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jmeier19812010-08-11 06:46:24 +0000 #1
Ok so I was running some trails pretty hard last night, probably way to hard for after dark but long story short I hit the side of a stump that shot me head on into a tree pushing the bumper into the radiator then rolled down a hill into a valley. So I know Im gonna need a new bumper, radiator and bumper and radiator brackets does anyone thats parting one out have any front end parts? Also when it gone done rolling down the hill it got lodged on its side in a deadfall where it sat for a couple hours till I could get help to get it out. It was on the CVT side and smelled like gas we got it pulled over and it was everything my buddies 3500lbs Viper max winch and snatch block could do to get it out of the nasty valley it was in, so I took the chance and started mine a couple times to help but only for 15-20sec cause I knew it had no coolant. Is there anything I need to do or check engine wise since it was on its side so long, also Is it possible that some oil or something could have gotten into the CVT cover from being tipped over cause there was smoke pooring out of the CVT exhaust snorkel and like I said I didnt hardly run it or hard when I did.


Polaris4252010-08-11 06:51:58 +0000 #2
glad you are ok.
650Brute2010-08-11 06:53:27 +0000 #3
Glad your ok. Make sure it has oil & coolant.
walker2010-08-11 07:40:49 +0000 #4
Not to getto get off subject did u ride it out or did u jump. If the block or if anything is cracked should see some puddling oil wate etc. Glad ur ok broski. I would just take a lot of time ond go over eveything and frame may even be bent. Hope that helps.
gpinjason2010-08-11 08:01:11 +0000 #5
^-- like he said! Just open up the CVT and inspect everything, change the oil out, get the new radiator and coolant installed... inspect the frame really well, all the a-arms and everything under there, CV-shafts...

just go over the bike with a fine toothed comb and check everything out before you start it up and risk damaging anything..

Glad you didn't get hurt!
jmeier19812010-08-11 07:39:30 +0000 #6
I was pricing radiators and it loks like highlifters triple flow is about the same price or slightly cheaper than the OEM ones I found and it sounds like it comes with a fan as well. So is this a direct bolt on or would I have to do some kind of fab work?
jmeier19812010-08-11 07:28:23 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by walker

Not to getto get off subject did u ride it out or did u jump. If the block or if anything is cracked should see some puddling oil wate etc. Glad ur ok broski. I would just take a lot of time ond go over eveything and frame may even be bent. Hope that helps.

Well it wasnt my intention to ride it out but I tried saving it from going over the edge and down the valley and ended up doin some cart wheels down the hill with it. Once it hit the tree it spun sideways and off the narrow ridge the trail was on and I thought I could get it stopped but the hill was steep enough that it was still sliding down with all the wheels locked up and eventually half way down the hillside it found a log or rut or something and took me for a ride. Believe it or not I dont think the crash hurt me at all but I think I strained every muscle in my body throwing the dang thing around trying to help get it back up the hillside.

Is there any reason why a brand new 3500 viper max was struggling so hard to pull it out? Even when we got it close enough to the top to use the snatch block it would only pull it about 2 or 3 feet and stall, granted the hill was steep enough that I had to go up and down it on my hands and knees but it wasnt in the mud, it was just a straight pull up the hillside.
bayou_boy_222010-08-11 09:57:30 +0000 #8
Sound like a week connection on the battery. I have not had any problems with mine. Glad to hear you are ok.

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