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How does one know what clutch weights and springs to get when you're looking to replace? How do you balance the weight to the proper spring (color). Is there some kind of chart somewhere?

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Ok, let me reword that. When you buy a clutch kit how do you know what spring and weight they ship?

I thought the spings and weights are up to you(the sledder) to decide. So if I call a distibutor and ask for a kit, how would I know it was any different that what is already in the sled?

Pardon my ignorance.


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Bman,
Clutching is a complicated subject.
The kit manufacturer will need to know what type of mods you have on your sled and what type of riding you do.
This info will help them come up with a pretty good combination for your application.
After that it's all up to you to tune. Are you overrevving or is it bogging down or won't pull max rpm. There are a lot of books on the subject and I am not going to pretend to be an expert.
What I have found works good is to talk with someone who has your same sled and see what their running and how they like it.
I am lucky because one of my riding buddies is a cat master mechanic. I didn't even need to ask. After first ride he took it back to the shop, set it up and it flat rips.
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Oh, I get it, they actually ask you all those questions and help you decide what spring/weights to go with. Boy that can get expensive I bet if you keep trying new things.

Hey XLTMAN! What are you running in your sled? How about you erick?

94 XLT SKS piped, 136X1.75" track
My secondary has a stock helix and a red spring.
My primary has a rusty spring(no color) and 10-W weights.
I assume my gears are stock but not sure and I think the track drivers are stock too.

Any idea what you guys run?

Oh, and I mainly run in powder mountain stuff or on compact snow trails. No racing, no studs, no ice.

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Edited by - bman on October 26 2001 4:32:28 PM
 
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