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post #111 of 118 Old 04-08-2015, 01:03 PM
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These Wolverine vs. Pioneer videos are just brutal to the poor Pioneer.

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2016 Wolverine R-Spec EPS Competitive Comparison - Sport
How does the Wolverine perform with a 1000lbs in the bed or hooked up to a 1500lbs trailer?
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horsepower numbers are deceiving, that's why I don't put much emphasis on them. usable hp and torque are important to me.
we have about 200 miles on the Wolverine at JBS Performance. the clutching in the cvt is lacking, it just doesn't get the power to the ground.
the Wolverine engine is dohc 708cc, very "torquey" like most Yamaha engines
top speed is about 53 mph. it rides great and handles well.
the same engine will be in the 2016 Viking.
Honda and Yamaha love single cylinder engines for utv's.
You would think the CVT for a 12000 machine would not need hundreds of dollars worth of aftermarket parts to fix.
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doesn't need to be "fixed". for the average rider it's fine. for someone wanting to get more out of the engine, it needs an improved sheave, which is what James does. if Yamaha were smart, they'd hire him.
all cvt's lose power at the clutch. I don't know any that doesn't benefit from an improved replacement.
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How does the Wolverine perform with a 1000lbs in the bed or hooked up to a 1500lbs trailer?
There's no way 1,000 lbs would go in the Wolverine bed, but then it's not made for that. Yamaha markets it as a sportsman's machine, more emphasis on ride and handling than work.
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How does the Wolverine perform with a 1000lbs in the bed or hooked up to a 1500lbs trailer?
IDK, I have a pioneer with a super high first gear.

It says the Wolverine is good for 1500 lbs. towing so I'm sure it would do fine with it. Even though the bed is only 300 lbs. I think a guy could still haul an elk out with one.

Did you notice how much better engine braking and low grunt it had going up and down hills?
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well the low grunt is lacking to me cause the clutch just isn't what it needs to be, maybe I expected too much from the promo. it is heavy, so maybe just needs some getting used to
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well the low grunt is lacking to me cause the clutch just isn't what it needs to be, maybe I expected too much from the promo. it is heavy, so maybe just needs some getting used to
What is the top speed of the Woverine when in low range? I'm wondering if its lower than the Rino's low range.
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What is the top speed of the Woverine when in low range? I'm wondering if its lower than the Rino's low range.
that I don't know, in high range its about 52-53 stock
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