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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Rancher Transmission?

Just got my 05 Rancher back with the top end rebuilt and new clutches. Now it seems like the it's kind of lagging, yesterday I had to pull a zero turn out of a small ditch and it basically would only idle real high and finally spun the wheels. I also did some work at the hunting camp last weekend and I hunt in some hilly terrain, the whole time it seemed like it was trying to find the right gear. I shifted from 1st to 2nd and it would kind of "jump" a couple times... my guess is transmission... what do yall think?

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Honda724: I wonder what kind of oil you have in your engine/transmission??
The symptom you describe is similar to that which happens if you use regular automotive oil in your engine/transmission.

You shouldn't use automotive oil because it will cause your clutch to slip. Instead, only use motorcycle/atv oil which is formulated for a wet clutch. Synthetic motorcycle oil works great.


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I would first check these two simple things.

Check your oil level
Adjust the clutch

Report back if those come back inconclusive
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well kent, my mechanic has been slacking lately but surely he knows cause all hed ever use was strictly honda oils in the hondas... Ill change it later if I can find time to go get another filter.
Manny, I usually check my oil before every ride and yesterday it looked good. Im somewhat mechanically minded but he did put the new clutches in and I took it back to see if they were right... he claimed they were.

I don't plan on using this guy much more I've used him for many years and he's done good work, I think he's just getting in a rush trying to get all the other bikes in as well.

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2012 HONDA FOREMAN
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ITP MUDLITES

LOOKING FOR AFTERMARKET WHEELS AND TIRES FOR SRA 4/110... PM ME!
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