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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Changing belt in the woods

Has anybody attempted changing a belt on the prowler in the woods? and would also like to know whats the longest trip you took your prowler on in what kind of condtions?


going on a big trip soon just looking for info
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We ride almost everyday during nice weather, longest day trip, 8+ hours, and approximately 200 miles. Most of our day excursions are about 100 miles round trip. I've racked up over 4,000 miles since 2011! Changing the belt in the woods is possible, just need a set of torx bits, and a ratchet. Use one of the outer cover bolts to open the seconday to gain some slack in the belt, it would be difficult but you could do it. I'd much rather check the belt before heading out! The belts are pretty durable on these things!

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just under a 1000 miles , done several long range trips. including remote back country week long "pack in " trip with several day trips while back in the remote areas.

conditions covered all the seasons on one trip .. snow, rain wind and nice sun. .. Look up the Magruder trail in central idaho

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I went 120 miles in a day,that was still a good ride for me considering it was rough terrain.

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right on guys thanks i guess the biggest issue is getting the primary off or can you leave the primary on and just open the secondary using that bolt?
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Open the secondary with the bolt, it will be a challenge, but I think it can be done! Any others want to help on this?

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last year me and the guys (guys weekend) we did 225 miles in every kind of condition you could think of ,,our asses were in the seats for 29 hours straight....... no issues my best judgment would be to change your belt before you go on a big trip..you can change your belt in the woods ,but it would be a pain in the ass,,but if you use the right gear in the right situation you wont have any problems

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Oh BTW … my first belt change [and only change] was at about 5000 miles , it looked very goos still , but I said change it anyway as a PM service isn't something I pass on [preventative maintenance ] .. and that was last spring. so they do last if not beat on to bad.

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The problem is that the clutches are installed with red loctite on the outer nuts. So that usually takes a good impact gun to get them off. So in the field, you may need a torch to at least heat up the loctite to make it easier to get off.

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The problem is that the clutches are installed with red loctite on the outer nuts. So that usually takes a good impact gun to get them off. So in the field, you may need a torch to at least heat up the loctite to make it easier to get off.
I really think it would be better to check or change your belt before your trip,it will save a lot of pain on the trail.

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