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Belt ride hight

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by ricks-rocket, Oct 10, 2020.


  1. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    This is how the belt sits in the secondary clutch. Brand new 2021 sidewinder srx. I think something is wrong here 0 miles on belt. My apex sat flush.
     

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  3. Crossfire12

    Crossfire12 TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    658
    Location:
    New York Adirondacks
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 zr9000,F1100 turbo, 700 srx
    LOCATION:
    Sacandaga reservoir
    Put straight edge across clutches push down in middle should be inch to inch and a quarter, might not come to top of secondary, make sure right belt, to tight no reverse. If loose shim up secondary.
     

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  4. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    Ok will check again but seems to be very loose. I can spin it around whole assembly I have been running the sled adjusting my track after studding it when I noticed the belt sitting so low in the secondary. Thinking I have to take a shim out between secondary halves to get it up.
     
  5. Mototown

    Mototown TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    637
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Apex 40 th
    Put the sled on stand , run the clutches through a couple cycles , should really run down trail to get better check
     
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  6. Mototown

    Mototown TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    637
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Apex 40 th
    Also if the track is tight , or not spinning freely, the clutches will stop quickly, still in open position
     
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  7. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    Ok will run some more and watch it cycle through a few times. It is all brand new.
     
  8. 74Nitro

    74Nitro VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    Yep, and let the clutches stop on their own without using the brake.
     
  9. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    Thank you guys. I appreciate the help.
     
  10. snowcaine

    snowcaine VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    185
    Location:
    Indiana
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2020 Sidewinder L-TX LE
    That looks far too low. 19’ and 20’ manuals both say the belt should sit 1.0 mm above or below the top of the sheave. I run my belts right at 0.5-1.0 mm above the sheave. I would check your ‘21 manual first though to see what current spec is, although it shouldn’t have changed from prior years.
     
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  11. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    Yes that is what the manual says also. I have run the sled quite a bit and that is where the belt is riding. First sidewinder so I thought I would find out before pulling it apart being brand new.
     
  12. ateick

    ateick VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2018 SR Viper RTX
    2020 Poo XCR 850
    2001 MXZ 700 (SOLD)
    Damn. I know I'm stating the obvious but isn't that supposed to be what the dealer charges for when they prep new sleds? Would make me concerned about what else might not be in spec. Belt is a real obvious one.
     
  13. Turboflash

    Turboflash VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '17 ZR9000 Ltd. PEFI Stg 4.
    Some dealers do it right, too many don't. In my case, I asked them to skip their setup and I did it myself. I don't trust my dealer cuz I've seen too many examples of their work.
     
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  14. ricks-rocket

    ricks-rocket Veteran

    Messages:
    41
    Location:
    Wales,Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2021 Yamaha sidewinder srx le
    I agree the dealer I had acted like it was the first srx they had seen. Has anyone else had to pull a shim from the secondary on a srx.
     
  15. Big_Phil

    Big_Phil TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,041
    Location:
    Wasaga Beach, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder RTX LE
    The clutches stopping in an open position during any circumstances is a recipe for belt blowing if you drive aggressively at all.
     
  16. ishpeming fan

    ishpeming fan Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    Bristol WI.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2019 ZR RR 8000
    Dont touch it. Take it back and have them fix it right.If it was a new car and trans was slipping that would be unacceptable right! Same thing. With the price you paid for your new ride,it should work properly when you get to ride it!
     

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