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post #21 of 27 Old November 17th, 2012, 02:26 PM
 
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I wish I could at least try my low gear, since I bought this one it doesn't seem to have low,,,, I have tried adjusting it several times, but seems to be lost,,, is this something that happens alot? Maybe the gear fell off of the shifting fork in bent? Has great reverse and high gear,,, so at least I'm ridin,,,,,
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I wish I could at least try my low gear, since I bought this one it doesn't seem to have low,,,, I have tried adjusting it several times, but seems to be lost,,, is this something that happens alot? Maybe the gear fell off of the shifting fork in bent? Has great reverse and high gear,,, so at least I'm ridin,,,,,
Usually when a fork gets bent or broken it effects all the shifting. To loose just low ...well just doesn't happen too often. Its possible one of the gears got broken or stripped completely I guess. I assume you checked your rear engine mount. Many...including mine..got loose and slid out enough for the engine to drop a 1/4" which is enough to keep it from going into low on the detent.

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If you find yourself thinking "Maybe I should be in low for this..." then you should be in low.

There's lots of low-end torque in high, but there's a lot of time where you'll be slipping the belt a lot when it's not necessary.
I use low for long, rough climbs....really rough, rocky sections,
I agree. I use it a lot on technical steep trails. This week I will be riding the Paiute trail and plan to use it a lot during that time period.
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I use 4wd low a lot on steep technical black trails at hatfield. Or if doing slow technical rock riding. I agree with above....if u say to yourself "I wonder if I should be in low?", then u likely should be


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I use low only for pulling someone out of mud and pulling my trailer. I've found that I have more luck in deep mud with high gear.
i always use low gear, for everything.. It sure saves the belt life.. I had a king quad and had almost 7000km on original belt using low gear. Yes the brute has tones of bite in hi or low gear but running in mud in high gear will almost eat the belt life..
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I often just leave it in 2wd high and just chew up nearly everything.

Only 4wd low for very sketchy terrain. such as climbing rock faces and coming down steep mountain terrain.
4wd High for mud and sand hills.

Also i've seen lots of people get stuck in creek crossing by using low. I prefer high, it really paddles me through it.
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Under 20 mph and Iím in low unless Iím cruising. Any towing or mud and I use low. Much easier on the belt and the bike. 3000 miles on my 2010 and still on the stock belt.
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