weekend carnage !
well guys i just got back from a awsome weekend at Gordons Well ! the Ol Cat did amazing right up to the point when she broke ! lol while rolling down sand highway we were about 7 miles from GW , running between 50 60mph . i let up on the gas a moment to let a guy pass . laid back into it and all the sudden BANG ! buggy jumps off the groundwith tires locked up slides alil till the tires break loose again and rolls to a stop ! . no problem right? rip into it comfirm broken belt . blast to glamis , pay $90 for a new one from KD cycle. blast back and change it . fire it up pull forward and its making a knocking sound . i flip it in to 2wd and the noise went away . run it up and down the road a minute in both 2 and 4 wd and no more noise . ok by this time my group of 15 people are plowed and ready to go . so i lay into it and let her rip . so were running about 60mph again and 2 miles ater i did the same thing let up to let a guy pass and when i hit the gas again BOOM ! DONE, GAME OVER ! LOL so i get to ride the tow rope 10 miles back to GW . im running it over to Chris at EAAC this week , but i wondered what you all thought might of happened . by the looks of the belt it doesnt smell or look burned . it really just expolded ! and tore apart ! i have pics ill post tomarrow when i get the camera out . im thinking something inthe wet clutch locked up and streched that bet under load till it exploded . when we got back to camp . pulling in slow there was a deep knocking sound coming from the trans .
i wouldnt think i over worked it just blasting down sand highway ? it wasnt like i had it floored it was running awsome and about 3/4 throttle . if so what do i need to change to keep this from happening . i wanted to have the clutches done before this trip but AIRDAM was to booked to fit in both of our time frames . so they are still getting done aftdr i find out what happened here .
oh YEAH the EARTHQUAKE was Fn AWSOME !!!!!!! BEST RIDE OF THE WEEKEND !!! .