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I bought a 2017 Honda foreman DCT. Love it except it takes forever to engage the diff lock sometimes. Occasionally it pops right in.

Manual says to put it in diff lock have the ATV rolling slow in gear (off the throttle) and slide the lever over. Manual also says to try turning tires all the way left and right to help it engage and if all else fails, drive slowly until it engages.

I try all this and sometimes it still won't engage for a long period of time.

Any tricks?
 

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The main thing is not to engage diff lock wit the throttle open/on. Sometimes, you may find it better to engage whilst in gear, try reversing. That shift between 1st Neutral and Reverse may lock it. Failing that, try snaking (left, right left) at a slow pace and then straighten up.

I'm assuming it's mechanically operated, via cable? Or is is electronic? If cable it may want adjusting slightly, if electronic, put up with it for a while and see if it gets better. Being new the tolerances will be good and it may need break in time.
 

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I've only engaged it two or three times and experienced pretty much the same thing as you. It seems that I don't really have much use for the diff lock because I can get around fine without it, and you can't hardly steer at all when the diff lock is engaged. Do you use it often? If so, what are the conditions that cause you to need it?
 

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The main thing is not to engage diff lock wit the throttle open/on. Sometimes, you may find it better to engage whilst in gear, try reversing. That shift between 1st Neutral and Reverse may lock it. Failing that, try snaking (left, right left) at a slow pace and then straighten up.

I'm assuming it's mechanically operated, via cable? Or is is electronic? If cable it may want adjusting slightly, if electronic, put up with it for a while and see if it gets better. Being new the tolerances will be good and it may need break in time.

Its electronic. Hopefully it gets better because it is basically useless right now. I try to engage it before I need it, but it useless when your sitting infront of a swamp for 10 mins trying to engage it with no luck.

Like I said, sometimes it goes in in a second or two
 

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I've only engaged it two or three times and experienced pretty much the same thing as you. It seems that I don't really have much use for the diff lock because I can get around fine without it, and you can't hardly steer at all when the diff lock is engaged. Do you use it often? If so, what are the conditions that cause you to need it?
I use it in floating muskeg a lot and really greasy clay trails when it is raining.
 
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