ALBA BELT TEMPERATURE GAUGE
We have all figured out that heat is the number one killer of the clutch belt.
If you can monitor belt temperatures and back out of the throttle before damaging the belt, your belt life will increase drastically. Knowing this, Alba developed
a super-high-quality gauge. With Alba’s belt temperature gauge, you can keep
your clutch in the “safe” temperature zone and back out of the throttle any time
it gets too hot. Monitoring the belt temperature also educates the driver about
what causes excessive heat, essentially training him to be easier on the belt for
increased life. Made in the USA.
SECONDARY SPIDER GEAR UPGRADE
The XP 1000 secondary clutch
utilizes a cast, internal spider gear
as the final drive between the clutch
and output shaft. The stock cast
gear has proven substandard for the
weight and horsepower that the rest
of the system can handle. When this
cast gear breaks, you are dead in
the water. Curtis Sparks Racing and
Team Industries both sell a hardened
“Black” gear or “clutch damper” that
will eliminate breakage. If your gear is
a gold color, it needs to be replaced
before it breaks. If it is black, then it has
already been updated. This is the best
35 bucks you can spend, and it takes
about 20 minutes to install.
4 CAGEWRX FRONT SWAY BAR By design, a sway bar applies pressure to the outside tire, enhancing cornering ability and stability. The
RZR has come with a rear sway bar since its inception,
but many aftermarket companies have been supplying
stiffer and more adjustable options for racers looking to
improve cornering prowess. Chad Ragland of CageWrx
has taken this further by adding a custom front sway
bar that works in conjunction with the bumper. The
Cage Wrx system attaches to the front A-arms via weld-on tabs, and the chromoly-splined sway bar pivots off
the front bumper. Adding a front sway bar nearly eliminates body roll and increases traction by keeping all
four tires in contact with the ground.
With the benefits of a front sway bar readily apparent,
front sway bars quickly made their way onto Polaris’
drawing boards. Polaris recently released the Fox
Edition XP with the first OEM front sway bar complementing the internal bypass Fox shocks.
www.cagewrx.com; $595, sway bar;
Curtis Sparks Racing has your XP1K/XP 900
clutching needs covered with the heavy-duty secondary clutch dampener ($34.95), secondary clutch
replacement spider dampener ($24.95) and clutch
arm bushing replacement ($39.95).
Team Alba Racing has a CVT belt temperature
gauge for $149, or go with a complete kit with an
adjustable (up to 240 cfm) in-duct fan for $299.
Nelson and Nelson Racing Products also has an
inline fan for $99.99.
Cage Wrx, Shock Therapy (prototype shown), Nelson and Nelson (NNRP), and several
others make front torsion bars for the XP 1000, and this ST sway bar is infinitely
adjustable. Cage Wrx and NNRP incorporate their torsion bars with tubular front