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i swamped my prowler with about 40 miles on it. since then it has slipped in high gear when going up any kind of hill, it sucks to always be shifting in and out of low and high everytime you get to a hill or water crossing.

i took the clutch cover off and cleaned the clutch up (defiantly was dirty there was silt residue all over the rollers ect) it doesnt slip in low.

i mainly use this thing for hunting/recreational use dont want to get crazy with the clutches is there any thing like adding a spring/weight (as i would a snowmachine) that spruces these clutches up and might helpout my slipping problem at the same time? a little more off the line power and smoother initiation of the throttle would be nice! top speed would be nice but im more worried about initial start with the loads ill be hauling and hills ill be climbing. thanks for your time!

what ya think?

-Aksnopro
 

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ok

sounds good how much and what is entitiled in stage one and two? do i need to send my clutches out?

how much coin and how fast of a turnaround? tks!!!

-Aksnopro
 

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do a search hear for Airdams info. Its a quik turnaround in the lower states. And yes you have to send out your front clutches.
 

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your secondary clutch is not closing up all the way / or is slow to backshift, the sliding shaft has rust and crap on it this keeps it from closing up .the end result is a howling /slipping belt when you try to accelerate uphill wher you require some backshifting in the clutches, Get the secondary clutch out and have it taken appart and cleaned . You can not see this without separating the clutch into two pieces. Hope this heps
 

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yeah the secondary is the main cause of upshifting and backshifting problems usually. the secondary clutch is designed to funnel air into itself as it spins in order to keep itself cool, when you get water and mud in the belt housing the clutch spins and funnels the mud and water inside itself, and will cause adverse effects on how the bike shifts and reduce the belt pinch. the secondary spring is the belt tensioner, it has a spring inside itself that squeezes the secondary shut to keep the belt tight, when you get mud gummed up inside the secondary, it will not allow the clutch to close up properly as it should, as well as reduce the backshifting characteristics of the bike. after swamping a bike you should take the clutches apart as soon as possible, and clean them with brake cleaner in order to push water out of the felt bushings that are in the movable sheave. when those felt bushings get wet, they swell up and will sieze the moving parts to each other which will seriously effect the bike in a negative way.

most likely you need to take everything apart, and give it a good cleaning. i can machine the clutches and manipulate them in a manner that will give you more low end, as well as more speed if you wish to do the extra steps. you can get the bike back to factory operating ability with a good thourough cleaning of the clutches in order to make sure everything is clean but it will require you to build a tool in order to compress the secondary so that you can pull the secondary clutch apart. on my website (in my signature) there is a page that shows the disassembly of the clutches. it will give you the necessary information on how to pull the clutches off the bike. if you need some help my website also has my email address on it you can directly ask me questions and i will help you in any way i can
 

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hm i cant efford any downtime right now, but i will be in touch with you soon the snow flies! thanks for the info!

-Aksnopro
 
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