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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my rhino cheap knowing it had no compression. I ended up going over it, fixing brakes, bearings, exhaust. Finally tore the engine open to find a shattered piston. I rebuilt the top end, checked the sheaves, replaced the chains, and put it all back together. It felt great when it started and ran smoothly right off the bat. I had an oil leak, so had to replace the gasket on the stator side again. Started it up and actually drove it down the road a few times. Drove well, need to bleed the brakes again. I noticed the front driveshaft looked like it was moving side to side, so pulled in the garage and found the shaft had popped out of the front coupling. Further investigation - the diff was missing one side bolt and was able to move around which must have allowed the shaft to pop out. Luckily no damage. Since the front seal was leaking anyway, I pulled the diff last night and will replace all seals, u-joints, and grease everything back up. Then just put everything back together again and finally enjoy the riding. Many thanks to all who have helped me finally get to this point.
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Thats awsome im happy for ya man, hope i get thats same good feeling later this week


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That's neat to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it isn't a train. Brian I know your getting close also buddy.

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I like your first sentence! "I bought my Rhino cheap"..... Sounds to me like you signed papers and immediately started making payments!! Good for you, that you were able to do all the work yourself!!
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I like your first sentence! "I bought my Rhino cheap"..... Sounds to me like you signed papers and immediately started making payments!! Good for you, that you were able to do all the work yourself!!
My wife hates it but I buy damaged ATVs and fix them up. Sometimes you get a simple fix, sometimes not. But it is the work I enjoy and the final product that keep me going. I know every inch of this rhino now, just like my Grizzly 660. I'll keep these two for a long time.
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My wife hates it but I buy damaged ATVs and fix them up. Sometimes you get a simple fix, sometimes not. But it is the work I enjoy and the final product that keep me going. I know every inch of this rhino now, just like my Grizzly 660. I'll keep these two for a long time.

I know what you mean, my GF asks me everytime I spend money/time on it. "Why did you buy a broke one?" lol I have taken many things off or serviced a lot as this is my first Rhino, I have learned a lot.


They don't understand the tinkering and messing around gives you more knowledge and also its a man thing!! urhh urrhh urrhh (Tim Taylor grunts*)
Also I'm just a cheapskate, why pay more for something you are probably gonna spend money replacing things that someone else already charged you more for their prior install.
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