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Old 06-30-2007, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rincon 650/680 transmission problems? Follow this troubleshooting guide

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Old 06-30-2007, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks ATVtech for that valuable information.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You know, I think I might make a troubleshooting section in the Wiki and stick all this in there even if I have to retype it myself.
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I'm making these tech articles all stickies.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the info my is in the shop as we speak because of shifting problems and bad waterpump with 4hrs on a new bike!
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this is a good post, my rincon is slipping in all gears.sometimes will go and sometimes not, i always thought it was the clutches needing replaced(around $750 to replace from what i've gathered so far for labor/parts if i do not do it myself)

BTW i have an 03, and i've heard these are notorious for o-rings causing these things to slip.
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Probably the orings. Have it pressure tested. Also make sure you have the right oil in it, for wet clutches to keep it simple.
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Yup pressure testing its the only real way to determine the O ring problem.



The O-ring replacement at a shop that actually works on Rincons should run ya just under 3 hours.

And $750 wont replace all 3 clutches. the 1st gear clutch is not so bad to get at, but the other 2 require the cases to be split and that alone is over 1K in labor around here.... I would double that estimate and then some to be on the safe side...
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Ok my transmisson problems seemed to be solved, its like they just healed them selves, (praise the lord) turns out (after careful consideration of all angles of why they could be acting up) that my only problem was the valve body having trash in it. here is how i gathered this,

i bought it not running. he told me all i would have to do is put a battery on it and fix the clutches.

1) the guy i bought it from did not take care of it AT ALL.
when it over heated, he would just scoop up a beer bottle fill of river water and pour in the rad.
2) after getting it, i cleaned mud out of the carb, case, rad., diffs, pipe, changed all the fluids and rode it.
3) clutch was slipping terribly and it was overheating. it had a cracked head letting coolant into the oil.

and all at once it hit me like a ton of bricks!!!! WHAM!!!

the river water for coolant had trash in it, a cracked head means coolant,(river water) is getting into the oil supply, which is making the clutches slip, changed the oil a million times and it finally just cleaned itself out!!!
the only thing i can figure is a little peice of trash got into the valve body and clogged it up causeing the oil psi to drop and the clutch failure.

it will now stand up (sometimes touch the back rack), spin the tires, run 55-60 or so with the 27's on it. where before it would only run like 25 mph. you know do all the things you expect your machine to do!!! i am finally having fun with it.
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Fellas - Hope you can help me with a similar problem. I have an 03' Rincon w/ 2,000 miles. 26" Mud Lite's and wheels. Has been a great machine other than the lack of low gear performance. However, my transmission is causing me problems. Sometimes it will work fine, but lately it will not shift through the gears or when it is in 3rd gear and I'm up to speed it will just slow down and start reving up. I've had it in once to the dealer and for $200 they changed the oil, checked the transmission pressure and said it was fine. BS, it wasn't fixed and now it is worse. I'll let it warm up for 1/2 hour on cold morning and still doesn't help. I've read a lot about these o-ring troubles on the 03's - is this something that a guy who has some mechanical capabilities and a manual can do themselves? The dealer already told me min. $600 to get to the O-ring. I'm very disappointed that Honda won't replace this problem on good faith. Is there something more simple that I should be checking for? This has me in a bind because I use my ATV for everything from plowing snow to ice-fishing, yard work, hunting, and of course pleasure.
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