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Ok, i know that polaris now is licensed to use Ski-doo's RER (rotax electronic reverse) which adds basically no weight to the sled. What i am wondering is can this system be adapted to an older sled...say a 2000 triumph
...if anyone knows anything about RER please let me know
 

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hey triumph, in 2000 reverse was an option on your sled, and to quote polaris owners manuals"contact your nearest polaris dealer" hahaha
 

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yeah i know about that stupid reverse option that was available...it would cost me about $500 to buy it and install it myself....i just figured that the electronic reverse would save the weight on the sled. So i'm trying to figure out if the electronic reverse can be added to my sled.
 

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I don't think that the new reverse system would be easily adapted to existing older model. There are more things to change then it may seem. For starters, you have to figure out a way to get the oil pump to work in reverse and there are other unseen things that may need to be resolved. In my opinion, I wouldn't do it.

 

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I know on a ski-doo that the driven pulley is totally different and that on the older models it is not possible to add electronic reverse. Even in 2001 I don't believe you could add RER ,only mechanical. If you didn't order a sled with RER on it you were out of luck.



Edited by - BOBLERIII on 12 Oct 2001 13:39:30
 

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Stooopid question: Does RER reverse the motor direction or just the tranny direction?


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Not a stupid question! Unlike all mechanical systems RER slows the engine down to I think 500 RPM and them changes ignition timing makeing motor run backwards, that is why the driven pulley is different because it rotates in the opposite direction.
 

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Very cool, thanks for the info!


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Edited by - bman on October 12 2001 5:13:44 PM
 

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I was looking at those machines, and I didn't notice any difference in the driven clutch, enlighten me, what's different??



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The RER clutch is double ramped, vs single ramped on normal clutches. Ski-doo has had problems with the efficiency of the double ramped clutch on RER, although I think that most of those have been worked out. I would presume it to be expensive to modify an engine to run in reverse, although not impossible, any 2 cycle can do it.


<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Polaris-Man:

I was looking at those machines, and I didn't notice any difference in the driven clutch, enlighten me, what's different??



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Makes sense that the helix would need to have ramps both ways. I should have been able to figure that out. AAAAAAAA I'm losing my touch!



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