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Old 01-11-2008, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 97 RMK 700 and it has the white spring in the clutch....what is the difference between the colors of springs... ?????
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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different spring colors, means different spring rates or different engagement rpms, the higher the engagement rpm the harder it will launch out of the hole. but on a sled set up for the mountains or deep powder, i think a lower rpm would be better to help prevent from digging yourself into a deep hole in a hurry
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I didnt want to start a new thread for this, but if there a chart or something that would tell me the how each spring would act?

I have a stock 1996 polaris indy 500 SKS with a "Gold" spring, and I have a Blue spring for a stock clutch on a 95 600 XCR. I want a little higher rpm before it engages. would using blue help or hurt?..

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be able to look at a clutch chart at your dealer. The factory service manual had a clutch chart in it.
If you want more performance, Id suggest getting a whole clutch kit from eithe EPI or Hot Seat Performance. That will get you a different primary clutch spring, heavy primary clutch weights and for the secondary it will get you a different spring and a different helix that will dramatically improve the performance of your sled.
Clutching is one of the most important aspects of how a sled performance and IMO its the thing that people most often overlook. You can have all the horsepower in the world, but if you dont have the clutching to put it to the ground, it doesnt mean a thing.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so if i am going to do alot of powder riding what spring would be best
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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from what I understand the slower the enguagement the better in deep powder, so you dont dig your self into a hole. so im guessing stock is best for that>?
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