Did a little work on the Can Am today. I had to modify my lower Super Atv frame support for the lowering of the front diff mount I did. After 40+ welds I got the gap all filled in and welded up on both sides.
On my last ride I was out on I was hearing some sound in the driveline in the front between carrier bearing and front diff. I pulled the panel to inspect the carrier bearing, but didn't find anything wrong. Sound would come and go depending on my tire traction, and didn't matter if in two or four wheel drive, so that left me puzzled of what it was. While I was working on lowering my front Halo I decided to send it back to Halo for full inspection as I thought it was possible that I had done some damage to it when I snapped A Arm in Moab. Yesterday Halo messaged me that they had received the diff and had it all tore down. They said it was smoked due too little or no oil being installed in it, and it also smelled like old motor oil. Halo said they ship diff's without oil, and that gear oil is added when installed. I have 285 total miles on Can Am to date. I never saw any oil on trailer or on my garage floor. At 125 miles my Can Am was back at dealer getting Hydraulic Steering installed, and no leaks at that time. It appears with slow driving the Halo will easily go at least 300 miles without any gear oil. I would suggest the Halo should be filled up with gear oil for better long-term performance, and I will be reminding the dealer when they get the rebuild bill.