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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to shift, jerking forward going into gear

What am I missing here. Motor mount replaced. Took primary to dealer had them go through it and replaced one way bearing, got secondary shims, belt looks centered still no luck. What am I missing here. I'm going crazy. This is on 08 800ho
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 02:43 PM
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1050, secondary is spinning at idle
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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How easy should that new one way bearing spin? When you spin it by hand it feels a little stiff to me, like that new bearing feel, you really have to grip it tight. the dealer says it's normal, but the secondary spins so freely in N I would think it would spin before the bearing. To me I would think that new one way should spin by hand as freely as a fidget spinner
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If it turns hard something isn't right.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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It doesn't necessarily turn hard, but it doesn't free spin with one finger either. The secondary spins way more freely than the bearing. I have to be overlooking something, this dealer is usually pretty good, and they were actually pretty happy with themselves they were able to torque it down without breaking, said it's a 50/50 shot! I hate to run the clutch back up and look like a dummy questioning their work. Thought I'd check here first
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I just noticed something. The belt seems to be riding high on secondary, that maybee apply a lot more tension to the belt. Any reason why a belt would ride high on secondary? I'll try to get pic tomorrow.
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No, the one-way won't just spin super free like a fidget spinner lol. So long as it turns easily with your fingers its ok.
What is your VIN? Date of manufacture?
What belt are you using? Polaris experimented with different clutches and belts on the 800 from it's introduction in 2005 for a few years.
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One other thing... You said you replaced the motor mount. The front I'm guessing? In my experience with the 800s, you usually have to put a pry bar up through the skid plate/frame and push the front of the engine over toward the clutch side with your foot about as far as it will go while you tighten the mount down in order to preliminarily align the clutches properly. That engine will torque over to the right when running increasing misalignment even more. Just putting the mount in and tightening as it sits in the frame won't work in my experience. You then do the fine tuning of alignment by adding or subtracting shims behind the secondary.
You might also want to measure center to center distance of your clutches too and let me know what you find.
It may take some fine tuning but we'll get you right. If you take the time to get it right it will shift slick as butter.
Just get me the info and we'll go from there.
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Did you try a different belt? It could be slightly out of spec.

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