American Sportworks CW-413 Operating instructions (2024)

American Sportworks CW-413 Operating instructions (1)

Utility Vehicle Operators Manual

6/2008

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INDEX

Introduction pages 3-4

Serial Number Plate Location page 4

Safety pages 5-10

Pre-Delivery Steps page 9

Dealer Inspection Checklist page 10

Assembly Instructions pages 11-13

Seat Back, Brush guard, Bumper page 12

Steering wheel page 12

Cargo Bed page 13

Seat Base page 13

Operating Instructions page 14

Maintenance pages 15-19

Fuel Valve Lever page 15

Air Cleaner Page 16

Engine Oil page 17

Transaxle Oil page 18

Drive Belt page 18

4X4 Supplement pages 20-21

48 Volt Supplement pages 22-34

650cc Supplement pages 35-38

Troubleshooting pages 39-41

Engine Wiring pages 42-44

2WD Dana Transaxle pages 45-48

265cc Parts Breakdown pages 49-58

340cc 2-wheel drive pages 59-70

4WD Dana Transaxle pages 71-74

390cc 4-wheel drive pages 75-85

650cc 4-wheel drive pages 86-94

48 Volt Electric pages 95-104

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Introduction

American SportWorks welcomes you to its growing

family of new product owners. This Utility Vehicle

“UTV” is a light utility vehicle that has been designed

with care and built by skilled workers using quality

materials. Proper set-up, maintenance and safe

operating practices will help you get years of

satisfactory use from this vehicle.

Safety First

American SportWorks is fully aware of the need for safe

operating procedures around all of our equipment. We

hope you will make a sincere effort to put safety above

all other priorities. The Utility Vehicle was designed and

built for work, recreation, and enjoyment; however,

improper and irresponsible operation could result in

serious injury or death. Since this is an off-road vehicle,

operators will seldom see the road safety and warning

signs they are accustomed to seeing on highways and

public streets. This places additional responsibility on

the driver to operate this vehicle well within the safe

operational limits and capabilities of the unit.

This manual has been prepared to instruct you in the

safe and responsible operation of your Utility Vehicle.

Read and abide by all safety alert information about this

vehicle. If you do not understand any part of this

manual, contact your local dealer for additional

information and clarification. As the operator of this

piece of equipment, you are in complete control. Only

you can prevent an accident from happening.

Using This Manual

* Prior to any vehicle operation it is absolutely essential

that you read and comprehend each section in this

manual to develop an understanding of your vehicle and

for your safety. After reviewing this manual, store it in a

dry and easily accessible place for future reference.

* The Operator’s Section is designed to help familiarize

you with safety, assembly, operation, adjustments,

troubleshooting, and maintenance. Read this manual

and follow the recommendations to help ensure safe

and efficient operation.

* The information contained within this manual was

current at the time of printing. Some parts may change

slightly to assure you of the best performance.

* To order a new Operator’s or Parts Manual contact

your authorized dealer.

American SportWorks LLC

Toll Free PH: 1-866-646-5278

Fax: 1-866-329-5278

www.amsportworks.com

Terminology

Right-hand and left-hand as used in this manual are

determined by facing the direction the vehicle will travel

while in use unless otherwise stated.

Getting Acquainted with your Utility Vehicle

This off-road utility vehicle is a very unique vehicle

designed exclusively for off-road use. It is not designed,

properly equipped, or licensed to be safely operated on

public streets and highways. This vehicle is designed to

carry two people and a limited amount of gear or cargo

comfortably and safely over rough terrain that was only

accessible by ATV’s in the past.

Unlike ATV’s that have handlebar steering, Utility

Vehicle’s have a steering wheel with easy handling

rack-and pinion steering. The steering’s tight turning

radius makes this vehicle more maneuverable than

most ATV’s. Its four wheeled independent suspension,

large diameter hi-flotation tires and high center-frame

ground clearance adds up to excellent stability and a

smooth ride over rough terrain. Outstanding two

wheeled rear traction drive is achieved by using

premium off-road ATV type tires in tandem with the

engine mounted directly in front of the rear differential.

Also unlike an ATV’s one person “straddle saddle” seat,

the Utility Vehicle sports dual headrest cushioned seats

with seat belts mounted in a highly styled and protective

full length body. Two passengers can ride comfortably in

this vehicle protected from splashing water and mud.

The Brush Guard Bar mounted to the vehicle’s frame

provides protection against low hanging limbs and

briars.

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Introduction

The Brush Guard Bar also provides a mounting system

for American SportWorks optional windshields, canopy

tops and weather enclosures. It also serves as a

mounting base for many other optional cargo racks, gun

and bow racks.

The cargo bed is for transporting accessories such as

camping equipment, tree stands, hunting gear, and

fishing gear. A standard hitch mounting plate enables

quick installation of a rear hitch for pulling small trailers

full of supplies, tools, gear, and game.

The Utility Vehicle has some similarities to an ATV. Like

an ATV the Utility Vehicle has a short wheelbase,

narrow stance, and high center clearance all which

provide for narrow and difficult trail access. This

combination of short wheelbase and narrow stance also

enables this vehicle to be loaded in the back of most full

to mid-sized pickups for transport.

The Utility Vehicle’s ground compaction and is very

gentle on the ground and surrounding vegetation. The

highly energized four wheeled independent suspension

system provides an incredibly soft ride and outstanding

stability over difficult terrain. The engine is EPA certified

and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB)

certification standards.

Owner Assistance

The safety information should be viewed by the owner

and the Warranty Registration card should be filled out

by the dealer at the time of purchase. The owner, upon

purchasing the vehicle, should have participated in a

short drivers training course with the dealer. This

information is necessary to provide you with quality

customer service.

The parts on your Utility Vehicle have been specially

designed and should only be replaced with genuine

American SportWorks parts.

If customer service or repair parts are required contact a

American SportWorks dealer. They have trained

personnel, genuine repair parts and equipment specially

designed to repair American SportWorks products.

American SportWorks LLC

P.O. Box 649

Roseland, LA 70456

Toll Free PH: 1-866-646-5278

Fax: 1-866-329-5278

service@amsportworks.com

Always use the serial and model number when ordering

parts for your Utility Vehicle. The serial-number plate is

located under the cargo bed on the driver’s side just

above the engine, on the frame as shown in figure 1

below.

Serial Number Plate Location

Figure 1

Record your Utility Vehicle serial number here for quick

reference:

Model Number:___________________________

Serial Number:____________________________

Your American SportWorks dealer wants you to be

satisfied with your new vehicle. If you do not understand

any part of this manual or you’re not satisfied with the

service received, please take the following actions.

Discuss the matter with your dealership service

manager. Make sure they are aware of any problems so

they can assist you.

If you are still unsatisfied, seek out the owner or general

manager of the dealership.

For further assistance write to

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Read These Important Rules for Safe Operation

Note: The Operator, Passenger, Parent or Guardian must read, study and understand all the items contained

within this owners/operators manual before operating utility vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions

could endanger the personal safety of the Operator, Passenger and any Bystanders.

Close adult supervision is required at all times!

Pay close attention to all Caution and Warning labels

Located on the Utility Vehicle

*IMPORTANT*

When transporting any Utility Vehicle with an installed windshield or

Color matched top DO NOT reach high speeds!

Assumption Of Risk

The owner or operator assumes all the risks incident to or arising out of the operation of

this Utility Vehicle

Failure to follow and comply with all warnings may

cause serious injury or death

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Safety

It is very important to read, understand, and follow all

instructions and warnings located on the decals on your

Utility Vehicle.

Rear Seat

Weight Limit is 300lbs

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Safety

Safe Operating Procedures

The safe operation of any machinery is a big concern to

all consumers. Your Utility Vehicle has been designed

with many built-in safety features. However, no one

should operate this vehicle before carefully reading this

Operator’s Manual. Also read all instructions noted on

the safety decals.

* Be familiar with all functions of this vehicle.

* Keep all bystanders away from this vehicle during

operation.

* Do not allow anyone to operate this vehicle who has

not fully read and comprehended this manual and who

has not been properly trained in the safe operation of

this vehicle.

* Do not operate a vehicle with damaged or defective

parts. Repair all damages and defective parts before

putting vehicle back in to service.

* Do not allow anyone under 16 years of age to operate

this vehicle.

* Operator must always use both hands on the steering

wheel.

* No riders allowed except in factory designed and

supplied seating.

* Operate this vehicle from the driver’s seat only.

* Do not leave this vehicle unattended with engine

running.

* Do not dismount a moving vehicle as serious injury or

death could occur.

* Always operate vehicle with belt guard installed. Do

not leave pulleys and belts exposed.

* Do not touch engine, engine exhaust pipe and/or

muffler while they are hot.

* Keep hands, feet, long hair, clothing, and jewelry away

from moving parts and obvious pinch points to avoid

getting caught.

* Wear snug-fitting clothing to avoid entanglement with

moving parts.

* Some conditions may warrant extra safety gear to be

worn such as safety helmets and/or goggles.

* Keep hands, arms, feet and all bodily appendages

safely inside the confines of the vehicle.

* Always be aware of and avoid tree limbs and brush

that have a potential of hitting and/or poking individuals

riding the vehicle. Serious body harm could result.

* Avoid sudden stops, starts, and turns.

* Always operate your vehicle at a safe speed that will

allow you to maintain control.

* Operator and passenger are responsible for deciding if

their situation warrants using seat belts.

* Do not exceed total payload capacity of this vehicle.

* Do not pull a trailer or implement exceeding 1100

pound towing capacity or loss of control may result.

* Do not attach an implement, trailer or other device to

the hitch that will produce negative tongue weight.

* Follow all towing instructions in this manual when

towing the UTV behind another vehicle. Do not tow

vehicle faster than 25 MPH.

* Do not use the vehicle as an anchor device.

* Beware, tow ropes, cables and chains can break when

pulling another vehicle or object causing serious injury

or death to anyone in line with the whipping action

created when they break. Never jerk when pulling,

always ease into a pull gently. Always stay clear of the

tow line. Never be in line with the tow line.

* Reduce speed when loaded with cargo. Heavy cargo

load takes longer to stop.

* Reduce speed and payload on hilly, rough, wet, slick

or unstable ground.

* Always make turns at a speed that will maintain control

of vehicle. Never make turns at full speed. Reduce

speed when turning empty and reduce speed even

more when turning loaded with cargo or when pulling a

cargo load. The heaver the cargo load, the slower the

turn should be.

* Make sure all gear or cargo is properly secured and

tied down.

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* Do not exceed 400 lbs. in cargo bed area (NOTE:

300lbs with rear seat kit installed), or 900 lbs. total on

this vehicle.

* Do not mount a receiver hitch type carrier platform to

the vehicle.

* Do not load the Brush Guard Bar with heavy

equipment. Rollover could result from such loading.

* The Brush Guard Bar is not certified ROPS (Roll Over

Protection System). Always avoid rollovers.

* Do not operate this vehicle on highways, public roads,

or where it may be a hazard to faster moving traffic.

* Do not operate this vehicle while drinking or under the

influence of alcohol and drugs.

* Never attempt wheelies, jumps, or other stunts. Never

drive recklessly. Always operate your vehicle at a safe

speed that will allow you to maintain control.

* Never use vehicle for racing and never modify the

engine to exceed 25 MPH vehicle speed.

* Never modify any parts on the vehicle without

authorization. Unauthorized modifications will void

warranty to all parts directly and indirectly affected by

the modification.

* Always make sure the vehicle pathway is clear of all

objects when backing up. Know location of personnel

around vehicle and especially location of small children.

Take extra precautions when rear view is hindered by

cargo.

* Always park on level ground, stop engine, set parking

brake and remove ignition key before leaving the

vehicle. Chock tires if condition warrants.

* Use extreme caution when cresting hills or when

visibility is limited. Proceed slowly until you are sure trail

conditions immediately ahead are safe.

* Keep front wheels straight when cresting hills or going

over bumps.

* Do not stop, start suddenly or over accelerate on hills.

Loss of control and rollover could result.

* Use extreme caution when descending hills or running

on loose slippery surfaces. Towing, braking, and tractive

capabilities are greatly diminished.

* Do not operate vehicle on 15 degree slope or steeper.

* Avoid changing direction or making sharp steering

corrections on slopes or rollover may occur.

* If this vehicle begins to tip when crossing a slope, turn

the front wheels downhill to regain stability and control.

* When crossing a slope on soft terrain, turn the front

wheels slightly uphill and maintain a constant speed to

maintain a straight line of travel.

* When descending hills or slopes apply steady

pressure to the foot brake to avoid potential of

freewheeling or runaway.

* Never allow vehicle to coast or free wheel in neutral or

loss of control may result.

* If your vehicle loses power and stops on a hill,

immediately engage the foot brake and back slowly

down the hill maintaining a straight downhill line of

travel. Do not attempt to turn the vehicle sideways on

the hill or a rollover could result.

* When traveling at night always use your headlights

and reduce speed according to visibility, trail, and terrain

conditions.

* Avoid water crossings when possible and never cross

a body of water where depth is unknown. Loss of power

will occur if the drive belt becomes submerged or wet.

Unnecessary crossing of streams and waterways

erodes shore line and damages water-born habitat. If

you must cross, do it at a point where banks are not

steep and proceed at a slow and steady speed.

* Front bumper and brush guards are not designed as

pusher bars. Do not attempt to push other vehicles or

implements or damage may result.

* When refueling use an (UL) approved non-metallic

container that has no screen or filter. Set the container

on the ground before fueling to eliminate static

discharge and do not use Methanol fuel.

* Do not smoke or use electrical devices including cell

phones while refueling.

* Always maintain proper tire inflation.

* Always disconnect the negative battery terminal before

making adjustments to the vehicle electrical system or

welding on this vehicle.

* Battery fumes are explosive. A spark will ignite battery

fumes. Wear a face shield when charging or jumping a

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battery. Follow all battery safety rules outlined in this

manual.

* Avoid battery acid spills. Do not get battery acid on

eyes, face, or other body parts. Flush eyes and other

body parts immediately with water for at least 15

minutes if battery acid has gotten on them.

* Always check wheel lug nut torque values two hours

after initial operation and two hours after each tire repair

and/or replacement. Routinely check lug nut torque

valves every 100 hours of operation.

* Support this vehicle securely before working beneath.

Chock the wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling.

* Do not shift transaxle unless this vehicle is fully

stopped and the engine is at idle or damage may occur.

Each vehicle must undergo a Pre-Delivery Inspection

by the Dealer. Listed below is an example of the

checklist that is included with the Warranty Registration

that is to be submitted to American SportWorks upon

Retail Sale. The Pre-Delivery Certificate and Warranty

Registration must be submitted to American SportWorks

in order to activate the vehicle warranty.

Pre-Delivery Steps

The dealer is required to complete “Pre-Delivery” steps

before customer may take possession of the vehicle.

This information must be filled in and check list checked

off or initialed by individuals performing the checks.

Dealership’s name, signatures of individuals filling in the

form, seller’s signature, customer’s signature, and

signing dates are also required.

Below is a list of the information that is required

to be completed and checked off.

Vehicle Information

Model No. ___________

Date ___________

Serial No. ___________

Engine Serial No.

Dealer Service and Inspection List

__ Fully charge battery. Check battery voltage to verify

that it is fully charged.

__ Check fuel valve lever to make sure it is in the

correct position.

__ Check tire pressure to make sure front and rear tires

have 6 psi.

__ Make sure wheel lug bolts/nuts are tightened to 90

Newton meters (65ft.lbs).

__ Check engine oil level at the dipstick. Add SAE

10W30 oil if oil is below the full mark on the dipstick.

*this should be done with seat (and under seat storage

Tray if equipped) removed, with UTV on flat level

surface

__ Check engine for correct RPM. Set to factory

specification if needed.

__ Check tie rods for tightness.

__ Check Choke Control. It should move and return

freely.

__ Step on foot brake to make sure the pedal is firm and

does not go to the floor.

__ Make sure seats and seat belts are properly fastened

to the frame.

__ Make sure all safety decals are in place.

__ Check headlights to make sure they are working and

are properly mounted.

__ Inspect air cleaner element. Make certain it is clean

and in place.

__ Inspect the fuel tank to make sure it is properly

installed and that there are no leaks.

__ Check fuel level to make sure there is at least 1/8 of

a tank of gas prior to performing initial starting

operations.

__ Inspect fuel lines to make sure they are properly

installed and that there are no leaks.

__ Check steering by executing a full lock to lock turn in

each direction.

__ Check parking brake to make sure it will engage,

hold and release.

__ Check throttle control to make sure it moves and

returns freely.

__ Check differential oil level at the differential oil plug.

Add 30 weight oil if oil is low.

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__ Check overall appearance for cleanliness and for

body and molding damage.

Dealer Test Ride List

__ Check engine for starting, accelerating, running

smooth, and idling smoothly.

__ Check steering response. There should be no free

play.

__ Check forward, neutral, and reverse shifting

response. Also check neutral start response.

__ Check parking brake to make sure it engages, holds,

and disengages.

__ Make sure throttle is responsive and returns freely.

__ Make sure the suspension ride is satisfactorily and

stable.

__ Make sure there are no fuel or petroleum leaks.

__Make sure the foot brake has a firm engagement and

that stopping is straight.

__ Make sure there are no abnormal rattles or

vibrations.

Dealer Delivery to Customer List

__ Warranty registration form is complete.

__ Owner’s Manual has been delivered to and reviewed

by the customer.

__ Engine Manual has been delivered to and reviewed

by the customer.

__Warranty Policy limits and requirements have been

explained to the customer.

__ Location and functions of vehicle controls have been

explained.

__ Fuel transportation and storage procedures have

been explained.

__ Fluid fill and lubrication points have been located and

explained to the customer.

__ Information on the safety decals have been reviewed

with the customer.

Customer Acceptance List

Customer initials required where accepted as

successfully completed.

__ Customer has reviewed and understood warranty

policy (ies).

__ Customer has inspected the vehicle and it meets

customer satisfaction.

__ Customer understands the importance of following

the owner’s manual instructions.

* IMPORTANT NOTICE *

WHEN TRANSPORTING ANY

UTILITY VEHICLE WITH A WINDSHEILD OR

COLOR MATCHED TOP INSTALLED

DO NOT EXCEED 55MPH

American SportWorks LLC

Toll Free PH: 1-866-646-5278

Fax: 1-866-329-5278

www.amsportworks.com

__ Transportation of utility vehicle is limited to 55mph,

when equipped with top and windshield

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Assembly Instructions

Utility Vehicle

Assembly Instructions

Your new Utility Vehicle Utility vehicle should include the following items to be assembled:

Qty Item

1 #8 black screw (steering cap)

3 ¼” x 1 ¾” Hex head bolts

7 ¼” nylock nuts

4 ¼” x ¾” carriage bolts

4 ¼” flat washers

8 5/16” x 2” socket head bolts

12 5/16” curved washers

10 5/16” nylock nuts

4 5/16” x 2” hex head bolts

2 5/16” center lock nuts

Qty Item

2 5/8” x 4” Hex bolt

2 5/8” nylock nuts

1 set of keys

1 Steering wheel (with cap)

1 Bumper

2 Rear fenders

2 Rear frame stubs

1 Seat back

1 Cage

1 Cargo Bed with tailgate

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Assembly Instructions

Pre-Assembly Instructions

1) Read Owner’s Manual.

2) Unpack all vehicle and assembly parts. Make sure you

have everything listed on the previous page.

3) If you have any questions or problems with your

American SportWorks LLC product please call us,

toll free 1-866-646-5278.

Seat / Brushguard Assembly

1) Place seat back frame on vehicle frame tubes.

Insert a 5/16” x 2” socket head bolt through

both bottom joints. The head of the bolt should

be on the outside of the vehicle. Put a curved

washer on the threaded end of the bolt. Place

a 5/16” nylock nut on the bolts but do not

tighten.

2) Place the cage on front vehicle frame tubes

and seat back. Insert a 5/16” x 2” socket head

bolt through all four joints. The head of the

bolt should be on the outside of the vehicle.

Put a curved washer on the threaded end of

the bolt. Place a 5/16” nylock nut on the bolts.

Tighten all 6 nuts (including step 3).

Bumper Installation

1) Align the holes in the front bumper with the

mounting holes in the front frame tubes. Insert

the four 5/16” x 2” bolts through the bumper

bracket and then into the frame tubes. Put a

curved washer on the threaded end of the bolt.

Place a 5/16” nylock nut on the bolts and

tighten.

Steering Wheel Installation

1) Remove the plastic steering column cover by

removing the 3 screws on the bottom with a

5/16” socket. If equipped with top and bottom

steering column covers

2) Turn vehicle steering so that it is pointed

straight forward. Line up holes in steering

wheel with mounting holes so that the center

spoke is pointing down. Install ¼” x 1 ¾” hex

head bolts from the back. Tighten with ¼”

nylock nuts.

3) Install steering cap with #8 black screw.

4) Re-install steering column cover.

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Cargo Bed Installation

1) Locate rear frame stubs at the rear of frame.

The bed pivot tube on the stub should be at

the top. Insert 5/16” x 2” socket head bolt.

Loosely install 5/16” center lock nut (do not

tighten until after cargo bed is installed)

2) Place the cargo bed on the vehicle and insert a

5/8” x 4” hex head bolt through each pivot

bracket and frame stub tube.

3) Tighten both 5/16” frame stub bolts and nuts.

4) Install the 5/8” nylock nuts on the pivot bolts.

Tighten the pivots and then loosen ¼ turn.

5) Loosen the bed latch pin bolt on the frame just

enough for it to slide in the adjustment slot.

(shown in upper right photo)

6) Close the bed and position the latch pin bolt so

that it is at the bottom of the latch slot to

prevent rattles. Tighten the latch pin.

7) Fenders installation (if Equipped, no fenders

on TW265) Tilt the cargo bed up. Line up the

holes in the rear fenders with the square holes

in the bed. The raised rectangular surface on

the fender should be completely hidden under

the bed. If not, turn the fender around. Insert

a ¼” x ¾” carriage bolt through the bed and

into the fender. Fasten with a ¼” flat washer

and a ¼” nylock.

Seat Base Installation

1) Place tabs attached to seat base under front seat

frame bar (if equipped into slots in plastic tray), fold

seat base into position. (if equipped The rear tabs

should fall into the slots in the rear of the plastic

tray)

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Operating Instructions

General Operation

Start your Utility Vehicle by following the starting

procedures as noted below.

1. Depress brake pedal with your foot and hold.

Pull firmly up on the park brake lever with your

hand until the lever is tight.

2. Place gearshift in neutral

3. Apply choke fully when engine is cold.

4. Turn ignition key fully clockwise and hold to stop

engine.

5. Release ignition key to run position and choke

to normal operating position immediately after

engine starts.

6 Turn ignition key counterclockwise to stop

engine.

Driving is as easy as driving a car with an automatic

transmission. A simple forward and reverse shifter

provides direction control.

Just turn the key and the 12 volt electric starter provides

safe and easy starting. There is a manual choke control

below the seat for quick cold weather starting. A back-up

pull-rope starter mechanism is provided on the engine

just in case you accidentally leave the key on and run

the battery down. The infinitely variable torque converter

drive system means there is no clutching. You just shift

into either forward or reverse when the vehicle is

stopped and press the throttle pedal to go. Never shift

while the vehicle is moving.

Braking is accomplished by simply depressing the brake

pedal that is located on the floorboard left of the

accelerator. A lever action parking brake control is

mounted on the center console located between the

operator and passenger seats. Depress the button on

the park brake control lever to release the park brake.

Pre-Start Check List

__ Check tire pressure as indicated.

__ Make sure wheel lug bolts/nuts are tightened to 65ft.

lbs.

__ All nuts, bolts, screws, and fasteners should be

checked.

__ Turn on headlights to make sure battery has a charge

and electrical lighting circuit is working.

__ Check tail lights and brake lights. (if applicable)

__ Check park brake to make sure it will engage, hold

and release.

__ Check steering by executing a full lock to lock turn in

each direction.

__ Check engine oil level at the dipstick. Add oil as

indicated.

__ Check differential oil level at the differential oil plug.

Add gear lube as indicated.

__ Check fuel valve lever position. Valve lever should be

off except when running the engine.

__ Check fuel level to make sure there is at least 1/8 of a

tank of gas prior to performing initial starting operations.

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Maintenance

Fuel Type

The fuel tank is located under seat.

TW11, TW 413, CW11, CW413 Fuel Capacity is 5 Gal.

CW-265 & TW265 Fuel capacity is 6.1 Liters

When filling the fuel tank, place the gear shift in forward

or reverse, set the park brake, turn off the engine, and

remove ignition key. Clean dirt from around the fuel tank

cap, remove cap, and begin filling. When finished, screw

the cap back on securely and wipe up any spilled

gasoline. Use regular unleaded gasoline with an octane

rating of 87 or higher.

IMPORTANT: Never use methanol, gasoline

containing methanol, or gasohol containing more than

10% ethanol because the fuel system could be

damaged. Do NOT mix oil with gasoline.

Using a fuel stabilizer/conditioner in the vehicle can

provide benefits such as:

* Keeps gasoline fresh during storage of 90 days or less.

For longer storage, drain the fuel tank.

* Cleans the engine during operation.

* Eliminates gum-like varnish build-up in the fuel system.

Add the correct amount of gas stabilizer/conditioner to

the gas. Follow the gas stabilizer/conditioner

manufacturer’s directions for best results.

See engine operator’s manual for the following:

* Draining the fuel tank.

* Checking fuel line for cracks and leaks.

* Engine fuel valve lever.

Engine Maintenance

General Information

Detailed instructions and recommendations for break-in

and regular maintenance are specified in the engine

operator’s manual. Engine warranty is backed by the

engine manufacturer. Please refer to engine

manufacturer’s manual for engine servicing, lubricating

oil levels, oil quality and viscosity recommendations, bolt

torques, etc. Special attention should be paid to

applicable data that is not duplicated here.

Engine Fuel Valve Lever

Refer to Figure 5-1

The engine fuel valve opens and closes the passage

between the fuel tank and carburetor. Leave fuel valve

lever in the OFF position when the engine is not in use

to prevent carburetor flooding and reduce possibility of

fuel leakage into the cylinder cavity and engine oil

reservoir. Turn fuel valve lever to the ON position when

running the engine.

Figure 5-1

Section 5 Maintenance

* Foam element – Clean foam element with

detergent in warm water or in a nonflammable solvent.

Do not wring element. Squeeze excess cleaning fluids

out. Allow time for the element to dry and then soak it

with clean engine oil. Squeeze excess oil out. Excess oil

left in the filter will cause engine to smoke briefly when

first started.

FUEL VALVE

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Before installing the filter elements to make sure they

have not been damaged during cleaning. Never run an

engine without the filters installed.

Figure 5-2

Spark Plugs

HONDA

NGK BPR6ES

CHAMPION RN9YC

AUTOLITE 4263 / 63

DENSO W20EPR-U

SUBARU 265cc

NGK BR6HS

CHAMPION RLH6C

SUBARU 653cc

NGK BPR2ES

Air Filter Elements Replacement Parts

Description Part No.

Honda

Paper Filter Element 17210-ZE3-000

Honda

Foam Filter Element 17210-ZE3-010

Subaru

Paper & Foam Element (265cc) 279-32607-07

Fuel Hose – Inspect fuel hose monthly for cracks,

leaks or other damage. Replace immediately if any

damage is suspected.

Maintenance

Engine Oil

A general description for engine oil maintenance,

recommendations, and capacities is provided below.

See Engine Operator’s Manual for a detailed description.

Note: Running engine low on oil can cause

engine damage and void engine warranty.

Note: Overfilling of oil level can cause loss of

power, engine damage and void engine warranty.

Engine Oil Fill and Drain Locations

Refer to Figure 5-4

REMOVE SEAT (and plastic tray if equipped) FOR

EASY ACCESS

Filler cap/dipstick location: At front of engine

Drain plug location: At rear end of engine

Type of Lubrication: SAE 30

API classification of SJ, SL or Equivalent

Honda Oil Capacity: 1.16 US qts. /1.1 liters

Subaru 265cc Oil Capacity: 1.1 US qts. / 1.0 liters

Subaru 653cc Oil Capacity: 1.64 US qts./ 1.55 liter

Engine Oil Maintenance Schedule

* Check oil level after each use.

* Make first oil change after the first month of operation

or at 20 hours of operation (whichever comes first).

* Make all subsequent oil changes every 6 months or

every 100 hours of operation (whichever comes first).

Engine Oil Level Check

Refer to Figure 5-4

Check engine oil daily with filler cap/dipstick located at

the engine rear end as follows:

1. Park Vehicle on a level surface, set park brake,

turn off ignition switch, and remove switch key.

2. Remove filler cap/dipstick and wipe it clean.

3. Insert and remove dipstick without screwing it

into the fill neck. Check oil level shown on

dipstick.

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4. Fill to edge of oil fill hole with recommended oil

when oil levels are low.

5. Replace filler cap/dipstick and tighten securely.

Engine Oil Change

Warms oil drains quickly and completely. Therefore,

drain used engine oil while engine is still warm as

follows:

1. Park vehicle on a level surface, set park brake,

turn off ignition switch, and remove switch key.

2. Place a suitable container below engine to catch

used oil. Remove filler cap/dipstick and drain

plug.

3. Allow used oil to drain completely and then

reinstall and tighten drain plug securely.

4. Dispose of used motor oil in a manner that is

compatible with the environment. Do not throw

used oil in the trash. Do not pour it on the

ground, or down a drain.

5. Fill oil to the outer edge of the oil fill hole with

recommended oil. Engine must be level when

filling.

6. Replace filler cap/dipstick and tighten securely.

SPECIAL NOTE: TO DRAIN ENGINE OIL

REMOVE REAR DRAIN PLUG ON ENGINE

Engine Oil Drain, Fill & Check Locations

Figure 5-4

Maintenance

Transaxle Oil

A general description for transaxle oil maintenance,

recommendations, and capacities is provided below.

NOTE: Running vehicle low on transaxle oil can

damage transaxle and void warranty.

Transaxle Oil Type, Fill, and Drain

Refer to Figure 5-5B

* Fill cap location: At rear left hand side (See arrow)

* Drain plug location: At bottom center of transaxle.

* Type of Lubrication: SAE 30W oil.

* Transaxle Lubrication Capacity: 20 oz.

Transaxle Oil Maintenance Schedule

* Check transaxle housing for damage and possible oil

leakage after each use.

* Check transaxle oil level every 6 months or every 200

hours (whichever comes first).

This can be accomplished by Parking vehicle on a level

surface, set park brake, turn off ignition switch, and

remove switch key, using a clean long bladed screw

driver (or similar object) insert into filler hole until it

touches the bottom of gear case. Remove the screw

driver. There should be approximately 2.1/4” to 2.1/2” of

oil visible on screw driver. Refer to Figure 5-5A

* Change transaxle oil once a year or every 600 hours

(whichever comes first).

Figure 5-5A

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Transaxle Oil Change

Warm oil drains quickly and completely. Therefore, drain

used transaxle oil while transaxle housing is still warm

as follows:

1. Park vehicle on a level surface, set park brake,

turn off ignition switch, and remove switch key.

2. Place a suitable container below the transfer

case to catch used oil. Remove fill cap and drain

plug.

3. Allow used oil to drain completely and then

reinstall drain plug and tighten it securely.

4. Dispose of used transaxle case oil in a manner

that is compatible with the environment. Do not

throw used oil in the trash, pour it on the ground,

or down a drain.

5. Fill transaxle housing with 20 oz. SAE 30W oil.

6. Replace fill cap and tighten securely.

Figure 5-5B

Maintenance

Drive Belt

The dive belt is considered a wearable item.

Replacement intervals depend on vehicle use and

environment. If your belt is slipping you may need to

replace it.

1. Park vehicle on a level surface, set park brake,

place shifter in Neutral, turn off ignition switch,

and remove switch key.

2. Remove the upper belt covers. (It is not

necessary to remove the bottom cover.

3. “Walk” the belt off of the rear pulley as shown in

Figure 5-6.

Figure 5-6

4. Install the new belt on the front pulley first and

“walk” it onto the rear pulley.

5. Reinstall the belt guards. Figure 5-7.

Attention: Failure to reinstall the belt guards may

void your warranty.

Figure 5-7

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Fuel in the Cylinder Cavity

In the event that the fuel valve is left open while

transporting or towing this Utility Vehicle it is possible

that fuel has leaked down into the cylinder cavity. If this

has occurred the engine will not start. With the cylinder

cavity full of fuel the engine will feel like it has “locked

up”. Below are the proper steps to follow if your Utility

Vehicle engine seems to have fuel in the cylinder cavity.

Use EXTREME CAUTION when

performing the activity below.

Gasoline is EXTREMELY FLAMABLE!

1. Move the vehicle to a well ventilated area, away

from sparks or flame.

2. Park Vehicle on a level surface, set park brake,

turn off ignition switch, and remove switch key.

3. Next, remove the wire connected to the spark

plug. And remove the spark plug from the

engine. (See Figure 6-1) (Spark Plug Wrench

supplied with Operator’s Manual)

4. WARNING: Stand away from the spark plug

hole when performing step 5. Fuel can spray

several feet.

5. Wearing eye protection, slowly pull the recoil

start grip handle (See Figure 6-2) in an upward

motion. This should force the fuel out of the

cylinder cavity through the spark plug hole.

Caution: This gasoline spraying out of the

cylinder cavity is very flammable, use extreme

caution and make sure there are no sparks or

flames nearby.

6. Repeat step 3 until only air escapes out of the

spark plug hole.

7. Properly replace the spark plug back into the

cylinder head, move the vehicle away from any

spilled fuel. If there is fuel on the vehicle itself,

allow for it to evaporate before continuing.

8. Connect the plug wire. Your Utility Vehicle is

now ready to start.

Figure 6-1

Figure 6-2

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Supplement:

4x4 Utility Vehicles

CW-413, TW-413

This supplement covers the additional features,

operation and maintenance of the 4x4 Utility Vehicles

Features

13 hp, 390cc Honda engine

Electric 4x4 selection

Auto-Locking front differential

Manual locking rear differential

4 wheel hydraulic brakes

o Front disk

o Rear drum

Long travel strut front suspension

Operation of Four Wheel Drive

Features

The rear axle is equipped with a manually operated

differential lock. It is engaged (locked) by moving the

differential lever to the left and down. Locking the

differential sends equal power to both rear wheels for

better traction. It may be used in both 2WD and 4WD

modes.

Note: Locking the differential on paved or hard

surfaces may increase steering effort and tire wear.

To switch to four wheel drive, the front wheels are

engaged simply by flipping the dashboard switch to

4WD. In 4WD mode power is automatically sent to the

front wheels when the rear wheels lose traction.

Warning: Bring engine to an idle before

selecting 4WD mode. Sudden engagement of

4X4 switch under power may damage drive

train. Failure to do so may void warranty.

Because the power transfer is automatic, you may

operate the vehicle in 4WD mode continuously without

affecting steering effort or tire wear.

Maintenance

Hydraulic Brakes – Hydraulic Brakes use fluid

pressure to transfer the braking force to the wheels.

Before driving the vehicle each day, check the fluid

level in the reservoir. The reservoir is located under

the hood behind the front differential gear box. Fill to

the MAX line with DOT 3 brake fluid.

If you notice that the brake pedal feels spongy or the

vehicle is not stopping well, take the vehicle to a

qualified service center.

Front Differential Gear Box – It is recommended that

the oil be changed once every 2000 miles (about 150

to 200 hours). To change the oil, follow each step on

the procedure listed below.

1.

2.

Gear Box

Oil fill

4WD

On/Off

Switch

Differential

Lever

“Push to Left”

F-N-R

Shift

Lever

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