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TRS Alignment Bar video

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Have had a few questions on the proper use of the bar. Please go to the first post and watch the video. Thanks.
 

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My 2018 800 RMK 163 was out .152 and set that to zero at the leading edge of the secondary with .034 lead in and .038 float, so, I think I am set for another ride! I looked at the motor mounts with 500+ miles on the sled and they are starting to show some wear but not a lot yet. It would be nice if Polaris or someone on the outside would build a new replacement mount of a little higher durometer rubber compound. I have been looking for the PRO and AXYS - Chassis motor mounts for years and seems that there might be an optimal shape change for the rubber cast on the motor mount that would be more less prone to wearing the way they do! Just the Engineer in Me trying to think outside the BOX!
gtwitch in wyoming
 

DITCHBANGER

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A pic of a buddy sled. I mentioned it isn't shifting out and yur secondary could be out of alignment.
Response was a mountain sled never shifts out and it's fine. It has such an such cycle Clutching.
N/A 2019-850-163-2.6
That looks bad . poor clutching set-up and gearing
 

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so I aligned my clutches last night using the TRS bar my buddy owns. This is the first time I have done this. I followed the video.
my secondary was .145" out (or in). I added that in shims behind the secondary. brought it right out to the bar.
adding that .145" to the bolt float washers puts the stack at .339" total. does that sound right?
in order to achieve that measurement, I had to mix and match the float washers since i could just not add the correct amount to what the factory had in there. i think i removed one of the thinner factory ones, and added one of the thicker ones i bought.
everything seems correct.
does it sound correct?
 

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so I aligned my clutches last night using the TRS bar my buddy owns. This is the first time I have done this. I followed the video.
my secondary was .145" out (or in). I added that in shims behind the secondary. brought it right out to the bar.
adding that .145" to the bolt float washers puts the stack at .339" total. does that sound right?
in order to achieve that measurement, I had to mix and match the float washers since i could just not add the correct amount to what the factory had in there. i think i removed one of the thinner factory ones, and added one of the thicker ones i bought.
everything seems correct.
does it sound correct?
Yep, You don't need to match the exact amount, but you want to make sure you have .020-.030 float after installing the washers. If you didn't check how much float you had before you shimmed, you might be adding more or less than what you added to shim the secondary.
 

kylant

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Yep, You don't need to match the exact amount, but you want to make sure you have .020-.030 float after installing the washers. If you didn't check how much float you had before you shimmed, you might be adding more or less than what you added to shim the secondary.
i did not check float prior. If I am checking it correctly (using a feeler guage), it seems like I have more than .030 float after. 🤷‍♂️
 

K-DOG2

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i did not check float prior. If I am checking it correctly (using a feeler guage), it seems like I have more than .030 float after. 🤷‍♂️
Mine was similar. Just remove/add your float washers to achieve .020-.030
 

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Doing some belt clearance and driven float settings today. Belt clearance ended up at .022. Installed TRS bar and found .018 clearance with bar. Coincidence or Magic bar? Multi purpose tool, use it to set clearance also!
 

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Just did mine, was out 141 thou. Had to hit the dealership for some spacers for the lock bolt/spacer to set float, was under 20 thou.
Hopefully she runs like a champ! Installed the full TRS clutch kit as well, see how she runs this weekend, I hope.
 
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