By Damon Parker
Looking at getting another sxs, I was thinking about a used 2013/2014 rzr but then starting checking out the 2018/2019 odes x4 1000 but doesn't seem to be much info on them as far as reliability or overall quality. Any have any good/bad experience with the newer x4s?
Freewai.com seems to be an excellent source for Chery engine parts. The shipping can get expensive, but it may still be an alternative if the stateside vendors are telling you they don't have it, can't get it, or it will take a long time.
The day after I ordered a Chinese guy called me and spoke good English. He called to inform me the FedEx wouldn't accept my package and that he recommended Hong Kong Post. It was no extra charge. I sincerely believe they really just wanted me to get my part ASAP and felt bad that FedEx declined it. Even with the confusion the part arrived in 5 business days. The part was exactly what I ordered and needed.
Had to readjust my clutch a couple time while putting my Trooper back together, If I had known then what I know now, it would have only taken once.
The clutch cylinder is spring loaded to keep pressure on the lever, and if it is not tied back, it will extend fully, so tie it back with some tie wire when you're putting the lever back on.
There is a line on the end of the clutch shaft and another line on the lever, my guess is that as your clutch wears and you make adjustment to the position of the arm on the shaft, when you get to the point that these line up, your clutch is worn out and time to get a new one, this is MY guess based on other lever actuated devices from my past, like motor cycle brakes. As you can see in the photo, I have two notches to go yet.
I also got photos with the clutch in and out, not a whole lot of movement.