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This is a discussion on Accidentally Ran in 4WD... within the X2/X4 Transmission & Drivetrain forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine X2 & X4 847cc SxS category; So, I just bought my first sxs, a 2019 Wolverine X4. When I test drove it at the dealer it was in 2WD. The salesman ...

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    Accidentally Ran in 4WD...

    So, I just bought my first sxs, a 2019 Wolverine X4. When I test drove it at the dealer it was in 2WD. The salesman loaded this machine and my son was playing around in it.

    Anyways, little guy wanted to ride today, so we hit some trails, then some tar and chip and dirt roads. I didn’t notice it was in 4WD the whole time! I noticed at faster speeds it vibrated, but didn’t think much of it.

    Anyone think any damage was done? I plan on draining and replacing diff, trans, and engine fluids at 20 hours. So, I guess I’ll see if there’s any bad metal shaving.

    Thanks!

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    They all vibrate at high speeds in 4WD. How fast did you get it going while in 4WD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveOverkill View Post
    They all vibrate at high speeds in 4WD. How fast did you get it going while in 4WD?
    I hit 40 mph for a second or two. My main concern was being on tar and chip and dirt roads. Aren’t these like cars? Doesn’t it bind up the gears?

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    These machines are really tough, I highly doubt you did any damage at all even on paved roads. I think its always a good idea for a fluid change after break in.
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    You should be OK, just make sure you do your 20 hour fluid changes as LJ3 suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    These machines are really tough, I highly doubt you did any damage at all even on paved roads. I think its always a good idea for a fluid change after break in.
    That’s what I figured. For the price of this machine, I’ll definitely be doing a lot of maintenance. I’m not real keen on using hours to determine, though. I have quite a few trips planned, and I suspect I’ll be putting almost 1,000 miles on this machine in a year.

    Might try and see what the fluids look like at different mileages. 20, 75, 150 hours don’t really translate to miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveOverkill View Post
    You should be OK, just make sure you do your 20 hour fluid changes as LJ3 suggested.
    Thanks!

    I see you’re from SD. We’re headed to the Black Hills with this machine this summer. Can’t wait!
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    You didn't hurt anything, I used to race in 4wd in a rhino and lots of people run the dunes in 4wd. It just vibrates a bit in 4wd is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flesh Eater View Post
    Thanks!

    I see you’re from SD. We’re headed to the Black Hills with this machine this summer. Can’t wait!
    I'm in Custer, and if you come up to the Custer area and want a free tour guide, feel free to hit me up.
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    2018 Blue Wolverine X4
    First Wolverine X4 to break the 60 MPH barrier
    Over 6000 miles and 425 hours
    Hunterworks prototype sheave with easy cleanout port, 22 gram HV weights
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    OEM windshield, soft cab, and roof
    OEM skid plates
    OEM rock sliders
    OEM A-arm guards
    OEM cargo box
    Check out the Yamaha X2/X4 FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WolverineX2X4/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveOverkill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Flesh Eater View Post
    Thanks!

    I see you’re from SD. We’re headed to the Black Hills with this machine this summer. Can’t wait!
    I'm in Custer, and if you come up to the Custer area and want a free tour guide, feel free to hit me up.
    We’re staying in Hill City. Can’t wait!
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