I have a 2001 Kodiak Ultramatic ATV. I just rode through some deep water (up to the top of the wheel wells) and i guess the tranny(CVT) began to slip like mad. It has a belt system like a snowwmobile. It was so bad that I limped it home at idle speed. Of course as soon as I was within sight of home, it started to hook up again. What is a) the reason for the slippage b) the best remedy once it does happen?
it slips because it is wet...like those signs you see on the floor in walmart after they mopped that say 'slippery when wet' same idea...how to fix it? let it dry out..and make sure the breather is sealed good so the water doesnt get in
once wet ya just gotta let the belt dry, park it and let it idle. You'll know when it is dry. As for prevention, find where your air intake box is and figure out how to prevent water from getting in, i.e. go slow and steady thru deep water. If you insist on really fast attacks at deep water, build a snorkle system.