Some of you may recall my woes with the transmission shifter drum on my old Mule 1000 KAF450-B1.
Incredibly I managed to repair it (update was posted) and reassemble the beast.
Unfortunately......it now has another issue......no power in gear.
The motor starts immediately and idles beautifully. In neutral it revs smartly, smoothly, and to high rpm (although no tach)
On the flat, it will move 'pretty well' although it seems not as fast as it did prior to major surgery.
On an incline, it simply doesn't want to climb, especially if you are not really gunning it....and even then, poorly.
I should note that I did replace the old drive belt with a new original Kawasaki belt when reassembling.
I did not 'service' the drive or driven sheaves.......I know....probably not a good move.
So.....I'm looking for advice.
Should I focus on the belt drive system given that the engine seems to perform well (although with no load)
Or should I check something else first? Maybe compression test and adjust valves?
Sure would appreciate some input from the Mule experts here......you definitely have helped me in the past. THANKS!