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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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need help with 2009 rancher 420

i am running out of options and not sure what to do anymore. i have an 2009 honda rancher 4x4 foot shift model. i have only put about six tanks of gas through it since i bought it. i have developed a really bad grinding noise from the rear end only when you make right hand turns. it does not grind while driving straight or turning left only when you turn sharp to the right. you can hear it and feel it throughout the bike. it has been into three different dealerships now and not one dealership can figure out what is causing the grind. they said the bearing all look ok, the shims are to spec and everything in the rear end looks normal. Is this a normal sound for this model ?or does anyone know what is causing this grinding noise?
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 11:42 AM
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if its still under warranty take it out on a long hard ride. it will get worse and maybe they can find it. i know this is not the best way or advice to find the problem but might be what it takes to find it. i got a ten model and it dont grind. if its not under warranty you mite want to do more investigating
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Had a car one time making and aweful nose when going over bumps and turning one way. Believe it or not it was a rock that got stuck between the metal in the suspention. Might be worth a look.
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not a rock becouse mine does it too !

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yea tried riding it hard but guess that didnt do the trick
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i am running out of options and not sure what to do anymore. i have an 2009 honda rancher 4x4 foot shift model. i have only put about six tanks of gas through it since i bought it. i have developed a really bad grinding noise from the rear end only when you make right hand turns. it does not grind while driving straight or turning left only when you turn sharp to the right. you can hear it and feel it throughout the bike. it has been into three different dealerships now and not one dealership can figure out what is causing the grind. they said the bearing all look ok, the shims are to spec and everything in the rear end looks normal. Is this a normal sound for this model ?or does anyone know what is causing this grinding noise?
does it have disk brakes ?..or drum brakes ?..if drum..pull your brake cover off..and inspect your brake drum..if it's got a grinding noise ..this tells me your drum is rubbing..or maybe the shoes are sticking...if thats not it..then i would say your bearings are bad..yeah yeah..the dealer said they are good..that is..until your warranty runs out..and then they get to charge you for the repairs !
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has drum brakes. dealer just called and said that everything in the rear end looks ok except for some small scoring on the gear. they said they tried a different shim washer and that didnt do it. they said since everything looks ok they cant do anymore for me even with the noise
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Tell them you want your money back...I'd imagine lemon laws apply to atv's too.


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the dealership sent me these pictures of the gear with scoring on it and they said this is normal, what do you guys think?
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What caused the scoring? If it's rubbing the differential case, it's not normal. The scoring might have been on the ring gear when it was installed in the differential, though. If the back of the ring gear isn't rubbing anything, that wouldn't be a problem.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

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