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Polaris Drive Clutch

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by sammer4u, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. sammer4u

    sammer4u Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Does anyone know of someone who rebuilds ATV clutches? I have one as a spare that needs repair, and the one on the machine is going. I would like to have the spare one rebuilt as well as the one on the machine. I would like to switch them when the rebuilt one is done and then send in the one I am using if possible.

    The spare could be good, but it needs a new cover plate, as the one that is on it is broken. I would like to have it gone thru to make sure it is ready for this winter season.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Seeing how your in a great snowmobile riding/racing state, I would take it to a good snowmobile shop and get it done. I would also check ebay, they sometime have new and used polaris atv clutches on sale. Is it the primary, or secondary that need rebuilt?
  3. sammer4u

    sammer4u Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    It is the primary clutch. I did take my machine in for a quick once over, and they found the primary clutch to be excessively worn. I have a spare off a different motor, and asked if they could rebuild that one. They said that they could not since they are balanced from Polaris. Since he did not have a way to balance it, he could not do it. He was a Polaris dealer. He did mention that he can get me a new one, but the price was too high!

    I can find one new cheaper, and install it but I was hoping to get my two rebuilt.
  4. jryden145

    jryden145 Member
    Messages: 86

    Where are you from? I can take a look at the clutch and see if it can be rebuilt, but sometimes its cheaper to buy a new blank.

    Whats the year and model of the ATV?

  5. sammer4u

    sammer4u Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I am located in Watertown, which is half way between Milwaukee, and Madison. I am going to be in Black River Falls October 11 trying to baby it to make it thru the pre-planed trip.

    I have a 99 Sportsman 500. It is the primary clutch, and shows some wear on the belt surfaces. I also have a spare clutch, looks good, just that the cover is broke. Not sure about the buttons or anything else with it.

    Do you have a business doing ATV repair, or just dabble in it? Is it true that they need to be balanced?
  6. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    usually they have marks that line up, so you can put them together, the same way you took it apert. It also, keeps them align/balanced. Not for sure but it sounds like you need one or both sheaves, plus bushings. I would think that it would be cheaper to buy a new one.

    Here is the place I get my clutches,
    this is a comet, great clutch

    Heres another
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008