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So picked up my wolverine today went out in a field and almost got stuck.. put it in diff lock.. gave it gas.. and it just bogged and killed... now it wasn't even really stuck, just getting slightly harder to move forward. I tried it in reverse.. same think.. no power and act like it was on the rev limiter.. it wasn't.. my grizzly did this from time to time to.

I just turn it to normal 4wd and backed right out.. maybe the diff lock wasnt completly emgaged.
 

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That's normal. The engine won't rev up if the dif lock is not engaged. I engage the dif lock before I get into the tough stuff. It is also sometimes difficult to disengage it too.
 

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I noticed this with mine as well. It just seemed like it took a long time for the diff lock to engage.
 

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I tested again yesterday, and talked to a friend with a viking.. he said it takes a while, some times he turns the wheel or just bumps the gas for it to fully engage and it will show on the dash locked...

After that it will work fine, which it did when I tested it again last night :)
 

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Mine to have learned to plan ahead and once i switch to diff lock i just wiggle the steering very lightly and click it goes right in. always at a stop though.
 

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Yeah, same here. I always engage 4wd early, I normally reserve diff lock until I think I'm getting close to suck.. the steering wheel trick does the trick.. just fyi for anyone that runs into the same issue..
 

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Yeah, same here. I always engage 4wd early, I normally reserve diff lock until I think I'm getting close to suck.. the steering wheel trick does the trick.. just fyi for anyone that runs into the same issue..
steering wheel trick makes it engage in a reasonable amount of time.
 

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I took my new wolverine on a ride this weekend. On a steep rocky uphill section, I turned the diff lock on. I got a blinking red light for about 30 seconds and then it went solid red. I guess this meant it was slow to engage. I was going about 5 - 10 mph when I turned the diff lock on.
 

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You can engage 4wd on the fly, preferably off the power. Diff lock should be engaged from a complete stop.That could be the reason for the delay.
 

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Shifting to differential lock should always be done while stopped. Unfortunately, I thought I was turning on the high beam lights and turned the wrong nob and got dif lock! I was fortunate that it went in without issue but I was traveling at about 22 MPH when I selected lock!

I won't do that again! (Until next time) LOL!!
 

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Shifting to differential lock should always be done while stopped. Unfortunately, I thought I was turning on the high beam lights and turned the wrong nob and got dif lock! I was fortunate that it went in without issue but I was traveling at about 22 MPH when I selected lock!

I won't do that again! (Until next time) LOL!!
That's why I don't understand why the 4wd switch is there, should be right of the wheel if you ask me.
 

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One thing that is important is to let your selling or supporting dealer know if you have had an issue with the location like I did so they can discuss with their representatives from Yamaha. They obviously can't fix what is built, however, they can take action in the future. If you specifically have problems with the differential in the future you can use that notification to support your need for warranty extension if required.
 

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Same with my bike, turning the steering about a quarter turn to the right and then left will engage it if its acting funny or bump the gas pedal.
 
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