Polaris OEM Drive Belt Change | Polaris RZR XP 1000
Polaris OEM Drive Belt Change | Polaris RZR XP 1000


– Hey what’s up everybody? Dustin here with Rocky Mountain ATV MC. Today I’ll be showing you
how to replace the drive belt on the Polaris RZR XP4 1000. Alright, so today I’ll be
showing you how to change out the drive belt on a 2016 Polaris RZR XP4 1000. Now, the drive belt is what
transfers the power that’s made from the engine to your transmission through the CVT clutches. So, after a period of
time, they will wear out. So, Polaris recommends that
we replace the drive belts at every 50 hours, every six
months, or every 1000 miles of operation so that we can
get the best performance out of our machines. Now, the process for replacing
the drive belt on the Polaris RZR XP 1000s is the
same for model years 2014 to 2016, on the two-seaters
and the four-seaters. So, today we’re gonna
show you how to do it. Alright, now before we’re
doing any kind of work on your machine always be sure to
reference your service manual for proper procedures, torque
specs, and safety information. Now, to begin the process of
changing out your drive belt, the first thing we need to
do is remove the inlet duct and to do that, we need to
remove this brace and for that we’ll use a 10 milimeter T handle. Next, we need to remove
the two band clamps on the inlet duct and for that we’re
gonna be using this cool tool from SLP Performance. This is their clutch cover removal tool. Really nice tool, it flexes, it bends, it makes it real easy to get
in there and get access to all the fasteners. If you don’t have one of
these, you can also use a five sixteenths inch socket with driver. Next, we can remove the eight
fasteners that secure the clutch cover to the clutch housing. Then we can remove the clutch cover. Alright, so once we’ve
gained access to the clutches we need to compress the
secondary sheaves so that we can remove the belt. Now, there’s two different
tools that we can use for that, we can either use the stock
one that comes with the machine in its tool kit or we can
use this cool one from SLP. So, both of these can be
found on our website at RockyMountainATVMC.com but
for today we’re gonna show you how to use the SLP Performance. Alright, so we’re gonna take
the tool and we’re gonna take this knurled side right here
and we’re gonna place it in by the slider block. We’re gonna set it in there
like so and then begin to press on it. It’ll work its way inside
and begin to compress the two sheaves and press them apart. So once we’ve got it pressed
apart, we can grab the top side of the belt here and we can
begin to work it out over the edge of the clutch. Now, once you’ve got it started
like this, you can remove your tool and then spin
the secondary clutch and work the belt off. So, once you’ve got it off the
secondary, you can now remove it from the primary. Alright, so now that we’ve got
the old belt removed, we can install the new one. So, we got an OEM genuine
Polaris replacement drive belt and this can be found
on our website as well. Now, when it comes time to
installing it onto the machine, on some vehicles you’ll have
arrows that will indicate its direction of travel. This doesn’t so for this we’re
just gonna make it so we can read the lettering
clearly when we install it on the machine. Now, to start we’re gonna
work it around the primary. Once we’ve got it around the
primary we can take our sheave spreading tool and then we can
begin to work the belt over the sheave and onto the secondary. Once you’ve got the belt in so
far, you can turn the sheave and begin to walk the
belt into the sheave. Now, once you’ve got the belt
mounted onto the secondary sheave, you do need to rotate
it about five to seven times and as you’ll see here, the
belt will begin to work its way to a larger diameter inside the secondary. Alright, so once we’ve got
the new drive belt installed, we can take the clutch cover,
reinstall it with the eight fasteners that we removed. Now, in tightening down
the clutch cover fasteners, be sure not to exceed 48 inch
pounds, or four foot pounds. Reinstall the intake duct,
secure the two band clamps, then lastly we can secure the
center support to the frame. And that’s it, that’s how you
replace the drive belt on your RZR and it’s a great thing
to know how to do, especially when you’re out on the
trail enjoying your machine. So, don’t forget to subscribe
to our YouTube channel for more top fives, product
spotlights and how tos, and also see our website at
RockyMountainATVMC.com where you can find all the tools
that we used here today and replacement parts and
much, much more for your UTV, ATV and motorcycle. Alright guys, that’s it
for me, I’m Dustin with Rocky Mountain ATV MC, thanks for watching and keep turning those wrenches.

11 thoughts on “Polaris OEM Drive Belt Change | Polaris RZR XP 1000”

  1. jworpet says:

    So you don't use scotch brite to scuff the sheave surfaces and you don't wash and scuff the belt? I thought that was standard practice.

  2. LCKT says:

    Simple video, easy to follow, great edits. Thanks for the info!!

  3. Bradley Nichols says:

    I cant get my cover off. I've tried everything… I'm about to take the damn shock off at this point

  4. mobgma says:

    You should have talked about belt tension and adjustment. Too loose or too tight etc etc.

  5. MrPittsburghJ says:

    I'd swap them square pucks out for round ones. You can already see the wear from them. Also, spring guard is on backwards. 😉

  6. Ernesto Gonzalez says:

    Great Help!!! Thank you!! Helped us out Big Time!! Changing our busted belt @ PISMO BEACH….

  7. Ernesto Gonzalez says:

    How long before the Check Engine light goes off???

  8. dylan says:

    Thanks for showing us how to remove the clutch cover!!!

  9. Ryan says:

    I stole one of these off of a snowmobile trail.. have had it in my backyard for 3 years now, just keep it back there for the woods and land i have in the back, its a lot of fun!!!

  10. Bobby Lee says:

    replace every 6 months? this is a joke right?!

  11. Samisven says:

    "directional belt" XD sorry.

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