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post #1 of 18 Old July 8th, 2019, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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2018 XP downhill clutch noise

Hi guys. 2018 XP Ride Command. Around 600 miles.

Recently last few rides on downhills, especially loose dirt or rocks, I get a “tire lock up and drag” noise from the left rear but the wheel is moving fine. Happens for less than 5 seconds and goes away. Can hear it multiple times on the same hill at certain speeds. Easily goes away by hitting the gas to speed up and hitting the brake to slow down faster. No signs of bet slip or speed or anything and I have yet to pull the cover to check things out.

Is it belt slap? Secondary not disengaging properly? Doesn’t seem to affect performance or Be causing a problem, but it sounds terrible. Lol.
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post #2 of 18 Old July 8th, 2019, 08:18 AM
 
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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

It's probably the sound the belt makes when engaging and disengaging based on your slow speed. You hit the gas it reengages, slow down it disengages and freewheels. I agree that it sounds terrible. If you use low range, it will lower the speed at which this happens. A clutch kit can change this as well but best to talk to someone like Hunterworks.

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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

This was happening to me also. I was use to my CanAm that had engine braking and would almost stop on downhills. When I first got my RZR T&R if freaked me out going down the same steep hills. I would do exactly what you do...add a little throttle and brake at the same time.
Now I keep it in 4wd and low gear and no longer have issues. Hope it helps.

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post #4 of 18 Old July 19th, 2019, 05:26 PM
 
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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

My 2017 XP1000 did this with the stock OEM belt. I put a Hunterworks HD belt on and the noise went away. It would sound like the back tires were sliding in gravel when I hit certain spots going down hills.
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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

my 2019 xp 1000 does the same thing. Its annoying and embarrassing when everyone turns and looks at you. Mine does it every time i coast to a stop. sounds like the tire is dragging. ive had it back to the dealer three different times and they adjust the clutch and a few other thing the Polaris engineers tell them. I need all the ideas you can give me to get this fixed before i go back to can am
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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

Could the belt be hitting the case? Look at the top by the exhaust air vent. Things are tight inside the clutch area. Would be worth an inspection. Have not heard that noise on mine. I have smoked a couple of belts. Totally OP error. Could you have smoked a belt? It leaves a flat spot on belt that could be causing all kinds of weird noise.

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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

Change your flat pucks to Hunter Works rollers.
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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

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Change your flat pucks to Hunter Works rollers.
Yes if this is a non turbo. At 600 miles you will probably need to replace the secondary as the punks destroy things quick. If the metal is worn in the puck area, do your self a big favor and replace the secondary now. Hunterworks sells a replacement with their rollers installed.

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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

Just installed Hunterworks secondary after 3400 miles.

Note the puck area wear.

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Change your flat pucks to Hunter Works rollers.
Yes if this is a non turbo. At 600 miles you will probably need to replace the primary as the punks destroy things quick. If the metal is worn in the puck area, do your self a big favor and replace the primary now. Hunterworks sells a replacement with their rollers installed.
The pucks are in the driven(secondary) clutch.

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Change your flat pucks to Hunter Works rollers.
Yes if this is a non turbo. At 600 miles you will probably need to replace the primary as the punks destroy things quick. If the metal is worn in the puck area, do your self a big favor and replace the primary now. Hunterworks sells a replacement with their rollers installed.
The pucks are in the driven(secondary) clutch.
Corrected the post. Too big of a hurry.

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Hi guys. 2018 XP Ride Command. Around 600 miles.

Recently last few rides on downhills, especially loose dirt or rocks, I get a “tire lock up and drag” noise from the left rear but the wheel is moving fine. Happens for less than 5 seconds and goes away. Can hear it multiple times on the same hill at certain speeds. Easily goes away by hitting the gas to speed up and hitting the brake to slow down faster. No signs of bet slip or speed or anything and I have yet to pull the cover to check things out.

Is it belt slap? Secondary not disengaging properly? Doesn’t seem to affect performance or Be causing a problem, but it sounds terrible. Lol.
I'm not sure if what you described is what was happening for me, but here's my take. I have a 2017 XP4T. I have about 1,800 miles on it. For the past couple of months when I was engine braking down declines, the engine brake would "slip out" and it would make terrible sounds. I'd stop, let the revs go down, take off again, and it would be fine.

I took off the secondary clutch (driven) and took it apart to inspect. Just to be on the safe side, I replaced the sliders and the buttons, which were showing wear since my last replacement at 750 miles. Then I inspected the helix. The top of the ramp on the helix was severely worn. Because I heard they made more of a straight cut on the '18 helix, I replaced the '17 helix with an '18 helix because it would likely have better wear characteristics.

Took it out and it ran like a champ. Solid engine braking engagement. Solid performance through all conditions.

Not sure if that helps you or not. But, that was my experience.

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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

Happened to me as well, belt disengaging and making contact with the clutch cover... Stopped when I replaced my belt but came back after about 750 miles. I have replaced my belt again and stopped it but likely going to need to align the clutches with the tool from hunterworks... just putting of making the purchase. My clutch cover has a pretty good wear mark in it now, too many more rubs and the belt will go through.

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Yes on alignment. Had same problem on belt hitting top. Would tear top of belt off. All stopped with alignment.

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Re: 2018 XP downhill clutch noise

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Hi guys. 2018 XP Ride Command. Around 600 miles.

Recently last few rides on downhills, especially loose dirt or rocks, I get a “tire lock up and drag” noise from the left rear but the wheel is moving fine. Happens for less than 5 seconds and goes away. Can hear it multiple times on the same hill at certain speeds. Easily goes away by hitting the gas to speed up and hitting the brake to slow down faster. No signs of bet slip or speed or anything and I have yet to pull the cover to check things out.

Is it belt slap? Secondary not disengaging properly? Doesn’t seem to affect performance or Be causing a problem, but it sounds terrible. Lol.
does it sound like this, i had some weird noise from mine when going downhill before i switched to airdam.

the video is from a turbo so it might not help you, but the noise i was hearing was normal according to polaris

https://www.rzrforums.net/rzr-xp-4-t...ease-help.html

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