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I have seen several posts on clutching, but I have a question that I haven't seen on the posts. I have a 2016 Kodiak 700, I mostly trail ride but I also race the utility class in the Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association (OCCRA). Not sure I want to go the full Grizzly route yet, so I ordered 4 lighter weights ( for 2016 Grizzly). I was wondering what the placement of those weights is. Don't know how to post a picture ( technologically challenged), so I'll try to describe what I am asking. Where the weights go looks something like a circle with 2 weights on top, 2 weights on bottom, and 2 left, 2 right. do you place 2 of the lighter weights across from 2 more, or do you alternate 1 light weight 1 heavy weight and so forth.... Any help would be deeply appericiated.​
 

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I didn't do this myself but I am considering also reducing the weights. I like the way the engine is staying now at a low rpm when cruising helping with wear and heat and fuel economy but I also like to get it going when I mash the throttle.

I'd like to go from 30g weights to maybe 25g and see the difference. The Grizzly 18g weights are maybe a little too much snap for the Kodiak. In my opinion you should try to balance the 8 weights the best way so the force around the pulley is evenly distributed; in this case that would be alternating the weights one and one. Or as they're in 4 pairs make each pair with one 30g and one 18g.
That is probably the best compromise for mixing the 30g with 18g. Or I'm thinking to purchase a set of 30g weights and try and drill them myself to bring them to 25g weight.. or less?

There are members here that already moded their Kodiaks and I'm sure they're going to chime in with details. Most likely they're out riding:D
 

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I did the Grizzly weights, all 8 of them, plus did 1.5mm of shims. I still want more low end torque, but i think it might be the best i can get from weights and shims alone. I may do a primary sheave mod or the epi kit with purple spring, i heard it rocks. but i want mine to stand up fairly easily when i nail the throttle. just because i heard someone at an offroad park say "if you want to do wheelies, you shouldve bought a can am." well i've pulled those guys out of mud holes that i ran through, so not that impressed with can am, but they do raise up like it's nothing. maybe a tuner will help with my low end lag. i just feel it hesitates when i punch it and it is short of pissing me off. my 2 cents.
 
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I did a straight swap out for 18g grizzly weights. It definitely is snappier off the line, no more "lagging" feel. I think the main thing to remember is to make it how you want it!
 

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I did a straight swap out for 18g grizzly weights. It definitely is snappier off the line, no more "lagging" feel. I think the main thing to remember is to make it how you want it!
Yep, I'm going with all grizzly 18 gr weights also, and maybe a 2R exhaust tip:wink2:
 

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1.5 mm shim 20oz overdrive sliders. Still running grease. Really good set up for trail and steep technical stuff. Cruising roads it's alittle more rpm but it's livable. A lot more snap when you hit the throttle. Same topend speed but diffinately lower geared off the start. That how mine is and it will probably stay. Until I wear out a sheave. Then JBS.
 
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