I rented the 1 13/16 socket from a local rentall. Only cost 5$ a pop.
Eric says completely opposite in his videos, along with dyno proof that clutch mods boost the grizzly/kodiak.I had a 16 grizzly, very disappointing machine! Told myself I'd never get another gutless grizzly again. But as I'm lookin for another quad, unfortunately, I've narrowed my choices to the king quad or grizzly, possibly the Kodiak. Grizzly only cause the ride was very plush, very comparable to polaris stuff if not better. And the fact that yamaha went back to the 686. That motor built in a raptor I used to have dynoed at 70 hp and 50 tq, to the wheels. For the most part it was pretty reliable. Much more so then my current 18 polaris xpt4. That power was done with no nos, no turbo and stock crank.
I don't see it being a problem getting a reliable 10 ,15 maybe even 20 HP out of the grizzly or Kodiak. Dispite it being less hp then a can am or polairs, it could easily hold its own, keep in mind a grizzly is about a 100 lbs lighter then a big 1000 cc can am or polaris.
My 16 grizzly had a complete clutch kit from JBS, I didn't feel any power differences. I think the clutch kit actually hurt my hp and take off. After taking with Erik at EHS racing he agreed, and said he's seen a decrease in power from a clutch kit, at least as far as the grizzly and Kodiak go. Although the Kodiak does good with grizzly clutch weights.
Do engine mods first on a grizzly, then maybe some clutch work. Intake, barker exhaust, PC5, plus 3 TB, possibly plus 1 Valves, cams, and possibly a little bit higher compression piston, probably no more then about a 11:1 to 12:1 or you'll have to run race fuel. And get it custom dyno tuned, none of this stuff will do you any good if it doesn't all work together like it should.
Where did you get your clutch kit from?Seems others have reported JBS kits as hit or miss affair as well.
I can personaly attests that shims , spring, and /or Coop45 machined sheave has showed amazing gains on my little 550 for over 5000 miles now.
I used to have terrible off the line torque compared to my buddies 700. Now both bikes feel very similar on take off.
No kit, I just listened to what the people on here said and went from there. First ride without anything was a struggle. Then I did the white secondary spring and a 1.5 shim with HMF pipe and results were fair to good. But once I had my primary done to go with everything else. Wow!Where did you get your clutch kit from?
I talked to James a few yeas ago, to compare his machining theory to Arnie's.I don't understand much in this department, but I'm pretty sure JBS said they machine the sheave so the belt rides lower, giving you a lower gear ratio.