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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Im new to utv and new to belt-drive transmission.
I just got my 09 Monster Teryx and I dont even know how to check the belt or what to do if it is too lose.
I love the engine brake but is there a way to switch the engine brake on or off when I need it?
Does the engine brake wear the belt more?
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You could just unplug it I guess but no real reason to.

The engine brake does not wear the belt it actually probably prolongs the life of the belt by keeping it engaged longer.

We have several videos on our site about the clutch system plus tech article.

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I was just wondering because when going down hill @ 3% or so grade and rough and rocky I cant seam to keep a steady throttle and it makes it jerk around alot.
What I was thinking is if the brake is controlled by power then maybe a toggle switch to cut the power on the brake so I can let it roll through these areas.
If that is not possable I will leve it like it is I LOVE the engine brake on this Teryx because in the appalachian mountains the trails are very long and steep.

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The electric brake only comes into play undo 5mph so you will still have engine braking if you unplug it.



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The electric brake only comes into play undo 5mph so you will still have engine braking if you unplug it.
Thanks alot. As you can tell I know very little about these things. I guess I will just have to learn how to drive.
I saw your website and plan on ordering some things from you. Does your clutch system have the engine brake? I would like to keep the engine brake on my teryx and steal be able to up the speed.
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The electric brake only comes into play undo 5mph so you will still have engine braking if you unplug it.
Thanks alot. As you can tell I know very little about these things. I guess I will just have to learn how to drive.
I saw your website and plan on ordering some things from you. Does your clutch system have the engine brake? I would like to keep the engine brake on my teryx and steal be able to up the speed.
Thanks again for all the help to me and all the others on here and I will order from you.
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The clutch kit won't have any affect, the OD plate will if you do a billet one.

If you do our stock cover that has been machined then it won't affect the brake.

Thanks for the comments, we try!!

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So you can just unplug it without causing any harm, Obviously tapping up the ends to keep dirt out of the connections, but I hate the electric brake. when im riding in gravel pits and going off steep dropp offs it jerks all the way to the bottom unlees I give it some gas, but then you get going too fast. just the engine brake would be fine for me.
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Yup just unplug it and you won't have it. It only comes into play under 5mph anyway



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Thanks Todd!
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