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    2 wheel drive

    2 wheel drive in rough terrain is not very good but if you take the cotter pin out of the cable for the rear diff lock you can lock the rearend just like any other quad. Great traction in 2 wheel drive and she will do powerslides too. Robert 2011 camo Big Red

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    It would be even cooler to add a position somehow to have the rear diff lock operable without 4wd so you could go back and forth easily...

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    You still have 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive and 4 wheel diff lock but when your in 2 wheel drive you dont just have one wheel pulling you have both pulling. Robert

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Very use full mod Robert. But I do agree with McGivern it would be nice if it was selectable.

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    I just got a used service manual on ebay for $18. I may look into engineering this added control (rear locker selection in 2wd), and will advise when I do. First I am going to figure out how to install a descent fuel gauge in the dash, alonmg with maybe oil pressure and temp. I love Honda's approach to simplistic engineering but it pisses me off to have to get out of the machine to see how much gas I have...lol

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Instead of unhooking the cable at the rearend you could unhook it at the shifter and attach it to another lever to lock or unlock it, there's plenty of places to mount one. My area is to rough for the turf saver mode it's always spinning out so i thought i could just reach under and push the lever foward if i wanted the turf mode but a seperate lever would be nice.
    Last edited by robert; 02-09-2011 at 7:30 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Let me know if you figure out how to do a gas gauge. thanks Robert

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    I ride in some very rough terrain as well and found that disconnecting the rear sway bar help a lot in getting around in 2wd.

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    How does it handle with the swaybar unhooked on cornering and off camber hills.

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Never had any issues. The Big Red is not the fastest machine in the world but at full speed I have never felt any roll from the sway bar being removed. In rough terrain it really shines as the rear flexes a lot more keeping both rear tires planted on the ground.

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Great Tip! I removed my sway bar and what a difference!

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    correct me if i am wrong, but the front and rear lockers are cable driven. if so then i don't see why a twin stick system couldnt be fabricated...




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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Could someone post a pic of how to remove this pin from the rear diff? I don't know what i'm looking for lol Thanks

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    this is from page 20-12 of the service manual.
    If I understand correctly, this will "make" the diff locked all the time...since it is not locked in 2WD mode (right?)
    Just pull the cotter pin and remove the cable?
    (that was easy)


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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Do you need to lock diff before taking cotter pin out

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    You can lock and unlock by hand without the cable.

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Quote Originally Posted by robert View Post
    2 wheel drive in rough terrain is not very good but if you take the cotter pin out of the cable for the rear diff lock you can lock the rearend just like any other quad. Great traction in 2 wheel drive and she will do powerslides too. Robert 2011 camo Big Red
    Great idea!

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    Thanks ROBERT IT works really good I took up Mauna Kea yesterday to go hunting and had no problems

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    Re: 2 wheel drive

    You could also hook up another cable for Turfmode.

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