I will investigate all your ideas for sure....first being the clutch adjustment and fluid levels and then the splines and testing all the wheels while up in the air! Thx again all for your input...I guess I was hoping to find another member that has had this exact same issue for a more direct answer rather that possibilities! Appreciate your input so far folks
well again, I have pretty much the exact same machine as you and I lost forward movement on rear tires, and it WAS the splines on the axle
and there are many others than have had this happen to, as again, its a known weak issue with models with this design rear axle!
the other issue is again, a few different things can cause the exact same issue
so the answer to your issue will lay again on what you find when you get atv up off the ground and try driving things with w=tires off ground,a nd seeing if your able to STOP rear tires by hand when in first gear and some throttle is given !
the 1 front wheel turning ONLY deal is actually t normal , as again its a limited slip deal, its NOT locked front dif, so only one wheel will have power!
a LOCKED front end , BOTH tires will pull
they use a limited slip deal, so you can drive in FULL time 4x4, such as these atv's are, so you can TURN and not have drive line binding up !
so one wheel needs to be able to spin sort of freely if you follow
as when you make a turn, one tire turns MORE then the other, on a LOCKED front end, this is NOT possible, so something has to slip before you have drive line damage, either the tire slipping on ground, ot your going to find weak link in drive trail parts!
this is why modern 4x4 have's, or many of them have a lever that can LOCK front axles to turn BOTH front tires, but you can then turn off to drive normally!