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Hello, I'm back from Kawasaki  2004 3110 Mule land and now am struggling thru the Massimo Buck 400 swamp.  I bought a 2019 Buck 400 with 200 hours on it and am going thru the owner's manual. I have noticed a couple of things needing addressed after driving it home.  I t is rough starting off, like maybe the drive clutches and or belt are not exactly right. also the parking brake is a question mark.  The manual shows (seems to me) that pulling the handle down should disengage the parking brake, not this one,  pulling up disengages the parking brake, also the handle is really hard to move while holding the super strong button.  The handle will only go down a smidgining past half way.  Do I need to work on this?  This old man will ask for help in a NY minute! please stand at ease, I' will be in the area.

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my condolences on buying anything Massimo.. we have all been thru the nightmare that is Massimo  Motors problems.. Mine has been in the shop 6 times just this year.. Only one shop in my entire state will even work on them.. and Massimo wont cover warranty at all

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@Mackc How jerky is it starting off?  My 2020 was smooth brand new and within 50 miles developed  a jerk when starting out but only really noticeable when the unit is on a cold start.  After a few minutes the transmission smooths out.  I haven’t pulled the belt to verify wear but as it’s primarily an issue when cold I’ve assumed that’s probably normal.

My parking brake is the same as yours.  Up is released and down is set.  As long as it is completely setting(holding the machine) when halfway down and completely released when up it sounds to be adjusted properly.

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4 hours ago, dweaver said:

@Mackc How jerky is it starting off?  My 2020 was smooth brand new and within 50 miles developed  a jerk when starting out but only really noticeable when the unit is on a cold start.  After a few minutes the transmission smooths out.  I haven’t pulled the belt to verify wear but as it’s primarily an issue when cold I’ve assumed that’s probably normal.

My parking brake is the same as yours.  Up is released and down is set.  As long as it is completely setting(holding the machine) when halfway down and completely released when up it sounds to be adjusted properly.

Good news about the cold start being jerky,  I had seen the buck 400 here at a distant neighbors place when he bought it at TSC, also in a few months his twin sister next door also bought one after they moved here from out of state.  Both of the Buck 400 have been used daily without problems, I

I bought the one  from the guy (distant neighbor) for what I saw as a good price, I didn't have to drive 100 miles to pick it up or wait until TSC got a any available nor have to pay sales tax on it. 

It has 200 miles on it and is only 1 year old, his wife didn't like the noise, they used the money to buy a, older used gas powered Club Car

One thing is for sure, Websites on Dot com always look really great......Then we check out the real world on UTVBoard forums. 

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On 9/20/2020 at 9:48 AM, Joe Breaux said:

my condolences on buying anything Massimo.. we have all been thru the nightmare that is Massimo  Motors problems.. Mine has been in the shop 6 times just this year.. Only one shop in my entire state will even work on them.. and Massimo wont cover warranty at all

 

On 9/20/2020 at 9:48 AM, Joe Breaux said:

my condolences on buying anything Massimo.. we have all been thru the nightmare that is Massimo  Motors problems.. Mine has been in the shop 6 times just this year.. Only one shop in my entire state will even work on them.. and Massimo wont cover warranty at all

Thanks for the condolences! BTW I worked in New Iberia  as a Resource Manager Analyst for Halliburton back in the 1980s and 1990s

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I noticed in the manual that 10 W40 motor oil is recommended, but having a wet clutch isn't a special oil like for motorcycles needed what oil should be used also with no spin  on oil filter. I have Quaker State   30wt that I use in my riding mowers. Is it okay for the Massimo Buck 400 S?

 

 

 

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I use 10w40  Castrol ACTEVO Part Synthetic motorcycle oil for wet clutches   You can use any conventional or blend  for wet clutch ..... I would not use a full synthetic in a wet clutch 

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Has any of the members here on the UTV Board ordered parts from Excalibur  Motorsports  in Calif. on Ebay?

I saw that they have a lot of parts, I was looking for a remote switch for the Buck 400 winch. 

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Okay here I am again....

I been reading the Buck 400 Service manual, well kinda trying to interpret it some and I was looking at the FUEL pump and saw a reference to the OIL PUMP pipes and OIL seal . What does the oil pump (maybe oil pressure?)  have to do with the Fuel Pump and fuel tank?

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I would think, If you lose oil pressure it kills the fuel pump to prevent engine damage 

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