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Old 04-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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water riding question

I have read some stuff about the king quads riding in water...some sites say the king quad has a known issue with water getting in the cvt exhaust because it is located low. I went river riding this weekend and had water up the the racks( well above the cvt exhaust) and had no water enter the engine or the transmission..it rode through the deep water with no problem. After reading those things before taking it in the water i was thinking about snorkeling, but since taking it deep with no problems im having second guesses on snorkeling. Anyone have any info about the king quads in water without snorkels?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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I will just throw my 2 cents in on this one.If you are going to ride in deep water/mud a decent amount of time it is well worth it to snorkel, I say that because a snorkel kit will be a whole lot cheaper than an engine/trans rebuild on one of these. Just take that for what it is worth maybe someone else will chime in on how it does with it stock.



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Well said above.... I have a 2011 kq 750 and I take it in high water all the time. It ude to get water in the cvt every time I took it out. I snorkeled the cvt intake and exhaust outlet and haven't had a problem since. Definatly worth the time and money.
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I actually just purchased a 1995 300 king quad and was wondering the same thing. I also have a question about shifting in the water or mud? Do you have to stop the atv to shift from hi low or super low while in water same with the 2wd or 4wd...etc. This is my first semi automatic atv. Any advice will help, Thanks
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Yes, you should be completely stopped before switching either the High/Low/Super Low, or 2WD/4WD/Diff Lock. And there is no CVT on the 300 KQ's, so there is no need to snorkel it. And welcome to the forum.
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I remember my 660 grizzly had a drain plug for the cvt in case you got into too much water, not sure if the king quads have that or not but seemed to work well. I didnt venture too many times into deep water with it but was a simple feature that worked well.
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I believe the newer King Quads have this drain plug as well.
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Yes the newer quads have the plug it is located under the CVT about the middle of the footrest is, but if you seal the CVT well enough and you don't go too deep you won"t have to use it.
BCaudwell Those model doesn't need to snorkel anything but the carb/filter box if you are going to ride anything above the seat. I also agree with AJ only shift when you are completely stopped if you don't you risk damaging the transmission and possibly the front differential or the axles.



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Thanks for all the reply's, so the only thing that I really have to worry about is the carb/filter box. My other question that I have is do you have to be in first to take off or can you be in any gear or will that have an affect on the machine as well? Thanks for your help

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Yes, the only thing that needs snorkeling if your planning on riding in very deep water over the racks/seat would be the carb/air filter box. As far as taking off in anything but 1st gear, it is possible but not highly recommended. Like your car, it needs to go through the gears to accelerate properly, whether it be an automatic, semi-automatic, or manual. Taking off in anything higher then 1st gear also puts strain on the engine and transmission.
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