New: 2019 BF 750 eps
So long story short, out 08 threw a rod bearing. Currently figuring out the best path for a rebuild. This was my wife's and I've put a lot of time and effort into it to get it back to good. Then this happens! Oh well... almost 7k miles on it.
Anyway, not being able to ride sucks. And I already have a plow set up for a brute force that works VERY well. I will get the 08 rebuilt and use it as a work horse.
I ended up purchasing a 2019 Brute Force 750 EPS (blue) for a really good deal. 12 month factory warranty too. She doesn't have a clue... Headed to pick it up Thursday.
I am going to swap the wheels and tires over from the 08 on the way back. I also have a moose rear reciever hitch coming the same day and some blue hand guards that I hope match. I might move the HMF fuel mapper and pipe over to this one down the road unless she doesn't want it moved over. I really think she will learn to like EPS. She's rode my souped up can am a few times and isn't sold on power steering. I was the same way until I rode it on the trail. Can am has a selectable EPS setting (low, med, high) while it appears Kawi has a sensing non selectable. Will be interesting to see how that works.
Seems Kawi hasn't changed a ton over the years which isn't a bad thing. The only thing I don't like is the diff lock lever. I like pushbutton engagement or like my can am (an "auto") front locker.
I also plan to get some heat demon grips on it and install a KFI 3000lb winch. I may end up putting the 28" mega mayhems on it too if she wants them. I'd just need to get some 14" wheels.
Other than that the only other thing I can think of is upgrading the headlights to the Tyrex LED's.
I sure hope she likes it, it will ride better than that tired 08, the shocks were done.
I'll try to post a pic Thursday when I get it home.
2008 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i 4x4
- 26" Artrax w/ STI HD4 rims
- Twin Air, HMF exhuast, HMF fuel mapper
- Superwinch lt 3000 w/ syntetic rope
- Angel Eyes
- EPI Almond Secondary Spring