CLUTCH/ GEAR SELECTION
The clutch may require tuning depending upon where the machine will be operated and the desired handling characteristics. The clutch can be tuned by changing the engagement and shifting speeds. Clutch engagement speed is defined as the engine speed at which the machine first begins to move from a complete stop. Clutch shifting speed is defined as the engine speed reached when the machine has travelled 800 m (2,500 ft) after being started at full-throttle from a dead stop. Normally, when a machine reaches shifting speed, the vehicle speed increases but the engine speed remains nearly constant. Under unfavorable conditions (wet snow, icy snow, hills, or rough terrain), however, engine speed may decrease after the shifting speed has been reached. È É Ê Ë Ì Í
Engine speed Good condition Clutch shifting speed Clutch engagement speed Starting position Distance travelled 800 m (2,500 ft)
GEAR SELECTION The reduction ratio of the driven gear to the drive gear must be set according to the snow conditions. If there are many rough surfaces or unfavorable snow conditions, the drive/driven gear ratio should be increased. If the surfaces are fairly smooth or better snow conditions exist, decrease the ratio. Gear ratio chart The drive and driven gears and the chains shown in the gear ratio chart are available as options. The figures containing a decimal point represent the drive/driven gear ratios, while the bottom numbers designate the number of links in the chain.