New owner of a 04’ Outlander 400 XT!
our first “Wheeler”
our first “Wheeler”
Original owner of a Red 2004 Outlander Max HO.
Deferred maintenance for many years but have been giving her some sweet love as of late. Recently had both gas lines fall out of the tank on a ride and lost nearly a full tank of gas. Was lucky enough to fly home with what was in the bowl leaving my son in the dust.
One of the lines in the tank was completely gone and the other literally fell to pieces in my hands. I few years ago in the middle of winter she started leaking gas while I was plowing. I took apart the carb and accidentally found the screen that gets clogged and cleaned the whole thing up, she worked again.
She's running great now but I am smelling some fuel. If it continues I will adjust the mixture screw.
Recently got a new set of tires as the original tires were dry rotting. Had an episode of mice in the machine chewed my wires about 10 years ago. My dog then chewed more wires trying to get at the mice. That was fun repairing and my brake light was out while the tail light was still working till I fixed it a couple weekends ago.
The foot pedal brake also got stuck on once from rust.
Installed skid plates front to back that I forgot I had bought back in 2010.
Basically turned it in to an xt with fender protectors in 05 and a warn winch. Regulator replaced in 05 and temp sensor in 2015. Vent hoses to the airbox split around 2015 as well.
Shock soxs on since 06. I never got the plastic cover for when the 2up seat is off but I'd like one.
The valves have never been adjusted and I do hear a bit of tapping. Will do that in the spring. The plug was just changed for the first time a few weekends ago. No work on the clutch ever and the original belt is still going.
Swisher plow since 06 customized the push tube a bit. Pain in the ass to take on and off in the winter for riding.
I've been lazy and neglected her often but she is still strong. I would buy another one.
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