Since the beginning our race team was breaking and damaging many belts in the xp1000 since its release of the 2014 models. As many have, we all have searched for the fix to stop our races and rides from being short from belt breakages or issues. Different belts, different clutch tuning and adding fans to name a few ways.
Finally, we figured out the causes of belt damage and frictional heat being created in the xp1000, and along the way also found some of the best people and products they offer in the industry to help us along. The inner cover clutch exhaust port edge can damage the belt from the belt slapping, after wide open throttle and the belt is drawn back up out of the secondary clutch, as you can see some previous damage to a stock inner cover from a aggressive racer in pic #4. Some may never have a issue, dependent of driving style and aggressiveness, others, will break belts every time they get in the buggy as our team drivers did.
The Slide Guide specific material type, wear, and heat properties has shown an average 15-30 degree belt temp drop from less friction alone, as well as preventing any broken belts in testing. The last test results were documented as 3 different type races, TT, XC, GP all equaling a total of 150 miles of aggressive driving using the same Slide Guide/Belt Deflector and belt, with no belt damage or issues.
*Packaged with All Hardware and Instructions
*Estimated install Time 30 Minutes - 1 Hour (Requires Clutch and Inner clutch cover removal)