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Old 03-02-2008, 09:16 PM
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I just put a new belt on my 2002 sportsman 500ho and it is to lose. It engages to ruff. How do you take some slack out of the belt?

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:50 PM
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if its the right belt there shouldnt be any slack in it, unless the engine moved. the ebs keeps them fairly snug or it wouldnt work correctly.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:03 PM
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Polaris gave me a different belt number then what I had and he said it was a better belt. I wonder if he was giving me a line of crap to sale me a belt.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:43 PM
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Compare the lenghts of belt, you cant really adjust the motor and tranny length. You can but I doubt if its changed, what happened that you bought a new belt?
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:57 PM
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Ok I will check the lenght of the belt. Some of the groves are gone on my old belt
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:10 PM
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I bet they gave you the wrong belt, I know the belt for the 700 and 800 are longer than the belt on my 425 and I think the 425 and 500 are the same.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:29 PM
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How did you judge that the belt was loose?
It is supposed to be loose at idle and then the clutches tighten up and pinch the sides of the belt when you increase the RPM's
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:39 AM
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on my 02' 500 i had i replaced the stock belt w/ an 02'top cog 700 belt which worked good for me. there is very little belt deflection (up and down) on an ebs set clutch.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:35 AM
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Ok so I changed my belt one more time this time with the same part # belt that was on there before and it is still doing the same thing. I dont think it is to lose but I could be wrong. This is driving me nuts. I want to go riding but I want to fix my bike before I go.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:48 AM
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<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>Originally posted by: chucks4x4

Ok so I changed my belt one more time this time with the same part # belt that was on there before and it is still doing the same thing. I dont think it is to lose but I could be wrong. This is driving me nuts. I want to go riding but I want to fix my bike before I go.</end quote></div>


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Take your clutch cover off, if you have EBS the belt should be tight, if not EBS you should have some slack. If that looks ok, in park rev your engine and look at the clutches, the primary should sqeeze the belt and the belt and secondary should start moving. The faster you rev the engine the belt will move up the primary and the belt will ride down into the secondary. Slowly rev the engine and you will see the belt ride to the top of the primary and to the bottom of the secondary. Let off the throttle and the belt and clutches will go back to idle position. If not something is broke or stuck.
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