2016-20 Dalton RZR and General Clutch Kit Tech Article
This tech article will cover the 2016-20, General, 1000S, XP 1000, High Lifter 1000/ XP4 and 900 RZR
Read the entire instruction manual that comes with the Dalton kits, lots of good info in there outside the installation guide about clutching in general to help you understand this better!!!
Also, the 16 models are different as far as tuning goes, don't assume it will react the way your earlier year model has in the past.
Info about all 2016-20 models:
All 2016-20 models listed above have the new BOSS (Built On Secondary Shaft) secondary clutch, all of them have a removable helix and all of them have a engine braking notch in the helix to give you some engine braking down to around 4 mph. This secondary clutch is totally different than previous year models and previous year model clutches can't be fitted to the 2016 model due to a different transmission shaft.
There is a bad problem with the new BOSS secondary and that is the square pucks Polaris is using instead of round secondary rollers. Click here for Tech Article Yes they had a issue with their rollers, our High Temp/High Lubricity rollers fixed that issue, but they decided to change designs anyway. I assume they figured if they are going to flat spot then lets make them flat. Well that created a new problem and that is, dirt gets under the large contact patch of the square puck and acts like sand paper and is wearing the surface on the clutch down very fast. We have larger High Temp/High lubricity round rollers to replace them made from the same material our smaller ones for the order clutches are made from. The sooner you put these in the better you are due to wearing out the surface very fast ruining your clutch.
All 2016-20 Dalton kits are coming with a composite thrust washers that goes between the flyweights and sides of the spider in the primary. The stock weights have shown to wear into the side of the primary in a very short period of time, so Dalton is fixing this issue not with just a cheap plastic washer but a high grade polymer that is proprietary to Dalton.
Dalton is adding a slippery washer that goes on top of the spring between the spring and what used to be called the dampener but now called the secondary spider. The reason for the new slippery washer is, that Polaris put a tang on one end of the secondary spring that sits down in the secondary clutch to keep it from turning and the other end in the spider binds and does a like a slip grip motion so the washer allows it to turn easily in the spider where as without it, it is allowing the spring to compress and torsion or turn at the same time. Never run this kit without the slippery washer in place the calibration will be off and this makes the clutch more efficient too.
All clutch kits on all these models are going to do the following: Allow you to calibrate your clutch even if you are totally stock, set it up for sand/duning, large tires, high elevation riding etc. So regardless of your conditions and riding style you will be able to adjust the clutch accordingly and have it set right.
All of these clutch kits are coming with primary springs, secondary springs, billet helixes, adjustable flyweights, the polymer thrust washers and slipper washer for the spring.
The 2016-20 1000S simply does not have a good clutch calibration in it from Polaris. So even in stock form the new Dalton kit will increase performance and acceleration plus give better belt life. This kit is offered in two versions, in a 26-27" Tire kit and a 28" and larger tire kit, the difference being the secondary spring is stiffer in the 28" and larger tire kit. If you bought either kit and wanted to convert it to the other, you will simply buy a different secondary spring from us and then follow the other models instructions in the back of your instructions. Also, if you have 26-27" tires and you are at high elevation or a sand rider you need to get the 28" and larger kit.
RZR 1000 XP4 and Highlifter
These two vehicles get the same kit, why? Because both vehicles have the lower gear ratio in the transmission and there is set ups for both vehicles in the kits. These vehicles are having the same issue the 16 XP1000 is which is banging off the limiter when you floor it around 55mph and this kit fixes that along with allowing you to dial it as mentioned in the 1000S above. Only one kit for these vehicles and they are adjustable for various tire sizes. 2017 Model info, clutch calibration changed in the 17 model to fix the banging off the limiter issue, fixed that but the calibration is needed for larger tires, elevation changes and sand usuage.
RZR XP1000 2 Seater
This kit is the one I have personally been waiting on since I have a 16 XP 1000 and it appears the most popular vehicle of these mentioned. The main problem with the 2016 XP 1000 as been a clutch issue where it bangs off the limiter around 55mph if you floor it and you will have to back off the throttle to get it by that. Lots of info out there trying to explain why and I personally was giving my .02 on it too. So why are they doing it? Bad clutch calibration and that is it, they meaning Polaris just did a really poor job on this calibration and they have been trying to do a "fix" with some heavier weights etc but it is just a fix. I had my own temporary fix too but I always said it was a temp fix. Anyway when you couple the bad calibration along with the spring binding it caused this. It is not just the spring or the new secondary because the General and 1000S have the same design and they are not doing it, it is that AND the bad calibration in the 1000XP. Any kit that does NOT come with a helix in it is simply bandaiding the problem much like Polaris was doing.
So not only does the Dalton fix that but gives you the adjustability to calibrate the clutch for maximum performance in a totally stock vehicle as well as one that has weight added or larger tires, duning, high elevation etc.
2017 Model info, clutch calibration changed in the 17 model to fix the banging off the limiter issue, fixed that but the calibration is still very bad so the need for the kit is still there.
2016-19 RZR 900
The 2016-20 900 is basically same as far as the need of the kit compared to the 1000S kit but certainly not the same kit. The 16 900 simply does not have a good clutch calibration in it from Polaris. So even in stock form the new Dalton kit will increase performance and acceleration plus give better belt life. This kit is offered in two versions, in a 26-27" Tire kit and a 28" and larger tire kit, the difference being the secondary spring is stiffer in the 28" and larger tire kit. If you bought either kit and wanted to convert it to the other, you will simply buy a different secondary spring from us and then follow the other models instructions in the back of your instructions. Also, if you have 26-27" tires and you are at high elevation or a sand rider you need to get the 28" and larger kit.
Polaris General 2016-20
Polaris actually did a good job on the clutch calibration on the General if the machine is stock. So if you are leaving it stock meaning tires, you do not ride at high elevations or do not ride in sand like duning etc then no need for the kit or any kit.
The General does however need a kit if you go with larger tires, ride at high elevation or sand. All of these conditions make the vehicle lose performance and drop engine RPM throughout the clutching phase therefore make the need for the kit there for added performance etc.
The General still has the same square pucks in the secondary and really should be replaced with the round to make the secondary clutch last longer.
Polaris General XP 2020
Best to watch our video out this kit but Polaris did a realy bad job on the clutch set up on this model and it has a lot of belt slap on the cover and a generally bad clutch calibration that is easily fixed with the Dalton kit. So to be honest, if you own this vehicle you just need the kit and there are two choices based on tire size and or elevation but the only difference is the secondary spring in the kits.