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Tommy K

Cvt durability

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5 hours ago, Tommy K said:

What are the pros and cons of cvt?  Are they reliable?

Most utility type atvs nowadays have a CVT type transmission driven by a belt.  Its easier to ride than a manual shift and if you are talking about a 4WD ATV, they are pretty durable with only belt maintenance.  Hit the gas and go.

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Been using CVT for years.   Only issue is when they get wet, like really soaked.  You have to take a little time to get them dry again.

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I have both types. Cvt is nice less makes quad easier for people that are not familiar with shifting. I personally like to shift gears myself but am happyou to drive either. 

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I have both types. Cvt is nice  makes quad easier for people that are not familiar with shifting. I personally like to shift gears myself but am happy to drive either. 

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I read a review of quads and only one was not CVT, they chose it over the rest cause its not a CVT (I'm sure among other reasons as well, they just stated that).

 I know my side by side is a CVT, and I'm looking at going Kubota since its not.

  But I also lived in steep terrain and want something that'll work hard.  If I were "racing" I'd probably be fine with a CVT.

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A cvt for racing???  I suppose the big 4x4's in XC racing.

Anyways, if you ride steep terrain, shifting in the middle of a hill sucks and possibly dangerous.

A CVT is highly dependable and is always in the right gear (ratio). You'll think of this when on a hill, trust me on that.

I love Honda's but my Rancher will be the last one for me till they (honda) comes out with a CVT. Even their auto shift still has that second of loss of momentum when shifting.

 

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I think your version of steep terrain and mine are different... but thats why people have opinions... also, mine doesn't engine brake (CVT) very well.  Given that their both diesels and I do live/drive on steep terrain that is a very big plus (if I had it).

  BTW, my driveway is paved, and I've had vehicles not make it up the "steep" side...

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Dont ya love it when some idiot comes all the way down your country road that is a dead end and gets stuck trying to back out of your driveway! ya see headlights and the next thing ya know there is a knock on the door! sorry buddy better get a tow truck

Sorry rant, ive had no issues with cf moto cvt  i grew up shifting but my wife and son just refused to try to ride my old ones but i dont have any trouble getting her on it now

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