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post #1 of 14 Old 06-19-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked up a Prairie 400 4X4, got a good deal on it...Any special areas I need to check for problems?

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Check Nyroc's site for Prairie tech tips.

I had a 400 4x4 before bumping up to the 650. It had 5200 miles on the original belt with no problems on the bike what so ever. I even put a K&N and SuperTrapp slip on, on it.


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I would change all the oil in the engine and in both diffs. Change out the spark plug and change out the cooling system fluids. Allot of people neglect that kind of stuff so i would do it if i just bought it.
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Swingarm bearings.
If the clutch is noisy it's ready for a rebuild.
The 400 is a great machine, the best in the 400 class, imo.

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My wife has the Prairie 400 2 wheel drive and we love it. It's a depenable machine that is a work horse for us. She likes to go mud riding with Sailorgriz and a few other members of the Quadriders club so it was time to move up to 4X4.

I took it out this afternoon. I needs to have the valves adjusted for sure. The left rear axle seal needs replaced, new tires which I planned to do any way. She wants some bling bling so a trip to the powder coat shop is in order too. Clutch felt good however when I got on the gas, it just doesn't have the zip of our other Prairie 400 so I'm thinking a good tune up when I do the valves...Like Always mentioned, change out all the fluids.

I purchased an extra oil cooler from Mike Walker so I'm going to install that, add some ODI grips for her and looking for an exhaust...Any suggestions? It already has aftermarket air filter.

Thanks for the swing arm bearing check...I gave it a good tug and when I had it in the air, felt good and tight.

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I would look into the Warn 4x4 unlocker kit if it were me.
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OK, do share with me the details of that little mod...

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I would look into the Warn 4x4 unlocker kit if it were me.
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That would be a super mod, but I investigated it....they don't make it for the Prairie 400, there's not enough room between the engine and front diff for Warn's replacement drivestaft. They do make it for the Prairie 300, though.

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I never got a chance to do it. My dad loved his 400 2x4 & was looking for a 400 4x4 but went with the 650 sra like mine. If they make one for the 300 you may be able to retrofit. Or you could just take your dimensions & call warn to see what would be the closest to what you need then modify it to fit your specific application. A good machinist could become your best friend in this mod.
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Thanks...What do you recommend for a good aftermarket exhaust for the 400?

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