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2018 Yamaha Kodiak 450 Reverse Engine Dies

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My first long ride on my latest bike, an '18 Kodiak 450 EPS I bought slightly used failed. In the North woods I stop on a two track for a blowdown. I Shift into reverse, and instantly the engine dies. Completely dead. The shop tells me that the  40 amp main fuse(there are two, One being the main the other for the EPS) blew. These are the slow blow variety. The shop had to order the fuse,which tells me that blowing that fuse is rare. I hope they can find the cause. Anyone else have this happen?

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I've never seen that happen. Are you running any external accessories, like a winch or other? It's too new to fail like that.

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5 hours ago, Ajmboy said:

I've never seen that happen. Are you running any external accessories, like a winch or other? It's too new to fail like that.

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It does have a winch,but it was on the bike when I bought it. I've added nothing but fuel.

 

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If you can locate the neutral safety switch.  It should also be the reverse switch.  Inspect the wiring and even unplug it and see what happens.  Maybe it’s possible that it’s poorly placed and burnt against the engine or exhaust ?  Also I would pull each fuse one at a time for any of the accessories and see if it does this. 

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:19 PM, Frank Angerano said:

If you can locate the neutral safety switch.  It should also be the reverse switch.  Inspect the wiring and even unplug it and see what happens.  Maybe it’s possible that it’s poorly placed and burnt against the engine or exhaust ?  Also I would pull each fuse one at a time for any of the accessories and see if it does this. 

Thanks Frank. I'll try that.

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