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POLARIS OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

HELP CENTER

3/30/2021
Speed Control System on Youth ATVs

Polaris youth ATVs come equipped with an adjustable speed control system that controls engine RPM and the speed of the vehicle. The speed limiting device may be adjusted by supervising adults when they determine that their child is capable of safely handling additional speed. The dealer cannot remove or adjust any speed limiting device under any circumstances, even at the customer's request, either prior to or after the sale. 

Outlaw 50, Outlaw 110 and Sportsman 110
The speed of youth models is restricted to 10 mph or less for the Y-6+ models and 15 mph or less for the Y-10+ models. The unrestricted top speed is 15 mph or less for the Y-6+ models and 30 mph or less for the Y-10+ models. 

Use the following procedure to control how far the throttle opens:

1. Loosen the jam nut (2). 

2. Turn the screw (1) inward to reduce speed or outward to increase speed. 

3. Tighten the jam nut after adjusting. 

jam nut and screw locations
Outlaw 70
The speed of youth models is restricted to 10 mph or less for the Y-6+ models and 15 mph or less for the Y-10+ models. The unrestricted top speed is 15 mph or less for the Y-6+ models and 30 mph or less for the Y-10+ models.

The throttle adjuster is located behind the left front tire.

Speed limiter location

Speed control system diagram
To adjust the throttle stop and speed control system:

1. Loosen the throttle adjuster jam nut (1) and turn the stud (2) clockwise to increase vehicle speed.

2. Turn the stud counterclockwise to reduce vehicle speed.

3. After adjusting the stud to the desired vehicle speed, torque the jam nut to 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm).

4. Cycle the throttle lever several times to verify cable function.

Phoenix 200
The speed is limited to 20 mph (32 km/h) when delivered. The speed limiter can be set to increase the maximum speed to 30 mph (48 km/h) or less. 

Use the following procedure to reduce or increase speed: 

1. Loosen the jam nut (2). 

2. Turn the screw (1) inward to reduce speed or outward to increase speed up to 30 mph (48 km/h). The throttle lever will stop against the speed control bracket at the maximum setting.

3. Tighten the jam nut after adjusting. 

4. To allow the vehicle to operate to the maximum speed of 38 mph (61 km/h), remove the bracket fastener (3) on the throttle assembly and remove the bracket. 

speed limiter jam nut and screw speed limiter bracket fastener

For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use 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.

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