Congratulations on your purchase of a new Kawasaki ATV. It is the result of Kawasaki’s engineering expertise and a tradition of manufacturing high-quality recreational products. Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully before starting your new ATV so that you will be thoroughly familiar with the proper operation of your vehicle’s controls, its features, capabilities, and limitations. This manual offers many safe riding tips, but its purpose is not to provide instruction in all the techniques and skills required to ride an ATV safely. Kawasaki strongly recommends that all operators of this vehicle enroll in an ATV rider training program to attain awareness of the mental and physical requirements necessary for safe ATV operation.
To ensure a long, trouble–free life for your ATV, give it the proper care and maintenance described in this manual. For those who would like more detailed information on their ATVs, a Service Manual is available for purchase from any authorized Kawasaki ATV dealer. The Service Manual contains detailed disassembly and maintenance information. Those who plan to do their own work should, of course, be competent mechanics and possess the special tools described in the Service Manual.
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Always ride with your feet on the footboards. If your feet touch the ground while you are moving, you could be injured. It is possible to have the rear wheel run over your foot. If you have a lot of motorcycle experience, your natural reaction to the vehicle tipping or skidding may be to put a foot down. This is a reaction you must “unlearn”. Also, removing your feet from the footboards and removing your hands from the handlebars can cause you to lose your balance and fall off the ATV. Keep your hands and feet on the ATV always.
Before riding in a new area be sure to check for hidden obstacles or hazards. Keep your speed down until you know the area well. You must know the land you intend to ride on and be familiar with your machine and its handling characteristics to have a safe and enjoyable riding experience. Use existing trails and stay away from excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain. Don’t attempt to ride over large obstacles. Hazardous conditions such as these can cause loss of control and an accident. Be cautious when visibility is limited; you may not be able to see obstacles in your path.
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You will be responsible for paying for routine maintenance, including the first scheduled service. You can have the required servicing done by your Kawasaki dealer (recommended) or an equally-qualified service facility. You can also do your own maintenance work if you have the proper tools, service references, and mechanical skills. However, if a failure is found to be caused by improper servicing, it would not be covered by the limited warranty.
You may purchase a Kawasaki Service Manual and any necessary special tools directly from your Kawasaki dealer. You will be responsible for paying for repairs needed because of an accident, to replace worn parts such as tires, chains, brakes, and for repairs needed because of a lack of maintenance, misuse or racing. Whether you do it yourself or take your vehicle to a Kawasaki dealer, be sure to record your service in the Maintenance Record section of this Owner’s Manual. Keep all receipts for the service and/or items necessary to perform the maintenance so that in the event of a failure you can document the service history.
What Are The Dealership’s Responsibilities?
Your Kawasaki dealer offers a wide range of services, parts, accessories, and information on your product and on Kawasaki. Each dealer is independently owned and operated and is responsible for the dealership’s operations, its repair, warranty, and service work, and its personnel. Your dealer is responsible for completing the set up and pre-delivery service of your new Kawasaki vehicle. The dealership should also explain its operation, maintenance, and warranty provisions so you understand them at the time of purchase or at any other time you have questions.
The dealership is responsible for inspecting your Kawasaki vehicle if there is a failure, investigating the cause of the problem, and getting any needed authorization from Kawasaki if the repair is one that will be covered by the limited warranty. The dealership will also file all necessary paperwork. The dealership is responsible for correctly completing any necessary repairs, whether they are covered by the limited warranty or not.
How Do I Get Warranty Service?
If there is a problem with your vehicle within the limited warranty period, you will need to schedule a service
appointment and provide any maintenance records to an authorized Kawasaki dealer for inspection and diagnosis. You can go to any Kawasaki dealer for warranty repairs. Your Kawasaki dealer will inspect your vehicle and give you the results of the inspection. The dealer will perform the repairs at no cost to you if it is determined that the problem is covered by the warranty. Kawasaki will work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. No authorization for warranty work can be given until your vehicle has been inspected by a Kawasaki dealer
What if I am not Satisfied With My Warranty Service?
If you aren’t satisfied with your dealership’s repair work or operations, it is best to discuss the situation with the appropriate dealership manager. If you have already done this, then contact the dealership’s owner or general manager to request a review of the issue. If you are unable to resolve a problem after consulting with the dealership management and need further assistance, contact Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. at the address below. Please be certain to provide the model, vehicle identification number (VIN), mileage or hours of use, accessories, dates that events occurred and what action has been taken by both you and your dealer. Include the name and address of the dealership. To assist us in resolving your inquiry, please include copies of related receipts and any other pertinent information including the name of the dealership personnel with whom you have been working. Upon receipt of your correspondence, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. will contact the dealership and work with it in resolving your problem.