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  1. Paging @AKATV. He's gonna ask for pics, preferably with the meter and headlights powered up, so he can see what you have.
  2. Glad you got it fixed. Thanks for posting back up with the solution, will likely help someone else out who has the same problem in the future.
  3. Eh, give it a bit and see if you get more attached or less attached to it. If the latter, find someone who will appreciate it and let it go. If you find yourself getting more attached to it, keep it. I doubt you'll see any drop in value on a cosmic over time.
  4. Agree with Fish. I bought several LT3000's when they were $130ish on Amazon for the whole setup. They have not given me any problems at all on any of the machines on which I installed them. Price had jumped up quite a bit last time I looked. Get you a KFI plate and just about any winch should mount to it.
  5. Yeah, I have a feeling the rollers are shot on this one. This is the video I found on replacing the rollers. Looks like a PITA. THIS is why I told the man not to buy a belt drive, but he doesn't listen, and then wants me to fix it. Looks like I need a spring compressor as well Defender.MOV
  6. From all of the reading I've done, all 300 engines will work with any gen wiring harness. You just have to have the whole harness/CDI etc. Do you have a whole 1st or 2nd gen harness with CDI? I get used OEM regulators from PSN. Cheap and they stand behind them.
  7. No college grad would figure that out. That's brilliant.
  8. Welcome to the forum. First of all, yes, you have to use a gasket for proper clearance, so get a front cover gasket. Your clutch adjuster should tighten up the shifting when you replace the front cover. As for it not moving, as Fish pointed out, see if you can wiggle your clutch plates on the secondary clutch. If you can move them at all they're pinched and you'll get a machine that won't move. If they're loose you need to loosen the 4 bolts while wiggling the center and see if you can get them to pop/tighten up. When the secondary is properly put together and tightened down there should be no movement/play in those clutch plates. Let us know what you find!
  9. Father in law bought a 2019 Defender HD8 last year, had about 2K miles on it. Weekend before last he decided to run out through my bog of a duck hole and sank it up to the frame in the mud. He spun way past the "I'm stuck, let's hook up a rope" point. Like to the point where I was yelling "You're stuck! Stop spinning it deeper!". Had to winch him out with my Foreman and the wife's Rubicon, took both machines' winches, and had to rehook and pull several times to get him out far enough to move under his own power. Get in the thing out this past weekend and have a little shudder when starting off. I think "Uh oh, stupid belts". As the day progresses, start to get a noise from the rear that sounds like a belt slipping. Also, and perhaps more concerning, is I get a little rattle when coming to a stop. So, my guess is he smoked his belt, and apparently there are little rollers in the secondary clutch that could also be on their way out. Belt replacement looks pretty straight forward with a $30ish tool and a new belt. Taking that secondary clutch off and replacing those rollers looks to be a little more complicated, and to require a few more tools. Anyone does this job on a Can Am who can weigh in? Looks like the Defender board is dead, and appears to be another victim of VerticalScope. No one has answered my questions there.
  10. That would be me. After I did it I thought "Now there is zero reason that would work, so why the heck were you dumb enough to try it?"
  11. Father in law decided to take his big bad 800 Can Am out through the duck hole last weekend. Sank that heavy sob and had to have mine and the wife's wheelers and winches to get him out. Rode the SxS yesterday and get a squalling from the back when taking off, which if I had to guess is a roasted drive belt. I swear that man could break an anvil, and after he did he'd say "I didn't really do anything, it just broke!"
  12. Perhaps @toodeep or @Melatv would have an idea? Most of us around here are more well versed on the carb'd bikes Did you look in the factory service manual and try troubleshooting from there?
  13. Welcome aboard. Obviously losing power intermittantly, but the question is where. I'd check your fuse box connections and make sure they are clean and that the fuses are making good connections with the wires on both sides.
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