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Old 12-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2001 rmk 800 bogging

Hi everyone, I recently acquired a 2001 rmk 800 with 1900 miles. It was running fine on harder packed snow or light powder but today we got about 2 feet of fresh powder and it tends to bog after a couple minutes of riding. It barely has enough power for me to get back to an old track once the bogging starts but it will idle fine. After a couple of minutes idling it runs fine along the track or road until I head into the powder again. The snow comes up over the hood while riding in the powder. I replaced the plugs before going out this morning. Does anyone have any ideas as to why it would begin to bog and cut out in powder? Also after the bogging began one time I touched the motor and could leave my hand there for at least 5 seconds before it became too hot, this doesn't seem normal to me. Thanks for any help!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be letting powder into the engine compartment, which can cool the pipe. The pipe is tuned to work hot, if it's cooled, the HP will be off pretty dramatically. Try some screening material on your vents to keep the powder at bay and see if that helps...
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