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post #21 of 25 Old 11-06-2010, 07:36 AM
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I dont't know if with the kw 700 is the same but in the 360 there are some spacers in the secondary, that will tight the belt, because the belt loosen a bit when in use, you have to check the deflection, try to see the service manual. I think there are the same thing.
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I think the only problem I have is the belt light comming on, which started when I was practiceing wheelies.( I printed off what to do next time that happens ) I have heard Polaris is a belt eater and must go in low for slow speeds, but I now understand its easier on the bike to be in low at slower speeds, I will keep that in mind, thanks.
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Regarding low under 25 mph, Im always in high, except if I tow, or i am putting a real load on the drive, deep mud, or plowing. Ive never really lacked for power, I just thought thats what its for. Now you have me wondering, should I be in low more often?

Yup, under 25 Mph is crap! I use both ours in High most of the time and only use low if I'm hauling or slow technical stuff, like bog, mud or climbing at slow speed.
Today for the 1st time I dived into the clutches as it was suttering on hard take off or strain but just for a second. I checked the deflection and it was 28mm. I have it on the tight side now as there was only 1 shim in the secondary (1mm) and with it out the deflection is now 19 which is tight but at least it's better for now until I get some shims next week. Need a 0.6mm shim to get it close to 22mm. It squeeks only in gear but doesn't move at idle so it's not bad. Better tight then too loose.
I have 900kms on the stock belt and it's down to 27mm wide at the top so the belts do last so the mileage the OP is getting means something is wrong and his dealer is filling him full of Crap!
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ok the reason i bought a brute is my buddy has a 05 650sra w\27"horns
i have never seen him use low on any hills he has beat the livin snot!!
outa this thing ,1800 miles belt light been on for 2 yeas and it still goes anywhere he points it . but what i wanna know is clay85 still having problems after 18mo or did he get fixed
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If I know a rough section is going to last more than a couple of minutes, then I will use low range.
The guys the run big tires and mud all the time can run high range if they want, but those of us that have been around for a while have seen what that can do to a clutch over time.

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