My RZR: 2009 RZR 800 S
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Santee, CA
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Re: 2012 RZR 800 Noobie Questions
1. How will/do I know when or if I need a new drive belt? Seems a little grabby on startup but no hesitation or slipping when engaged (I think). Is there a way to decrease the initial jerk? Also, Polaris seems quite proud of there belts. Those available on Amazon seem to be much more reasonable. Opinions??? Looking at a Gates belt for around $40.
If you smell something similar to burnt gear oil that isn't burnt gear oil, it's your belt burning up. If it feels like you're riding a bike with a missing tooth on the sprocket it might be your belt. If it squeals, it might be your belt. Belts are good for about 2 or 3 races for us, a belt a season for recreational riders. We've run polaris and dayco and are trying the continental belt next. OE belt is over priced and the superceded belt is the HD belt which is not the same size as the OE belt was, works but is over priced. Dayco XTX belt did us great for 4 races, didn't fail. But inspected it and decided to replace it. Great durable belt for the money. It was about 80 bucks if I recall. New Continental belt I found is the same OE dimension and they sell for about 40 to 45 bucks. I bought 3 of them off summit racing. Will have to report back after running them. I plan to replace one a race or every other race if they hold up. At 40 bux I can be more frequent with the belt replacement.
2. What are some of the performance figures? How fast should it top out at? Temp reading. Had it out once and temp seemed to ride 190 -200 and fan operated.
One person flat ground i hit like 60 62mph. Two people flat ground 53 55 mph. Clutching is huge. Tire selection is a factor. Look at the spring chart in the service manual, infinite spring/weight combos. Then basically throw that out and go with something that others have used or buy a kit. Our new setup is supposed to be hitting close to 70mph according to someone who ran the same setup. Will find out and adjust accordingly. Depending on your RPM at top speed you can play from there. When WFO, we were only topping out around 5700rpm. Left some on the table, not much but some. 6250 rpm is about the most rpms that are useful. Never checked the temp reading.
3. I have a boat and a couple of small engine things around the house and I put non-ethanol gas in all of them. I'm thinking I'll do that in the RZR also. Only because there will probably be periods of sitting around at times. I use Star-Tron also. Thoughts?
add polaris fuel treatment to every 5 gal container, basically their version of stabil and a cleaner.
4. I also use Mobil 1 in the above mentioned items. Is that acceptable for use in the RZR? Don't want to start a big oil discussion but want to know if it's okay. My boat owners forum could argue for days on the proper oil for outboards..........
Polaris said it was 2w50, they don't even offer their own recommended 2w50 oil anymore. The severe duty oil change kit has 15w50 oil in it. Some racers are using 10w40, we're running Blud 15w50. Go with whatever brand you like, the higher the zinc content the better.
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2009 Polaris RZR 800S