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Electronic Power Steering? Did you guys see this? Features & Benefits New for 2007 Honda's revolutionary Electric Power Steering (EPS) system offers speedand torque-sensitive steering assistance for increased control and comfort under tough conditions. Front and rear suspension are revised specifically for the Foreman with EPS. Unique Features EPS is a unique system consisting of an ECU-programmed electric steering assistance motor and multiple sensors. These sensors measure the handlebar torque applied by the operator as well as the ATV's speed to determine the correct amount of steering assistance required for all conditions. More assistance is provided in rough terrain and at low speeds to decrease the amount of steering effort required, while less assistance is provided at higher speeds and in smooth terrain. This innovative technology also decreases bumpsteer and kickback through the handlebar in all conditions. The sophisticated Showa system includes separate ECU programming for 2WD and 4WD modes, while spring-loaded steering-motor gears minimize play to increase steering feel and feedback at higher speeds. Traxlok® enables the rider to shift between 2WD and 4WD with the simple push of a switch and provides quiet, smooth engagement with shift-on-the-fly capability. Torque-sensitive front differential reduces torque steer for less steering effort and, when combined with EPS, provides unmatched 4WD steering effort and precision. Dual front disc-brake calipers feature a patented built-in scraper system to remove mud and snow from inside the front wheel. This helps to prevent buildup of debris between caliper and rim and ensures consistent braking performance. Brake pads feature thick, long-wear material with improved mud durability, feel and control. Pads have an internal scraper that gives audible warning when pad life is low. Standard-equipment oil cooler. Engine/Drivetrain Powerful four-stroke 475cc OHV air-cooled longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for improved drivetrain efficiency. The overhead-valve arrangement features angled valves in a hemispherical combustion chamber for straighter intake and exhaust flow for improved engine performance. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counterbalancer reduce vibration. Snorkel-type air-intake system is specially designed to resist water intrusion. Integral electric carburetor heater system improves driveability and ensures smooth operation in cold conditions. Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination. USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler is constructed of stainless steel. Traxlok is easily engaged by pushing a switch on the right handlebar. An electromagnetic mechanical clutch unit located on the center of the propeller shaft engages 4WD with a quiet two-way roller clutch. Traxlok ensures smooth operation by employing a magnetic switching mechanism that engages when front and rear wheel speeds vary by less than 6 mph. A 4WD indicator light on the LCD meter shows "actual" 4WD/2WD engagement status. Electric Shift Program (ESP) provides push-button upshifting and downshifting. The rider shifts simply and precisely with the press of the upshift or downshift button mounted on the left handlebar. An onboard electronic control module (ECM) monitors information from four sensors--engine rpm, countershaft speed, shift drum angle and shift spindle angle--to control the speed of the electric shift motor's gear and clutch engagement. Gear-engagement speed varies according to rider style: The transmission shifts more quickly when riding style turns sporty. A neutral lockout at speeds greater than 2 mph ensures available engine braking when descending hills. For smooth shifting, the transmission cannot be shifted from Neutral to First gear or Reverse gear at engine speeds above 3000 rpm. ESP is not battery-dependent, operating whenever the engine is running. Should the rider ever need to shift manually, the ES model is also equipped with an auxiliary shift lever in the tool kit. Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch for excellent driveability and towing capacity. Convenient five-speed transmission with Reverse. Maintenance-free shaft drive with torque-sensing front differential routes power directly from the longitudinally mounted engine without inefficient directional changes. Convenient electric starter with auxiliary recoil starter features an automatic internal decompression system. Wet-sump engine carries a large 3.2-quart capacity. CD ignition with electronic advance for excellent performance and reliability. Reusable foam air filter. Chassis/Suspension Rugged frame and suspension provide an exceptional 7.5 inches of ground clearance. Independent double-wishbone front suspension uses KYB shock absorbers to give 6.7 inches of travel. Steel swingarm and dual KYB rear shock absorbers give 6.7 inches of travel. Rugged, large-diameter 25x8-12 front, 25x10-12 rear tires provide added ground clearance while maintaining precise handling. Dual 180mm front hydraulic disc brakes combine with sealed 180mm mechanical rear drum for excellent stopping capabilities.
If you have been affected by clutch/shifting problems with the 2011-2014 Polaris Ranger Diesels, or any other Polaris UTV's or ATV's, please see the following thread: Ranger Diesel Nightmare - RangerForums.net - Polaris Ranger Forum You are far from alone. There are hundreds if not thousands of other people who are affected by this same issue. The only half-proven solution is to buy an aftermarket clutch for $1500 from a separate company, which is conveniently founded by an ex-Polaris engineer. In addition, the sticking clutch eventually leads to catastrophic transmission damage. I paid $12,000 for a Diesel Ranger in 2011, and it has been difficult if not impossible to shift for the majority of its life due to a factory-defective clutch. The sticking clutch wears out the transmission, and eventually you will be faced with a $2500 bill to have it replaced. If you or anyone you know has been affected by this clutch, please visit the thread linked above and make your voice heard.
hello all, i have a 99 450 ES Honda atv. Most of the time i have to pull the fuse out under the seat and put it back in to get this thing to shift. what do you think is going on. it like i have to reset the computer all the time . What can i do to fix this. i keep it a garge all the time. i even keep it on a slow charger. i got this four wheeler brand new and i had to do this four the last 4 years and it is getting old. It is a great Atv but keep pulling the fuse 5 times a day is geting very old. i just want to fix it right. i had place look at it but they had no clue what to do. Help please thanks Donald
This could happen anywhere/anystore. Watch out!!!! OMG! YES! THIS IS TRUE! It happened at Wal-Mart (Supercenter Store #1279, 10411 N Freeway 45, Houston , TX 77037 ) A month ago. I bought a bunch of stuff, over $150, & I glanced at my receipt as the cashier was handing me the bags. I saw a cash-back of $40. I told her I didn't request a cash back & to delete it. She said I'd have to take the $40 because she couldn't delete it. I told her to call a supervisor. Supervisor came & said I'd have to take it. I said NO! Taking the $40 would be a cash advance against my Discover & I wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!!!!! If they couldn't delete it then they would have to delete the whole order. So the supervisor had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything! The second time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of $20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it. The total came out right. The cashier agreed that the electronic pad must be defective. Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she NEVER offered me the $40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many people went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money she pocketed? Check your receipts. This could probably happen at any store where they will give you cash back so be cautious. Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford DE Walmart last week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for a receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My worker didn't look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed that she asked for $20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK. My co worker called Walmart who investigated but could not see the Cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the bank and her niece told her this. There is a scam going on. The cashier will ask for cash back and hand it to her friend who is the next person in line. Please, Please, please check your receipts right away when using debit cards. The store has the cashier under investigation now . We can only pray that she is caught very soon. My husband and I were in WalMart North Salisbury and paying with credit card when my husband went to sign the credit card signer he just happen to notice there was a $20 cash back added . He told the cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this machine has been messing up and she canceled it. We really didn't think anything of it until we read this email. Please be aware