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mud cat2010-08-11 10:19:27 +0000 #1
got a o7 750 brute having problems with. Was riding at red creek back about first of june, met a couple of guys with brutes also. Told them I loved my brute in almost every aspect, but was having trouble with my 4x4 engaging. One mentioned mimb forums as a great place to get information on brutes. Then said look at this a little mod i have been working on, and pointed to the front rack of his 4 wheeler. Noticed a brake lever w/cable, running down to his front end. I asked what it was,he said mechanical 4x4, no more having to roll to engage 4x4, and no more electrical buggs, he said they were there testing , naturally I wanted too see, so they showed me and im here too tell you it really works he went from 2wd to 4wd at a dead stop.. this happen several times as he would roll into hole get stuck release the brake lever and the front would start to pull as soon as he hit the gas, an would do the same way in reverse. As i have now traced my problem to be the actuator(250.00) wondering if anyone here has heard of this mod? Would appreciate in any replies. I would like to get with him to see if he could help me out, just thought i would start looking here because he really talked up this forum. I didnt get to talk much to him as a bad storm rolled in an we all went in different directions before i could get his name or anything.

Polaris4252010-08-11 10:27:05 +0000 #2
I've never heard anyone here talking about something like that, and I can say, My brute always engaged like that regardless.... and so has everyone that I've ever ridden with. So I'm not sure why it would be needed?

Welcome to the forum though. And just a little forum etiquette, correct punctuation and sentence form is always GREAT for people reading your post, it makes it so much easier to figure out what you are saying, and when addressing the problem.. I did a little quick edit for you
bayou_boy_222010-08-11 11:02:45 +0000 #3
Welcome to MIMB. I was there at red creek for memorial day weekend. great time.

i have read about people working on getting it put on so they can test it. dont remember where i read that. might have had one person mention it on here a while back.
Injected2010-08-11 11:37:57 +0000 #4
There is someone on here who is working on a manual engage 4x4 mod using a brake lever. I was just reading it the other day
Polaris4252010-08-11 11:56:17 +0000 #5
Well if ya'll know about it, link us to it. B/C I've never heard of it.
bayou_boy_222010-08-11 10:47:30 +0000 #6
Polaris4252010-08-11 11:12:04 +0000 #7

This is what everyone is refering to

Injected2010-08-11 13:55:54 +0000 #8
I guess we can say..we got one past the boss man! I tried to search for the thread but im not at my home pc and searching on my phone is too much. Bayou boy found what i was refering to. Thx man
MeanGreenMan2010-08-11 12:07:12 +0000 #9
Does the manual 4x4 engage on the fly as well?
Polaris4252010-08-11 13:50:15 +0000 #10

Originally Posted by MeanGreenMan

Does the manual 4x4 engage on the fly as well?

apparently, you have to release the lever, or in the nroc link one, pull the knob. and then flip the switch. Or maybe it bypasses the switch all together.. I dunno.
eagleeye762010-08-11 14:41:20 +0000 #11
From what I've read it sounds like the switch is completely unneeded. You just use the installed lever with p brake lock. Its in 4 when unlocked and in 2 when locked and can be used on the fly.

A Q on the 2to4 engagement with the stock switch. Do u have to wait until the pod changes to 4 before its actually engaged in 4, or is it in as soon as the switch is flipped? Also it seems most of the time I need to be moving before the light on pod will change to 4. Only a couple of times the pod changed to 4 when not moving. I thought you need to be moving to engage 4.



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