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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation CVT Clutching 101

Last month on our last Maine trip, we stopped in a Polaris dealer and they had some free magazines on the shelf. I looked it over quickly, it was mostly a UTV rag, but looked good so I took it. Later on, I found it was a very good decision as inside was a very complete and easy to read explanation of the inner workings of a CVT transmission.

The name of the magazine is SnoWest’s DIRT TOYS. Here is the cover of the mag…

IMHO, the story inside is well written and quite in-depth as to how things work and why. Its in the Fall 2011 issue and is written by a man named Dustin Pancheri. Check out the magazine, I am told its new and looks pretty good to me! I also saw it at a local Polaris dealer here in CT as well. So maybe its available country wide.

I think it will answer many questions members have about tuning there CVT.



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 11:52 AM
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Good article...Thanks cw!

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awesome article. thanks cw. im going to look for a copy of this somewhere. id like to have one

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THanks for the article cw!

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Awesome article CW! It opens my mind as to what to do with my sp500. Cheers!

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Thanks for the info!

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I think I read this last year while buying my Blizzard trailer. But I reread it today. I have never had to open my clutch, but there is no such thing as too much knowledge.

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Is the belt on page 28 inside out?

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I created a PDF with all the pages for people who want to save a single file and print it.

Thought it could come in handy.

It's in my shared folder on my google drive.

Here is the link.
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awesome article, Im pretty sure that answered all my questions. However, I just ordered a clutching book from aaen this morning for $30
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