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post #1 of 16 Old October 3rd, 2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clutch problems

Ok, Iíve seen a bunch of gossip about clutch problems in the pro. I think that itís over blown, that one guy posts up a clutch problem on different sites, then other guys start talking about all the clutch problems theyíve heard about.
If you yourself have had clutch problems or you know someone that you have actually seen their clutch problems postup. Please donít postup stuff you have seen on the internet. If you have had a problem say what it is, and what it took to get it fixed.

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post #2 of 16 Old October 6th, 2019, 09:00 PM
 
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Re: Clutch problems

Just took mine out for the first run, followed the two tank break in instruction. All was good, about 150 miles in on the second day the belt started slipping. At first I thought I was just spinning the wheels on gravel or hard pack, but after testing on pavement with full traction I get the same result. As soon as the boost builds it slips and instantly you smell a strong burning smell. I’m pretty upset with how expensive this unit was, dropped it off at the dealer today so we will see what they say.
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Re: Clutch problems

Not a PXP Owner ( yet... ).... but I follow a lot of media platforms about RZRs..... my current count is 6 different cases of clutch failure that Iíve seen.

Also at least 20 with the intake tube collapsing problem.

That being said, I have one friend with a new ultimate, heís at 300 miles, zero issues, and Iíve seen countless people posting with no issues as well... to me thatís normal Polaris.... thereís just some bad ones that come off the line.... gotta keep your fingers crossed when you buy one... but I still feel that at least 95% are no issue machines.


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Personally I believe it comes down to dealer prep. Bought my 2018 xpt4 from ivan stewart motorsports...zero issues
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Personally I believe it comes down to dealer prep. Bought my 2018 xpt4 from ivan stewart motorsports...zero issues
What? That makes no sense. It has nothing to do with dealers. Dealers don't prep the clutches. Dealers receive a rzr that is like 98% ready. They have to install the cage, check to make sure everything is properly torqued and properly lubed. Make sure your seat belts, lights, etc are working correctly. Not much beyond that. All they really are doing is a safety check.

When someone gets a rzr with issues it is because of quality control at the factory. A given part slipped through QC that shouldn't have. Just bad luck on the buyer's end that they are the one who happened to purchase the rzr with the given bad component. Absolutely nothing to do with what dealer you bought from.

Now where a good dealer does come in is when you do have an issue. They have a competent team who can fix it and fight Polaris on your behalf to resolve the issue in a quick and timely manner on Polaris's dime and not yours.
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Personally I believe it comes down to dealer prep. Bought my 2018 xpt4 from ivan stewart motorsports...zero issues
What? That makes no sense. It has nothing to do with dealers. Dealers don't prep the clutches. Dealers receive a rzr that is like 98% ready. They have to install the cage, check to make sure everything is properly torqued and properly lubed. Make sure your seat belts, lights, etc are working correctly. Not much beyond that. All they really are doing is a safety check.

When someone gets a rzr with issues it is because of quality control at the factory. A given part slipped through QC that shouldn't have. Just bad luck on the buyer's end that they are the one who happened to purchase the rzr with the given bad component. Absolutely nothing to do with what dealer you bought from.

Now where a good dealer does come in is when you do have an issue. They have a competent team who can fix it and fight Polaris on your behalf to resolve the issue in a quick and timely manner on Polaris's dime and not yours.
That's how it works... Now if we could just get more of those good dealers. There are too many of them out there that once you sign the check it's on to the next fish.
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Was at sxsblog race last weekend, aftermarket assassin's pro xp primary clutch exploded. Took out inner and outer cover and secondary as well. Wish I would have taken a picture.
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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....
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Iíve got about 100 miles on mine with no clutch problems. I broke it in real easy for first 3 hrs. Only issue is airbox intake tube was collapsing under hard acceleration. Bent some wire into a spring and put it in intake tube where it comes around shock and solved the problem. Had called 2 different shops and they had not heard of that problem.
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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....

Hey Brent, just curious, with 200 miles and no problems why have you already put in a aftermarket clutch? What is the power bump you mentioned?

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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....




Hey Brent, just curious, with 200 miles and no problems why have you already put in a aftermarket clutch? What is the power bump you mentioned?


Pretty sure heís referring to a stage II tune, & running the stock clutching


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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....




Hey Brent, just curious, with 200 miles and no problems why have you already put in a aftermarket clutch? What is the power bump you mentioned?


Pretty sure heís referring to a stage II tune, & running the stock clutching


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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....

Hey Brent, just curious, with 200 miles and no problems why have you already put in a aftermarket clutch? What is the power bump you mentioned?
Yes I'm running the stock clutch with the AA (Aftermarket Assassins) Stage II ECU flash 10-12 HP bump.
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I have about 200 miles on mine now and haven't had any clutch problems. I have the AA stage II installed and like the power bump. Guess my real test will be when I drop it in the Glamis dunes on the 25th. I hope I didn't drink the Kool Aid and put too much faith in Polaris that they really addressed the clutch issues. They claim double the belt life.....

Hey Brent, just curious, with 200 miles and no problems why have you already put in a aftermarket clutch? What is the power bump you mentioned?
Yes I'm running the stock clutch with the AA (Aftermarket Assassins) Stage II ECU flash 10-12 HP bump.
Thatís great news. I donít have to be limited to 84 mph (86 mph downhill). Fan comes on sooner too.
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Just took mine out for the first run, followed the two tank break in instruction. All was good, about 150 miles in on the second day the belt started slipping. At first I thought I was just spinning the wheels on gravel or hard pack, but after testing on pavement with full traction I get the same result. As soon as the boost builds it slips and instantly you smell a strong burning smell. I’m pretty upset with how expensive this unit was, dropped it off at the dealer today so we will see what they say.
Mine did this exact same thing I waited till about 80 miles before I got on it, not all the way to the floor it took of like a rocket in comparison to my 17xp1k. Then I waited for a while and the next day I figured the belt had probably had enough miles on it to start getting after it a little harder and it did the exact same thing the boost would start building and then it would slip and smell like thick burning rubber. Continued riding being more gentle later in the evening going from a dead stop gently accelerating to around 20 mph as to not roost the guys that were stopped next to me I laid in to the throttle again and when it got in to high boost it started to slip again followed by a loud slap/ break noise thought it was the belt. Gently applied throttle and it still accelerates but wasn't going to chance it any longer final belt episode was about 112miles. Got home pulled the clutch cover of for a quick inspection of the belt and belt still looks great no missing pieces and nothing laying in the clutch cover. Talked with my dealer and he told me to just monitor it for a while and see if it gets worse and he would reach out to Polaris when he opens tomorrow.
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