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Ok, first off. I was climbing a slightly rough hill climb maybe mid range 3rd gear and I smacked a rock with my left rear wheel. I didn't realize at the time what i had done. When i came to a rest back at the bottom i noticed that the tire was flat and that the wheel was...flat as well lol. I bent the rim back to almost perfect with a 4lb shop hammer. It has a small wobble but nothing like the wobble my ass would have by going to the honda shop for a replacement ($285 replacement). So, after fixing the wheel I went back to riding the atv. I then noticed that it ran different. It's hard to explain but it felt like the throttle was jittery in 2nd gear from the mid to high rev. range. It was past due for an oil change so i changed the oil, cleaned the air filter and checked coolant. Now, it seems back to normal.

Question #1: Did i hit hard enough to bend my a-arms? After measuring they seem to be exactly the same on both sides but im still worried.
Question #2: Did i hit hard enough to do internal damage to my transmission/clutches?
Question #3: Could a past due oil change cause a slipping/stuttering effect? It felt more like a throttle response than it did slipping. It's hard to explain.

thanks to anyone who responds back.
 

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lol...you guys are probably right. I love my 700 and it bothers me that something may be wrong with it. I rode it around several times today on the new oil change and didn't feel anything other than normal. I tried various different rpm ranges through different gears and never felt or heard it again.
On a side note, i was thinking about buying the EHS big 3 kit. I just dunno if the power gains are worth the $750. If anyone has any feedback about that I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks again.
 

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hahaha it really does seem to run better when it's clean...it must be that mental thing you guys keep talking about lmao...I appreciate all the responses and now I feel a lot better about my baby being ok
 
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