Hello Guys, Im new to this Forum
Today, I picked up what I though was a 04 pred 500, but it was actually a 03, atleast it says that on the frame!
It got about 30 hours on it, mostly been sitting inside for many many years. The guy I bought it from is the first owner and the quad looked real clean, all stock.
The first thing I did, was to change the oil. It had magnetic oil drain plugs wich is real nice, but there were quite many metal shavings stuck on the plugs, very thin but long shavings...this could be from break in, since the engine hasn't run much.
But also, something very very noticable was the clutch, it didn't engage properly. The guy didn't know what he was doing I think...even though he had owned lots of quads and dirt bikes. First thing I did was to make the clutch engage properly...I still think it engages a little far out, but I can't seem to get it in the middle where I like it.
I really hope the metal shavings aren't from the clutch slippin..it seems to gear real smooth and fine now..but I guess these quads can stand some beating anyways
I've also heard there were some trouble with the models before 04...tranny failure and shit? Please write me a review of how these quads are and what common faults would be
I would like it to last a long time.
Good answers Would be Mostly Appreciated guys
I seem to like the pred 500 so far, I also got a YFZ 450 08' at the moment. Have owned a Kfx450, Raptor 660, and a raptor 700 previously, Love quads till death