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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 07:30 AM
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 10:33 AM
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I don't think the '07 X2 had ADC. I know mine didn't. It did have EBS, engine braking system. The third position for the thumb switch was for switching in and out of turf mode.

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I'm liking the idea that "must be nice" posted, since I was already considering a way to disable the switch.
My fear is that bulky gloves will accidentally activate the awd at the worst possible moment. I know this is a thing because a friend of mine wrenched at a Polaris dealer before coming to work with me.

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I've never once been in the position where my thumb would have inadvertently come in contact with the AWD switch and I ride in bulky gloves often enough. what are you guys doing with your hands that is causing this?

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When riding what I would consider extreme trails, you are all over the machine, and constantly turning while crawling over obstacles. It's easier than one might think for your hand to slide against the switch. I typically ride with my hand wedged tight up against the throttle box anyway, for smoother, better throttle control, especially in extreme conditions where throttle control is pretty important.

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I get where that would be an issue if you didn't want it to go into ADC. but in those conditions I'm typically already in AWD, thus making the worry about accidentally engaging the switch a moot point. Like you my hand it typically held against the throttle box/switch housing. but my thumb never moves away from the throttle area unless I'm specifically moving it to engage/disengage the switch.

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when riding '' extreme'' trails i would guess you are in 4x4 anyway
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when riding '' extreme'' trails i would guess you are in 4x4 anyway
I think we have a Bingo! Doughnuts / Whippin' [email protected]'s maybe not so much.... as the original post states.

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I get where that would be an issue if you didn't want it to go into ADC. but in those conditions I'm typically already in AWD, thus making the worry about accidentally engaging the switch a moot point. Like you my hand it typically held against the throttle box/switch housing. but my thumb never moves away from the throttle area unless I'm specifically moving it to engage/disengage the switch.
My thumb doesn't come off the throttle. It would be like the second knuckle of your thumb can bump the switch if leaning forward and left.

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when riding '' extreme'' trails i would guess you are in 4x4 anyway
I think we have a Bingo! Doughnuts / Whippin' [email protected]'s maybe not so much.... as the original post states.
You guys are talking two different things here. The OP wants to stay out of AWD. I was wanting to stay out of ADC. I was just giving an example how the switch can be bumped, for those who have never done it before. It can, and does, happen.

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I get where that would be an issue if you didn't want it to go into ADC. but in those conditions I'm typically already in AWD, thus making the worry about accidentally engaging the switch a moot point. Like you my hand it typically held against the throttle box/switch housing. but my thumb never moves away from the throttle area unless I'm specifically moving it to engage/disengage the switch.
My thumb doesn't come off the throttle. It would be like the second knuckle of your thumb can bump the switch if leaning forward and left.

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when riding '' extreme'' trails i would guess you are in 4x4 anyway
I think we have a Bingo! Doughnuts / Whippin' [email protected]'s maybe not so much.... as the original post states.
You guys are talking two different things here. The OP wants to stay out of AWD. I was wanting to stay out of ADC. I was just giving an example how the switch can be bumped, for those who have never done it before. It can, and does, happen.
It's happened to me before (bumped into AWD by accident) riding tight trails at a fast pace. Cornering hard, feathering both brakes and throttle, power sliding around corners, leaning hard all at the same time... I consider that to be somewhat extreme (although there are many types of "extreme", and "extreme" means different things to different people) and in that case not only was AWD not necessary, but it would have been a hindrance to the type of riding being done. Is it enough of a problem that I'm going to put an override switch on the AWD switch wires, no, but I could see why someone might want to.

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