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Well I do believe the front diff is the weak link in these machines when they are locked in. Have had mine make some lovely screeching noises when its under load. Idk if whst the lockers look like in these yamaha but maybe its a clutch type and there slipping idk.
 

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ive only used the diff lock once in some light mud, just to see how it did, only thing i noticed was how REALLY hard it is to steer in Diff lock. Other than that, no odd noises.
 

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It def is very hard to steer with it locked in. when not in a bind it does great but when under a load its done it I think three times. but really workin it to.
 

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The front diff won't screech when locked... there is a dog clutch that locks it up tight, the only bad thing one will hear, if overloaded, is pops or bangs.

Big tires place A LOT of load on the whole machine... I'm thinking belt or possibly wet clutch.
 

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It didn't sound like it was coming from behind me. The wet clutch was my initial thought but guess I will find out. Im still new to the Yamaha stuff. Im a Polaris guy so I don't know the inner workings of them yet. Polaris I can tell ya anything you wanna know just not these yet. But I do love my Viking.
 

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Yep, worked that time, that was some mud right there, you always post some great videos.

I did hear the noise aswell, but not sure what to think of it, just have to wait and see.
 

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I enjoy puttin the ol girl thru her paces. We ride pretty hard. But keep our stuff maintained to.

Ya idk either it gives me a sick feeling when I hear it though lol.
 

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yeah, it would me aswell. Hopefully its nothing.

Yeah, i like to ride too, just dont have anywhere right now but our streets in the Neighborhood, We live out in the woods, and at the end of our street is a gate, into a hunting club, i used to be on it, but got off of it last year. But there's miles and miles to ride in that area, all i gotta do is jump in the Viking and go through the gate and ride. Im gonna get back on there early next year. CANT WAIT.
 

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That will certainly be awesome to have that right down the street. Were tryin to get permission for other places to start opening up to.
 
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