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post #1 of 23 Old May 25th, 2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Who uses Low Gear and when do you find it really necessary?
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post #2 of 23 Old May 25th, 2012, 10:52 AM
 
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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.
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I ride a lot of SLOW trails in the mountains where 50" RZR just barely fits. I use low gear alot
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post #4 of 23 Old May 25th, 2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Re: Low Gear

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


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post #6 of 23 Old May 25th, 2012, 12:08 PM
 
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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..

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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.

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Re: Low Gear

Interesting...cause except for towing I had'nt realized the need to use low.
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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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In deep tacky mud I always use low gear. Way less strain on the belt.
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..............Use best judgement.
LOL; in general, a notoriously rare commodity among RZR riders.

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post #12 of 23 Old May 25th, 2012, 06:06 PM
 
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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:
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Re: Low Gear

I ride mine in low lots of the time in the skeg. Easyer on the belt for sure.
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post #14 of 23 Old May 26th, 2012, 03:25 PM
 
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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.

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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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