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Just purchased a 2019 Turbo S velocity on 6/15/2019 and had the same issues within 3 miles of the very first ride. Dealer has had the machine for the last 3 days and still haven't heard from them on what they are going to be doing about it.

What did your dealer and Polaris do to resolve the issue?
 

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45 miles on machine and my primary Clutch Bushing (located around the center clutch nut) came off, ruined clutch cover, mangled the belt.

Anyone else experience this?

Here we go again with warranty!!


Primary Clutch Bushing (located around the center clutch nut) :confused:

Is this a piece of the One Way Bearing? The roller bearing on the primary shaft between the clutch sheaves?

Or is this a piece of the bushing that goes in the primary clutch spider cover?


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I finally got ahold of the dealer and Polaris knows about the issue and is just fixing the issue as it arises. Polaris is replacing both clutches, cover, seal, and the belt. I'm going to try to work them out of an extended warranty in case this happens again.
 

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I have a 2018 XPT and when it only had a few hundred miles on it I installed the AA clutch kit. When I did this I noticed that the bushing / race inside the primary clutch cover was starting to work its way out about 1/3rd of the way .. towards the clutch cover. I carefully pressed it back in
The next time I opened and inspected it was coming out again. This time with the cover removed ...I heated the clutch cover evenly and carefully with a small torch and pressed it out about 75% of the way. I then added some green wicking grade bearing retainer like Loctite .. and while it was still warm pressed it back in carefully . ....make sure you dont go to far you dont want it to protrude out the back at all. When it is seated correctly it will protrude a little out the front flush or slightly recessed in the back. Since then I have about 800 miles on it and it has stayed in place it has not moved at all.
 

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Option to a whole new primary. If the primary itself was not damaged.



https://bikemanperformance.com/xp-turbo-rs1-cyclone-primary-clutch-cover.html


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What about primary balance now that the parameters of the assembly have been changed?
I maybe wrong but I always understood that the sheaves could be balanced together as a assembly ... but not the rest of the bolt on parts of the primary ....if they were then where do they remove weight ?

I don't think the primary balance from the factory ...if any ....would be that good ...that is more custom like Adam at Airdam or others ..Pol wouldn't spend that kind of time or money in production ...IMO
 

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Just purchased a 2019 Turbo S velocity on 6/15/2019 and had the same issues within 3 miles of the very first ride. Dealer has had the machine for the last 3 days and still haven't heard from them on what they are going to be doing about it.

What did your dealer and Polaris do to resolve the issue?
Sorry, just seeing this.....I called in a case # to Polaris, worked my way up the chain and got very persistent with them. Polaris sent (overnight) a brand new clutch assembly (to include cover, belt, and hardware) to my dealership. I believe I could have kept driving it since the purpose of the bushing is to balance the clutch as it gyrates in and out but due to the fact I opened a case # at Polaris they said I had to stop riding it and I didn't want to lose the warranty.

In the end it cost me time and aggravation but calling in a case # and being aggressive helped move it along. No issues on the 400+ miles since the fix.

Bad batch of bushings is my guess so it will be hit or miss for anyone else. I am curious why a recall/service bulletin hasn't come out on this issue.

Saga continues........
 

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I have a 2018 XPT and when it only had a few hundred miles on it I installed the AA clutch kit. When I did this I noticed that the bushing / race inside the primary clutch cover was starting to work its way out about 1/3rd of the way .. towards the clutch cover. I carefully pressed it back in
The next time I opened and inspected it was coming out again. This time with the cover removed ...I heated the clutch cover evenly and carefully with a small torch and pressed it out about 75% of the way. I then added some green wicking grade bearing retainer like Loctite .. and while it was still warm pressed it back in carefully . ....make sure you dont go to far you dont want it to protrude out the back at all. When it is seated correctly it will protrude a little out the front flush or slightly recessed in the back. Since then I have about 800 miles on it and it has stayed in place it has not moved at all.

I found the same thing on my 2018 XPT/S. I also still have very low miles on mine and the bushing was starting to work it's way out.


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Yep ....thats what they do ...good thing you checked it ...keep an eye on it ...shit design
 

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the cover does not capture the bushing, so they stamp them in. if you look there are 3 dimples in the bushing, this is from them stamping a die in. the dimple digs into the aluminum and "hopefully" captures the bushing in place in the cover. i saw this in 2015 when testing with the Turbo clutch before the machine hit the market and instantly knew i wanted a different design for my own cover and i built a cover that captures the bushing, plus i use loctite to bond them in place. i can replace bushings when they wear, they just have to be pressed out to break the loctite bond.
 

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I spoke to Jerry at Starting Line Products about this issue.

They offer a replacement Clutch Cover that uses a tighter tolerance bushing and a new spider nut that has been machined in the castle area to allow for use with a tighter tolerance bushing.

Part # 50-360
$179.95





 

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And here I thought I was special..


This happened within the first 2 miles of break-in, on a gravel road at 45-50 mph, half throttle. 2019 XPT, purchased Saturday, happened Sunday. It's at the dealer now, waiting on word from Polaris as to what they will replace.



 

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Lol mine came out too!! Only 10 mile on my car. I wasn’t doing over 15 mph at a buddy’s farm. (Testing). Just wanted to warm the car up and putt around. Got home and ther was a hole. Looks like it came out fast didn’t bounce around that much and do a lot of damage. WARANTY!!!
 
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