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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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belt or something more serious?

Yesterday we were driving with a friend. a small road through the woods where the snow was more than 30 cm
First I used the hi gear until the snow began to slow down, then I heard a strange noise from the belt area. lift my feet as soon as the accelerator, and the sound faded and stopped when I pressed the gas again, the voice began to fall again.
Then I changed lo gear and continued driving, then the sound was gone.
When we got out of the woods, I tried to drive as fast as it can so it took a long time before the speed exceeded 60 km/h and a top speed was just over 70 km/h. I think that the belt is coming to an end???
how fast your Prowler runs? mine (700xtx) run almost 90km/h.
here is a cold frosty weather (about -15 degrees celcius) I do not have a warm space where to fix it so I wonder if the problem resolved by a simple exchange of the belt?
or is it something more serious? I do not know how to describe that sound.
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If I converted right my 650 tops out at 48 mph (77km/h) and that's hitting the rev limiter.

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I would go with the belt, you have a 700XTX? You may be able to see the belt through the upper air boot on the clutch housing.

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I would check the belt,didn't you say you were driving through deep snow.

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Good chance it may be your belt. when wading through snow or going up really steep inclines you should have your prowler in low range, if not you will smoke your belt pretty quick. Use your low range as well when crossing deeper water or going through deep mud, it will save you a lot of wear on your belt.

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Yes snow deep was up to 30cm there. Im going to open that clutch box this weekend at least im trying. Hope the weather warms up. Then we shall see. I will keep you up to date.

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Ok i just get my new belt from my dealer.
Hope i get it on soon...

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Ok i just get my new belt from my dealer.
Hope i get it on soon...
lets us know what you find out.

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Hello tusu,
The CVT is the llife blood of the prowler drive train. Belt and sheave condition makes or breaks performance.

Here are a few belt tips.
When checking your belt these are the spec's for the width 35.0mm or 1.38in.
Before installing a new belt it's a must to clean both the drive and driven clutch sheaves. Once the belt is removed you then clean/deglaze the sheaves with a 3M schotch brite pad.


This will clean off any oils and greases and give it a great non directional pattern for the belt to mate to. After taking the glaze off you need to clean surfaces with alcohol. Keep wiping until your white towl is clean.

The new belt will come with a waxie feel to it. Wash the belt with mild warm soap water and dry good. Then use the scotch brite pad to lightly deglaze the sides of the belt that ride on the sheaves.

If your having performance problems another good thing to look at is your drive clutch rollers. These can be inspected without removing the clutch but you have to becareful they don't fall out or turn inside the clutch. If they get flat spots or pitting this will cause clutch performance problems.

Once the new belt is installed and all put back together then start it up in N Vary your RPM up and down to make sure the clutches are shifting well. Take a few short rides to heat up belt and allow to cool then your done.

Hope this makes sense.



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thank you so much for these good advice Seth. tomorrow after work, I try to get to that mission. then tell what happened. by the way those polishing pads called bear tongue in finland. karhun kieli in finish

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