What Are the Effects of Old CVT Clutch Springs?

If the CVT clutch of your ATV has old and wobbly clutch springs, what effect can that have on the performance of your machine’s primary and secondary clutches? 

Partzilla’s ATV expert John Talley hosts live Q&A sessions on our YouTube channel every Friday at 3pm Eastern. In this session, John was asked what could be the results of having old CVT clutch springs on both the primary and secondary clutches of an ATV.

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Old ATV CVT Clutch Springs Effects Q&A

Greetings John. Do you know what the effects of old and wobbly springs are in an ATV’s CVT clutch, on both the primary and secondary clutch?

John Talley: It’s probably going to engage a little too quickly, because the springs are worn down. Or not as tight as they should be. The engagement would be very abrupt, to put it mildly. And the output of that, or the result of that would probably be worn belts, very quickly. 

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