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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy Folks, I spend most of my time on 2 wheels but do get out on my sled occasionally. I took it out for a spin on a local pond a couple of weeks ago to see how well it floated. It floats very well and I made quite a few runs back and forth but my belt started cooking. Someone told me that I needed to take my hood off so it would cool. Another person told me to completely seal it since the water was causing the belt to slip and get hot. I didn't take the hood off but I tried more runs the next week with the vents open and my belt slipped and I sunk. Then I tried the sealed approach and taped and siliconed up any holes I could find. I also installed a little bilge pump under the secondary in case any water got in and couldn't get back out. I made a few runs with a brand new belt but it still got hot. I noticed the pump was pumping away and when I opened the hood I saw there was still water getting in somewhere. Before I vacuum seal it I was wondering if anybody out there actually knows why the belt is cooking. Is it from no ventilation or from H20? The sled is a 2001 Polaris 800 XC SP.
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Wow, 97 looks and not 1 reply. Not a very talkative bunch. Maybe I don't fit in being a biker, but hey, we're all a little crazy, right? That's something we have in common. I hate to think that a sled can do something a bike can't do so I tried bike-mo-boating on the weekend. Let's see if this'll loosen up the old keypad.
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HI!, I have a ZR600efi and every spring after the snow melts off our sloughs in my fields I do a bit of puddle jumping myself, the boys I ride with have been doing this since they could ride sleds and they both have sunk em, blown em up and any other thing you could imagine happening to a sled while driving it on water. All the sleds they use are cats, I am not sure why you belt is slipping or burning but I have never had this problem, I hit the water around 45 50 mph and the skiis are dangeling for most of the run:Rockon:, this of it this way: The faster you go the less time the water has to get into your sled. I would send you some pics of this but I dont have a scanner, the guys are getting good enough that they can actually lean and turn their sleds on water liek you can in the mountains. :Beer:
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