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by the way i just joinned this site, and have found some very good info thanks to everyone. i have a foreman 500 4x4 09 manual on the floor solid rear end basic bike. anyway its not even 3 weeks old and allready had something break inside the trans. i think not sure it could be the rear end. when its in gear 1st or rev. it makes a very bad noise like something in it snaped. but the tires still want to spend so i dont believe its the drive shaft or the rear end. has anyone had this promble or know what could be going on. any help would be great thanks.
 

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You may have broken a universal joint on the drive shaft or knocked some teeth off on the splines. what were you doing when it broke?


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I was coming out of a hole that was about 2. Foot deep. An it had about 4 inches of mud an maybe a foot of water I have a pic of it I'll try an post.
 

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I would be contacting Arctic Cat corporate. Not just a dealer.
 

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Trx2five0. U think the tires would still want to turn if the universal joint was broke? One thing I forgot at the same time the motor was shaking really bad
 

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hmm id say could be mutiple things but cv shafts is a clear see if it is broke ut the teeth could be stripped on which is under the boot, thats the bad part bout mud, does it have stock tires on it?
 

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It's got 26 itp mud lites. The mud was no bad at all more water than anything. I'm going to the dealer now to see what they have to say.
 

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If the joint snapped in the right place you would bind both pieces up and yes it would try to rotate but eventually it would slip. The CV joints are designed to b the weakest link in the drivetrain I would think to keep you from destroying your gearbox. I would raise the whole bike off the ground on jack stands and rotate each wheel individually in neutral listening for any odd noises then in gear (Which will be a bit more difficult) doing this chances are you will find the culprit. I would also check the main drive shaft from the rearend to the gearbox, they have universals as well I'm not sure how the front is set-up.

Trx2five0. U think the tires would still want to turn if the universal joint was broke? One thing I forgot at the same time the motor was shaking really bad
 

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just got back from the dealer, the universal joint was the problem, and said that it would be in the shop till beginning of next week. which sucks cause we had about 30 bikes getting together sunday for a ride. but thats better than 6 weeks like they told me the firdt time. thanks for all the help on this problem. by the way is there anything that i need to look out for with this bike as far as problems!!!!
 

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Gotta be carefull when spinning larger tires in the mud when they catch ahold and get a bite something is going to break.
 

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Agree^^^^^^^^^^^
 

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The radial mud lites great ride and good in the mud.
 

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The best all around tire is the Terracross or the Bighorn.
 

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I have the mud lites. An they do great in the mud an for climbing. But they beat me to death on the road. Was woundering about the new itp baja tires
 
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