Have a 2015 renegade backcountry x 800 etec and everything is stock with 2000km about 1250mi. I have the brp prefilter kit on the front, no snow is getting inside. I always break in belts properly on trail nice and easy varying the throttle. So far this year it's been mostly easy trail riding because lack of snow. This weekend went to an area with 3-4 feet untouched snow mostly flat. Went driving in this snow and the belt lasted maybe 15 minutes. A few WOT pulls here and there when a wheelie is necessary but otherwise hovering around 6500-7200rpm just floating along.
Got the belt changed, but WOW I could have cooked an egg on the clutch, or pieces of belt. So hot that I almost burned my hand. Later on that day with the spare installed did some trail riding avg speed about 60 - 80km/h and stopped for a break. Hot clutches again. Not as hot as the first time but you couldn't keep your hand on it.
A friend suggested the slp air elimination kit but I'm not sure what to do. I am not hard on this machine but I feel that I should be able to drive this thing in the snow without having to worry. Any suggestions?
EDIT: So you don't have to read through all pages. QRS tech link, 21/45 gearing, summit 3mm flange was tried still having problems. Then brp closed the case.
Here's the final update, wish it was better news. Turns out that the springs for the clutch were not approved by brp. Their statement was something to the effect of "No further assistance will be granted on this case" They have since closed my file. The dealer has been great throughout and told the rep that I am still having the problem. Again they gave the blanket statement of no further assistance. The rep even told the dealer that I bought the wrong sled for breaking trail... yeah, if you say so... I won't even get into that.
I was of the opinion that these issues should be taken care of by brp, through warranty. I had this problem since new. I went about it the proper way, opened a case with the dealer, brought it there multiple times, and the case was closed. So can someone remind me of what that 3 year bumper to bumper warranty is really for?
I get it, there are aftermarket parts that can address issues. But most, like me with this type of sled aren't in the mountains doing extreme climbs in bottomless powder. This sled should work, and work as it was advertised.
Edited by Ronn, 15 April 2016 - 09:47 PM.