Extreme ATV Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Pole, AK.
and it also sounds like it might be idled up to high could that cause the grinding gear change and a possible bent shift linkage??
If it is idling to fast I would look there first. It should idle about 1200 RPM. The fast idle causes the primary to engage the belt spinning the secondary clutch and the transmission causing it to grind going into gear. Pull the clutch cover and If the clutch is grabbing the belt at idle and spinning the secondary try idling down until it stops engaging the belt. If you cant get it to stop engaging the belt by idling down then you need to check the clutch sheaves for grooves or marks. Make sure your belt is good. If you don't know how old the belt is I would change it with a Polaris belt. Make sure motor mounts are tight and unbroken. If none of this stops it from grabbing the belt at idle you might need to align the clutches by adding or flipping washers behind the secondary clutch.
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