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So belt life ranges and of course depending on driver and conditions 2500 to 5000 miles +. Given your belt lasts as long as these numbers state you'll be far outside of your factory warrenty and might end up paying for a clutch cover out of pocket. A new 1000 RZR has a metal housing for it's clutch and belt area, and CAN-AM has stopped putting plastic covers on their snowmobiles but on all Commanders and Mavericks they are PLASTIC. As one specialist stated " it's like a car tire when it blows, it destroys all that is in that wheel well area " refering to when a belt go's or brakes. So why would anyone put plastic around a area that will fail one day that has a high chance of being useless after belt fails and responce time is next to nothing - you will not be able to prevent this from happening. This i understand is a big problem for all sports mobiles and the maverick is designed with plastic and no protection from when belt brakes.

interested in any comments Sorry folks here has very little to do with driver. Having said that belt broke on flat road no mud, and was doing over 30 miles per hour in high gear.
 

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Yep that'll happen. Not only do they get to sell belts, covers too! Some of the duners leave the cover off
 

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I have blown a few belts on Can-Ams. Im gonna say outta 10 blown belts I cracked the cover once, and the crack was easily fixed with a bit of silicon.
 

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I have blown a few belts on Can-Ams. Im gonna say outta 10 blown belts I cracked the cover once, and the crack was easily fixed with a bit of silicon.
Lucky you, Heat is not a concern if the part that dissipates heat better is prone to fail! Picture a grenade going off and what's left hardly could be put back together and when cover is not on, sand/dirt affects clutch area, i'm sure something that is bad for moving parts, seals, and bearings. I'm thinking rather than figuring out what could be changed to improve the Can-Am product we should make alot of excuses and right off that parts on a 18000.00~26000.00 UTV brake easily and dangerously. I've heard that people think polaris makes a product that is in the shop more than other manufactures and that dealers enjoy the profit made at the owners expense. In my view polaris has been the solid UTV - jumping, rock crawling, sand, motorcross whatever and in alittle over a month the dealer has had my CAN-AM more than i've had it and the warranty BRP has for this machine starts out not covering their bad design and materials. Mabey the best case scenario is to sell my maverick here where everone loves this equiptment regardless of what is apparently a yellow lemon.
Dear Mr. bulldogs101,
in 2014 Can-Am added better ventilation to help with heating issues, not to mention that in the r&d days this should have been addressed and designed with heat freindly metal and all past experiences with snowmobiles BRP has modified their covers to metal due to damage done to belt covers. I am not on here to bad talk BRP or CAN-AM, IF i continue to own a product of theirs and/or continue to ride a BRP bike i would hope intelligent criticism of a unsafe and bad designed product would be welcomed and reflected in action on their part. At this point they have alot of catching up to do.
 

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Ive broken 2 belts in 18 hours. I dont know if something is wrong or what. Can am says dont go up hills in high gear but I think is bull shit. My brother has broken one belt in the whole life of his popo 100 hrs and his rig has never seen low gear the whole time hes owned it. High gear EVERYWHERE.
 

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responce to 10 belts broken......

Lucky you, Heat is not a concern if the part that dissipates heat better is prone to fail! Picture a grenade going off and what's left hardly could be put back together and when cover is not on, sand/dirt affects clutch area, i'm sure something that is bad for moving parts, seals, and bearings. I'm thinking rather than figuring out what could be changed to improve the Can-Am product we should make alot of excuses and right off that parts on a 18000.00~26000.00 UTV brake easily and dangerously. I've heard that people think polaris makes a product that is in the shop more than other manufactures and that dealers enjoy the profit made at the owners expense. In my view polaris has been the solid UTV - jumping, rock crawling, sand, motorcross whatever and in alittle over a month the dealer has had my CAN-AM more than i've had it and the warranty BRP has for this machine starts out not covering their bad design and materials. Mabey the best case scenario is to sell my maverick here where everone loves this equiptment regardless of what is apparently a yellow lemon.
Dear Mr. bulldogs101,
in 2014 Can-Am added better ventilation to help with heating issues, not to mention that in the r&d days this should have been addressed and designed with heat freindly metal and all past experiences with snowmobiles BRP has modified their covers to metal due to damage done to belt covers. I am not on here to bad talk BRP or CAN-AM, IF i continue to own a product of theirs and/or continue to ride a BRP bike i would hope intelligent criticism of a unsafe and bad designed product would be welcomed and reflected in action on their part. At this point they have alot of catching up to do.
 

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i started out a hard core CAN-AM guy, time will tell if i stay even in the CAN-AM camp. Like i said dealer has mine AGAIN and started off AGAIN wanting me to spend more money while i have a warrenty and both times the MACHINE FAILED - still high hopes this is a parellel to other manufacturers like for instance ......

Chevy camaro 1967 first year of production motor mounts were separating and causing costly damage to engine and engine compartment. chevy did not put their head in the sand and put a deaf ear to the problem by 69 new camaros had a better material design and factory recalls on 67, and 68 were issued. Also body sag from acceleration caused loss of horse power, they just one year after release changed the shocks and added extra leaf to spring problems solved. Now these are just a few examples of the correct way to handle a engineering anomaly.

If we was in mexico the CAN-AM MAVERICK might be called the NOVA.................research it.
 

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wait wait wait

if u guys are complaining about belts and cvt cases

please go to the rzr forums and do some reading under the xp1000 section or 900 chit

they have tons more problems with belts the 4 seater xp1000 hasn't been able to go 50 miles in the dunes on 1 belt

and 3 xp1000's burnt to the ground this week at the dunes

so enjoy and go ride
 
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Dealer said low gear is for under 30 miles per hour, towing is also a low gear function. If you watch the CD they gave you it would tell you NEVER to climb hills, Rock climb, or aggressively Jump in the maverick. I find this to contradict commericals and of course why people would buy a UTV in the first place. I was told only old guys scared to do much but putt this thing around buy it, tell that to the pro racers that continue to push theirs harder and harder and your typical young weekend warrior that's just out to have a good time. I guess everyone here is one foot in the grave, and not because of any extreme riding, but because you bought a maverick. Now i agree if you are going to put ANY equiptment threw the abuse racers and extreme stunt riders do brakes and upgrades are in the future and should not look for CAN-AM ( or any other manufacturer ) to fix that style of riders equiptment with their warrenty.
 

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Wish i had something to ride my 26000.00 Rig is BACK AGAIN at the shop, but looks like you've made the altercations to be able to ride today. like i said i'll be patient and see what the outcome is here. I might however need in the future to become part of the polaris forum, but only if i determine CAN-AM is not a good company to 1. Deal with in a professional manner 2. Want their equiptment to be safe and dependable 3. Have a good warrenty even IF other units they have sold seem to operate as designed.
You can tell if a piece of equiptment has been abused and is intentionally being destroyed. In my case friend - THIS IS A CAN-AM PROBLEM and i can't ride unless you come get me on yours!!
 

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weird I have 750/35 miles,hours- stock belt half the miles were in the dunes rest were sliding around corners on fast pace dirt trails !

but like all things some will have problems some wont

if 90% of the people are having perfect belt and riding time - maybe the 10% are just driving a lil different then others , lol - some might not know what there doing some might have huge tires and floor it at the wrong time some might just be a redneck but at the end of the day bring a spare belt or two and have fun u already spent the $$ - now just fix & make better and enjoy from here cuz even when ur can am is broke on the side of trail its still 100 times the machine a poopoo will ever be, lol go read all there problems :)
 

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90 % is being nice to BRP but we will assume your calculations are not over 25% off. spending all that money does not classify me as stuck with this piece of equiptment and i would say anyone that could afford to get this far can also afford to switch brands which IS bad for BRP. So as long as i have a CAN-AM i will continue to grow with the company and machine in this case away from the OEM ideas of - FAILING materials is good for the bottom line. If i was a distributor or a stock holder of shares i might come on here and defend as some relentlessly do but i'm a customer that can freely express my opinions and change who i do buisness with, also regardless if it's my intent other will see the truth of the matter and also be affected in how they veiw BRP/CAN-AM. I still would like to have a CAN-AM and could still be a long term customer but as in any buisness now is the time to work for the customer. Improving their design as the product is used in the private sector is also a sign of good buisness mabey everyone is used to junk and throw it away or buy something else took over common sence.
 
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