Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I bought this quad as a leftover appx 4 years ago and have had multiple problems with it. first it stopped charging. I replaced battery, reg/rectifier to no avail, when I took it down I found that the washer that was supposed to be on the high/low range shaft in the left side engine cover wasn't there, it was inside my stator, rotor and had ripped it to shreds. I couldn't prove that the cover had never been removed so I had to pay for that. then the speedometer odometer stopped working, no big deal I don't need it so I never bothered with it. then I started to notice an oil slick when parked in the river and I smelled gas, now the efi light comes on every time I spin the tires or accelerate fast. I had a clicking sound in the rear and noticed a torn boot on the left rear driveshaft. I replaced the driveshaft with a new one and the clicking went away. now I am having steering issues...the handlebars lock often, usually when trying to turn right and if I turn left quickly it unlocks for awhile, I've had the front end up and there is no binding anywhere but when I ride it still happens, I have lubricated everything that moves that is involved with steering but no change. lately it does not want to come out of 4 wheel drive regardless of how far I back up or drive or shut the engine off and on again. this is my first quad, I've had many motorcycles and atc's. I think I may need a front drive shaft I do hear clicking on the left front, could a bad(whatever they call that weird ball bearing doughnut looking thing on the driveshaft) cause the steering lock? it feels like worn steering head bearings except this quad has no steering bearings. are all quads this much of a hassle or should I buy another quad and just light this one on fire? ps. I don't beat on the quad, I primarily use it to walk my dog in the woods.