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tgunn12010-08-11 04:06:57 +0000 #1
OK. Here's the story........... 2 1/2 wks. ago I bought a brand new 2009 Brute Force 650i from a dealer in W.V. 1.5 hrs,. away from me. The price was good for a brand new left over so I traveled to buy it. Well after 12 miles on the odometer the belt light came on and tripped into limp mode. I took into the shop to have it investigated. They reset the light and told me that everything in the case incuding the sensor were working and tested fine. They had no idea why the light came on because the sensor wasn't actually tripped. Took it home and at 22 miles on the odometer the belt light tripped once again. This time I made an appointment and drove 1.5 hrs. to the dealer on Friday, got there when they opened AT 9 A.M. Told them I was prepared to stay all day so they could figure out the problem. Well at 10:30 am I walked back to service and they have my quad sitting out in the parking lot next to my trailer and told me they were done with it. I asked what was wrong and they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I asked what happens when I go home and the belt light trips again because i AM 99 % sure it will? The guy in service shrugs his shoulders with no answer. Well Today at mile 49 the belt light trips again....Now I'm mad as hell at this point. It is loaded on the trailer right now for another trip to Romney in the morning. Is it wrong to go in and tell them that I want my money back or a new quad? I'm pretty pissed right now. The problem is in the electrical wiring somewhere and that scares me especially after my 1 year warranty would run out............... if other issues develop.


hondarecoveryman2010-08-11 04:10:32 +0000 #2
Not sure what the problem is ,But I do think you should find a different dealer to take it to ,and see what they can find . BTW you can reset the light your self. Its super easy to do
tgunn12010-08-11 04:41:39 +0000 #3
I know how to reset the light but at this pace I would have to stop every 15 miles on ave. to reset it. It is a brand new quad with less than 50 miles on it. I have had it to two different dealers and neither knows why it is coming on. The original dealer I bought it from told me Friday it must be an electrical issue somewhere but they had no idea where and didn't want to look for it because they parked it outside and were done with it.
bruiser quad2010-08-11 04:35:37 +0000 #4
Idunno if it would do any good but id try to talk to someone at Kawi and see what up. that's a lot of miles and trips to the dealer for shoulder shrugs and no results...
blue beast2010-08-11 05:08:12 +0000 #5
I agree try to talk to kawie . thats a prob the dealer should try to fix . even if they have to replace the wiring or the whole bike. I dont see why they didnt try to put a new switch in the belt case. im sure there is a few bad ones put on ever now and then.
walker2010-08-11 05:08:09 +0000 #6
yea its time for a change ..be an arse hole next time
Polaris4252010-08-11 06:22:59 +0000 #7
^ Yep.
IBBruin2010-08-11 07:38:51 +0000 #8
Bypass the belt switch and run it to see if it goes into limp mode again. If it doesn't, take it to the dealer and tell them you have done the troubleshooting for them and have them replace the belt switch.
AMR8402010-08-11 06:27:42 +0000 #9
Agree with IBBRUIN the belt switch is what puts it in limp mode. Can't be that big of a fix. Replace the switch.

Was the switch tripped is another sign, if not it's bad.

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