Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kearneysville, WV
I have heard of a couple of reasons for it. One thing to check is the motor mounts. If they are cracked then it will throw the balance off and eat them fast. If i remember correctly, the service manual says that under prolonged use with <7mph, you should be in low...>7 you should be in high. If you are hauling heavy loads, you should be in low. Also you should let it warm up at least 5 minutes to loosen the belt. Also if the belt is new, then you should have a break in period of at least 10hrs before going max speed, approximately 41mph. I have the same utv as you and had issues at first. I upgraded my belt as well. For some reason the 500 belt is weaker than the 700. There is a lot of debate as to weather or not you can do that or whether you need the shim the clutch to accept it. I placed a belt(with no shimming) that i got from NAPA on it and after 30 hrs it looks brand new. I have not really gone top speed but done a lot of slow snow riding as well as pulling logs from the beaches. Hope this helps.
Front/rear steel a-arm guards
Optima Yellow Top relocated under driver seat
Homecut Polycarbonate windshield
4 -7” lightforce lights 100w
2 PIAA back up lights
2500lb warn winch (dual mount with quick connectors)
indash 2 way momentary switch/external quick connect remote
Viair dual compressors with 2.5g tank.
Last edited by azar5613; 04-27-2011 at 06:36 PM.