Slip Washer Fix

"Dear Ralph" October 12, 2005 1
Dear Ralph: I’ve heard that the Polaris models fitted with the TEAM roller secondary clutch have springs that coil bind, and that the 2005...

Dear Ralph:
I’ve heard that the Polaris models fitted with the TEAM roller secondary clutch have springs that coil bind, and that the 2005 and later models have backwards wound springs to eliminate this problem. So, my question is do I need to replace the spring in my 2004 RMK with one from a 2005?
Randall G. – Wyoming

It is true that Polaris and TEAM changed the direction of the coil spring winding and 2005 models from Polaris have the revised springs, but you can “fix” your existing clutch by installing a Delrin slip washer so the spring will slip and rotate instead of catch and allow the spring to “grow” in diameter, keeping the sheaves from opening all the way and reducing top-end performance. You can get these from TEAM or any TEAM dealer or distributor, ask for #930650. It is a big diameter plastic ring that fits under the end of the spring and allows it to slip.

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