New here, need help with 2005 Foreman
I purchased a 2005 Foreman 500 last year, my brother is the original owner. It has the foot shifter, and is set up with a winch and plow. Well, the northeast was blasted with snow today (I am in NJ), and was out plowing for many hours and saw a few things I could use help with please.
First, shifting from 1st to 2nd is **** near impossible. I've searched the forum and it looks like the clutch has to be adjusted. Since it never has been, I'm sure I'll have to pull the front engine cover since the adjuster screw will be seized. My question is, will the shifting be silky-smooth after the adjustment?
Second, the gas gauge on the digital display just flashes, even with a full tank. Has anyone seen that?
Third, since I've been plowing, I'm raising and lowering the plow constantly. After a few hours, I noticed that when using the winch, the lights and digital display would dim. I'm wondering if that could be a problem with the battery, or perhaps the charging system can't keep up? If so, are there any upgrades?
Fourth, the winch switch is a generic model that mounts far away from the left-side grip. I'm wondering if there might be a switch that might be used next to the grip. I know it sounds weird, but I got annoyed at having to move my hand to lower the winch up and down. A switch next to the grip would be really nice.
Lastly, the push-button for reverse gets really annoying when having to use it constantly. I see that there are newer-style systems that use a lever instead of the button, but it looks like they are only for newer models. Any ideas?