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Cajun_RZR May 25th, 2012 10:43 AM

Low Gear
 
Who uses Low Gear and when do you find it really necessary?

depayton May 25th, 2012 10:52 AM

Re: Low Gear
 
Some say at all speeds lower than 11mph. I have noticed myself at speeds lower than 11mph in high gear trail/light mud riding the belt will get extremely hot and slip. Their is less heat and wear in you use low gear in situations that require less than 11mph and the belt wont slip, kinda a pain in the butt, its just part of rzr ownership.

gussys May 25th, 2012 11:12 AM

I ride a lot of SLOW trails in the mountains where 50" RZR just barely fits. I use low gear alot

mudslinginfool May 25th, 2012 11:27 AM

Re: Low Gear
 
Towing, low speed, hauling heavy cargo(elk,wood,ect...)rock crwawling, things along them lines. Use best judgement.

medik418 May 25th, 2012 12:03 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by depayton (Post 991722)
Some say at all speeds lower than 11mph. I have noticed myself at speeds lower than 11mph in high gear trail/light mud riding the belt will get extremely hot and slip. Their is less heat and wear in you use low gear in situations that require less than 11mph and the belt wont slip, kinda a pain in the butt, its just part of rzr ownership.

Only when climbing cause mine won't go 11 miles an hour :)

BigJoel May 25th, 2012 12:08 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
I'm running larger tires, so i run mine in low majority of the time. I only put it in high when going fast like running down a gravel road or sand bar..

dsmracing1 May 25th, 2012 02:25 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJoel (Post 991796)
I'm running larger tires, so i run mine in low majority of the time. I only put it in high when going fast like running down a gravel road or sand bar..

x2 on the larger tires and mostly mud riding so LOw get's used the majority of my ride.

Cajun_RZR May 25th, 2012 02:55 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
Interesting...cause except for towing I had'nt realized the need to use low.

dumplin May 25th, 2012 03:04 PM

I use it when I'm coming off pretty good hills , feathering the gas to keep the clutch from freewheeling in low seems to help save on brakes too .


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RY86 May 25th, 2012 03:41 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
In deep tacky mud I always use low gear. Way less strain on the belt.

BarRZR May 25th, 2012 04:57 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mudslinginfool (Post 991751)
..............Use best judgement.

LOL; in general, a notoriously rare commodity among RZR riders.

Cheers

KEN1 May 25th, 2012 06:06 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
I'm paranoid and as per the manual any speed under 10mph.My friends who follow behind me bitch all the time when after a rock crawl or technical section I stop and put it in high.Oh well........sucks to be them on a quad cause i'm on a RZR.:rzrs:

tomymind May 25th, 2012 09:51 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
I ride mine in low lots of the time in the skeg. Easyer on the belt for sure.

Pirate May 26th, 2012 03:25 PM

Re: Low Gear
 
Out on the trail I'll leave my RZR in low gear up to 15 mph. If the trail comes to an open spot that I can run, I'll shift to high. But I spend a lot of time in low, helps save the belt and keeps the RPMs in the range where the power is.

Pirate

Kymedic May 26th, 2012 04:04 PM

90% time I run low. Most trails around here are slow speed. If I come up on a section that's wider and flat ill switch to high.

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