Low Gear vs. High Gear - Kawasaki Brute Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 Old April 8th, 2007, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 171
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

Can we clear up when to ride in high vs. low.

Light mud:
Heavy mud:
Pulling someone out of the mud:
Wheelies:
Pulling:
Just cruising along at 10mph:
Just cruising along at 20mph:
Sharp curves, decreased w/rapid increases in acceleration:

etc....
johnny010 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old April 9th, 2007, 01:43 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

All depends on what size tires you are running. If stock I would use high at all accept Heavy mud, Pulling someone out, and Pulling or hauling a load. With bigger tires you will need to use low more often.

2007 Brute Force 750, AMS aluminum rims, 29.5 Outlaws, 3000# Gorilla winch
EPI clutch kit, Moose module, HMF Utility exhaust, relocated rad
fire1153 is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old April 9th, 2007, 08:37 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

Personally, I use low gear for deep sticky mud and pulling others out. Other than that if I am just mosing around on the trails I am in high gear. To me it just sounds like the motor is trying harder when its in low... ?? Just my thoughts.

07 Brute Force 650i
27" Outlaws, Rattlesnake wheels, SSATV lift,
HMF Exaust, Moose jets & Module, 1.5" Wheel spacers
flashpoint is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 Old April 9th, 2007, 10:47 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, TENNESSEE
Posts: 901
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

<div class='quotetop'></div>
Quote:
All depends on what size tires you are running. If stock I would use high at all accept Heavy mud, Pulling someone out, and Pulling or hauling a load. With bigger tires you will need to use low more often.[/b][/b]
Agreed!

mudlift is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old April 9th, 2007, 10:54 PM
 
BRUTE650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 946
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

Light mud:high
Heavy mud:low
Pulling someone out of the mud:low or high depending
Wheelies:both
Pulling:low
Just cruising along at 10mph:high
Just cruising along at 20mph:high
Sharp curves, decreased w/rapid increases in acceleration:high

Thats in my opinion

650 Brute SRA
27' Executioners
HMF Penland
Moose Module
Snorkeled
1 5/8 spacers per side
BRUTE650 is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old April 10th, 2007, 03:11 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

<div class='quotetop'></div>
Quote:
Light mud:high
Heavy mud:low
Pulling someone out of the mud:low or high depending
Wheelies:both
Pulling:low
Just cruising along at 10mph:high
Just cruising along at 20mph:high
Sharp curves, decreased w/rapid increases in acceleration:high[/b][/b]
Pretty much the same for me too.

06&#39; 750 Brute force 25&#39; Mud lites ITP&#39;s AP full skids Pen locked Dynojetted Autometer temp gauge
Bigmike750 is offline  
post #7 of 27 Old April 18th, 2007, 11:18 AM
 
Mudcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Flowery Branch, Ga
Posts: 426
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Low Gear vs. High Gear

I only use low on big hills or if I am in a bind or deep mud.....other than that I am in high




2017 RzR xp 1000 Gold Edition

Mudcon.com
Mudcon Production ATV Videos
Mudcon is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old April 20th, 2007, 09:55 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

I never really use low, just once to make sure it worked. im running stock tires and wheels but i seem to have plenty of power and torque in high.

2007 Brute Force 750 Blue
2500lb Warn Winch
Moose Module
07CTbForce750 is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old May 29th, 2007, 10:34 PM
 
nathandbirdjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

I use low only for pulling someone out of mud and pulling my trailer. I&#39;ve found that I have more luck in deep mud with high gear.

2006 Brute Force 750: homemade reciever hitch,Copperhead VDI
homemade aluminum front storage box and rear rack extension,
Twin Air filter, 26" Kenda Excecutioners, 3000Lb. Venom winch,
sway bar removed and washers on outer tie rods, Kawi rear storage canister
2002 Yamaha 660 Grizzly(wifes) 618 acres to hunt and ride( ours)
nathandbirdjr is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old May 30th, 2007, 11:09 AM
 
sailorgriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Low Gear vs. High Gear

I agree with pretty much all of the above; I use low seldom.

But I ALWAYS use low when loading onto the trailer or truck. 4X4, too.

Ride Safely, Responsibly, Ethically, Legally.
In that order.
After that, Have Fun!

I may be SLOW, but I&#39;m not very efficient, either!
sailorgriz is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Kawasaki Brute Forum > Riding & Racing > Riding Techniques

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Brute Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
starter clutch gear/ ring gear oldmanbrute Brute Engine & Drivetrain 1 April 20th, 2009 10:24 PM
Using Low gear canadianbrute Brute Engine & Drivetrain 10 February 5th, 2009 10:27 PM
gear reduction rsb5772 Brute Engine & Drivetrain 0 December 8th, 2007 01:41 AM
Trail Gear URABLUR ATV Accessories 11 June 22nd, 2007 08:46 AM
German high gear sets. VENFORCER General Discussion 15 February 16th, 2007 12:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome