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I have had trouble with my secondary clutch binding as soon as the strain comes on my 2010 Bearcat 570xt especially when I stop suddenly. It is like the belt stays down in the drive and i am in high gear, and the belt squeals as a result. Only lasts for a few seconds but it is irritating and i dont want to damage the belt. This has happened four times in the last month but has never happened before and I am on my third winter with over 4000 miles of use, and no hauling heavy loads.

I have had this machine in some serious snow in the past with no issues. Dealer tells me the secondary clutch probably needs to be cleaned, but that it is a little low on mileage to have this done. Normally this service is needed by 6000 miles. Any ideas if this is the cause or could it be a bearing or something else?
 

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Answering my own post here. I went to my Arctic Cat dealer and he cleaned both the primary and secondary clutch sheaves to rough up the surface. This fixed the problem. I even tried it in some heavy snow in reverse and it worked just like new. He said it usually has to be done after about 6000 km and mine was a little early. I spend a lot of time off trail in slow going so it took its toll on the belt and clutch faces. Hope this helps anyone else having this problem in the future.
 
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