Oil and Filter Change The recommended oil change interval is 100 hours, 1000 miles, or every six months, whichever comes first. When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form to the dealer. Never run an engine in an enclosed area. Camber and Caster The camber and caster are non-adjustable. All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. If loose nuts and bolts are found, see your Polaris dealer for service before operating the vehicle. Treat the fuel system with Polaris Carbon Clean.
Thankfully, maintenance tasks are extremely easy on the Scrambler 500 4x4. This vehicle handles differently than other vehicles, such as motorcycles and cars. Recent 2004 Sport Reviews View all Reviews2008 Can-Am Spyder Roadster Reviews 2004 Scrambler By Robert Happle Owner , Nov. Sit upright with both feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebars. Always allow the engine to cool before removing the pressure cap. Override Switch 1 Reverse Speed Limiter - This vehicle is equipped with a reverse speed limiter system. Have an authorized Polaris dealer perform these services.
Do not allow hot oil to come into contact with skin. Be aware when riding in any rocks! Fronts a like heavy for big jumps, but good for hills. Avoid crossing the side of a hill when possible. Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the area where refueling is performed or where gasoline is stored. This makes recoil starting possible by reducing the amount of compression during starting. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water, then rinse and let dry. We easily crossed every water hole on the trails whether only a few inches deep or nearly up to the seat.
Do not operate at wide open throttle. The Scrambler immediately responded with all 4 wheels clawing for traction and paddling through the water. Do not aggressively apply the auxiliary brake when going forward. Check the amount of chain slack in three different locations by moving the vehicle slightly forward to gain slack at the top side of the rear chain. Activate the starter for a maximum of five seconds, releasing the key when the engine starts.
Maintenance Servicing Interval Performed 10 hrs. Polaris 4-cycle engines are equipped with automatic decompressors. Always read and understand the load distribution warnings on all warning labels, and never exceed the specified weight capacities for the vehicle. The rear wheels may skid and slide sideways, causing loss of control and serious injury or death. True to its sporty nature, at the rear Polaris gave the Scrambler a steel swingarm, a single shock, disc brakes, a solid axle, and chain drive with a super easy to use eccentric chain adjustment system. It has a hydraulic, all-wheel lock for a parking brake.
To change gears, stop the vehicle, and with the engine idling, move the lever to the desired gear. Remove the lamp 1 and replace it with a new lamp. Use caution and drive at reduced speeds in conditions of reduced visibility such as fog, rain and darkness. To the Trails Since the Scrambler 500 4x4 is meant for trail fun, we set off to conquer every type of terrain we could find. Determine water depths and current before crossing. Place the transmission in gear.
Oil filter access is also excellent on the left side of the engine, and a large dip stick and oil fill hole make oil changes a breeze. See page 117 for the part numbers of Polaris products. Your review and rating will help rank 2004 Sport. Torque the wheel nuts according to the wheel nut torque specifications chart. Transfer your weight to the rear of the vehicle.
Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Be sure the fuel cap, oil cap and seat are installed correctly. One hand brake controls both front and back brakes. The front suspension in the Scrambler 400 is MacPherson strut, with 8. Replacement safety decals are provided by Polaris at no charge. See your Polaris dealer for engine heater kits, which provide quicker warm-ups and easier starting in colder weather.
A helmet can prevent a severe head injury. Improperly performing the procedures marked with a result in component failure and lead to serious injury or death. When operating over rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain stable driving conditions. Water will enter the recoil housing if the starter handle is disengaged from the rope guide when under water. It does a decent job of anchoring your foot, but we feel it could be slightly taller and more aggressive.
Beginners should receive training from a certified instructor. To view more specifications, visit our Detailed Specifications. Turn off the engine and remove the key to prevent loss during transporting. Allow components to cool sufficiently before proceeding. Follow these procedures when operating through water: 1. See page 117 for the part numbers of Polaris products.