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I have 2 questions, I have a 2003 rincon with about 80hrs on it.
1. The transmission slips when cold, going up a hill in D. I turned around and it is fine in R. Is this normal? Also, does the tranny use the same oil as the engine? I see no mention of a separate oil for the tranny, just engine, diff and transfer case oils.
2. I have 3 quads, one rincon, all single cyl hondas. The rincon vibrates a lot more than the others. I have ridden 2 other rincons and they do the same thing. It seems to be in the motor mounts, you can feel it in the front of the quad. Has anyone found a way to smooth out the vibration?
 

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The transmission slips when cold, going up a hill in D. I turned around and it is fine in R. Is this normal?
I don't think a slipping tranny is normal.

Also, does the tranny use the same oil as the engine?
Yes, it does.
 

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I also have an 03 Rincon and experience the same slipping issue. I found that if I let it idle and go through a nice warm up cycle before riding it I dont have any trans problems. Not saying that this is completely normal but I have had mine for about 5 years now and no issues since I started doing this. Does yours slip even when warm? As far as the vibation, the faster you go the less you feel it! lol.....No seriously I dont tend to notice the vibration, I'll have to pay more attention next time I ride it and let you know.
 

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Thanks for responding. I will take my first ride on the new (to me) quads this weekend at 8-9000 ft. The slipping goes away after about 1000 ft of easy driving, but I have a steep driveway 18%, to get the mail. I will take the two manual trans quads for mail pickup!!!! ----Jack
 

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I hope my 07' doesn't get that problem, :icon_eek:
 

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OK, I changed the oil (Mobil 1)and filter. The problem is mostly solved. I am happy with it now. Now for the new question. The owners manual says that it takes 3.1 qt.
When I do this it shows low on the stick, checking it when the threads of the stick hit the case. I called the dealer and he said to fill it watching the stick. It took 1/2qt more. Honda normally does not have this problem- when you put the correct amount of oil, it shows full on the stick. Any ideas??
 

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OK, I changed the oil (Mobil 1)and filter. The problem is mostly solved. I am happy with it now. Now for the new question. The owners manual says that it takes 3.1 qt.
When I do this it shows low on the stick, checking it when the threads of the stick hit the case. I called the dealer and he said to fill it watching the stick. It took 1/2qt more. Honda normally does not have this problem- when you put the correct amount of oil, it shows full on the stick. Any ideas??
I would just fill it to the full mark on the dipstick and not worry about it. If you fill it to the full mark on the dipstick, at least you won't be low. It's better to be a little over full than low, as long as you're not a lot over full. The manual says, after oil and filter change, it should hold 3.1 quarts, but it says after disassembly, it should hold 4.3 quarts. That tells us that after normal draining, that there's over a quart of oil still coating the parts in the engine and still in the hard to drain areas. Is it possible that you may have drained it for a long time and more oil drained out than would normally have drained out with just a quick drain?
 

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Thanks for the info!! Yes I did an overnight drain(the only way to do it) and I read in another post to jack the front end up, so more comes out. I am starting to like it more than the 08 rancher now. Has anyone seen some different motor mounts to make the front end quit shaking???---Jack
 
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