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4wd ??

when you guys are switching to 4wd are you switching on the fly? I've always stopped and put in in neutral then switched. I believe that's how the manual says to do it. Kinda a pain in the ass when going though the desert and wanting to always switch based on the terrain. Figured like a truck if your under a certain speed you can switch while still moving but just never tried it.

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Kawasaki posted demo videos on youtube show shift on the fly. The manual is also their waiver.
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always shift on the fly, just not under load. been doing it for 3 years no issues.
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I always shift on the fly. Gotta be under 15mph I think.

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Just slow down and shift on the fly, I've never had any problems either

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I always put it in neutral.... yes it is a pain. But, I've heard nightmares of guys grenading thier trannies. Whatever you do.... don't switch under load.

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I have yet to shift into 4wd on the fly. I always stop and then choose 2wd or 4wd. I don't wanna risk it.

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I've never done it cuz manual say not to, BUT this is the one thing my ridin buddy with a rhino always razzes me about cuz where we ride we're back and forth from 2 to 4wd constantly which allows him to keep up and sometimes pass me cuz i come to a stop to put in 4wd while he shifts on the fly, Knowing i could shift on the fly would be great news so i could just straight smoke my rhino buddy but i'm still a lil paranoid, gonna give this post a min to see if someone grenaded their tranny or diff as a direct result from shifting on the fly. BTW, for anyone wondering how it is that a rhino could possibly keep up this is a description of our typical loop===Starts of with a really tech downhill (requires 4wd in most conditions) that is about 100yds, I slightly edge him out here do to my superior engine braking, this is followed by about 75 yd straight where i flat out have him smoked BUT i have to come to a stop to switch to 4WD to make the following hill climb while he switches on the fly and makes up ground and sometimes passes, DAMMITT, after the hillk its some tight and twisty 2wd stuff with speeds no greater than 30mph follwed by some mud holes (4wd required most times) with some more tight n twisty shit n between them. Dont get me wrong, I wind up at the cooler checkpoints first more times than he does but the fact that he can even stay close with such a "supposedly" underpowered machine gives him reason to gloat, He's a DICK btw, but if i could shift on the fly it wouldn't even be close, not even a little bit

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Good thread. I've been curious about this too. My cousin has a Rhino and he gloats about his pushbutton front locker vs our cable actuated locker.
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I know the manual says to stop before shifting, but I do occassionally shift on the fly. Like everyone is saying, I just make sure I'm not shifting under a load!!

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Good thread. I've been curious about this too. My cousin has a Rhino and he gloats about his pushbutton front locker vs our cable actuated locker.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but i believe his pushbutton goes to an actuator that pulls a cable to lock it. Thats where we have the ability to choose the amount of lock we want with cable pull.

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but i believe his pushbutton goes to an actuator that pulls a cable to lock it. Thats where we have the ability to choose the amount of lock we want with cable pull.
On a Rhino the diff lock is 100% electric operation, on/off. Yes, our Teryxs have a cable and we can progressively lock the diff.

As for 2Wd/4WD, I shift mine on the fly all the time.


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On a Rhino the diff lock is 100% electric operation, on/off. Yes, our Teryxs have a cable and we can progressively lock the diff.

As for 2Wd/4WD, I shift mine on the fly all the time.
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I Would never consider LOCKING 4wd in motion, but shifting between 2/4wd is no issue, As said many times, just ease up to be sure none of your drive train is loaded.


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I Would never consider LOCKING 4wd in motion, but shifting between 2/4wd is no issue, As said many times, just ease up to be sure none of your drive train is loaded.
Now see...THIS I do all the time...honestly I have never looked at what the manual said...I just figured it was already switched into 4wd so it should not be a problem to bring in the progression...I do this all the time when I'm on a hill and it looks like I am loosing traction...I just bring on the progression and keep on the gas...I do it on China Wall all the time...

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If you look at the way they designed the system, it is engaged by a vacuum pot. So think about it, if your foot is in the gas pedal, you have no vacuum. let of the pedal, instant vacuum and the front end engages. It is kind of goof proof. Sure it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doing it the way it says in the manual, but just flip the switch let off the gas & get back into it. Works every time for me & never a complaint from the front end yet. Crow
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when you guys are switching to 4wd are you switching on the fly? I've always stopped and put in in neutral then switched. I believe that's how the manual says to do it. Kinda a pain in the ass when going though the desert and wanting to always switch based on the terrain. Figured like a truck if your under a certain speed you can switch while still moving but just never tried it.
We throw the switch on the fly all the time, it generally won't go into 4WD or back to 2WD unless you release the load on the drivetrain (let off the gas for a second)

I don't do it hauling ass or anything, but 15mph below when coming up to sand hills etc.. doesn't seem to hurt it.

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I shift mine on the fly all time as well. I have even shifted into 4 wheel up rocky hills underload to avoid getting stuck and knock-on-wood have not had any issue. I certianly would not recommend shifting under load. I have been lucky I suppose, but shifting on the fly has seemed flawless.
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I ahve always shifted on the fly just never under load like everyone else, oh and no problems at all
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Out at Superstition this last weekend and shifted on the fly all the time. Hell of alot better that having to stop and then everyone always stops in front of you thinking something is wrong. Just kept it under 15mph and either on the flat areas or down hills.

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