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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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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.......:D 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:D:D
 

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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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yeah defintly will change it before i go i was talking to someone else on a diffrent site about installing a 4 inch fan on the clutch intake on the snorkel to keep the clutchs cooler any info on that?
 

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Yeah, a couple of members did that! Works very good for controlling belt/CVT heat. I installed one, and used it this winter plowing snow. Belt temp only got in the 160-170 range, but turn the fan on and it dropped to 120 in a matter of minutes. Fan cost around 20-25 bucks off ebay.
 

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yeah defintly will change it before i go i was talking to someone else on a diffrent site about installing a 4 inch fan on the clutch intake on the snorkel to keep the clutchs cooler any info on that?
I installed one also works really good.also installed a belt temperature gauge.I bought a 3'' bilge pump for a boat 20 dollars on amazon and bought a 3'' to 2'' rubber reducer at lowes for 7 dollars.aftermarket company's want 200 + dollars for the same set up.
 

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also what kind of weight are you guys running for rollers i think stock said 23 grams ? would like to know how many grams and how many holes people are drilling
 

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My 700 XTX came with 18 gram rollers (RED), I upgraded to an EPI Sport Utility Kit, it has 23 Gram rollers (4-22gram, and 4-24gram), I also have played with different clutch weights, I put 26 gram rollers in it and lowered my RPM at cruise speed, and picked up top end. Great for flat, and small hills terrain! Took a little bottom end off of it. I'm building a 750 big bore motor, then see what kind of clutch rollers I can pull. Going to try 30 gram weights with the new combo.
 

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belt temp gauge ? where did you get that from?
My gauge come from ALBA RACING,MY 650 WAS STOCK WITH 23 GRAM ROLLERS,I PUT AN EPI KIT IN MINE ALSO AND THEY ARE 21 GRAM ROLLERS,I ALSO CHANGED AND PUT HEAVIER WET CLUTCH SPRINGS IN IT THAT COME WITH THE KIT IT GAVE IT A 1900 RPM STALL I LOST A LITTLE TOP END BUT GAINED GREAT LOW END AND MID RANGE.:)
 

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I have a Auto Meter gages on my Prowler Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Oil Temp., and Volts. I added a auto meter heat sending unit in my CVT Air Out Duct. Used a On-Off-On switch, and hooked the CVT sender, and Oil Temp sender to the outer poles of the switch, and the center pole goes to the gage. Flip the switch to the temp you want to monitor. For a straight hook up, just run the sender to the gage. The sender was 12 dollars, switch was 5.95. Buying the gage is approximately 75.00 dollars from Summit, the gage DE3 has was around 130.00 complete. I think his gage would react quicker than mine, but to me it was not that important. Plus I ran out of room for more gages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL
 

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New belt is 35mm wide if belt is less than 34mm it is recomended to replace it, or if is cracked or looks bad. Mine is a 2009 XTZ 1000 with lots of trail miles and the belt still looks and measures fine.

132 miles in the mountains is the longest one day trail ride I have done and it still had some gas in the tank. I always carry a can but wanted to see how far it would go. 130 miles on rough trails is a long day.
DON~~~
 
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