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Tom Jefferson

Polaris 400 Sportsman '95 New owner controls questions

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New to ATVs, just got 400 Sportsman 4x4, installed new piston and rings, runs great! A few questions. On the "dash" there are warning lights but none work and there are no lables on them. Also there's a couple of switches that I don't know what they are. One is on the headlight cover to the left, a rocker switch, not labeled. Another on left grip labled "override". Can someone tell me what these all do? I would like to find an owner's manual for the ATV but can't seem to locate one. I have the service manual, but no owners or operator manual.

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There is supposed to be a lens that fits over the top. From the left: Overheat light ,Neutral , High beam , Reverse , and Oil level warning,if memory serves. Some models were different.The switch on the panel is anybody's guess,it's not a factory installed switch. Maybe some extra lights or something. The button on the left handlebar switch is a reverse override switch. Be careful using it. The ATV will misfire on purpose in reverse to limit its speed. Without it these bike will go just as fast backwards as forward. Use it when your backing out of a ditch or something like that, and you need full power in reverse. Hold it down and it will bypass the limiter and deliver full power in reverse.

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