Hello all, obviouisly I'm new to the forum. This is the first ATV that I've ever owned, however I've grown up riding them through friends and family. I've never been on one as big as this one and I have a few questions.
First is a small problem that I had with the LCD flashing EFI after we turned it off to see if someone needed help. My wife and I were on our way back home after going through some mud pits in the mountains. It was nothing serious at all and only had one that slightly even bogged us down but we pulled through it. Anyway, on the ride back we saw a couple of people stopped so we pulled off and asked them if they needed any help to which they were fine. When I tried to fire it back up, EFI was flashing on the LCD and it wouldn't turn over, just crank. I turned the key off, then back on and it fired on the very next try. That was yesterday.
Today I started it up just to ride around the yard a bit with the kids and the same thing. After I stopped it for a minute and tried to restart, EFI flashes and it wouldn't turn over. I turned the key off as I did the day before, and then turned it back on and it fired immediately. I had read a few posts on here with people having the same problem but no real reason listed. I checked all of the fuses and circuit breaker and everything is fine. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I'm going to call the dealership in the morning and see what they have to say but any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Second, this is where I'm going to sound really dumb, but are these things made for any kind of climbing as well as mudding? I'm not really into climbing, I'd rather say in the mud all day, but my wife likes the bumpy stuff. We climbed up a pretty good rocky incline but it was terrifying. It felt like we were going to flip at any second. Coming down was no problem, but it was like as soon as it got a little off the ground it suddenly weighed nothing.
Third, how are you supposed to play in the mud. We are going to be racking the rad in the very near future for maximum air flow and protection but in regards to actually playing in the mud. What we went through I would call light to medium, but I noticed that I could either hit it wide open and have a blast or creep through it and let it float and come out just the same. Hitting mud wide open, is this a bad idea? I only ask because it's got such a powerful engine, I just assume is so you can go full throttle any chance you get when playing in the slop. Is this true?
Thanks in advance for helping a newbie on his own first 4 wheeler.