I’m thinking about geting a 2009 Brute Force 750 NRA edition. Some guys I work with say the BF had problems with the u-joints going out and the belts messing up. Have you heard of or experinced these problems?
Mind you, I’ve also seen how my firends abuse their trucks and am not surprised that they have problems with their ATVs.
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We haven’t tested a Brute Force for about a year, but they haven’t changed at all since then.
My experience with the BF is that its a very solid ATV. We didn’t ever experience any belt issues, but, if you abuse your ATV and don’t pay attention to what your driveline is doing, you will burn belts and bush CV joints on any ATV no matter what brand it is.
We’ve certainly spun a number of CV joints on our ATVs and almost without exception it always happens when we’re stuck in the mud and the 4X4 is working hard to turn the wheels.
Eventually under these conditions as the wheels are searching for traction, a CV joint will snap. This is not a problem with just Kawasaki or the Brute Force in particular, its the same with all ATVs and I would suspect putting your buddies on any ATV would result in the same problems.