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  1. General ATV Discussion

    Here you can post topics about anything ATV related.

  2. General Talk - Anything Goes!

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  4. Where To Ride Your ATV

    Discussion forum on where to ride your ATV. Where do you ride? You can also post in our Regional Forums for specific locations by state and region. 

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  7. ATV & Off Road Modifications

    Share your ATV & Off Road modifications and projects. Get help with your ATV mods by posting what you are working on, your progress, and how your final project is coming along. Show is your modded ATV, UTV, Side by Side, ATC, or other Off Road vehicle.

  8. ATV Tires and Rims

    ATV and Side by Side Tires and Rims. Get help with tire fitment and finding the best tires for your ATV or side by side.

  9. This vs. That ATV & Off Road Comparisons

    Need to compare ATVs, UTVs, Side by Sides , ATV Products and Accessories, or other Off Road vehicles? Post your topic in this forum and start a discussion.

  10. ATV Trailers, Haulers, and Attachments

    ATV trailers, haulers, and other forms of transporting your ATVs and off-road toys. ATV attachments such as dump carts, mowers, and snow plows.

  11. Hunting, Camping, & Outdoors Forum

    For all of our outdoors members, post about camping, hunting, fishing, or any other outdoor topics. Do you use your ATV when camping, hunting or getting to that fishing spot? Share your adventures and pictures.

  12. ATV Laws, Legal Issues, and Policing

    Discussions on ATV Laws, Legalities,and ATV Policing authorities. Other ATV legal topics and proposed legislation.


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    • What makes you think it's a squeal from inside the cases ? Did you find any metal shavings or dust in the cases when you stripped it ? Could it be an engine mount squealing ? Exhaust rubbing ?  Something like that.. I'd be really doubtful that anything inside there could be making a squealing, and under throttle, without there being signs of wear, and probably heat.  
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