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Old 09-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im trying to decide what clutch kit will give me the best performance, i mainly ride powder and do alot of hill-climbing and such. i was thinking about going with BMP stage 2 diamond drive clutch kit.

any input would be great.

Also, please no 14 year olds that think they know what there talking about, there seems to be alot on here now..

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I hear the ODS clutch kit is incredible
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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QUOTE (pell16 @ Sep 6 2010, 06:02 PM)
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I hear the ODS clutch kit is incredible[/b]

+1 ^^^^^ Just did my ODS clutch kit this spring and ran my sled down my side lawn(here is the video http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/inde...owtopic=492327) for a few feet and only giving it no more than 1/2 throttle already noticed the differance coming out of the hole, if you scan many threads you will see that the majority of the F7 owners agree ODS is one of the best kits for the F7. I love mine and cant wait till winter to really see what the difference this clutch kit has made to my sled.

Also here is a step by step that ODS Dan did on Arctic Chat forums.

http://www.arcticchat.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=503

If you follow this like I did step by step it will take you no more than 2 hours or so to do this and best bang for your buck!

Also if you get stuck, give us a yell,,, just pay attention to the 12 point 1/2inch socket and get a primary clutch puller and you will have no problems!

If you do post it on here and we will help you out!

Also here is a pic of it installed, not that you can really tell from the pic other than the new springs and helix.

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i run the bikeman secondary set up with my own set up in the primary. the sled is fast. i give the might 03 a good run, il trade wins all day long.
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I think from what everyone (or most everyone) says on here I am going to go with the ODS kit for my '05 F7 Diamond drive. Everyone seems to love it and it's about half as much money as the BMP kit. $219 for the chain model, add $30 bucks for the diamond drive model '05. I would guess it's a lot more due to the adjustable weights? Which do sound kinda nice.
It would be interesting to hear from someone who has tried the BMP kit and the ODS kit!
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On a side note. Dan at ODS is second to none when it comes to customer service for me. He has been great to deal with.
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I have an ODS and love it. Seems to have lost some top end but at 45-55 mph I can grab some throttle and front end comes right up. Kit will give you increadable mid range. Just be sure to let Dan know what kind of mods you have so he can set you up with the right stuff.
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You got to get rid of that 10" stock secondary on your 05 DD, Go with a 10.4" 06 secondary. 05's had the worst factory clutching of all the Firecats. Call Dan at ODS, he will set you up with all the parts you need....
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You got to get rid of that 10" stock secondary on your 05 DD, Go with a 10.4" 06 secondary. 05's had the worst factory clutching of all the Firecats. Call Dan at ODS, he will set you up with all the parts you need....[/b]
I've run them both and my 10"Stock 034 belt is WAY faster than the the 044 belt (The only reason for the 10.4" is to fit the 044 belt, I had my clutch cut to fit it). Some '05's came with the factory offset way off. I've seen as much as 1/4" difference in stock machines. This was the cause of all the bad '05 setup issues. The Diamond Drive is different to tune than a chaincase setup, but mostly because the secondary is FIXED and not FLOATING. A torsion setup does nothing to "fix" this. A finely tuned DD runs just fine (except for that damn sheeve bushing wearing down!)

As far as the clutch kits go, I've used them by themselves, but find a combination to be most effective. I have a ODS9 helix, shift assist, '06 spacers (to keep the spring adjuster from backing out), Supertip adjustable weights, stock green secondary spring and stock yellow primary spring. I run with everything ('03 F7's, Apex's, XP 800's, etc) and consistently top end in the 112 mph-115mph (GPS). It took about 2 seasons and 2000 miles to get it right.
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I've run them both and my 10"Stock 034 belt is WAY faster than the the 044 belt (The only reason for the 10.4" is to fit the 044 belt, I had my clutch cut to fit it). Some '05's came with the factory offset way off. I've seen as much as 1/4" difference in stock machines. This was the cause of all the bad '05 setup issues. The Diamond Drive is different to tune than a chaincase setup, but mostly because the secondary is FIXED and not FLOATING. A torsion setup does nothing to "fix" this. A finely tuned DD runs just fine (except for that damn sheeve bushing wearing down!)

As far as the clutch kits go, I've used them by themselves, but find a combination to be most effective. I have a ODS9 helix, shift assist, '06 spacers (to keep the spring adjuster from backing out), Supertip adjustable weights, stock green secondary spring and stock yellow primary spring. I run with everything ('03 F7's, Apex's, XP 800's, etc) and consistently top end in the 112 mph-115mph (GPS). It took about 2 seasons and 2000 miles to get it right.[/b]
Do you have the part numbers for those springs ans bushings?
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