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Old 01-14-2008, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 foreman 450 es the rear end is not pulling. What do i need to check first was working fine about a week ago now the bike is front wheel drive only.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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could be a stripped rear axle/ring gear or busted rear u-joint.

Pull the oil filler plug on the rear diff, put the bike in gear and see if the ring gear is rotating. you will need to jack up the bike so it want move and get someone to give it alittle throttle while you watch the ring gear in the diff.

On the ujoint you can loosen one of the clamps on the boot and slide it off of the rear out put going to the swing arm. Do the same as above to make sure it is rotating.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if its making a bunch of noise its probly a u joint, if not probly striped the splines on the axle foremans are bad about the bearing on the left side axle tube going out ,when this happens the axle tends to wear the splines down to nothing, a good way to check the bearing is watch inbetween the axle tube and hub while uyou kick the tire, it should be firm and not move, if it is the axle it wouldn't be a bad idea to check the splines in the ring gear
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hey that sounds like wut just happend with mine ... i took mine apart and i thought i had stripped the splines on the axle but i didnt so i looked at the hubs and the splines inside both of my rear hubs were stripped if i were u id check urs
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