The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative promotes responsible off-road vehicle riding. Please take the following Responsible Rider Checklist into consideration before operating any off-road vehicle:
√ Learn and follow all of your local riding area and national forest laws and regulations including sound levels, safety gear requirements, age limits and safety course recommendations and requirements.
√ Use up-to-date local travel and trail maps to assure you only ride in permitted areas and on designated open trails.
√ Inspect and clean your vehicle before moving to a new location to remove seeds, weeds and other vegetation and prevent the transfer of non-native invasive species.
√ Follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule and regularly check for any fluid leaks or problems that might negatively impact the environment or your vehicle’s performance.
√ Set a positive example, especially when riding in the presence of younger or less experienced riders, and always leave your riding area in better shape than when you found it.
√ Be aware of animal habitat including streams, food sources and nesting areas, and stay off sensitive terrain.
√ Watch out for, and be considerate of, others in the area including private property owners, hunters, hikers, campers, horseback riders and other off-road vehicle riders.
√ Never chase or harass animals from your off-road vehicle, and never hunt or shoot a firearm from your vehicle.