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  • Latest Forum Posts

    • picked up my third timberwolf 250 for my daughters.  these are great light weight little quads.   have a strange one for you.  the quad will NOT start in neutral.  it will start in first.  if i lift up on the gear selector just enough to hear the little click (its not loud, sounds like a contact clicking, perhaps the neutral safety switch?) the light will go out, but it won't yet be in first either.  that is how i have shown my daughter to start it and she can.   id like to carry out whatever repair is needed.  i have the pdf of the shop manual but it doesn't really have a flow through diagram.   any help appreciated!  thank you. i need to add something.  it feels like i can switch into another gear BELOW neutral.   so if i switch to neutral, i can keep pushing the gear selector, and it has another click below the neutral.  the light stays on, and when i pull up into first it kind of feels like it has two positions it moves through to arrive at first.
    • 10-4 Agreed.  You're right.  How else would it have cleared the cylinder wall to end up in the crankcase without doing hellish damage on the way out. It's just that not a single bolt on this thing had ever been removed before.  Not even the valve covers to check the lash.  Was only a couple years old with just a couple hundred miles when I got it.  It was an older gentleman who didn't want to change gears any more due to a bad back, so he was selling it to move up to an automatic when he sold it to me.
    • Those bits might be from the previous owner having to do a rebuild and not getting all the debris from whatever failed removed. I can't see the  circlip being from a wrist pin retainer. You'd most likely have some pretty severe cylinder scoring and other crankcase debris if it was. If it runs fine and no "funny" noises or other debris, I wouldn't worry about it.
    • If your ATV is a newer one with electronic ignition that will also be drawing a tiny but constant current. Add that to the clock, stereo  and any other accessory that must maintain memory settings and the draw on the battery can be significant over a week or more. I have to keep a maintainer on my Sierra because it sits idle for long periods , otherwise the battery goes flat from all those little draws adding up. As  Mike mentioned , the alternator in ATVs is minimal so run time to fully charge a large battery could be significant. It doesn't take long storing a lead / acid battery at less than full charge for sulphate to  slowly build up and significantly reduce battery capacity. More to consider......If you have a side by side you might find room for a big battery, but not so easy on smaller rigs. Then you gotta consider the battery itself. Do you really want a flooded battery in your ATV ? Most get some pretty significant jostling and way off camber use . Acid leaking out of a flooded batter can wreck  havoc, and large SLA batteries can be $$$$$. Unless maintaining memory in accessories and the clock is a must to  you, I would suggest instead of trying to shoehorn a bigger battery in ,just install a disconnect switch  to shut down all power when the ATV will  e parked for  a few days or more. Resetting the clock if it's important doesn't take  long .  A CB or HAM radio gear doesn't draw any more power receiving than any other broadcast radio. They only draw more while key down transmitting, so adding one to your accessories isn't going to affect your battery load to any  degree. Just my rambling thoughts on adding a bigger battery .. It can be boiled down to  simply saying " It isn't worth the trouble and expense".
    • Keeping the clock in the dash going draws very little power, should not have drained the battery in a week. There could be something else drawing power that shouldn't be. If you have a meter, measure the current draw off the battery with the machine off. Then start pulling one fuse at a time to see what is drawing the current. I would have the battery tested (places do it for free) you could have a battery issue as well. I would also test the voltage at the battery with the quad off and with it running. If you put a larger car battery in, you realize the charging rate from your regulator would mean the battery would take a long time to charge up.   Mike  

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