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I was riding my kvf 360 kawasaki this evening. When it would

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only let me do 30...
I was riding my kvf 360 kawasaki this evening. When it would only let me do 30 k without the jerking motion. It would let me do 35 but it would jerk and wouldnt let me pick up speed. Could you help me understand whats going on with my quad? Thank you!
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago
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Hi Amber my name is Kenny

Besides the slow speed and is the dash flashing, also is this a 4WD unit ?

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello Kenny,
My quad is a 4x4. sometimes my oil light would come on and off. My engine stalled twice when I was driving it.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Thanks Amber, now when its going slow is it appear like the engine is cutting in and out ?

Oil light comes on, that's not good, have you checked the oil, if so and it was low can you give me an idea about how much oil was added ?

When your engine stalled, did it start right back up ?

I'm concerned about the oil situation ???

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Your welcome... Yes the engine would cut in and out at 35k, I couldn't raise my speed any higher than that. I checked the oil but didn't need any. Was at the last x on the top of the dipstick. Yes it started back up when stalled. Oil light only came on once.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Are you planning on working on this yourself ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If I can fix it myself, I would rather? Is it going to be a pricey fix?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

I'm in California and I'm done for the day, so I have a few things that I will have you check, Its late and I need to put together a PDI file for you, it will guide you along, I will do that in the morning.

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Kenny

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok... I am in canada... It is late here too!! Thank you for your help. (: talk to you in the morning!! Have a good night!!
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Morning Amber, I put together a simple check for you to perform, it will require removing the clutch cover, its a pretty simple procedure, there is a switch that is located on the top of the clutch cover, follow the instructions I sent here and get back to me with your results, this is the obvious place to start.

Any question, just reply back and I will be glad to help, click on the link and make sure you save a copy, the files disappear quick after viewed.

Thanks

Kenny

http://spaces.hightail.com/receive/3YcmW

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. Since my quad is automatic, I beleive I don't have a clutch cover.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

OK Amber, yes this unit has clutches, the technical term is the CVT's, did you download the file I sent you ? if you did then you will see exactly that I'm referring to, and yes you have clutch cover, if not it would likely cause severe bodily harm to your right leg.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just took a screen shot:) I know exactly what your talking about now. Hehe
It is silver and says kawasaki on it. I will try this after work. Thank you :)
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

OK let me know what you find !

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I will, thank you again for helping me!!
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

:-)

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Good evening Kenny...so i took the clutch apart. The belt seems find. But when i start it there is a burning smell.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

What about the switch ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I turned my switch to on. But my belt i can turn with one hand and it is super flexible.. Is that a concern
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Amber did you turn the key on with the belt switch disconnected ?

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

OK there is a procedure for belt maintenance, and checking the belt deflection, I think that could be an issue but right now we need to figure out your runnibility problem.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it did run. I started with. When i turned on the switch and it rattled. I am going to take it for a drive and see if it will let me go faster then 30.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Amber you are confusing me ???

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
When I turned on the ignition with the connector switch off it ran. When I turned on the Ignition with the connector switch on it rattled, but maybe it was rattling because I didn't have the clutch cover on. I took it for a. Little drive... It would only let me drive 20 on reserve then it would go to 40 and stall. I turned the ignition back on, but it took me a few tries. I then turned off the reserve but would only let me do 40. The engine still cut in and out.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

Amber you did everything except I wanted you to do, all I wanted you to do was verify what position the switch was in under the clutch cover, nothing about running this with the cover off (it even warns you about that in the document I sent you) I am not going to be able to help you especially when you go off and do things that I have not directed you to, I will never be able to help you doing it your way, I'm going to opt out, diagnosing problems is a process, if you don't follow that process its the same as chasing your tail.

Good luck

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Oh I am sorry... i didn't see that in the file you sent me. The switch was off on the clutch cover. (right side)I honestly didn't mean to do it my way.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you for helping me. I am sorry if it seemed like I drove with the clutch cover off. Because I didn't drive it like that. I just wanted to see if the belt was running ok since I had the clutch cover off. I am sorry I did everything wrong, it wasn't my intention.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

So where you at on this Amber ?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Good morning Kenny,
I am going to take my atv into a mechanic to get a full service done.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

You know sometimes that best, ***** ***** trust in a good technician, if you have any questions you can reply back

Good luck Amber !

Thanks

Kenny

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you so much!! You are abosultley right...
Have a great weekend (:
take care
Amber
Motorcycle Mechanic: Kenny O., Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands replied 1 year ago

You too Amber ! Be safe

Kenny :)

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