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9/17/2020
Matryx Snowmobile Handlebar Adjustment

The following information applies to the Polaris Matryx platform snowmobiles listed below.

  • INDY VR1
  • INDY XC Launch Edition
  • Switchback Assault 146

Handlebar Component Fastener Torques
Important: Moving a handlebar component without first loosening its screws/set screws may cut grooves into the handlebar, making it difficult to secure the component. Do not move a handlebar component without first loosening its mounting screws/set screws. Take care to avoid damaging hand warmer/brake switch wires when moving components. 

Handlebar diagram 

 Item   Component Torque DO NOT
OVER-TIGHTEN
1  Brake Lever / Master Cylinder  60-80 in-lbs. (6.7-7.9 Nm) 
2  Handlebar Clamp Screws/Bolts 35 in-lbs (4 Nm)
3  Auxiliary Engine Stop Switch Set Screw 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm)
4  Throttle Lever Block Cover Screws 6 in-lbs (0.7 Nm)
5  Throttle Lever Block Set Screws  27 in-lbs (3 Nm)
6  Left Hand Control Screw 20 in-lbs (2.3 Nm)

Cyclone Brake Master Cylinder Alignment 
Caution: Take care to avoid damaging the hand warmer and brake switch wires when moving components. 

1. Loosen the mounting screw (1). 

2. Move the master cylinder to the desired position. 

3. Torque the master cylinder mounting screw to 60-80 in-lbs (6.7-9 Nm). Do not over-torque. 

Cyclone brake
Throttle Block Alignment 
Take care to avoid damaging hand warmer wires when moving components. 

1. Slightly loosen the set screw on the bottom of the housing. 

2. Move the control block to the desired position. 

3. Torque the screw to 27 lbs-in (3 Nm). Do not over-torque. 

Matryx throttle block

4. With the engine off, test throttle lever movement after tightening the screw. 

Engine Stop Switch Alignment
Caution:
The stop switch must be positioned in an easily accessible location. 

1. Slightly loosen the set screw (1) on the bottom of the housing. 

2. Move the switch to the desired position. 

3. Torque the screw to 12 in-lbs (1.4 Nm). Do not over-torque. 

Engine Stop Switch
Handlebar Angle Adjustment

Handlebar

Caution: Take care to avoid damaging hand warmer/brake switch wires when moving components. 

1. Securing the handlebar clamp bolts with an Allen wrench, loosen each of the four nuts.

2. Adjust the handlebar forward or backward to the desired angle.

3. Be sure the handlebar, brake lever and throttle lever operate smoothly and do not hit the gas tank, windshield or any other part of the machine when turned fully to the left or right. If necessary, adjust the left and right hand controls.

4. Torque the two clamp nuts at top of the handlebar to 11 ft-lbs (15 Nm), followed by the lower two.

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.