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Ooops from the newbie!

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Okay, so YES, I am a bone head!

Yesterday, I went to use the new-to-me TRX300FW. No problem, right? I just changed ALL the fluids & spark plug. Running like a top.

So I start it, and it is running a little rough. I figure, let it warm up. I back it out of the garage. Running pretty rough at this point. Mrs. Mandoo is right there watching. I can see she is not happy. I try to give it gas, it hesitates and stalls. I start it, and it immediately stalls. I can't get it started. Mrs. is giving me the look because of the boat anchor I JUST bought! I'm trying to think what happened. It was fine when I parked it the night before. I didn't touch or adjust ANYTHING. There is PLENTY of fuel in the tank.

*NOTE TO SELF* Turn on the fuel BEFORE you try to ride!

Lesson learned. Wife is happy again. I am happy. Life is good.

I deserve the bone head of the year award!
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My wife has all of you beat , a couple of weeks back she got off early because of the rain storm , she call me from the home patio and said her key wouldn't open the door , I said I will be home in a couple of hours or ride to New Orleans and get my keys , so she went shopping and I called her when I was getting close , we pulled up at almost the same time , I told her to give me her keys , stuck it right in and turn it and it was open , first try , she was locked out for 3 hours --- still don't know what she was doing wrong
spirit's, gremlins, something of that nature. get me all the time.
the kill switch used to get me till it froze stuck, i been caught by the gas turn off also.
once i was going down a hill, ran out of gas. the reserve would not work, because i was pointing lower then 45 percent. lucky, i had my rope with me. i tied to a tree, made a loop, wound the rope, like a rubber band on a balsa plane. it backed up the atv, i then could shift to neutral, coast down the hill.[ i forgot the part where, i couldnt put it in neutral, it was pointing down to far, i couldnt move it enough ] i costed down the hill, once on level ground, i had gas again. so it goe's
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