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Old 10-14-2017
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Default Xlt primary question

Got this sled on a trade. Po said the primary seems bad as it doesnít engage. I noticed it engages and starts moving the track at about 4K rpm. So does this mean I need it rebuilt? It canít be a race clutch rite? Donít know much about it and I thought if it was a race one it engage sooner than stock? Thanks in advance for any help guys!!
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Do a compression check to see if it needs to be rebuilt. Not sure where it should engage but it shouldn't be that high.
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Clutches set up for racing do engage at a higher RPM. But if you've got a pretty stock XLT, then it should have close to stock clutching. Since you don't know the entire history, you're better off rebuilding or at least cleaning the clutches anyway.

Pull the primary springs and weight, look for sighs of wear on the weight pins and bushings. Compare the springs and weights to what you can find in the parts catalog. Also take a look at the spider buttons too see if they are gummed up, the buttons and towers might need some degreasing.

Take the secondary apart and again compare the helix and spring to what's in the parts catalog. Look closely at the buttons the helix works against as they may need to be replaced.

Once you get everything all cleaned up and put back together you can install the primary back on the sled and run the engine without the belt in place. The primary should slam shut around 1400-2000 RPM, but I don't remember exactly what is was supposed to be. It's been a long while since I've ridden my XLT.
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Thanks guys. I thought it was around 2k for engagement. Compression is good on all three and fires rite up to runs good.

I’ll see about pulling the clutch. I know it’s not my ch but idk what I’m lookin by at so might just have a small shop that’s near me rebuilt it. Probably only cost me $200 to do
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