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Old 10-29-2011
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Default 97 polaris indy ultra sp 700 problems

i just picked up a polaris indy ultra sp 700 a few weeks ago.My son and i went through it as much as we could with in our budget and it starts after one or two pulls and runs great as far as the carbs and motor. its a farely clean machine normal wear far a 97! we just had our first snow so we took it out in the yard and it seems to want to get up and go but after running about 15 or 20 feet it stops like its slipping out of gear...? clutch seems fine put new belt in ......its our first sled dont know where to go from here anyone with ideas or help would be appreciated greatly??
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Stops as in won't move, or it stalls out?
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It just wont move it runs fine .....good idle and sounds smooth motor wise. It will go a few feet and stop like a slipping clutch or gear and then when I apply the brake and release it and throttle again it goes and stops again?? Clutch seems to engage fine? Im at a loss its my first sled?
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slipping out of gear? not a very leading description for diagnosis.
clicking noise? ... gears, bearing, loose track

lack of power to keep going? ... (most likely) dirty carburetors, low compression

also just because the clutch is under the hood don't mean it works!!
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Ok got the carbs cleaned twice and all new needles and seats..... new belt track adjusted ....starts first or second pull idles and no loss of power from things like carb problems or motor problems so what to look for on the clutch E
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Easy test.
Take a sharpie and draw a straight line from the center of each unit to the outside edge.
Make a run and see where the marker is worn off the sheaves, this will point to where the problem is.
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Lift rear of sled and put on a stand so track hangs free of obstruction. Throttle it up, so you can watch the action of the track and belt. You should be able to see the primary clutch closing and the belt climbing to the outer edge of the clutch sheave while on the secondary the belt should be going inward on sheaves. sound as if one of your clutches is stuck.
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Thanks for the help in the process of starting do do all these things I pin pointed the problem its in the right side of the drive system .....the drive gears and chain set! Its not going for reverse to forward! Pulled out the gear oil dip stick to find more then just normal filings ....a nice piece of snap ring!
So is this going to be a bad job or what?? Any good tips would be great? This is a good machine over all and hope I can get it fixed soon .......snows coming!!
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first decide how bad you need reverse. it will be a LOT cheaper and parts would be easy to find to convert away from it.
. reverse parts if you find them are a few hundred dollars. this is subject to what is actually woren.
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what do u think the problem could be inside the case??
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Could be a worn out tensioner, could be stripped gears, could be a few things sadly until you take off the side cover
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what do u think the problem could be inside the case??
Finding pieces of a snap ring and heavy shavings is not good. It's like Blue Avenger stated about the reverse "How important is it to You"? Until you get the cover off and see just what's going on in there, all any of us are going to do is guess at possible solution.
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Thanks will get back to you all taken it apart tonight and not to worried about reverse my sons a young strong kid if he gets stuck he can lift it lmao ......no that's mean I'll just tow him out with they 2 up!!
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Thanks will let you guys know going to take it apart tonight!!
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hey guys found out the problem!! the retaining clip and the small springs on the back side of the reverse gear were blown out !!!! everything else was in great shape thank god .so for a quick fix for the season its about a $40 fix to go without reverse maybe before next year i will put it back in for reverse to work again !!!! thanks alot for all your help on where to start looking !! will be back on to update on progress and hopefully how it runs in the snow !!!!!!!!!!!
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