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Ok Im stuck.. I've riden atvs for years and the predator is my first quad that I own.. I figured might as well start with the best.. Well I'm having serious problems.. I got it stuck in some deep mud and i couldn't get any traction. In trying to get unstuck I somehow lost power to the wheels.. The clutch isn't burnt out so I took it to the dealer.. They charged me $120 for labor for adjusting the clutch cable which i think is crazy. Well I payed it and got it back to the track and it worked for about 3 minutes. I am having the same problem again. What is going on? The dealer said sorry and i could bring it back in but i refuse. Can anyone give me an idea on how to fix this myself.
 

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Actually it sounds to me like your clutch is "burnt out". If the motor revs and the power is not getting to the wheels the clutch is most likely slipping. There's a good chance you fried in the the mud, get a manual and pull side cover off and measure the plates and springs, compare those measurements to your manual specs and replace as needed. If it needs plates replace the springs also, they may be weak from overheating the clutch.
 

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You really think my clutch is toast.. the dealer said the clutch is fine is just out of adjustment
 

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Yor dealer is only guessing about the condition of your clutch unless they took it apart and inspected it. You obviously have a problem and the clutch is the connection between the engine and the trans. I didn't find a spec chart in the manual on plate and spring measurements which is odd as Honda supplies these numbers for their engines. The damage shouldn't be hard to see, the steels will be colored blue to black and the frictions discs will have little or no material left on them. If that's the case replace all the plates and the springs.
 

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I don't know what the parts cost will be, you need to find out exactly what it needs first so get it apart and inspect it if you don't want to go back to the dealer. Maybe look for another dealer and ask about it being covered.

I spent about 120.00 recently on a Honda for the plates, springs and gaskets.
 

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Seriously I would change the springs also, the heat kills their tension...
 

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I would take the steels and show that POS dealer and get my $120.00 back. Then use that money on a new clutch. Good luck on it.
Ghostrider: maybe a name change (Giveithell) J/K
 

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easy for you to say, but if they charged me for labor and didn't fix anything, then what did i pay them for. They said they opened the machine up but the case was not touched.
 
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