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post #1 of 11 Old August 19th, 2012, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Engine Braking Wanted 2012 RZR 800

Hello all I have been riding Polaris Sportsman 4 wheelers with engine braking for over 15 years so I'm use to having it. I can't stand the fact that my 2012 RZR LE 800 does not have true engine braking and I have use my brakes so much and the blurring of the throttle is just not a good way to ride down hill.

Anyone have recommendation for my machine so I can have true engine braking? I'm ready to buy the parts needed even if I need new clutches. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old August 19th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Do a search on here,there is a thread on here about doing this and what you need to do it.

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..............Anyone have recommendation for my machine so I can have true engine braking? I'm ready to buy the parts needed even if I need new clutches. Thanks.
SLP (Starting-Line Products) makes a clutch kit that engages at 50 rpm's above idle, that effectively keeps the clutches engaged while going downhill, without costing any speed on the top-end. Check it out..........

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Re: Engine Braking Wanted 2012 RZR 800

BarRZR thanks for the info. I found their website and will call them tomorrow to see what they can offer.

I also found the following clutch people and will be calling them as well:
Heel Clicker
Dirty Dawg Performance
Supreme Tool
STM Clutches
Team Aftermarket
High Performance Designs Inc
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I thought I couldnt live without it too. But, I have learned to blip the throttle when it starts to free wheel. Get into the habit and it comes pretty easy to do.
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..............Anyone have recommendation for my machine so I can have true engine braking? I'm ready to buy the parts needed even if I need new clutches. Thanks.
SLP (Starting-Line Products) makes a clutch kit that engages at 50 rpm's above idle, that effectively keeps the clutches engaged while going downhill, without costing any speed on the top-end. Check it out..........

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Having this very unit installed on mine next week.
Looking forward to your feedback and review after you get it installed........

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I installed the TEAM secondary clutch from SLP on my 570 a couple of weeks ago. I finally got to ride it extensivly down hills this weekend and was very impressed with the increased engine braking. It worked much better than stock.
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Re: Engine Braking Wanted 2012 RZR 800

Is there a down side to these clutches? If not, why aren't they OEM?
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Is there a down side to these clutches? If not, why aren't they OEM?

Only complaint I have read here is that it could make handling dicey on an ice covered down hill descent. I got news for everybody, handling is already dicey on an ice covered down hill descent, especially with my clutch disengaged and me standing on my brakes.

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