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Old 12-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellow sledders,
I just wanted to give up the props to Gabe's OTP clutch kit, installed by Northstarrick. I had it dropped into my 09 600 SWB. All I can say is Hang The F%$K ON!
I have ridden other sleds with clutch kits and there is no comparision. The powerband increase in the low and mid range is very noticable and very impressive. If you punch it at about 30, you better be pointed in the right direction because you'll be going 70 before you look down at the speedo! I didnt gear it, as I wanted to keep some trail manners, and it is very smooth at cruising speeds too. Back shift is very responsive, just all around yahoo fun!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to hear. I bought this kit for my 600 and 700 Dragons.

Can't wait to try them out.


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Old 12-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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where do i get the kit
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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GABES

PM him.

nice guy, debated his kit, went with dragon-mans setup for this year as i had half the parts in my spare parts bin, will do the gabes kit next year!
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey fellow sledders,
I just wanted to give up the props to Gabe's OTP clutch kit, installed by Northstarrick. I had it dropped into my 09 600 SWB. All I can say is Hang The F%$K ON!
I have ridden other sleds with clutch kits and there is no comparision. The powerband increase in the low and mid range is very noticable and very impressive. If you punch it at about 30, you better be pointed in the right direction because you'll be going 70 before you look down at the speedo! I didnt gear it, as I wanted to keep some trail manners, and it is very smooth at cruising speeds too. Back shift is very responsive, just all around yahoo fun!
Gabes knows his stuff. Buddy dropped one in his 600 Ho and it was a huge difference. I ran his set up in my D8 and it was a huge improvement also.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does Gabe have a kit for the new 800 switchbacks?
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ordered one and now I can't wait to get it. I already put a 22-40 gear ratio so I'll see how that turns out. I heard it feels like getting shot out if a cannon!!!


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Old 12-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ordered one and now I can't wait to get it. I already put a 22-40 gear ratio so I'll see how that turns out. I heard it feels like getting shot out if a cannon!!!


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That would be one way to describe it! It is like an old 4 barrel from the 70's. You hit it and it just keeps pulling. I must have said holy s#%t! about a dozen times, each time I'd hammer it I put 70 miles on last thursday and didnt hammer it as I was alone in the burg and didnt want to screw up but it has helacious potential corner to corner.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have his sleeper kit in my extended iq 600 cfi
And can tell every one who is wondering that you could not find anything like the sleeper kit.
I am from sweden and asked gabes if he couuld send me a kit , and he answer right away that it was no problem. Wery wery good guy!!!!
If you have a polaris and gabes have a kit buy it now!!!!! You will never run a sleed without it if you tried it once.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I ordered one and now I can't wait to get it. I already put a 22-40 gear ratio so I'll see how that turns out. I heard it feels like getting shot out if a cannon!!!


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i have the otp kit also but i was thinking of doing the gear change like u did but i was wondering how much top speed u lost with the change? according to my gearing chart from polaris u should only get i think 97 at 8200 rpm.
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