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2013 CAN AM outlander 800. I have purchased a bike at an

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2013 CAN AM outlander 800. I have purchased a bike at an auction and have had some problems very quick it. Would like to know if I got one with some issues.
1- My first ride on the trail within a mile the main drive axle fell out, right were it meets to the yoke of the rear diff. I had broght it into the Can Am dealership. The counter fellow showed me that the bolt that holds the drive axle was not there. I had bout it and installed the nut. Now it has a very large rattle. I am hoping its not the gear box on it. I would need help pin pointing my problem.
2-the drive axle looked like it had new u joints replaced in the rear and was don very poorly. The u joints were crushed and lots of play in that area.
3- after the shift fell out I am having a very difficult time to get it into gear.
4-it has a loud clicking when it moves forward so really hoping its the axle rather then gear box.thanks
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Pete replied 4 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

From what you have described here this sounds like an internal mechanical fault in the transmission/gear box itself and is most likely caused by the drive line/axle falling out with the bolt that was missing.The transmission/gear box will have to be inspected further to locate if there is any internal damage to it needing repaired or replaced to resolve this fault here.

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Thanks Pete