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2016 kodiak bogging down while in knee deep water in 4wd

i noticed a lack of rpms while i was going through deep enough water to lift my feet up. It doesn't seem to have a rev limit while not in the water... I don't like this feature or limitation. I'd like to bypass it or disable it if possible.

Mine is plain 700 kodiak, not eps... so it's mechanical diff engage, it doesn't have a diff lock, but the diff does have what looks like a sensor and 2 wires coming from close to where the mechanical linkage is on the diff. so i figure tha'ts where it senses if it's in 4wd.

I'm guessing i could try splicing the wires together to see if it disables that. but i don't know how to test it if it only happens in deep water. anyone know if this will work and if there's a sensor for deep water, or what the deal is? it feels like it has almost no power when it happens. kinda pisses me off.
 

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First time I'm hearing about this so I have no idea why you're lacking rpms in water. Best to ask your dealer if something has been installed for deep water riding.
 

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I have yet to experience anything like this. I have not gone through anything that deep but 12-14" of moving creek with clay on both sides, and the Kodiak went through it without hesitation at all.

To me it sounds like something else is going on here, I do not think you should be losing power in any situation. Someone posted a video of their Kodiak completely submerged and rolling right along.

How is your air filter and intake looking?

Edit: Here is the video I was talking about.
 

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I have yet to experience anything like this. I have not gone through anything that deep but 12-14" of moving creek with clay on both sides, and the Kodiak went through it without hesitation at all.

To me it sounds like something else is going on here, I do not think you should be losing power in any situation. Someone posted a video of their Kodiak completely submerged and rolling right along.

How is your air filter and intake looking?

Edit: Here is the video I was talking about.


everything is like new hasn't sucked in any water or mud.

I watched that video, it wasn't spinning fast, nor was he trying... i bet if was a longer pool of water and he tried to get on the throttle he'd have noticed not much was there.

what got me to thinking about it was when i found a post here http://www.grizzlycentral.com/forum/grizzly-engine-transmission/17850-grizz-bogging-down-wanting-stall-shallow-water-riding.html
by AlaskaButchie saying " you're going through water and you engage the front diff the sensor will make you bog at about 20 mph. You can hit the over ride but not recomended."

mine has no override, but this is why i'm looking into bypassing it... if that's what's going on.
 

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Are you sure it's not just the machine naturally working harder? (Not to say there ISNT anything wrong) when I was in deep water last, which is deep enough to be almost up to the base of the filter box, I noticed my machine bogging a little bit, but I'm sure that was only because half of it was under water. There is a lot of resistance when you're pushing that much water forward. If I would have pinned it, I'm sure eventually I would have started to accelerate faster, but then water would have been coming over the rack...sooo. Does it cut power noticeably or does it just take longer to accelerate?
 

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Are you sure it's not just the machine naturally working harder? (Not to say there ISNT anything wrong) when I was in deep water last, which is deep enough to be almost up to the base of the filter box, I noticed my machine bogging a little bit, but I'm sure that was only because half of it was under water. There is a lot of resistance when you're pushing that much water forward. If I would have pinned it, I'm sure eventually I would have started to accelerate faster, but then water would have been coming over the rack...sooo. Does it cut power noticeably or does it just take longer to accelerate?
I think it's probably normal operation, just seemed odd to me to be so peppy when in 12" of water and not when in 24" even if not moving fast i felt that the wheels shouldve spun better in 2wd even if they're mostly under water. feel like it wont hit higher rpms.. because i could pin the throttle and dont feel the power or get the rpms. just bogging. probably just me, and the bigger 28" mud lites took some low end away. I'm putting in 18g clutch weights, maybe that'll give it a little more pep while in the water.
 
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Yea, 28s are pretty big for a stock setup. I've thought about getting those as well though. If they end up being responsive after the clutch weight install let me know. They don't run anywhere? That could cause a little resistance.
 
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