<p>2001 HIGH PERFORMANCE
This manual is designed primarily for use by Polaris snowmobile service technicians in a properly equipped
shop. Persons using this manual should have a sound knowledge of mechanical theory, tool use, and shop
procedures in order to perform the work safely and correctly. The technician should read the text and be famil-
iar with service procedures before starting the work. Certain procedures require the use of special tools. Use
only the proper tools, as specified. Cleanliness of parts and tools as well as the work area is of primary impor-
All references to left and right side of the vehicle are from the operator's perspective when seated in a normal
This manual includes procedures for maintenance operations, component identification and unit repair, along
with service specifications for the 2001 Polaris snowmobiles. A table of contents is placed at the beginning of
each chapter, and an alphabetic index is provided at the end of the manual for location of specific page
numbers and service information. Keep this manual available for reference in the shop area.
At the time of publication all information contained in this manual was technically correct. However, all
materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Comments or suggestions about this manual may be directed to: Polaris Sales Inc., Service Publications
Department, 2100 Hwy 55 Medina, Minnesota 55340.
2001 High Performance Snowmobile Service Manual (PN 9916690)
Copyright 2000 Polaris Sales Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
UNDERSTANDING SAFETY LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Throughout these instructions, important information is brought to your attention by the following symbols:
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
Failure to follow DANGER instructions will result in severe injury or death to the operator, bystander or person
inspecting or servicing the snowmobile.
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in seve