2010 M8 Primary Spring

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Hey guy I am thinkin of changing the spring in my primary from the stock spring to an orange/black spring to lower engagement rpm a little to soften the hit a little and hopefully make it easier to putt around at slow speed. Has anyone done this and were you happy with the results? TIA for any feedback
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I'd like to know too. The only complaint I have about my M8 is the way the clutch engages.
 

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I did last year and liked it, really nice for loading and unloading


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I did last year and liked it, really nice for loading and unloading


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That is good to know since I have never been known to be the most patient person and changed the spring without waiting for feedback. lol
Thank you for the reply Derek
 

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I'd like to know too. The only complaint I have about my M8 is the way the clutch engages.

Hey moyiesledhead I put the orange/black spring in my primary today and while the clutch still doesn't engage at as low an rpm as I had hoped it does help a little and is definitely easier to putt around slowly than before. Much smoother than before I think although I only had a short ride.
 

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What is your belt to shelve clearance measurement. To much clearance will give you a high and hard engagement
 

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Try the Dalton white/green, engages at about 3500-3600 rpm, nice and smooth engagement. Same finish rate as the Cat yellow/white so you don't have to use different weights.
 

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Try the Dalton white/green, engages at about 3500-3600 rpm, nice and smooth engagement. Same finish rate as the Cat yellow/white so you don't have to use different weights.

Thanks. Will check it out for sure.
 

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What is your belt to shelve clearance measurement. To much clearance will give you a high and hard engagement

How does a fella check that? And how do u adjust it ?
 

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Thanks for all the reply's guys. I now have had a full day ride on the orange/black primary spring. It didn't lower the engagement rpm as much as I had hoped but it is noticeably easier to put around at lower speeds than with the stock spring. I may try the Dalton green\white spring later on to see I I like it better. Again thanks for all the reply's. Much appreciated..
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Mine is the arctic cat gold ( actually black with gold stripe ) it engages at 3200


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Mine is the arctic cat gold ( actually black with gold stripe ) it engages at 3200


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He xf did you have to change weights or anything else with this spring?
 

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Had the weights changed for 6000' the year before, so no. Best 30$ I've spent on sled


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Just put the white/green Dalton on mine. Now that's what I've been looking for! Like riding a different sled. Wish somebody had told me last year. :thumb:
 

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i played with a couple springs, found the stock yellow white to be the most consistant. just put a new primary on and it has smooth engagement. i was chasing worn rollers in the primary! that dalton spring sounds good, might try it. oh also i tried a shift assist but lost rpm, so went back to stock and voila its good
 

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My wife has a 2011 M8 Ltd. Rough engagement also. Has anyone tried removing the o-rings from the weight pins to allow them to flip free like the polaris setup. Near as I can tell, basically the same clutch except for the setscrew and o-rings on the weights.
 

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My wife has a 2011 M8 Ltd. Rough engagement also. Has anyone tried removing the o-rings from the weight pins to allow them to flip free like the polaris setup. Near as I can tell, basically the same clutch except for the setscrew and o-rings on the weights.

have you just tried cleaning the clutches? Sometimes the bushings get worn and bind a little, or they get full of dust and hang up a little bit. Don't spend $$ on parts if you don't have to
 

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Yeah, it's nice and clean. I'm gonna put a gold spring in and go from there. My dealer in Vegreville says he's put lots in with good results.


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