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About royjl42

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  1. so get this. we were all wrong but very helpful. i went to go plow the driveway last week. what i have been doing since the winch doesnt work is just very strategically plowing and having to just back drag off into seperate piles already plowed...lol. sucks and looks crappy but at least its plowed. so i go to start the machine nothing. so im thinking battery again cause we havent gotten snow in a while so i hook it up to the trickle charger give it an hr or 2 and go back to her. still nothing. just by chance i was holding a lil pressure on the kill switch and as i did i heard the comp kick on. yatzee!! so i solved the reason she wouldnt start. thats cool. took me about 45 mins to remove the stupid handle grip take the kill switch/lite switch box off disassemble put it back together and she stats like a champ. but guess what. my winch works. im not lying and i did nothing more than take a part and put back together the kill switch box. i have no idea how the 2 are intemingled but everything works now as if it did a long time ago. again thanks guys for all of your helpfull wisom and knowledge with these things i will be coming back if i ever run into anything again. thanks
  2. little update. checked out my rpms for my previous post it idles in at about 1280-1300 regularly. not sure cause its an 800 if it would be diff than most. i checked the winch switch with the solenoid and there is no clicking from the solenoid when the switch is switched. does nebody know where the contactor is on a sportsman. i cant locate it without having to prob rip everything apart and we do have a storm sopesedly brewing 2night so looks like a shovel for me!
  3. no not the differential it actually didnt pull out at all it wore down the bearings inside the outer cv joint. so the shavings bound up inside and made it seize. but only in one little spot. the new axle i had made up pulled out from the outer joint completely and wrapped around the control arm...returned it and got a new one. and yes it is an exact for the sportsman it is made for it. the second one has been fine so far but like i said i took the front lift out. my plow is about the same drops a couple inches even with the heavy duty srpings upfront...i dont keep weight in the back cause 4 wheel usually gets me everywhere and with the tires its pretty good
  4. i have/had a 3" lift on my quad. went well for about a yr till something happend. i put on 27" tires same as u wanted mudlite xtr's with 14" ss rims. i did the clutch kit for the bigger tires put in a jet kit to change the computer a lil worked mint. became very top heavy when manuevering kinda didnt like that at all but got used to it. one day was out at a huge ride 80-100 people got about a mile into it and i pulled the bearing out of the outer spindle on the cv axle. sucked hardcore...blew the belt trying to get it back to my trailer...so basically it was a 300 dollar fix right off the bat...luckily knew a guy who does cv restoration and had an old belt that i scored from the dealership. did the whole thing myself for 160 bucks...good to go.....NOT! went to pull it out of the garage to park it...ripped it out again first time i turned the wheel....so long story short i took the lift out of the front so its just stock. bought the upgraded heavy duty front springs and thats how she is to this day...3" lift in the back heavy duty springs up font still sits level...read into it before u buy. 2" isnt that bad but its the headache of getting the parts and fixing this and that for nothing....see what u can fit for stock tires get a clutch kit and just keep it at that. unless ur going out and buying new longer axles i wouldnt recommend it.
  5. that was good advice hobbles i finally figured out how to set my clock...well i never actually looked but now its set...lol. did what ya said, it read 12.3 before engine start went up to 14 at idle which i believe was right around 1800ish...went to 25-3000 and it peaked at about 14.8. so thats what i got...what should i do now...lol...ur the boss let me know
  6. the winch is a polaris brand winch...came with the quad. i believe its either a 2500 or a 3000 i forget??? my quad is an 07 sportsman 800 efi deluxe. ill check the computer i dont believe it gives me much of a diagnostic. it says check engine every once in a while but i think thats more on the lines of it hasnt been cleared cause i did my own 100 hr fluid swap and checklist. im not sure where im leaning and i would hate to just keep buying the wrong part if it were something simple or stupid. i gotta just sit down with the thing and rip it apart but again im so vague on the electrical im sure ill miss something so ne little bit helps from u guys. thanks again keep em comin
  7. to tell ya the truth i dont even know what the fuse was protecting. theres only 4 up front 2 20's a 15 and a 5. as far as all the wires there still brand new its only an 07 with limited corrosion on only one which i did clean off. where would the stater be located on a sportsman? im not too too familiar with the electrical on these. thanks guys for the info...keep em comin with things i could do cause i really dont wanna bring it down to the dealer with the economy being the way it is...kinda strapped for cash!!
  8. so about a month ago my machine wouldnt start up. click click click everytime. so immediately im thinkin starter solenoid. then im thinking its cold out and i did do some work to the lighting and had them running without the engine on so it prol drained the battery down. well i hooked it up to my trickle charger charged her up good to go. or so i thought. couple nights ago we had a big storm. i set out to plow the driveway like i do every storm got about 10 mins into it went to go real the winch in and everything blacked out and it shut off completely. now nothing when i turned the key. no lights no gauges nothing. so it being 11 at night i just shoved it off to the side and called it a night. in the am ripped it apart and discovered it was only a 20 amp fuse. psyched replaced the fuse started up no prob. put the plow back on and went to winch it up...nothing from the plow switch. nothing all around. the quad starts up fine but i have nothing in the winch department. checked all the wires nothing burnt or melted. again thinking solenoid, or perhaps even the conductors? what do u guys think...nebody ever experience anything like this before?

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