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Whats the deal with the 4x4 to 2x4 switch. Im having trouble gettin mine to engage when i want it to. I like to ride in 2x4, then when im stuck or its needed then switch to 4x4. It doesnt ever seem to engage until after Ive gotten myself out fighting in 2x4. On my 450 I could switch at anytime, and it always engaged.
For instance I was riding in some water but was gettin nowhere fast so I switched to 4x4, it wouldnt engage, finally i got myself out then it switched over????? What is the procedure, the manual was no help.
 

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for one, it wont engage unless you are going 5 miles an hour or less. and if you are just spinning your tires the bike thinks you are going faster so it wouldnt engage
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where do you get this informtion from out of curiosity. And I have come to a complete stop, in mud or water, and it wont switch, the minute i get to dry ground when I dont need it anymore, the **** thing switches over.
 

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could it posible that you are getting water in the conection and when you finally get it out it drips out and then engages? Did you pull the conections apart and dielectric all the crap? If so make sure the conections got back together good. I had a hard time conecting some once they were full of grease.

Good luck and have a good weekend
 

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That is definately a noodle scratcher. Mine has never failed
me. Don't the 2005's use the same Traxlok that was used
on the previous models? I would think so. Why mess with
a good thing?
 

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QUOTE ("harry":ittdtqat)
could it posible that you are getting water in the conection and when you finally get it out it drips out and then engages? Did you pull the conections apart and dielectric all the crap? If so make sure the conections got back together good. I had a hard time conecting some once they were full of grease.

Good luck and have a good weekend
Where exactly are those connections?
 

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QUOTE ("Railroader":7ib4yyxx)
That is definately a noodle scratcher. Mine has never failed
me. Don't the 2005's use the same Traxlok that was used
on the previous models? I would think so. Why mess with
a good thing?
You would think its the same, but my 450 was alot more user friendly in that dept. I never had a problem
 

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i think i read it in the owners manual(the one you get with the bike)
 

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I didnt see that in there, im gonna have to look again, it didnt really have much of any explaination to it, jus that it switched 2x4 to 4x4
 

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lockup

you cant have a speed difference greater then 5mph in the front and rear tires or it won't lock up..
 

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hmm, mine is just not happy I guess.
 

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The Traxlok has a "self-diagnostic function" ..when the ECM detects a problem it will flash a code in the "4wd" indicator from 1 to 5 flashes ..
 

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well mine is keeping the secrets to its unhappiness hidden
 

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Mine has done that to me a few times and it was always in deep water, as soon as I got on to dry land it would engage. It always happens when I don't want to get my feet wet but end up having to get off and help it out.
 

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If the rear tires are spinning alot fasterf than the fronts it wont engage, hense when on dry ground it will engage. I belive that its if the rear is spinning 10 - 15 % faster than the front tires it wont engage, that way it does not put to much strain etc, on the front diff. The solution to this is to let off the throttle and let the rear tires slow to 5mph or less and the 4x4 will engage. Just like it will not dis-enguage from 4x4 to 2x4 unless you are under 5mph. Its a safety thing with Honda.
 
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