VIDEO: RZR 170 Pre-Ride Inspection
Before you ride your Polaris RZR 170, perform the pre-ride inspection as described in your Owner’s Manual. Read, understand and follow all of the instructions, warnings and safety precautions in the Owner’s Manual and on all product labels. Failure to follow these instructions, warnings and safety precautions could result in serious injury or death.
During your pre-ride inspection, do the following:
1. Visually inspect the vehicle, looking for debris, leaks and worn components that may impair the vehicle’s operation.
2. Check the condition of the tires, looking for any sign of punctures or damage, and verify proper tread depth.
3. Check the tire pressures and verify that they are to specification. The tire pressure should be 3 psi (20.7 kPa) on all tires.
4. Inspect the front and rear suspension for leaks, debris and damage.
5. Inspect the brake pads and rotors, looking for corrosion, nicks and burrs.
6. Inspect the drive chain, ensuring proper installation.
7. Inspect the engine intake duct between the seats. Notice: DO NOT spray water directly into the intake system, as this can result in water intrusion to the engine.
8. Inspect the engine air cooling intake.
9. Ensure the safety flag is properly installed.
10. Next, inspect the fluid levels. Ensure the vehicle is on a level surface before inspecting fluid levels.
- Inspect the brake reservoir underneath the front of the vehicle for proper fluid level and condition.
- Add fluid as needed. Tip: Use a flashlight to illuminate the brake fluid reservoir.
11. Next, we need to inspect the engine oil level. Notice: Ensure the oil level is checked on a cold engine. A hot engine will appear overfilled.
- Remove the oil dipstick and wipe with a clean shop towel.
- Reinstall the oil dipstick fully and remove to inspect the oil level. Caution: Operating with insufficient, deteriorated or contaminated engine oil will cause accelerated wear and may result in engine or transmission seizure, which could result in loss of control and serious injury or death.
- Add oil as needed. Caution: Do not overfill. Overfilling can result in loss of engine performance and an oil-saturated air filter. Use a suction device to remove excess oil if overfilled.
12. Inspect the fuel level on the passenger side and add as needed.
13. Turn the key on and inspect the headlights, taillights and brake lights for proper operation.
14. Apply the parking brake and ensure the vehicle does not roll.
15. Ensure the side nets are properly secured. Adjust as needed.
16. Ensure the seat is properly adjusted and secured.
17. Most importantly, check the condition and function of the seat belt.
- Pull the seat belt completely out and inspect for cuts, wear, fraying, dirt, debris or stiffness.
- Test the buckle and latch for proper operation. Caution: Always wear a seat belt when riding. The vehicle will limit speed if the seat belt buckle is not latched.
18. Check the steering wheel for smooth operation from full left to full right.
19. Verify proper brake and throttle pedal movement, taking note of any binding or sticking.
20. Start the engine and verify the low oil pressure light is not illuminated.
21. Before allowing children to ride this vehicle, ensure the speed limiting adjuster on the throttle pedal is set to the desired setting.
For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.