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post #1 of 22 Old October 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gear Grinding

Well i got my 2013 RZR S 800 3 days ago and as i put it into gear at the dealer it grinds. I kinda though to myself oops i must not have had the brake pushed in all the way. So i get it home and start to drive it around and im noticing almost every time i shift it into reverse or any other gear it grinds bad!!

I call the dealer and he said it will do that when there new, give it time to break in and it will stop. Is this true?? He also said shift it hard not slow. Anybody else have this problem? Im not a rocket scientist but when you have a brand new machine its not suppose to be munching metal like that.

Should i take it in and pimp slap the dealer???
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post #2 of 22 Old October 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
 
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Re: Gear Grinding

gears grinding means that the CVT is not disengaging at idle.
this can happen with a brand new belt and get better after break in,, but I would say it shouldn't happen on a new stock machine.
perhaps the clutch is out of alignment or the primary bearing isn't working properly.
take a look at the belt change videos (link in my signature) and you will see how the CVT works.
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post #3 of 22 Old October 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Re: Gear Grinding

Never happened to mine at all.Does not sound good.I would take it back to dealer asap and if it happens again after the dealer tell them you want another new unit......PERIOD!
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post #4 of 22 Old October 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
 
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in the mean time, turn the engine off to change gears then turn it back on.
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post #5 of 22 Old October 7th, 2012, 10:11 PM
 
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Re: Gear Grinding

This is not normal. I purchased my ride in August and the gears started grinding within the first 5 hours. I called the dealer I bought it from and they gave me the same BS you got about its normal and i must be shifting it wrong. Well its not normal and its not you. I took mine to a different dealer and they gave me the same BS while the mechanic was shifting the gears in my ride (still on the trailer) and they were grinding away. So I told him to show me how another model shifts. He got into a 800 4 seater with 150 hrs on it and it shifted smooth as can be!!! I told him to make my new ride shift like the older one. 2 weeks later and a new primary clutch im good to go. They said my clutch was machined wrong from the factory.
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post #6 of 22 Old October 8th, 2012, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Gear Grinding

Thanks for the replies everybody. Im going to take it back to the dealer...
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post #7 of 22 Old October 8th, 2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Re: Gear Grinding

I bought my 2012 S brand new and it would grind. After probably 200 miles it stopped. Some of the things i did were to always come to a full stop and pause to monitor the RPMs to make sure it was fully at idle before shifting, ensure i was getting it into gear fully and quickly. If I pulled it into gear slow the chance of grinding was greater. Now i have just over 400 miles and no grinding at all. Good luck with the dealer!

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Mine does the same thing if you're not at an ABSOLUTE 100% complete stop. If it's moving one tiny bit, it'll grind everytime.
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Check idle rpm, maybe to fast
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Check idle rpm, maybe to fast
Is that manually adjustable or is it changed in the computer? what should it be at?
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Re: Gear Grinding

I think it's 1250

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I always come to a complete stop before shifting. My idle is at 1250. I just dont wanna have to buy a new trans at 30 miles.
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Re: Gear Grinding

Then as posted above it's probably a clutch issue...
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Re: Gear Grinding

Mine did it for the first few hours. It's improved significantly the more I've driven it. My dealer told me it was normal also. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: Gear Grinding

If it is grinding everytime you shift no matter the gear, then you have a problem.

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