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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Formula z clicking

hi everyone so I have a 99 formula z 583 with 2800 miles I have a couple of questions when I am accelerating there is a range I would say 20-50mph(guess because its been a while sense ridden) but right in that range there is a loud clicking that happens it feels like it happens when the clutches move the sled performs fine just makes noise should I be worried? and the other question I have is what should the top rpm of this motor be mine likes to rev to like 8800 rpm not sure if that's bad thanks for any help


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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Check your track clips or a loose stud.

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8800 is too high. Your sled should like 7900. Clutches may be an issue.

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im thinking possibly primary clutch
has a problem. 8800 way to high.

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ok thanks guys I am thinking it is probably the clutches just not sure where to start with it and why it would be reving up so high?


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well if i had to guess, the primary
clutch has sumthing broke in it??
causing the high rev situation.

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No, check the secondary spring.
Make sure that it is adjusted properly

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While it wouldn't hurt to go through both clutches, you can isolate the issue with he marker check. Take a sharpie and draw a line on the inside of a sheave on both clutches. Take the sled out and wind it up. See which line is not completely worn off. That's where you start. Understand? Good luck either way.

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great il try that and yet u all know what the results are thanks for the help


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hey everyone so I found out some new information I took my sled for a long ride today and it is doing two different things now. the clicking has gotten less noticeable but I found it does not rev to 9000 instead it revs to 8. the problem I have is now half the time I go to stop the sled will only idle at 4000 rpm and the rest of the time it's normal also the thing feels really boggy once I pin it it feels strong for the first few seconds then bogs down anyone have any ideas


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found the problem one of the jets in the carb broke somehow


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