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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2013, 05:56:04 PM »
TB, as far as the 06 Switchers have more topend than the 121, AFJ claimed same. Thinking then was the more relaxed approach angle on the rails.

Makes sense.
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
TB, as far as the 06 Switchers have more topend than the 121, AFJ claimed same. Thinking then was the more relaxed approach angle on the rails.

Makes sense.

But was the gearing the same?
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2013, 07:12:30 PM »
121 gearing was 22-39 = 1.70
Switcher gearing was 22-39 = 1.77

On the gear chart thats a 4mph loss at 8250 that the 6ho runs
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2013, 07:15:37 PM »
121 gearing was 22-39 = 1.70
Switcher gearing was 22-39 = 1.77

On the gear chart thats a 4mph loss at 8250 that the 6ho runs

Any idea what the 550 long track and short track differences are?
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2013, 07:54:49 PM »
Not the same sleds but maybe comparable
550shift 121  geared 20-41 = 2.05
550shift 136  geared 18-42 = 2.33
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2013, 09:24:06 AM »
Ah. Yes.  I remember that day.  Then the 500SS pooslayer lined up with them and left them lookin at Doo taillights.  Superdave never recovered

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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 06:32:26 PM »
Ah. Yes.  I remember that day.  Then the 500SS pooslayer lined up with them and left them lookin at Doo taillights.  Superdave never recovered
SuperDave never did get that 600 running right.  AFJ bought one, same year, basically same sled, and his would absolutely torch Dave's.  Even as a 600 when my Pro was a 660, he could pretty much run neck and neck with me on the top end, and that Pro was fast enough to stay right with Blackie's well-tuned ZR8 with my 50lb weight penalty aboard.

But yeah, the 144s are surprisingly fast.  Always have been.
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2013, 07:02:13 PM »
Matt, pretty sure Greg told me he had a 660 topend in his switcher
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2013, 07:25:32 PM »
Matt, pretty sure Greg told me he had a 660 topend in his switcher
Not when it was new.  He didn't 660 it until 2007 or 2008.

That 660HO was awesome too.
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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2013, 11:38:29 AM »
That 550 looks like they found and old crate of Comet Duster Clutches and polished them up and used um.
The seat also has masonry like softness.

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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2013, 12:47:25 PM »
Matt, pretty sure Greg told me he had a 660 topend in his switcher

Musta been while he was a closet republican, now that he's a full blown democrate = no sled at all  :'(

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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2013, 05:01:04 PM »
That 550 looks like they found and old crate of Comet Duster Clutches and polished them up and used um.
The seat also has masonry like softness.
whoa,   long time no post - they make those clutches sound hitech tho.  CVTech 50 primary?

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Re: 2014 Polaris
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2013, 10:37:14 PM »

I see all the 2014 550 equipped sleds come with this CVT primary that resembles and old Comet Duster. They also come with a new secondary. Polaris claims more durability and slow speed performance..?/

Two questions come to mind: They admit this clutch set (aftermarket) is more durable and performs better than their own??  And two, how on earth can they source these cheaper than making them themselves? I always assumed that between sleds and atvs, Polaris must be the largest clutch maker on the planet, but maybe not.

Kind of baffling. Guess we we have so see what the ride reviews say. Really does look old school, though.
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