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    Did you adjust the valves per the manual? I believe they tend to grow as they seat closing the gap and causing them to not fully close. Others in this forum complained about stalling and replacing parts that didn’t fix it, then hauling to a dealer who adjusted the valves. If you haven’t that would be the first place I would start.
    Adjust every 1600 miles up to 4800 miles and 3600 miles thereafter.
    Also a compression test would verify this condition.
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    Negative on the valve adjustments. Not done since new. I did order a spark plug. Going to reassemble with a new plug and clean air filter. I will check all electrical connections for water and then dielectric grease. I not thinking it’s the valves. I’m not an engine mechanic in the least so I can’t dismiss it. I always compare this machine to my grizzly. It had over 5k on the odometer and ran like a beast. The 686 was the engine yamaha should of put in the Wolverine. Since most of the plastics are off it will get a thorough wash and greases after it has had a rest run. Thanks, Jim
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    Since you ordered a spark plug and you are there I recommend you do a compression test and you will have the answer on the valves.
    Here’s is a simple one on a car but the basics are the same.
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...test-14912158/
    Inexpensive tester.
    https://www.amazon.com/INNOVA-3612-C...ression+tester

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumberjim View Post
    Negative on the valve adjustments. Not done since new. I did order a spark plug. Going to reassemble with a new plug and clean air filter. I will check all electrical connections for water and then dielectric grease. I not thinking it’s the valves. I’m not an engine mechanic in the least so I can’t dismiss it. I always compare this machine to my grizzly. It had over 5k on the odometer and ran like a beast. The 686 was the engine yamaha should of put in the Wolverine. Since most of the plastics are off it will get a thorough wash and greases after it has had a rest run. Thanks, Jim
    Seems the plug is a must do for a base line as all else seems ok.

    As for the valve adjustment which I believe are drop in spacers under a plate. I had a 2005 King quad 700 which had that setup. I sold that ATV with over 13,000km on it running great. I never did any valve adjustments or checking. If you have compression it should start and run.

    As for the mentioned 686 engine I have no knowledge of it or what benefit it would offer with smaller displacement.
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    Got the new spark plug today. Going to change it after the machine gets a good bath. What I found with the old plug was that I could just pull up on the spark plug boot and it would come off with little to no effort (basically sitting on there). My lawn mower has a more robust connection. I find that you have to push down and lock it on with a quarter turn. With that done you basically can’t pull it off. I’ll see what happens with the new plug and the boot securely connected.

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    Update: Cleaned the air filter, changed the spark plug, made sure the spark plug boot was tight, put dielectric grease on the electrical connectors. Went for a two hour ride last night and barely made it home. Ran great for 1.5 hours. started and stopped fine. Did some slow and high speed driving. On the trail home, it started sputtering, and backfiring. I could not maintain speed. Went from 45mph to 8 mph. Died in my driveway. It took about 6 attempts to start and drive the 10 feet into my shop. The check engine light never came on. What gives? Jim
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    I'd be looking at the fuel pump system/pressure. Verify the pump relay is good first since bad contacts (burnt) won't run the pump. I used to carry a generic spare in my old ATV. If its the same relay as another less critical one swap them (but mark the original pump relay with nail polish or something). You'll know where it is if that circuit fails later.

    I'd expect its more electrical than the pump itself. Its not likely to stop pushing the required pressure after being able to run that long. For me and my way of thinking the relay is bad or less likely the pressure sensor where ever it is to activate it. this is an easy fix to test. A different relay in that role is plug and play. Just don't put the old one in a role you can't live without. EG EPS you don't want it cutting out on you.

    good luck
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    Remember the old Ford solid state ignition module? It would get hot and act up or die. Let it cool or pour cold water on it and start again. I wonder.......

    Is the engine running hot?
    Cooling fan working?
    Radiator screen plugged?
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    Do you use a fuel that contains ethanol? Moisture in the fuel tank?
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    That fuel with ethanol is water soluble. it mixes with water. It would have to be a lot of moisture (water) to create a problem.
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