FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Release the front rack latches
and remove the rack to gain
access to the front compart-
ment. To reinstall the rack,
hold the rack as shown in the
illustration. Position the front
edge in the tabs, then push the
rack downward and secure
Access the following
components in the front
Brake fluid reservoir
ADC fluid reservoir
Coolant recovery bottle cap
Winch Cable Care
For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the
cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at your
authorized POLARIS dealer.
Use of worn or damaged cable could lead to sudden failure and
Always inspect your winch before each use. Inspect for worn or
loose parts including mounting hardware. Never use the winch if
any part needs repair or replacement.
Always inspect your winch cable before each use. Inspect for worn
or kinked winch cable.
A kinked winch cable made of
wire rope is shown at right. Even
after being “straightened out,”
this cable has already been
permanently and severely
damaged. Promptly discontinue
use of a winch cable in this
A kinked winch cable made of
wire rope that has been
“straightened out” is shown at
right. Even though it may look
usable, the cable has been
permanently and severely damaged. It can no longer transmit the load
that it could prior to kinking. Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable
in this condition.
A winch cable made of
synthetic rope should be
inspected for signs of fraying.
Replace the cable if fraying is
observed (shown at right).
Promptly discontinue use of a
winch cable in this condition.
Also replace the winch cable if there are fused or melted fibers. Such
an area of the synthetic rope will be stiff and appear smooth or glazed.
Promptly discontinue use of a winch cable in this condition.
If the engine stops or will not start, or if you experience other electrical
failures, a fuse may need replacement. Locate and correct any short cir-
cuits that may have caused the blown fuse, then replace the fuse. Spare
fuses are provided in the fuse box.
Remove the front rack.
Remove the fuse box cover.
Remove the suspect fuse from the fuse panel. If the fuse is blown,
install a new fuse with the same amperage rating.
Reinstall the fuse box cover.
Reinstall the front rack.
SPORTSMAN 550 EPS
SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS
SPORTSMAN XP 850
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
This POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in
material or workmanship.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF
This warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental
damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not
cover any vehicle, component, or part that has been altered structurally, modified,
neglected, improperly maintained, or used for purposes other than for which it was
This warranty excludes damages or failures resulting from: improper lubrication;
improper engine timing; improper fuel; surface imperfections caused by external stress,
heat, cold or contamination; operator error or abuse; improper component alignment,
tension, adjustment or altitude compensation; snow, water, dirt or other foreign
substance ingestion/contamination; improper maintenance; modified components; use
of aftermarket or unapproved components, accessories, or attachments; unauthorized
repairs; or repairs made after the warranty period expires or by an unauthorized repair
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, or any other
cause other than a defect in materials or workmanship and provides no coverage for
consumable components, general wear items, or any parts exposed to friction surfaces,
stresses, environmental conditions and/or contamination for which they were not
designed or not intended, including but not limited to the following items:
Wheels and tires
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Carburetor/Throttle body components
Clutches and components
Hydraulic components and fluids
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps