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I have a brand new foreman. Its a month old. When I was riding this afternoon I noticed it losing power. I stopped and checked the oil. It was perfect. So I keep riding, then I noticed it was smoking white smoke every now and then. So I stopped and checked the oil again. Samething it was perfect. I decideed to head home then it went dead. When I went to crank it up it was making a horriable noise like screcking and knocking. Now the starter hardly turns it over and it is making the noises. We changed the oil and oil filter yesterday but I have rode 10 miles since then so I need some input.
 

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Well there was this one time.... JK Yeah I was just riding though the woods riding alittle hard but not that bad. Anyway I'm going to clean it up and try to get it to the dealer.
 

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I read on here about people sealing the pull rope. I didn't do this and I ride in alot of water just tuesday there where a couple of times that water came up to the seat. Could water have gotten into the motor that way.
 

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I dont think that water should have got in your bike that way...........there is a oil seal in side of where the pull starter housing is.......if your bike is only a month old it shouldnt be worn out yet......if it would make you more comfortable get a pull starter leak shield
 

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if you got water in the motor, it would be obvious by looking at your oil. If your oil was not a white milkshake, then you more then likely didnt get water in.
 

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Robb..... I am new to 4 wheeling and just puchased an "06" Foreman ES. This pull starter seal kit you spoke about, is this a Honda part or an after market part? Where can I get this seal kit? I will be using my ATV for duck hunting in rice fields and the water at times will be half up on the motor and I am concerned about water in the pull start area. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Robb..... I am new to 4 wheeling and just puchased an "06" Foreman ES. This pull starter seal kit you spoke about, is this a Honda part or an after market part? Where can I get this seal kit? I will be using my ATV for duck hunting in rice fields and the water at times will be half up on the motor and I am concerned about water in the pull start area. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

look in the how-to section. its real easy to do step-by-step instructions.
 

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I sealed mine like it said to in the how-to section and so far im satisfied. There is an aftermarket leak shield, Highlifter and honda makes one. Its pretty much your choice what you want to do. Good Luck
 

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hey,

did the dealer discover the problem? if not maybe try to put it off as their fault and get it fixed. could be worth a shot. good luck.
 

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The leak shield that Highlifter sells works great on Ranchers, but I have noticed several people with the 05-06 Foremans have alot of moisture in theirs (me included). SOmething about hot engine hitting water lets it leak. If you can silicone yours and still have it that would be better. Just remember to make it part of your maintenece schedule to check it for leaking and clean it and reseal it as often as you can!
 

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When I took my back back in on monday it would run but made a knocking noise. The service manager said that it was just the vaules. They adjusted them and still was knockin. They did a compression test and it was 18lbs less than what it should have been. They told me to ride it like it is. If the warrenty does not cover the work they said it would be 1600 bucks but the only way would be if it had water or dirt in the motor. I know that it does not have water or dirt. What should I do?
 
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