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TECH: POLARIS SPORTSMAN CVT BELT CHANGE

Find your mojo again By the staff of Dirt Wheels There was a time when it was fairly rare to replace the CVT drive belt on a 4×4 quad, but now some of these models are very powerful and come with large and aggressive tires. What we need here is some good TECH: to remedy the […]

CVT CLUTCH SYSTEMS

By Cameron Dickie CVT CLUTCH SYSTEMS CVT clutching may seem like magic: they work, but not many people understand how. They do not operate on spells and wizardry but on simple ratios. This is an article on learning the basics of how a clutch operates and answering some of your questions (based on Polaris-style clutches). […]

GBOOST CVT CLUTCH KIT INSTALL

– By the staff of Dirt Wheels GBOOST CVT CLUTCH KIT INSTALL Recently, we have come across a number of UTVs that were fitted with oversized tires, and in most of those cases we found that performance suffered. We are all for the cool look and added ground clearance that big tires supply, but not […]

CVT BELTS: Secrets to keep your belt alive

It has been said that to a camera or the common observer, tires are a bunch of round black things. That is doubly true of CVT drive belts. Talk about unsung heroes; the belt driving a machine with a CVT is hidden in a vented cover, and they don’t even have different tread patterns. But […]

RZR CVT COOLING TIPS

— WINSTON “BOSS” McKANNICK TO THE RESCUE — Dear Boss, I have a 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 which I like a lot. However, when I’m driving it hard on warm days, it seems like the CVT clutch and belt get too hot. I’m wondering if the venting to the clutch housing is as good as it […]

FIX IT: CVT belt tips and what breaks them

Dirt Wheels spends a lot of hours and miles in CVT (continuously variable transmission)-powered vehicles every year. As CVT-powered ATVs and UTVs have proliferated, knowledge of the system has grown exponentially as well. Dirt Wheels actually had a CVT belt guide before the Polaris RZR XP 1000 came out, and at that time belt life […]

High Performance Tuning Tips for your CVT Clutch

We love our continuously variable transmissions. Mr. CVT, if that was his name, invented a marvelously simple and effective way of transmitting power to the ground without the need for manual shifting, manual clutches or wildly complex hydraulics. This mechanism works on a very sound mechanical principal: magic. At least, that’s the way most ATV […]

ALBA RACING CVT TEMPERATURE GUAGE

Aside from flat tires, the biggest problem sport UTV enthusiasts encounter are broken CVT drive belts. For the most part, belt damage is caused by excessive heat. Heat builds up in the CVT system when you are hard on and off the throttle, run at a constant speed, drive in deep sand or up hills […]

HOW TO: CHANGE A CVT BELT

THE RIGHT WAY No matter how many hopup parts you have on your Rhino or quad, if your belt isn’t in good shape and working properly, you will not get the most out of your machine. Check your belt regularly and keep the system clean for longer life. Changing a CVT belt can baffle someone […]