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Cliff notes up front here..And forgive me for the length of this post...
I own..
09 recon 250
09 rancher 420FA
09 Foreman 500ES
Took all 3 in for 20hr service. Recon had a frt mushy brake issue/Foreman was fine/Rancher had occasional stall if you blip the throttle.

First issue is the Recon 250
Explanation for mushy brake was it needed adjustment. The brake worked flawless one weekend and took a dump the following weekend. When I picked it up it was fixed but master cylinder bolts had been messed with and fluid residue all over the top of reservoir. is it possible to adjust and is that how its done? I have worked on cars for almost 20 yrs and something doesnt click. The brake is fixed but it just sounds like bs.

Second issue is the rancher 420
First trip they said they could not duplicate the problem. But when I brought them home I actually got this to stall coming off the trailer. Less than a week later I make a return trip to the stealership. I get a phone call saying that they checked with Honda and this is normal and "do not blip the throttle" and it wont stall. When you are trying to get over a log or rock crawl or do anything that requires just tapping the throttle to clear an obstacle..it will stall about 30% off the time. It will however fire right back up.

Third issue is the Foreman...
Absolutely nothing wrong until 20 hr service completed. Rode twice right after the service and had stumbling and hesitation after warmed up good...say 45min of riding. Mud puddles/up steep hills/starting off in any gear other than first. You would need to wind out every gear as far as possible to avoid/minimize poor performance. They said it was a fouled spark plug...WTF?? 100 miles on the machine and probably 22hrs or so. When asked what caused it...They said blipping the throttle or riding around with the choke on.

Once again sorry for the long post but wanted to provide as much info as possible and i am really pissed at this point.
 

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Not sure on the brakes, it should never stall from tapping the gas, and the last one sounds pretty fishy.. LOL I'd maybe Speak to mgmt about this see what they are going to do about it.
 

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There is no adjustment on disc brakes that I know of. As the brake shoes wear, the fluid compensates for travel. The fluid may have been low or they may have had air in them and bled them. That would explain why the brake reservoir had been taken off and fluid on it.

As far as the other problems, I agree with Fourtrax.
 

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Air in a sealed system? How would that typically be introduced though?
There would have to be a leak in the system. It could have been a real small leak. It wouldn't take much for air to get in.
 

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Yeah...That part I understand...I just don't like being treated like a dumbass. I dropped these bikes off the first time on Monday and Thursday evening they still had not been touched. Then all of a sudden on Friday..Waalaa...They are "all fixed" with bs reasons of what was wrong..only to return again with 2 out of 3 bikes still not correct. 33% accuracy is not really setting the world on fire
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean. It sounds like they didn't fix anything, BUT the brakes.
 

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Clearly I don't know the answer to your question because I'm not sure what a DGL is. LOL But if you tell me I can do some looking. I assume some sort of Diff Lock?
 

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Detroit Gearless Locker, I believe. I don't know where to get one for the Foreman, though.
 
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