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Common problems with a Brute Force KVF750

I have an over heating problem with a red light (temp) coming on after 3 miles of pulling a 44" Swisser mower. So I have gotten some replies like: from VTwinkawi says twin prairie never liked going slow for that long always overheated me. why I used the 360 for mowing and rhino. How does the Brute do? My answer is that after 3 miles the over heat light comes on. So I have replaced the thermostat and it does the same thing, I have heard the fan come on so I would eliminate the fan switch and fan. A suggestion is to add an oiler cooler which is a great consideration. Another recommendations is to clean the radiator from the fan location to the forward. So I am 3 hours away from my bike requiring me to trailer it home for an over haul. Thanks all for the recommendation.

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What should I expect from EPS

The Electronic Power Steering (EPS) on my Brute Force 7504x4i EPS is it working or not? being a new owner I don't know for sure. I am 245 lbs 64 years young and I can work the handlebars but my wife probable cannot. Should it be an easy movement or not. If there are any of you guys/gals that know about how the EPS feature is suppose to react I would appreciate some feed back. Capt K

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The Electronic Power Steering (EPS) on my Brute Force 7504x4i EPS is it working or not? being a new owner I don't know for sure. I am 245 lbs 64 years young and I can work the handlebars but my wife probable cannot. Should it be an easy movement or not. If there are any of you guys/gals that know about how the EPS feature is suppose to react I would appreciate some feed back. Capt K
I think you have to be moving for it to work ? Pretty shur thats how mine is because i can feel it kick in

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It should work without moving as long as the key is on....and better when running with power above 13.5 volts/ It's never easy enough to turn with one finger on pavement but ...one-handed-yes. My friend's 2012 Brute was much like mine with the SATV 380 PS system. On dirt you could turn it with one finger so if yours isn't like that...something may be wrong.

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I mow about 10 acres of wild grass with a 54" tow mower at 5000 feet elevation. I average about 4 mph for the best cut. Never had it overheat. But I run full synthetic oil and my rad is always clean.

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some things i did to make mine run cooler, take ran fan out once every couple months clean it from the back with foaming simple green. make sure the coolant has more than 50 percent water, added a metal sheild on the frame by the bends, make sure you have side sheilds so the air cant go around it, probably the biggest change was making the tune richer. changing the jets and shims on a carb, tune or ejk on a efi

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I mow about 10 acres of wild grass with a 54" tow mower at 5000 feet elevation. I average about 4 mph for the best cut. Never had it overheat. But I run full synthetic oil and my rad is always clean.
my elevation change is about 800ft so now that I have my rad 98% cleared. I will add the oil cooling system and I hope this will resolve any over heating issues.

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I mow about 10 acres of wild grass with a 54" tow mower at 5000 feet elevation. I average about 4 mph for the best cut. Never had it overheat. But I run full synthetic oil and my rad is always clean.
my elevation change is about 800ft so now that I have my rad 98% cleared. I will add the oil cooling system and I hope this will resolve any over heating issues.
Kawies run right at the edge of temp. If the cooling system isn't at full efficiency, they'll overheat quick. But as long as the system is operating normally, it shouldn't ever overheat. The fan might run all the time, but that's it.
Of course, adding an oil cooler is never a bad idea.

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What year, and how many hours and miles?
And yes, the rad has to be perfectly clean.
The oil cooler is nice to have, but won't make much of a difference to the operating temperature of the motor.

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The fan should come on while hauling the mower, and virtually never shut off.

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