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Got 5 partridge, could have had 6 but wife talked me out of shooting one.
 

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After driving 300 km I am very impressed. This machine is very quiet and smooth. When I look at the motor I can see it vibrating but not the chassis, the whole engine and drivetrain are isolated from the chassis by rubber mounts. It has no quirks. I have a bad back and the seat has great lumbar support and I can bend my legs like sitting in truck. Fantastic gas mileage, top speed is about 70 kms but seems to run along at 50 km/hr very easy. People who looked at it thought I paid around $20,000. It is great for hunting idles along very quiet and you sit very high so I can see good, it just fits in the garage it is about 1 inch from hitting the top of the standard 7 ft door. It went through a lot of mud in 2wd, tires have good traction. I leave the rear seats up it gives lots of storage, cooler fits on the back seat floor and can put all my gear on the seats and it is still down out of sight and fear of falling out.

My only complaint is the electronic transmission braking, when you let off the gas it is like putting on the brakes, like the new Honda cars. I personally do not like this, I would sooner it just coast. I got to find a way to unhook that, anyone know where to start?
 

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On the engine braking, you have to give it a little throttle. It's built into the motor and no way to turn it off.

Good to see your out enjoying the machine.
 

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On the engine braking, you have to give it a little throttle. It's built into the motor and no way to turn it off.

Good to see your out enjoying the machine.
I was thinking that if it is electronically activated, there might be a module or something that could be unhooked.
 

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My only complaint is the electronic transmission braking, when you let off the gas it is like putting on the brakes, like the new Honda cars. I personally do not like this, I would sooner it just coast. I got to find a way to unhook that, anyone know where to start?
Interesting...... I think it needs more engine brake. We have very steep hills here though.
 

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It's mechanical, built into the torque converter. What it essentially does is lock the transmission and crankshaft so it can use the compression for braking. Most want the engine braking and just a light touch of the throttle should get you going (coasting).
 

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RE: Engine braking.
It's amusing to read peoples different preferences. Most people...if they complain about it say there is not enough. Yet Dick wants it to free wheel. The last thing i want it to do is free wheel.
 

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Goin down hill i would like it to slow. But everytime u let off the throttle, i could see it being a pain. Will have to learn to do like toodeep said n feather the skinny pedal.
 

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It's mechanical, built into the torque converter. What it essentially does is lock the transmission and crankshaft so it can use the compression for braking. Most want the engine braking and just a light touch of the throttle should get you going (coasting).
Agreed with toodeep, when I'm coming down a not so steep hill, just barely keep a bit of throttle and it won't engage the brake.

It's amusing to read peoples different preferences. Most people...if they complain about it say there is not enough. Yet Dick wants it to free wheel. The last thing i want it to do is free wheel.
I think some don't care for this if most driving is on flat areas. But around here, most of my trails are mountainous, some very steep hills, so the engine brake is a blessing here. Even with that said, I would think the extra braking from coming off a fast straight run would still be handy.

Great picture BTW...can't see the birds too well, but they sure look like Spruce Grouse?
 

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Speaking of free wheeling, the one option I'll wish for and know I'll never get is a manual tranny. I've just always assumed a MT in a SxS would be like a mini rally car around these parts. We're mostly muddy and hilly nothing to steep just rolling elevation... Pretty positive I'm the minority on that though...
 

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Great picture BTW...can't see the birds too well, but they sure look like Spruce Grouse?
Colorado 700-4 you are very sharp, these 2 were spruce grouse, the other 3 I got were birch.
 
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