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my brute is having trouble turning the tires in thick mud, it smells and feels like the belt is about to start slipping\burning so i have to let off the gas and wait for someone to pull me out. it did fine in thick mud before i got the motor rebuilt and replaced two belts (i smoked one when i cross rutted a hole and broke axle an tie rod, the other one made a sound like i had rocks in my belt box so i checked it and it was missing a lot of groves) then i purchased clutch springs and now its really hard to wheelie and when i take off in high i can hear the belt or something chirp idk whats going on but its making me not like the brute at the moment. some people say i need to shim the secondary but idk after me first belt change i could feel a big lose of torque on take off.any help will be appreciated.


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Yeah sounds a LOT like your belt is out of deflection. Check the clutching how to section for belt how-to's. All the info is in there :bigok:
 

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Sounds like this belt is already gone too. Maybe just a deflection issue but it also sounds like with all the previous belt destructions, you may have some serious scars on the sheaves that is causing some poor contact areas. The springs I believe are OK. Another member had a similar problem...tried everything...then sent the primary to VFJ where he found the problem was with the low-end contact area. His machining corrected it. If it is this, you have two choices, get a new clutch which is is the 500 dollar range or have John work on it which is less.
 

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if you've gone through that many belts in a short time id check the deflection and make sure this is nothing Major wrong with the clutches them selfs as said above
 

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Is it hard to check for this? I don't have a puller or compressor..
 

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Is it hard to check for this? I don't have a puller or compressor..
Not hard to check. Something that should be done every time you put a new belt on and again every 300-500 miles. Standard Brute maintenance item. A manual would help you a lot...it could be your best tool. To adjust it, yes, you will need a puller, compressor and a touque wrench.
 

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Dang more Money I'm Guna have To spend on a puller and a compressor!! Do y'all think this is why I'm not getting all my power to the tires?
 

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Dang more Money I'm Guna have To spend on a puller and a compressor!! Do y'all think this is why I'm not getting all my power to the tires?
Well, these are just two basic tools you will have to own or have access to if you own a Brute and you will use them more then you think. Its Very possible its at least part if not all your problem.
 

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Does anyone HAVE A PIC OF THE IDLE SCREW ON A EFI BRUTE? I'm trying to idle mine up today and I can't seem the find the screw and nut..
 

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Does anyone HAVE A PIC OF THE IDLE SCREW ON A EFI BRUTE? I'm trying to idle mine up today and I can't seem the find the screw and nut..
Again turning the idle up on the fuel injected Brute really requires the manual to do it properly. I'd take the great chance to join this site and download the manual here!
 

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Has anyone ever packed an hmf?? I think I'm going to try that today.
 

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I packed my LRD twice it was NOT fun. Make sure to wear gloves & a long sleeve shirt.
 
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