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HAs anyone replaced the drive belt on the Prowler 650XT.Is it too much for a "weekend Mechanic" to tackle.Someone "borrowed" it and road around most of the night with the parking brake on .Now with the slightest load it is slipping and smoking.
 

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HAs anyone replaced the drive belt on the Prowler 650XT.Is it too much for a "weekend Mechanic" to tackle.Someone "borrowed" it and road around most of the night with the parking brake on .Now with the slightest load it is slipping and smoking.

I have changed belts, clutch rollers and removed the clutches to reseal leaks. If you have any questions give me a call

Seth
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If it got really hot like you said, then I would remove your primary"drive" clutch and inspect the rollers for flat spots. This is the clutch that is attached to the crank shaft. When the belt slips and and gets hot you can melt flat spots in the rollers, and if you change your belt with out replacing your damaged rollers you will be right back in doing the job again. Before you replace the belt make sure you clean your clutch sheave faces really good. I use a red scotch brite pad to scuff up alittle and then clean with alcohol and a clean cloth. It is very important you have clean sheave surfaces with a new belt to get 100% efficeincy. Hope this helps

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Seth,I really appreciate your advice on my belt problem .I got it tore down over the weekend and everything was very simple .I did have oil in the case and I cleaned everything up but can't find where the oil was coming from.Had to order the belt so I'm waiting on the delivery.My local atv shop wanted a couple of hundred dollars to replace the belt.BIG SAVE !!!!!Thanks again
 

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Not a problem. How did the rollers look? Alot of the 650's seem to have oil leaks. Mine leaked from the crank shaft seal after I ran syn oil in the motor. After replacing the seals and going back to the 10W40 non syn no more leaks. I you have any more questions let me know.



 
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