (PPS) Workmobilest Available through Polaris Professional Series dealers... S Utility Task Vehiclet (UTV) S Personal Task Vehiclet (PTV) S All-Surface Loader (ASL) We believe Polaris sets a standard of excellence for all utility and recreational vehicles manufactured in the world today... Many years of experience have gone into the engineering, design, and development of your Polaris watercraft, making it the finest vehicle weve ever produced... For safe and enjoyable operation of your watercraft, be sure to follow the instructions and recommendations in this owners manual... Your manual contains instructions for minor maintenance, but information about major repairs is outlined in the Polaris Service Manual and should be performed only by a Factory Certified Master Service Dealer (MSD) Technician... Your Polaris dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your total satisfaction... Be sure to return to your dealership for all of your service needs during, and after, the warranty period... We also take great pride in our Parts Apparel and Accessories (PAA) products, available through our online store at www... purepolaris... com... Have your accessories and clothing delivered right to your door! Polaris, Polaris The Way Out, and Polaris Professional Series are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc... Loctite is a registered trademark of Loctite Corporation

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TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME 3... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... TABLE OF CONTENTS 4... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... OPERATOR WARNING 5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 6... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... SAFETY 7-23... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... CONTROLS 24-25... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... FEATURES 26-41... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... OPERATION 42-77... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION 78-99... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING 100-102... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... POLARIS RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS 103... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... SPECIFICATIONS 104-105... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... WARRANTY 106-109... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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OPERATOR WARNING Follow the recommended maintenance program outlined in your owners manual... This preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that all critical components on your vehicle are thoroughly inspected at specific intervals... All information in this manual is based on the latest product data and specifications available at the time of printing... Polaris Industries Inc... reserves the right to make product changes and improvements that may affect illustrations or explanations... No part of this manual shall be reproduced or used without the written permission of Polaris Industries Inc...

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IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS Your watercrafts hull and engine identification numbers are important for model identification when registering your watercraft, when obtaining insurance, and when ordering replacement parts... The hull ID is located on the rear boarding platform (1)... The engine ID number is located at the front of the engine near the stator cover (2)... Record your vehicles ID numbers in the spaces provided and in another location away from the vehicle... If the vehicle is destroyed or stolen, youll have the ID numbers required by insurance and/or law enforcement... NOTE: Check with your insurance agent about obtaining insurance coverage for your watercraft, or see your Polaris dealer...

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SAFETY Signal Words and Symbols The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle... Your safety is involved when these words and symbols are used... Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual...

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General Safety/Warning Decal Text To reduce the risk of SEVERE INJURY or DEATH: WearA Personal Flotation Device (PFD)... All riders must wear a Coast guard approved PFD that is suitable for personal watercraft (PWC) use... Wear Protective Clothing... Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into water or being near jet thrust nozzle... Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into rectum or vagina... All riders must wear a wet suit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection (see Owners Manual)... Footwear, gloves and goggles/glasses are recommended...

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General Safety/Warning Decal Text Know Boating Laws... Polaris Industries Inc... recommends a minimum operator age of 16 years old... Know the operator age and training require- ments 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... Do Not Apply Throttle When Anyone Is At Rear Of PWC... Turn engine off or keep engine at idle... Water and/or debris exiting jet thrust nozzle can cause severe injury... Do Not Overload... It will significantly reduce stability and control... Never exceed rider or weight capacity... See capacity decal... 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... Never Ride After Consuming Drugs Or Alcohol... Read And Follow Owners Manual... If Owners Manual is missing, contact a Polaris Dealer for a replacement...

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Capsize Warning Decal The capsize warning decal is located at the rear of the watercraft and is positioned upside down so the operator can read it when the boat is capsized...

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Collision Decal Text 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 others to avoid you or understand where you are going...

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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... DDisplay of Capacity Information DSafe Loading DFlotation DElectrical System DFuel System DPowered Ventilation

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

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Operator Guidelines This watercraft is not a toy... Its a high performance powerboat, and operating it requires learned and practiced skills... All operators and passengers should become familiar with proper operating techniques before attempting maneuvers... Always operate the watercraft at a speed appropriate for water conditions and for your level of experience... The minimum operator age for this watercraft is 16 years of age, but operators between 16 and 18 years of age require close adult supervision... Obey all applicable boating rules and regulations... This watercraft does not have brakes... The watercraft is stopped by releasing the throttle... The vehicle will glide to a stop due to the natural drag of the water... Allow a minimum of 300 feet (90 m) to coast to a stop from full throttle... Jet thrust is required to steer and turn the vehicle... Never completely release the throttle and attempt to turn at more than a trolling speed... The watercraft will not turn... Practice until youre comfortable with turning and stopping, and be sure youve mastered the skills before carrying a passenger... Learn and observe all local, state, and federal boating regulations and speed limits... Boating laws and navigational rules are designed for the safety of everyone sharing the waterways...

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SAFETY Operator Safety Do not tow! Only three- and four-passenger models may tow water skiers, kneeboards or other objects or persons behind the watercraft... Towing can cause loss of steering control and will create a hazardous condition that could result in severe injury or death... Three- or four-passenger models are capable of towing... However, towing can cause reduced steering control... Be extremely careful when towing other watercraft, skiers or objects behind this watercraft, as they have a significant impact on handling and steering... Observe local and state laws regarding water skiing and towing... Do not allow passengers to stand on the boarding platform while the watercraft is running or in motion... Passengers should always remain seated... Never travel over a ski jump or attempt to jump waves, wakes or other objects in the water... Doing so may severely damage the watercraft and cause personal injury due to the hard impact, a temporary loss of visibility, possible loss of control and reduced reaction time... Always securely attach the lanyard cord (1) to the operators left wrist or PFD before starting the watercraft... If the operator falls off, the engine will immediately lose power... Be sure the lanyard is free and not wrapped around the handlebars or controls... When the watercraft is not in service, disconnect the lanyard from the engine stop switch to prevent accidental starting of the engine...

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Safe Riding Gear Always wear protective clothing when operating or riding a personal watercraft... Consider attaching a whistle to your lanyard to summon help in emergency situations... 1 - Personal Floatation Device The operator and passenger must always wear an approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times to prevent accidental drowning... Polaris recommends a vest-type PFD (U... S... Coast Guard type 1, 2, or 3)... NOTE: The seat of the watercraft is not a flotation device... 2 - Eye Protection Wear adequate eye protection to protect against water spray, sun, insects and other objects... To protect prescription eyewear and sunglasses against loss or damage, wear goggles that fit securely over them... 3 - Suit/Shoes/Gloves We recommend that all riders wear a wet/dry suit and watercraft shoes to protect against the force of the water, as well as exposure and unknown hazards in the water, such as debris and hidden objects... Riding gloves may also be considered... NOTE: A helmet may provide increased personal injury protection in some situations, such as impact with the watercraft or during a collision with other watercraft or an obstacle... However, a helmet may not provide adequate protection against all foreseeable impacts and may aggravate some injuries... For example, if a rider falls off a moving watercraft while wearing a helmet, the helmet could catch the water and cause choking, severe and permanent injuries or death... A helmet may also increase the possibility of an accident if it reduces your visibility or ability to hear or if its weight contributes to fatigue...

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Fire Safety Federal regulation requires that all watercraft carry an approved fire extinguisher... Do not operate the watercraft without a fire extinguisher on board... Know how to reach the fire extinguisher quickly in case of fire, and know how to use it before you operate the personal watercraft... If you have any doubts about your ability to extinguish a fire, swim away from the craft as quickly as possible... Immediately seek help from other boaters or people on shore...

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Weather and Darkness Be aware of severe weather conditions... Observe weather forecasts and conditions before venturing out, and do not operate the watercraft when visibility is poor and when the water is rough... Operation of the watercraft in poor weather conditions can result in an accident and lead to severe injury, hypothermia or death... Never operate the watercraft after sunset, before sunrise or in any condition of darkness... The vehicle is not equipped with lights, which makes it unsafe and illegal to operate in darkness... Always ride with another watercraft when operating in remote areas or in large areas of open water... Carry a flare gun on board to signal for help if necessary...

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Obstacles and Shallow Water Always be on the lookout for dangerous obstacles above and below the water surface, 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, and do not operate at more than an idle speed in water that is less than six feet deep... Colliding with an underwater object could result in severe injury or death... Ingesting sand into the cooling system will also cause the engine to overheat, which could lead to serious mechanical damage... If the watercraft has been beached or has been sitting in shallow water, clear out any sand or small rocks before boarding and restarting the watercraft... Remove the particles by bouncing the back of the machine up and down in at least two feet of water... If the craft has been beached, flush the cooling system...

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Jet Pump Water Intake Safety Contact with the jet pump or driveline components of the watercraft can result in severe injury, death or drowning... Do not allow hands, feet, ropes, straps, clothing or long hair to come in contact with the jet pump water intake (1) on the bottom of the watercraft while the engine is running... Never insert any object into the intake or outlet (2) of the jet pump, and never start or operate the watercraft with the inlet grate, ride plate (3), or any guards or shields removed... To prevent serious injury due to accidental starter engagement, be sure the engine is off and the safety lanyard is disconnected before removing weeds or debris that may have collected in or around the jet pump intake...

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Safe Riding Position Falling off a watercraft can result in serious injury... The operator and any passengers should always keep both feet firmly planted on the floorboards while the watercraft is in motion... The passenger should face forward and firmly hang on to the operators waist, except in towing situations, when the spotter faces the rear and uses the grab handle to hold on...

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Operator Fitness Safe operation of this rider-active craft requires good judgement and physical skills... Persons with cognitive or physical disabilities who operate this vehicle have an increased risk of overturns and loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death... Riding personal watercraft is strenuous... All riders should be in good physical condition... Pregnant women should consult their physicians before riding any watercraft... Reboarding the watercraft in deep water can also be strenuous... Operators and passengers should be physically fit enough to reboard the watercraft in deep water... Practice boarding in chest-deep water to be sure you are physically able to reboard if the need arises...

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Operator Fatigue and Dehydration Long hours of boating with exposure to noise, vibration, sun, glare and wind can result in operator fatigue and dehydration... These conditions can affect your balance, vision, judgment and reaction time... Fatigue and dehydration can increase your risk of an accident resulting in bodily injury or death... Combining alcohol consumption with this condition greatly increases your risk of causing an accident... Learn to recognize the early symptoms of fatigue, and allow your body to recover by taking a break from operating the watercraft... Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration, and wear protective riding gear to protect against exposure to weather elements...

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CONTROLS NOTE: Illustrations used in this manual are for general representation only... Your model may differ... 1... Starter Button - Depress and hold the starter button to start the engine... Release it as soon as the engine starts... Do not depress the start- er button for more than ten seconds at a time... NOTE: The lanyard and lock plate must be attached to the engine stop switch or the engine will not start... After 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 - The throttle controls the speed of the watercraft... When squeezed, the engine accelerates; when fully released, the engine re- turns 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... Instrumentation - MFI (Genesis and Virage), fuel gauge with warning LED (Freedom)... See page 37 for a detailed explanation of multi-function instrument (MFI)... 6... Bilge Button - The bilge button is 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 discovered in the hull during the pre-operation inspection and prior to restarting the engine after capsizing... Push the bilge button when the engine is not running to raise or lower the reverse gate... Press and hold the bilge but- ton when using the PERCt controls... 7... Polaris Electric Reverse Control (PERCt)(Genesis i) - These two buttons are used to raise or lower the reverse gate... See page 66 for a detailed explanation of the PERCt feature... 8... Hand Hold - The hand hold is a soft, flexible handle for front pas- sengers to use...

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FEATURES 1... JetPumpOutletNozzle - Thenozzle is the exit for the jet output... The orientation of the nozzle is controlled by the handlebars, and determines the direction of craft movement... 2... Safety Lanyard Wrist Cord - The lock plate end is fastened to the engine stop switch on the handlebar... The wrist band end is fastened to the operators wrist or PFD... The engine will not start if the lanyard lock plate and switch are not engaged... If disengaged during operation, the engine will stop... 3... Seat Latch - The seat latch secures the seat in position... When re- leased, it provides access to the engine compartment... NOTE: The num- ber of latches will depend on the model... Some boats have one latch and others have two latches... 4... Boarding Platform/Footwell Pads - The boarding platform assists riders while boarding... The footwell pads are the place for the operators 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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FEATURES Freedom and Virage Models 1... Seat/Engine Compartment - Removing the seat provides access to the engine, battery, electrical box, exhaust system, and other compo- nents... 2... Handlebars - The handlebars control the orientation of the jet pump outlet nozzle, which in turn controls the direction of craft move- ment... 3... Fire Extinguisher Compartment - The compartment provides secure storage for the required fire extinguisher... Its located under the front compartment door... 4... Front Compartment Door- The door provides access to the fire extinguisher, oil tank, fuel valve, and main storage space... 5... Air Intake Openings - Air enters to supply the engine and venti- late the engine compartment... 6... Fuel Tank Fill - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... 7... Grab Handle - The grab handle assists riders while boarding the craft or riding as a passenger... 8... Warning Light - All models are equipped with an oil level gauge on the multi-function instrument (MFI) panel... The red light will flash if oil is low... The MFI will also provide an LCD message: LOW FUEL... 9... Fuel Valve (if equipped) - ON allows fuel to operate the water- craft; OFF stops the fuel supply to the carburetor... The valve is located under the front compartment door... 10... Sponson -The sponson enhances vehicle stability and turning abili- ty in water... 11... Seat Strap - The seat strap aids in boarding and provides a passen- ger hand hold while riding... 12... Reverse Operation Handle (Virage) 13... Instrumentation - MFI (Virage) or Fuel Gauge with warning LED (Freedom)... See page 37 for MFI operation... 14... Oil Fill - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... The cap is located under the front compartment door... 15... Console Storage

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FEATURES Genesis i Model 1... Seat/Engine Compartment - Removing the seat provides access to the engine, battery, electrical box, exhaust system, and other compo- nents... 2... Handlebars - The handlebars control the orientation of the jet pump outlet nozzle, which in turn controls the direction of craft move- ment... 3... Fire Extinguisher Container - The container provides secure stor- age for the required fire extinguisher... 4... Front Compartment Door - The front compartment door provides access to fire extinguisher, oil tank, fuel valve, and main storage space... 5... Air Intake Openings - Air enters to supply the engine and venti- late the engine compartment... 6... Fuel Tank Cap - Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove and clockwise to replace... 7... Grab Handle - The grab handle assists riders while boarding or while riding as a passenger... 8... Warning Light - All models are equipped with an oil level gauge on the multi-function instrument (MFI) panel... The red light will flash if oil is low... The MFI will also provide an LCD message: LOW FUEL... 9... Sponson -The sponson enhances vehicle stability and turning abili- ty in water... 10... Seat Strap - The seat strap aids in boarding and provides a passen- ger hand hold while riding... 11... Reverse - Polaris Electric Reverse Control (PERCt) - The two buttons raise or lower the reverse gate... Refer to page 66 for a detailed explanation of the PERCt feature... 12... Multi-Function Instrument - See page 37... 13... Console Storage

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Under Seat Engine Compartment 1... Spark plugs 2... Air intake 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... Air intake 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... Exhaust coolant filter 11... Air filter 12... Battery 13... Capacitor 14... Starter solenoid 15... EMM - Engine Management Module - (found only on Direct In- jected models)

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Some Polaris watercraft are equipped with a device that will limit engine RPM if the engine overheats... This feature is designed to help prevent engine damage caused by 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 24... If the cause of the of the overheating is identified and corrected, normal operation can be resumed by releasing and reapplying the throttle... If the engine continues to overheat after cleaning the jet pump and impeller, take the watercraft to an authorized Polaris dealer for service...

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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... The bottom row of alphanumeric characters is a versatile display that normally displays battery voltage, distance traveled, and engine hours... These displays will be overwritten in the event of a warning condition, or if an optional function is selected, such as security lock, speed limit, or real time digital display...

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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... DEPTH GAUGE: (An optional transducer kit is required... ) 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... 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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FEATURES Multi-Function Instrument (MFI) 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... 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... 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...

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FEATURES Multi-Function Instrument (MFI) 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... 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... 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 (DI models) - indicates a warning condition from the computer engine management system...

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S Registration numbers (see your Polaris watercraft dealer) S Tow rope (for emergency use) PN 2871310 S Flare gun (for emergency use) PN 2871533 S Safety and riding gear, including approved personal flotation devices for operator and passenger (see your Polaris watercraft dealer)

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If a proper inspection is not performed before each use, severe injury or death could result... Always inspect the vehicle as outlined in the checklist before each use to ensure its in proper and safe operating condition... See page 78 for additional inspection information... Always remove the lanyard from the engine stop switch before performing the pre-operation inspection...

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Jet pump water intake Inspect and remove debris if present; be sure intake grate is secure; push rear of wa- tercraft up and down in the water to flush sand out of water intake before starting

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S Always check for fumes prior to starting engine... S Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline... S Always refuel with the engine stopped and outdoors or in a well ventilated area...

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Refueling Keep the watercraft horizontal while fueling... If your vehicle is equipped with a fuel valve, shut it off... Carefully remove the fuel cap... Use fresh, seasonal gasoline that has been stored in a clean container... For the best performance from gasoline, purchase only what is needed for a month or less of operation... The use of a funnel or flexible spout will help avoid gasoline spillage on the watercraft... Always wipe up spills immediately... NOTE: If the fuel or oil levels become low, the Multi-Function Instrument (MFI) will display a flashing warning light... Proceed to shore and refuel... Refer to the specifications section beginning on page 104 to determine if your craft is equipped with this feature...

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The oil fill cap (1) is located under the front compartment door... Check the oil level before each use of the vehicle and add oil as necessary... Make sure the engine is off and the safety lanyard is removed from the engine stop switch before adding oil... Polaris Synthetic 2--Cycle Oil is formulated to work with your watercraft engine... Its been thoroughly tested to provide the ultimate performance and protection... See page 103 for a list of Polaris-recommended products...

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CAUTION A clogged intake or the ingestion of sand into the cooling system will cause engine overheating and result in jet pump or engine damage... If any obstruction cannot be removed, have an authorized Polaris dealer service it immediately... Clear the pump of sand after operating in shallow water or after beaching the watercraft...

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Engine and Storage Compartments If the craft is operated in salt water, we recommend that you spray the inside of the hull (engine and components) with waterproof lubricant spray (PN 2871064) after every use... The engine compartment (1) is located beneath the seat (2)... Be sure the seat, engine cover and front compartment door (3) are properly positioned and securely latched before operating the watercraft...

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Seat NOTE: The illustration is a general representation of a watercraft, provided only to help the operator locate the seat latches... To access the engine/storage compartment, disengage the rear seat latch (1)... Genesis models have a latch on the rear of each seat... Properly position and secure all seats before operating the watercraft... NOTE: The seat is not a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and will not provide life-saving flotation... Always wear a PFD when operating or riding a watercraft...

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Confirm that the battery terminal connections are tight, and make sure the battery is securely fastened in its mounting position... Inspect the battery for leaks, and check the vent hose for kinks or blockage... Check the battery fluid level and add only distilled water if the level is low... Tap water contains minerals that are harmful to a battery... Maintain the fluid level between the upper and lower marks (1) on the battery... Keep the battery in good condition and fully charged at all times, as a weak battery can leave you stranded... Never operate the watercraft with a battery thats too weak to start the engine on its own or shows signs of loss of power...

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Drain Plugs and Bilge Turn the bilge drain plug (1) counterclockwise and remove it... Clean the plug and plug hole of any sand and debris before reinstalling... NOTE: Some models have more than one drain plug... When the watercraft is out of the water, remove the drain plug and carefully flush out the bilge with fresh water... Allow the bilge to drain completely... Wipe out the bilge with dry shop towels and reinstall the drain plug... After launching the craft, remove the seat and check for leaks...

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4... If removing the lanyard lock plate successfully stopped the engine in the previous step, start the engine again and allow it to run for a few seconds... Depress the engine stop button until the engine stops... If the engine doesnt stop, pull the choke lever knob out until the engine stops... Do not ride the watercraft... Have it serviced by an authorized Polaris dealer before operating it again...

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OPERATION Pre-Operation Inspection Fuel/Water Separator 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... Inspect the separator only when the watercraft is out of the water...

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OPERATION Principles of Operation The engine is directly coupled to a driveshaft... When running, the driveshaft rotates the impeller... The impeller is positioned so that water is drawn up from beneath 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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If the engine is run while the watercraft is in very shallow water, sand, weeds and debris may be sucked into the jet intake and could cause damage to the impeller or injury to bystanders... Ingesting sand into the cooling system will cause the engine to overheat, which could lead to engine damage... Whenever starting the engine, always be sure the watercraft is in water at least two feet (60 cm) deep...

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OPERATION Navigational Rules This watercraft must be operated in accordance with all navigational rules and regulations governing it and the waterway on which its 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 should 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 youll be riding... You may also obtain this information when registering your watercraft...

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Overtaking Vessels If your watercraft is passing another vessel, your craft is the give-way vessel... The other vessel is expected to maintain its course and speed... You must not interfere with its course of travel... If your craft is the stand-on vessel, maintain your course and speed until the other vessel has passed you...

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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 give way... For example, if the other vessel (4) is on your vessels (3) starboard (right) side, you must give way... If the other vessel is on your port (left) side, your vessel is the stand-on vessel and should maintain its course and direction... The other vessel must give way... However, always drive defensively in case the give-way vessel fails to give your vessel the proper right-of-way... Always be prepared to stop quickly or take evasive action...

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Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way All vessels that are fishing with nets, lines or trawls are considered fishing vessels under International Rules... Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels... Fishing vessels have the right-of-way, regardless of position... However, they must not interfere with the passage of other vessels in narrow channels...

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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 avoid you or understand your course of travel...

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1... Release the throttle lever... When the engine has slowed to an idle, push in the stop button (1) with your left thumb... The engine should stop immediately... You may also stop the engine by pulling the lanyard lock plate (2) off the engine stop switch...

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If the engine is run while the watercraft is in very shallow water, sand, weeds and debris may be sucked into the jet intake and could cause damage to the impeller or injury to bystanders... Ingesting sand into the cooling system will cause the engine to overheat, which could lead to engine damage... Whenever starting the engine, always be sure the watercraft is in water at least two feet (60 cm) deep...

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4... On DI models, push the starter switch with your left hand while feathering the throttle (very slight open and close motion) with your right hand... As soon as the engine starts, release the starter switch and throttle... Apply just enough throttle to keep the engine running... Slowly reduce the amount of choke until the engine is warm and choking is no longer required...

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OPERATION Boarding the Watercraft Practice boarding the watercraft before riding in deep water... Any passengers should also practice boarding in shallow water before riding on the watercraft...

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Boarding With a Passenger A watercraft behaves differently with a passenger on board, requiring more operator skill... Practice operating skills alone, before taking a passenger on board... Make sure the watercraft engine is turned off when boarding with a passenger...

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NOTE: The reverse gate can be activated without the engine running by depressing the bilge button and operating the up/down button for reverse actuation... 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 sure the 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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The operator of the watercraft should practice stopping to become familiar with the procedure... Stopping is affected by gross weight (watercraft and rider), vehicle speed, wind direction, and water surface conditions... The watercraft is not equipped with a brake system... When the throttle is released, the natural drag of the water slows and stops the watercraft... Always keep a safe distance from other vessels, swimmers, objects in the water and the shoreline... Allow yourself plenty of room for stopping... When operating at full speed (1), it could take the watercraft as much as 300 feet (90 m) to come to a stop after the throttle is released... This distance is approximate and is supplied only for reference...

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OPERATION Turning the Watercraft Turning the watercraft requires using the throttle (thrust from the jet pump) and turning the handlebars at the same time... Do not release the throttle when trying to steer... High thrust makes the watercraft turn more sharply... Lower thrust makes the watercraft turn less sharply... Making sharp turns at high speeds may cause the watercraft to spin out and may cause rider(s) to be ejected from the watercraft... Make gradual turns when operating at higher speeds... Always look behind the craft before turning to avoid collisions...

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Towing the Watercraft in Water If the watercraft becomes inoperable in the water, it can be towed... Tie about 20 feet (6 m) of tow rope to the eye located on the bow... Slowly tow the watercraft to shore... NOTE: Before towing, use a pliers to close off the cooling water inlet hose located at the bottom of the watercraft hull (hose from pump box to exhaust pipe) to prevent hydrolock...

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Failure to right a capsized craft promptly and correctly may result in severe engine damage if the engine is operated with air or water in the lines... A capsized watercraft must be uprighted in a clockwise direction as viewed from the rear... If the watercraft has remained in a 180 (capsized) position for more than two minutes, all fuel and oil lines must be inspected for water and/or air...

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Polaris watercraft are designed to carry an operator and up to three passengers, depending on the model... Refer the the capacity decal on your craft and the specifications beginning on page 104 to determine your boats rider capacity... Never exceed the stated capacity for your vehicle... 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 one or more passengers aboard... The operator should be skilled in operation and maneuvers before carrying any passenger... All passengers 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 they should be in good physical condition, as reboarding in deep water can be strenuous... A passenger should firmly hang on to the operators PFD or the seat strap and keep both feet on the footwell pads in the gunnel... The operator should make sure any passenger is properly seated and holding on before accelerating... The operator should also communicate sudden maneuvers to a passenger in advance to prevent an ejection from the craft... Passengers should sit behind the operator and face toward the bow of the watercraft... A passenger riding as a spotter in towing situations should hold on to the rear grab handle... No person should operate or ride on a watercraft unless both feet reach the footrests when sitting on (straddling) the seat...

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exhaust system by starting the engine and revving it repeatedly at partial throttle for about ten seconds until water no longer comes out... NOTE: If the craft is towed up or down a steep hill after removing it from the water, this procedure may be repeated...

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Serious injury and damage to the watercraft will result if the jet pump and impeller are cleaned while the engine is running... Always stop the engine, remove the lanyard lock plate and disconnect the battery before servicing the jet pump and impeller...

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Serious injury and damage to the watercraft will result if the jet pump and impeller are cleaned while the engine is running... Always stop the engine, remove the lanyard lock plate and disconnect the battery before servicing the jet pump and impeller...

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Transporting The Watercraft Do not route ropes or tie downs over the seat as they could cause permanent damage to the seat... Protect the watercraft body by placing padding or similar material between the ropes or cables and the watercraft body... Be sure the trailer matches the watercrafts weight and design and that it meets trailer laws and regulations in your area... We recommend the use of a Polaris watercraft cover for protection from rocks and other debris while transporting...

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bring the watercraft to an authorized Polaris dealer for service... NOTE: Only mechanically experienced individuals should attempt to remove water from a waterlogged engine... Use the procedure on page 77... All others should take the watercraft to an authorized Polaris dealer for service... If this is not possible, call your Polaris dealer for further instructions...

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Engine Water Removal Procedure Use the following procedure for removing water from a submerged engine... Attempt this procedure only if you are mechanically experienced and have adequate assistance for lifting and supporting the watercraft...

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General Maintenance Refer to page 103 for part numbers of Polaris-recommended products... 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 T9 Metal Protectant or another 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 may also deteriorate rubber components...

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I - Inspect, adjust, service, or replace if necessary A - Adjust C - Clean R - Replace item L - Lubricate with recommended lubricant

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

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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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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Lubrication Proper lubrication and corrosion protection are necessary to maintain optimum performance and ensure years of service from your watercraft... We recommend the use of Polaris All Season Premium Grease... See page 103 for part numbers of Polaris-recommended products...

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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... NOTE: If the spark plug tip is black or grey, have the watercraft serviced by an authorized Polaris dealer as soon as possible... A black tip indicates several potential problems: the wrong spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used; excessive idling occurs; the 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 that the wrong spark plug (wrong heat range) is being used; the 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 any water from the spark plug and the inside of the cap... Install the spark plug and torque to 18 ft... lbs... If a torque wrench is not available, 1/4 to 1/2 turn beyond finger-tight is close to the correct torque... Push the cap down on the plug until it clicks... Use dielectric grease on the inside of the spark plug cap to prevent corrosion... Before installing a used plug, wipe off the threads and apply dielectric grease... Also clean the gasket surface...

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Substituting a non-recommended oil filter could result in damage to the watercraft... The in-line oil filter is a special type and must not be substituted... The filter should be changed annually by an authorized Polaris dealer during the pre-season inspection... Do not attempt to clean this filter...

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NOTE: If the watercraft will be used at a high altitude, above 3000 feet (1000 m), have an authorized Polaris dealer adjust the carburetor to allow for the thinner atmosphere... Polaris Direct Injected engines compensate for high altitude automatically...

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Fuses Carb Models 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... DI Models The MFI is protected by a 2 amp fuse and the bilge pump is protected by a 3 amp fuse... NOTE: DI models may have two 15 amp in-line fuses (located on the chassis harness) in place of the circuit breakers...

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Battery Maintenance and Charging Keep the battery terminals and connections free of corrosion... If cleaning is necessary, remove the corrosion with a stiff wire brush... Wash with a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and one cup water... Rinse well with tap water and dry off with clean shop towels... Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly... Be careful not to allow cleaning solution or tap water into the battery...

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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...

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Battery Charging Do not connect the charger cables to the battery unless the charger is unplugged... When using a battery charger, connect the battery to the charger before plugging in and turning on the charger... This prevents the possibility of sparks at the terminals, which could ignite the battery gases...

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3... First connect and tighten the red (positive) cable... 4... Second connect and tighten the black (negative) cable... 5... Apply dielectric grease to each cable... 6... Reinstall the battery cover and attach the hold-down strap(s)... 7... Verify that cables are properly routed... NOTE: When installing a new battery, make sure its fully charged prior to its initial use... 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...

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EPA Emissions Regulations All Polaris Direct Injection equipped engines manufactured by Polaris Industries are certified to the United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations for the control of air pollution... For this reason, factory procedures for servicing must be strictly followed, and wherever practicable, returned to the original intent of the design... Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any marine SI engine repair establishment or individual...

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MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION Cooling System Flushing The watercraft uses water for propulsion and for cooling... Flushing the cooling system with fresh water (never anti-freeze) will neutralize the corroding effects of salt water or water with impurities like silt, sand, alkali and other particulates... Flushing will also clean out other residue left in the water passages of the watercraft cooling system... Flush the water passages every day the watercraft is used, any time the craft has been beached and before storing the craft for an extended time...

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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 components from deteriorating... An authorized Polaris dealer can do the required preventative maintenance or you can do it yourself with a minimum of tools... Perform all of the procedures outlined in this section of your owners manual before storing the watercraft for an extended period of time... Refer to page 103 for part numbers of Polaris-recommended products... Clean the cooling system according to instructions on page 95...

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Watercraft Engine Fogging Procedure Polaris recommends the use of Polaris fogging oil to prevent rust and corrosion on internal engine parts (i... e... crankshaft, bearings, pistons, rings, cylinder walls)... The fogging oil coats all internal parts for prevention of rust and corrosion, which in turn will extend the life of the engine... Refer to page 103 for part numbers of Polaris-recommended products...

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Never clean the watercraft with strong detergents, abrasives, degreasers, paint thinner, acetone, window cleaners, ammonia or products containing alcohol... They can damage finishes, decals, vinyl and plastics and accelerate UV breakdown, which could cause color change and premature deterioration of parts...

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2... Inspect and grease the spark plug threads... Replace if necessary... 3... Lubricate the choke, throttle and steering cables... See page 82... 4... Lubricate all areas recommended in the maintenance section

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Lanyard lock plate not in place Install lock plate under shut-off switch

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Fouled or defective spark plugs Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs

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Clogged exhaust and/or cooling system Clean exhaust, flush cooling system

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Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner 2872890 Multi--Purpose Lubricant 2872891 Electrical Contact Cleaner 2872892 Engine Degreaser 2872893 Revival / Detailing Kit 2871589 Restore Swirl / Scuff Eliminator 2871966 Finish Wax 2871965 Vinyl and Rubber Protectant 2871964 T 9 Metal Protectant 2871064 Retaining / Sealing Products Loctitet Products

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CAPACITIES / DIMENSIONS Fuel Tank 17 gal... (64... 4 l) 17 gal... (64... 4 l) 17 gal... (64... 4 l) 17 gal... (64... 3 l)

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(+) - Large Overlap Progressive Pitch (<) - Radial Blade Progressive Pitch PERC - Polaris Electric Reverse Control MFI - Multi-Function Instrument * SMC - Sheet Molded Compound ** FRC - Fiberglass Reinforced Composite

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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... Your dealer is constantly kept up-to-date on changes, modifications, and tips on personal watercraft maintenance that may supersede information contained in this manual... Your dealer is familiar with Polaris policies and procedures and will be happy to assist you... When inquiring 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 AND YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOU HAVE WATCHED THE SAFETY AND OPERATION VIDEO AND REVIEWED THE SUMMARY TRAINING POINTS... 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, it must be taken 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 personnel 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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INDEX Accessories 41... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Age Restrictions 5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Anti-corrosion Treatment 78... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Avoid Collisions 60... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery 50, 90-93... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Charging 92... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Fluid 90... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Information 76... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Installation 93... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Maintenance 90... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Removal 91... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Battery Storage 93... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Beaching the Watercraft 68... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Before Starting the Engine 62... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Boarding In Deep Water 64... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Boarding the Watercraft 64... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Boarding With A Passenger 65... ... ... ... ... ... ... Boating Under the Influence 22... ... ... ... ... ... ... Break-In Procedure 54... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Buoys And Markers 60... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Capsize Warning Decal 10... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Capsized Watercraft 70... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Carburetor Adjustment 88... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Choke Cable 82... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Choke Cable Inspection 89... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Circuit Breaker 89... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Cleaning 98... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Collision Decal 11... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... CONTROLS 24-25... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Cooling System Flushing 95... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Crossing Paths 58... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Daily Care 72-73... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Drain Plugs/Bilge 51... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Electrical Shock Hazard 21... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Encountering Vessels 57... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Engine and Exhaust System Draining 96 Engine Compartment 32-34, 48... ... ... ... ... ... ... Engine Components 32-35... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Engine Doesnt Start 63... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Engine Fogging Procedure 97... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Engine Oil 109... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING ... ... ... ... ...

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INDEX Pre-Operation Inspection 42-53... ... ... ... ... ... ... Principles of Operation 54... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Protective Apparel 18... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Refueling 45... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... REGISTRATION 107... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Reverse Lever 66... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Riding Gear 51... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Right-of-way 56... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... RPM Limiter 36... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Rule 2 56... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Safe Riding Gear 16... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Safe Riding Position 21... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... SAFETY 7-23... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Safety Decals 8-13... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Safety Training 5... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Salt Water and Unclean Water Care 94... ... Seat 49... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Service and Maintenance 20... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Signal Words and Symbols 7... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Spark Plugs 85-86... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... SPECIFICATIONS 104-105... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Stand-on Vessel 56... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starting In Deep Water 64... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Starting the Engine 62-63... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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Read and understand all warning labels and Owners Manual before operation... Severe injury or death can result from ignoring warnings or improper use... Never permit a guest to operate this watercraft unless the guest has read and understands all warning labels and the Owners Manual...

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