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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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no AWD in reverse. help?!

hey yall just got my sprotsman 500 HO and this may be a dumb question in reverse and i dont have the 4x4 can anyone tell me why that is

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:34 PM
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That's what the big yellow button of death does! And I call it the yellow button of death because it also controls the speed limiter in reverse. Lol try that it should help.

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well i guess i didnt try that i thought that was just for the rev limiter thanks tho.

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Ya no problem, and look to www.quadovator.com if you want to wire in a switch to have it engaged permanently when you want. It helps when you don't want to keep pushing in the button.

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Yea the death button,lol. With a cvt transmission your atv will go 50+ mph in forward and with the death button down it will go 50+ mph in reverse. It is a good safety feature but IMO should not control the 4wd system too. On the new 550's and 850's the 4wd works all the time. It just controls the revlimiter.

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Yep, you just need to push the yellow button. I try to stay away from it though because I usually end up breaking axles when using it trying to back out of a mud hole. If I can't go through forward, I just get pulled out.

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