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Old 04-24-2013, 10:00 PM
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I bought a used Permagreen Magnum the other day from a fellow competitor. I can t get the thing to climb a small hill or travel parallel with the hill without spinning. It seems like it's harder turning one direction than the other.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:15 PM
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i hope you didnt pay much for it.... it sounds like trouble. i hope you get the kinks worked out and it doesnt cost you very much. how many hrs just out of curiosity?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:07 PM
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It has 400 on it. A friend of mine had it. He wouldn't sell me junk. It feels like I'm fighting it the whole time though. I watched some videos on them and mine doesn't handle near as good as the ones shown in the videos.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:02 AM
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Do you have one of those Smartsteer Mags?
I run a Mag but it is not a smartsteer unit. I also get spinning of the uphill wheel when running sidehill. Nature of the beast. Shift your weight or walk behind the unit until the slope evens out. Let a little air out of the tires (speaking of which are yours fluidfilled?)
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM
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I'm not sure if its a smartsteer unit. The tires are fluid filled and also have low air pressure
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:06 AM
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It even spins alot when I jump off. I didn't even think the hill was a bad hill.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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Tires are spinning? Like peeling out?

Sounds like a tred issue to me. How about some new shoes?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:03 PM
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I hope you get it straightened out. Perhaps one of the wheels is not actually turning--not actually driving--just going along for the ride. Smart Steer may be the heart of the problem, good comment DA.
Jack it up and watch how the wheels spin. See what happens when you turn the handlebar. Make sure the brakes are not dragging. Check to see if the rear wheels turn easily--add grease to back wheel bearings. Also front. WD 40 or grease or lube everything that you can. Check oil level in transmission.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:07 PM
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