So my 04 Polaris 600 edge touring started riding really jerky the other day. It doesn't want to pick up speed and if I try to go faster the engine bogs a little. I can also smell a bit of belt burning. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking the problem have something to do with something in the chaincase? It's like there's too much resistance from the track/chaincase/jackshaft. Need help where to look first. Thanks
You possibly need a new belt, that might be it. I have seen where the wrong belt size can make your sled run like there is something wrong, no power,etc. but you may have burnt your belt getting unstuck.
I partially took apart my primary clutch and cleaned the weights and pins because they were a bit sticky. They aren't worn and they move freely now. I put a new belt on it and run it with the back up in the air. It runs smooth and I don't feel the jerks. When I ride slow, I can feel a definite jerk every few seconds. When I go faster, it turns into an extra vibration. What would cause that? Just looking for answers without tearing apart the whole sled. Would a bad bogie wheel bearing cause that?