Has anyone run the option belt gaurd? Doo claims 30 degrees cooler ?? This is now std on the 2012 summit model. Part #860200714
I see part number 417300420 which is a full cover "duct' guard.Has anyone run the option belt gaurd? Doo claims 30 degrees cooler ?? This is now std on the 2012 summit model. Part #860200714
Just heard from my rep today about it.... It's on the 2012 Summit X and Freeride models standard. It was supposed to make it into the 2012 Accessory book but didn't. He said it creates a " vortex " that draws in cooler air and drops belt temps... We will see I guess.I see part number 417300420 which is a full cover "duct' guard.
It looks interesting but not the same as one Pit Grunt posted at Haydays.(below)
LOL! A little Avatar spin on this...I love it. Which probably is fitting for this situation. This is probably just another profit dig from ski-doo to its customers. Just like they come up with a new belt every year that cost another $10 each. Some logical people may argue that a sled manufacturer should offer a clutch/belt setup that lasts longer than 200 miles when driven off the showroom floor. I would be very cautious about this mod...another add-on from ski-doo to fix their junk engineering on the clutches/belts for the XP.It's made of unobtainium and uses rare earth magnets to draw heat out of the clutches. It's also reported to add 10 HP.
Or attach a plastic fan to primary like Artic Cat did for 2012. I read it dropped clutch temps 50 degrees.Well cooler clutches do save belts, Dynamo Joe has posted some good info on his site about belt temps exceeding their maximum temp range and causing premature failure. Anything you can do to remove heat from the clutches is a bonus. Is this new belt guard the real deal or smoking mirrors. I guess well have to wait and try it out to find out. But if you can't get the heat out of the engine compartment, creating a vortex of hot air inside the compartment is just a convection oven. What they need is a little electric fan on the side panels that pulls the hot air out. Hmmmm