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Offline dbk2tavi

Transporting 500s
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:14:35 PM »
How are you guys transporting your cf500s'. I've always put my ATV's in neutral & used the "park" brake on the lever to transport them since I was told not to transport them by putting the shifter in park because the possibility of bending the park paw. According to the owners manual on my daughters new 500s the transmission park locks all 4 wheels. There is nothing on the lever to lock the brakes that I can find. Is it ok to transport it in park or how should I lock it down besides the straps?
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Transporting 500s
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 09:19:32 PM »
I decided to stop the practice of transporting my z in park for safety of the transmission so..in neutral with the parking brake on hard and lots of ratchet straps.
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Re: Transporting 500s
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 10:41:12 PM »
There is no "parking brake" on the 500s.  (at least on my 2017)
I transport in neutral
I use 4 ratchet straps.  Two from the hitch to pads both side of the bed at the front of the  truck and two from the hitch to pads on both sides of the bed at the rear.  It is not going to move.   

Don't know if your machine has had the warranty fix done for starting in any gear or not, if not I highly recommend it.  It makes things a lot easier when you stop and kill the engine.  Leave the transmission in the gear that you will use when you are ready to move again.  Sometimes if you place the transmission in park when you stop and you are on an incline it is hard to get out of park and into the correct gear.  The transmission will hold you unless you are on a real steep incline and you probably shouldn't have stopped there in the first place.