Will most Teryx need a belt adjustment after 20 hrs + or - ??
I have had Yamaha ATV in the past with no belt adj or replacement required. The engine braking was to notch as well.
Will a after market clutch kit take care of belt wear and tear?
I can tell you this... After seeing the posts online about the belt issues, I too though to myself, I better check my belt too. So i watched Hunterworks' Clutch kit video and went out and checked my belt deflection. It was at aprox 1.5", WAY out of adjustment (aprox 30 hours, purchased it with 8 hrs). So I figured if i was tearing into the clutch to take out a shim, might as well install a Clutch Kit.
Not to mention that none of my dealers had the tools to take the clutch apart. So, after purchasing the Dalton Clutch Kit with the tools (Thanks Hunterworks) i went at it. But, I have ran into an issue, Taking out the large shim, my belt was a little tight (aprox 5/8" deflection), So back to tearing it all apart, remove the large shim and replace the small shim, make my belt was too loose (just over an inch). So after some looking in the forums, Everyone says its better too tight, then too loose. So i tear it apart yet again, replace the shim back to the small one and left it in. We went out last weekend and the belt squeals when your in gear and have the brakes on. But as soon as you start to go, the squeal goes away.
Now, after being annoyed by the squealing, I went searching for the shim's to put in there to get it within spec. After dealing with the dealers, i am stuck waiting after promises of it arriving so i can install this weekend.
Its not a hard adjustment/change. But for 5.07 per shim, i would highly recommend purchasing a few and keeping them with you just incase your adjustments are like mine and either too much, or not enough.
I would watch a few mins of the Hunterworks video... Go do the step... Come back... etc. It helps alot being able to watch someone do the change and just follow along.