Just Q mattymac. My performance source, with multiple drag- and sno-x wins to his credit, always complain that customers call, ask for a clutch kit and when he ask if anything has been done to the sled they say; no, just geared it down. His reply is always; "no, I dont have a clutch kit for you if you've geared it down".what about gearing and how it affects clutching?
Define "too low" please. Is it possible, like are there actual gear combinations out there to get "too low" ? Just curious what some problems could be.I am a fan of fairly low gearing for the mountains (but not TOO low) because lower gears will put the belt higher in the primary at any given speed..
1,5 to 1 assuming 8000rpm, 3" pitch and 8 tooth drivers.Does anyone know at 50 mph on gearing of 21/49 how close am i to 1:1 shift? stock drivers XP 163. What gearing would get me to 1:1 at 50 mph? I don't care about top speed or lack of speed. In theory that should be the most efficient, correct? But now with my stock gearing on 3 back to back hard long pulls in 3 feet of snow, my clutches are just warm and I can hold them as long as I want comfortably (I use them to warm my hands, i'm such a puss). So why should I regear (other than to experiment)? Doesn't sound like I'm slipping belt regardless if I'm not at 1:1....something to discuss. Would 1:1 be better than what I have?