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Wanted to post a small review on this kit. Bought the kid used from a fellow member after he got a 12+. I did my research, and ready up on any problems that occurred. Figured I'd take the chance used, even though Super ATV has dropped the price to 520 shipped(says sale, but its been like that since May), and includes a 3 year warranty (with deductibles for parts).

Install wasn't too bad. Instructions were good. I took the front fenders off to make it easier, and just get in there and look around as i haven't had to do so yet. Everything is clearly marked and goes where it should. Have to make sure motor doesn't touch spring, and is placed correctly, but i guess that's common sense (but not mentioned in instructions). I also put NMKawieriders heat shield mod on at time of install.

Once hooked up, my diagnostic light never blinked when you turned the key on like it said. This put doubts in my mind has i bought used and it wasn't working correctly. I tested it out that night but only on my driveway and i didn't think it was working properly. Once i took it out in the woods the next day it was working and all was good. The diagnostic light still doesn't work (I think Wee Willy may have had the same problem).

Went for a full weekend of camping/riding. Overall impression is great. It's so much easier to turn, works at advertised. The bump steer is pretty much gone. Slow, tight turns are a breeze. Even starting wedged up in rocks with the wheel turned or turning was easy.

I did some high speed (40+) on dirt roads. I had no problems with over sensitivity or any wobbling or alignment issues.

Went through some light mud and water deep enough to submerge the motor with no problems.

Weekend wasn't overly hot, but had a day or 2 that i felt the quad cooking my legs pretty good. Didn't seem to have an effect on the Power Steering.

I haven't gone back in to double check all my bolts, as recommended by other members, but i will do that this weekend.
 

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Good review. I recently lost the control unit do to heat I believe. I run an oil cooler near the top of the radiator and it was my belief that the added heat overheated the unit. So I relocated the replacement unit where the 12s have theirs. A check after a long, hard ride showed it was still very hot so I am now adding some heat sinks and rubber vibration isolators. I'll post pics.

Good luck with yours. It surly has spoiled me and I'll do what ever it takes to keep power steering on mine. :)
 

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I rarely deal with 90+ degrees here. I think you tend to be in the higher heat for longer durations. I'm in the woods, finding creeks as well. Hopefully i don't have any of the heat issues.
 

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I was reading the owners manual the other day on my 12BF, seems Kawie has a built in To hot Temperature and if it hits that Temp for the PS, it will shut it off till the Temperature Lowers. The High Temperature is for both the PS Motor and the PS Control Box.
The Guard around the PS Motor is for protection from the Rad Heat, unclip it to clean out the guard during washing.
 

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I was reading the owners manual the other day on my 12BF, seems Kawie has a built in To hot Temperature and if it hits that Temp for the PS, it will shut it off till the Temperature Lowers. The High Temperature is for both the PS Motor and the PS Control Box.
The Guard around the PS Motor is for protection from the Rad Heat, unclip it to clean out the guard during washing.
Interesting...so the new ones can get hot too...I still have not had any time to try-out the new setup with the heat sink. Maybe soon.

Yoday KQJohn is up in CO picking up his new RZR. He kept his KQ and sold his wife's Can Am.
 

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KQJohn said he was looking into doing that. RZR should do him well.

The 12 Manual states the overheating May Only be a issue with prolong full steering to the handlebar steering stem stops with slow moving speeds and for safety issues it may pop the eps Fuse.
 

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SATV has a upgraded 380Watt Powersteering motor for the Brutes (up to 2011).
Would be nice if you could just buy the needed parts at a discount instead of buying a whole complete new unit, if your 1st kit is still under warranty.
By the time you shell out another $750 bucks on top of the $600 before you might as well just buy a leftover BF with the Factory installed eps.
 

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SATV has a upgraded 380Watt Powersteering motor for the Brutes (up to 2011).
Would be nice if you could just buy the needed parts at a discount instead of buying a whole complete new unit, if your 1st kit is still under warranty.
By the time you shell out another $750 bucks on top of the $600 before you might as well just buy a leftover BF with the Factory installed eps.
I think...well I hope...this one is good to go for now. I'll buy a new Brute before doing another PS install...lol

This new location for the controller and the heat sink us keeping it cool....and the motor heat sink is keeping the motor cool too...and the heat shield is keeping the exhaust heat away from the torque sensor. Damn ..what else can I f'n do?:rolleyes:
 

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380Watt VS 220Watt, Big Power difference there. I think the 1st SATV PS system was 220watts.

SATV stated other upgrades with the 380watt'er. At least SATV just doesn't sit back and do nothing to improve on their Products.
 

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380Watt VS 220Watt, Big Power difference there. I think the 1st SATV PS system was 220watts.

SATV stated other upgrades with the 380watt'er. At least SATV just doesn't sit back and do nothing to improve on their Products.
Probably makes it more like a Polaris. Full power steering rather then just assist.
 

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Had my first problem with the ez steer this past weekend .finally got to look at it Saturday found the 30amp fuse holder (L Cheapo) was crapping out .replaced it with a good water proof holder an relocated to the electrical tray also extended the wires on the red function light to where it could be seen View attachment 4191
 

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Don't know why it post 2pic of same here's the holder I hope guess I have reached my limit
 

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Before I had to get someone to turn the key on while I looked at the light PITA View attachment 4192 do they have photo bucket for dummys
 

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I love mine so far. Haven't really been able to use it all that much but it is truly night and day difference riding a BF without EPS. Only issue I have with mine, it pulls slightly right when the handle bars are straight. I have to keep the bars slightly left to keep it going straight. I noticed there is some play in the handlebars when the bike is off. Is there a way to align it?
 

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You will have some play with power off.I use 2 jack stands an a long piece of 2in angle an give the front a little toe in might want to look at the power supply wire with the 30amp fuse in the pos fuse holder I replaced mine after it failed with this an ran 10ga wire as far as I could to the controller seems to work better than I ever has View attachment 4198
 

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You will have some play with power off.I use 2 jack stands an a long piece of 2in angle an give the front a little toe in might want to look at the power supply wire with the 30amp fuse in the pos fuse holder I replaced mine after it failed with this an ran 10ga wire as far as I could to the controller seems to work better than I ever has View attachment 4198
So you set the ATV on the angle iron and adjust the toe? I know it has play in when it is off but when riding it definitely pulls right. I have to cant the bars left to keep the atv riding straight.
 

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I love mine so far. Haven't really been able to use it all that much but it is truly night and day difference riding a BF without EPS. Only issue I have with mine, it pulls slightly right when the handle bars are straight. I have to keep the bars slightly left to keep it going straight. I noticed there is some play in the handlebars when the bike is off. Is there a way to align it?
That play is the torque sensor. They all have it. The alignment should be pretty good. Its just toe that you set. We did set it with the other tires and wheels on it so it might need it done again.
 
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