On the weekend i went riding after doing two minor things and now i hate my machine. Here is my prob, i put a new belt on ( old one had lots of miles) and also adjusted the motor shifting rubber, i know this is the wrong term but i dont know what its name is, it is the rubber block that is adjustable so the motor dosent twist too much, the guy at the dealer said i should make sure that the rubber is just resting on the motor block, so i did that and now my machine is shifting at a way higher R.P.M. than normal and is not reaching normal high r.p.m. at top speed. Is it just that i have a brand new belt on and should wait a bit till it is worn in or is it because the motor does not shift anymore and has changed my clutching some what. I know u guys are thinking why didnt u just put your old belt on and see if it goes back to normal and i should of and will next ride out bought thought i should ask u first. Thanks
Check clutch alignment. Check belt deflection. The belt length can vary a little- too small, too big. I don't know what the acceptable tolerance is, but 1/4 to 3/8 is common. The engine stop is not something to play with, unless you are prepared to check clutch alignment. If it's too loose, the engine is going to move under load, and throw off your alignment. Can it really be too tight? Clutch alignment - belt deflection.
A new belt that is a little short will act revvy. In other words it will hold in low gear longer. I just had he same thing happen The sled would rev to about 5800 before it would shift and the rpms would drop down to about 5000. By the end of the day I had about 150miles on it and it would rev to about5300 then drop to 5000, so with some use it improved some.
it doesnt sound like you did anything wrong with your engine stop as long as theres a little space between i believe about .060 or so. the problem is most likely with your new belt.what kind and what number was your old belt and what did you switch to,i believe you you will find the culprit lies here.also it never hurts to check your clutch alignment at every belt change.
Thanks for the info guys, the belt i bought was a factory ski-doo summit 700 belt. The numbers did match my old belt so i know the belt is right. I never measured it for factory defects like being too long or short but i cant realy compare it to my old stretched one for length, or can i?
? Also i dont have a clutch alignement tool, i know i should pick one up. As for the engine stop, the only reason i adjusted it was i thought there was to much space there ( about 1/2 inch between the rubber and the motor block ) and i was told to adjust it right to the motor, is this correct?
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