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#1 brettsaboss

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

How to change the clutch on the 2008 summit x 800r? the readings on the side of the clutch are 1-6! Witch one should i have it on?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Higher number higher rpm

Tag by clutch should tell you what max rpm is
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

ya these numbers are to adjust your rpms for elevation and such. like bda said you should have something that says your opti max rpms should be. if you are under revving at full throttle try goin up a number until you hit your max at wot. if you are over revving go down a number. when i am in the mtns i am usually on clicker 3 or 4 and when i get back down to low elevation i am on clicker 1. i always run all three clickers on the same number but i have heard you can run one off number to finely tune it. but i just feel better about having them all on the same number.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

That sled needs to be @ 8000 - 8100 RPM. 

What elevation are you riding it at? and what are your RPM's when you hold it wide open?

The idea of the 1 - 6 numbers (called clickers) on the clutch are to help make minor adjustments for change in altitude so that you don't need to change your weights every time.

 

Basically, if you are at 2000 feet, and running at 8100 RPM when wide open, you are good.  But if you take that sled to the mtns and ride it at 7000 feet, you won't be able to get 8100 RPM out of it anymore due to elevation.  You might be at only 7500, which is not ideal.  So you would look at your clickers.  If you were at 2, for example, you could go up to 5 ( you can add about 150 - 200 RPM per clicker number), and you might be closer to 8100.  Then when you head back down to 2000 ft, you will be over-revving like crazy, and need to go back to clicker 2.

 

Now, if you are not pulling 8100 RPM in the mountains and you are already on clicker 5 or 6, you will need to have the clutch taken apart and weight removed. 

Adding / Removing weight is the best way to make big changes in your RPM, then use the clickers for "fine tuning."

 

I hope this helps.  I tried to keep it pretty basic as it sounds like you don't have much clutching experience.  If you have any specific questions, let me know.

I used to own an 08 X pkg and was in and out of it a lot.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

i have heard you can run one off number to finely tune it. but i just feel better about having them all on the same number.


Dont do that! Seriously not good for the clutch, parts will scatter! Keep them all the same.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Agreed.

Having clickers on different numbers means your clutch is not running up and down the ramps at the same rate (techinally the rollers are on different ramps).

Bad News I'd say.  I've never tried it, and don't really think I would.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

More power? Or adjust RPMs? Adjust RPMs follow Manatee's advice. More power to the track, hate to sound repetitive, but "www.ibackshift.com". My 08 was a dog, DJ put some zip in her step fer sure! And for the record, I'm a clutching novice.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Ya. Never run different clicker numbers. The rollers will ride the ramps differently and will be spaced out different from the centerline and through your clutch balance extremely off!!!!


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:14 AM


Dont do that! Seriously not good for the clutch, parts will scatter! Keep them all the same.


Ya like i said i would never do it cause like bandit said i felt like it would be out of balance with the ramp angle being diff for one but i swear i have hears from a couple dif ppl you can run one off number. Even when i did a search on dootalk a while back people where saying it doesnt hurt anything but i just dont feel comfortable doing it.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Talking about rear suspension adjusters maybe????

If you do not have clickers all the same on the clutch the bushings will be destroyed and more if u dont catch it soon enough
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

I figured out what all of the different numbers ment. would it make a difference witch way to turn them and how hard would it be cause mine isn't a quick clicker its just a stock clutch?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Can turn either way but sometimes need a wrench as the pivot of the ramps is stiff and takes some force to move it up the eccentric on the clicker


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

It's really easy and takes only about 5 minutes.  Use a 10mm wrench to loosen off the nut, but don't take it right off.  Just enough to get the head of the bolt out of the holes that they are in.  Then use a 12mm wrench to turn the bolt to the desired clicker number.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

How to change the clutch on the 2008 summit x 800r? the readings on the side of the clutch are 1-6! Witch one should i have it on?

 

 

If you want more power call Dynamo Joe  the ski doo clutch guru



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

Yup contact Joey at Ibackshift.com







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