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We picked up our new 20012 XTZ 100 this January while in Arizona. We had them put in a front windshield and soft top. Big mistake was not putting in a rear window. Driving down dusty trails the dust blows in the back. Looking for a rear windshield. Other than that we love the machine. Living here in Colorado we will be trying it out on the trails tommarow at 10,000 plus feet.
 

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Yeah, you are right, not having the rear window when you have a full front window really causes the dust to billow in and coat the inside of the windshield.

Sorry, I don't have a rear window in stock, but can get you one pretty quick. Not in time to help you out though for your ride tomorrow.

I can also get lots of other goodies for your machine...

I'm just south of you, outside of Farmington...

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Do you yhink if I cut maybe 1 1/2" off of the bottom of the windshield that would solve the problem?

Now I have another issue. Crossing a stream and some rough rocks yesterday, I started getting some loud noise sounding like it coming from tranny area. The cat locked up and the engine quit. I had a hard time getting it in nuetral, but when I did then engine would start and run. When I put it in any forward or reverse gear it would kill the engine as if something was locking it up. Fortunatly friends were there with a Razer and a Can AM (humble pie) to tow me out of an extremely steep and rocky area.
Darryl89 may know the area off of Aspen Loop trail down at the Mancos river. Looks like a trip to the dealer.
 

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I was going through water almost to the floorboard. Would that cause a clutch problem? Other than going to a dealer, is there something can do?
 

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I was going through water almost to the floorboard. Would that cause a clutch problem? Other than going to a dealer, is there something can do?
Sounds like you got water in the clutch housing. The vent for the housing is up in the dash firewall and exhausts behind the seats. But you may have a loose coupling or some way that water got into the housing. When this happens, the water can make the belt slip enough to wedge deep into the drive pulley, effectively locking your belt and drive system up.

I would pull the floor, move the fuel tank over and then pull the drive belt cover off (you need to learn how to do this anyway so you can change belts when needed). Then see if the belt is wedged down into the pulleys.

And don't fret, it happens to Polaris' and Can Ams' also, you just happened to get the bad luck of the draw...
 

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The proper sequence for getting to the belt is as follows:

1. Remove the seats and center console; then remove
the seat bases.

2. Remove the center storage compartment; then
remove the floor.

3. Remove the gas tank hold-down; then remove the
gas tank cap.

4. Remove the gas tank filler neck shroud; then move
the gas tank forward enough to remove the constant
variable transmission (CVT) cover. Install
the gas cap.
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5. Remove the cap screws securing the CVT cover;
then using a rubber mallet, gently tap on the cover
tabs to loosen the cover. Remove the cover.

Reassembly is opposite of the disassembly. The first time, expect a couple to 3 hours to do it, after that, you can do it much faster..
 

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I have only had the Prowler for four months. I would think it is still under warranty. Bad thinking? I agree I should do the project just for the learning experience but I covered in projects right now.
 

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I'd say you got water in your belt cover.. I've done this before (when my wheeler was new and not snorkeled). the very reason I snorkeled mine was so I could make crossings like that and not have to worry about getting water or mud down in there. I'm a big promoter of snorkelling belt driven bikes.. saves a lot of headaches IMO. my area has a lot of wet areas too, some people ride mostly dry and wouldn't need this sort of modification.
 

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Could you tell me a little more about the snorkel? Where is it attached? Is this a simple DIY project? Sure sounds like something I need for crossing rivers.

If I did get water in the belt cover, will it eventually drain on it's own?
 

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Could you tell me a little more about the snorkel? Where is it attached? Is this a simple DIY project? Sure sounds like something I need for crossing rivers.

If I did get water in the belt cover, will it eventually drain on it's own?
There should be a drain plug/bolt at the bottom of the cover. At least my 2006 does, and I don't see why they wouldn't on yours.
 

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You guys are talking belt covers and plugs and up to now it is a mystry to me. I would like to find a service manual for the 2012 XTZ 1000 so I can locate the parts. Can't seem to find it on the net.
 
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