Probably a stupid question this is the rancher page but I have a 2014 rancher 420 had it about a year only has 220 miles on it ! I have been thinking about trading it in on a 2015 Foreman. Any reason I shouldn't trade?
Probably a stupid question this is the rancher page but I have a 2014 rancher...
That's on the 01-14 Rubicon. The Foreman oil pump is a direct drive, no chain.
Nope IRS 500> SRA 420
Both the 500 Foreman and 500 Rubicon are better machines than the 420. Especially now that the 420 has lost it's size advantage.
That must be in the newer foremans, I know the ones up to Atleast 2012 have them
2001-2014 Rubicons had the oil chain issies, as well as the 2003-current Rincon. I've never heard of any issues with the 500 Foreman's, they use basically the same motor as the 420 with a bigger piston, some gearing differences.
Even the older Foreman was a direct drive on the oil pump.
Yeah the 450's, not the older 500's. But okay
Right the Foreman Rubicon used a oil chain, The 500 Foreman is a different machine, 2005-2011, then later the 500EFI 2012-current
Keenan Johnson, the 400, 450, 500 Foremans are all directly driven off of the balancer. Even the old 350 Foreman was driven off of the crankshaft by a gear. No oil pump chains in any of them. You just got some bad info on them. Like Scott said some called the first (01-04) Rubicons Foremans because Honda called them a Foreman Rubicon. Some confusion came at the parts counter because of that.
Love my rancher.