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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Our First ride in our 2007 Rhino

I bought this Rhino 2 weeks ago and spent the most of the time between then and now going through the machine. I did an oil change, coolant. Drained and refilled the front and rear diffs. Lubed up the rear suspension. Cleaned and re oiled the K&N and crank case filter, As a side note I wonder why they did not install zirc fittings into the front. How do you lube up the front? I did lube the steering and universals and whatever else I could see that needed some grease. I did make one mistake and I diod not really check the brakes out.

We took it to Elsinore and rode over to the airport via the dirt trails. I was surprised that the stock suspension worked as well as it did . I most definately want to upgrade at some point in time to a long travel set up. Thats down the road a ways. Did a lot of hill climbs and it only had an issue on one, 2/3rds way up got stuck and had to back down.

Issues I found the brakes are toast, at least the rear one. All kinds of grinding noise going down hill and when stopping. I think my rear rotor is toast.
I also noticed that at certain angles when climbing at around half throttle the rhino starts cutting out like it is not getting gas, If I open it all the way it picks up and climbs. On the flat no issues doing just going up some steep hills.

Next problem is low gear it needs adjustment. Is this difficult? Can a tach be installed along with some gauges like temp and oil pressure. I like to know whats going on with the motor while running.

Last question for now. Is there an upgrade to the front. Can grease fittings be added? Is there an up grade for bushings?

I did open it up a few times and we hit 50 and I still had throttle left.

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The single rear brake has always be a bone of contention doubt the rotor is bad and yes to the rest of your questions about add on's. Just search in the engine and electrical threads for the upgrades. Did you replace the fuel filter as it may be partially blocked. If you hit 50 a few times you may have a aftermarket CDI and a machined sheave.

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The way I lube the front is I take the bolts out and slather them with maxima blue grease then reinstall. Brakes, replace the pads. Note, when changing out the coolant ya need to raise the front end of the rhino up quite a bit to release the air bubble that gets trapped. New air filter is a must too, plus fuel filter.
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