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my kodiaks a 2020, just outside of break-in period as of last weekend.

Nothings wrong with my wet clutch, yet anyways lol. I was just curious if yours had it as well. Its an Interesting setup I hadnt seen until I bought my machine. I've been thinking about slugging it, but I've read its not necessary a lot of the time. All I'm planning on doing for the 28s is shimming the primary out 1.5mm, and if that's not enough eventually ill get a machined sheave. The shims will reduce the cvt ratio 12% and 28s are 12% larger than the stock tires so I'm hoping it'll ride more or less factory.
 

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my kodiaks a 2020, just outside of break-in period as of last weekend.

Nothings wrong with my wet clutch, yet anyways lol. I was just curious if yours had it as well. Its an Interesting setup I hadnt seen until I bought my machine. I've been thinking about slugging it, but I've read its not necessary a lot of the time. All I'm planning on doing for the 28s is shimming the primary out 1.5mm, and if that's not enough eventually ill get a machined sheave. The shims will reduce the cvt ratio 12% and 28s are 12% larger than the stock tires so I'm hoping it'll ride more or less factory.
You shouldn’t need to slug it, unless you plan on running 2-3 mph in low (or 5-6mph in high) a lot. The wet clutch design Yamaha and Suzuki use is the best on the market.
1.5mm (or 2 if you can fit it) shims won’t be very noticeable, but it will help. I put 1.5mm and 26s on my Grizzly after the 3rd ride. It lost a mph or 2 on the top end, but it more than made up for the tire size on the low end.
I think they put 30 gram weights in the Kodiaks. The Grizzly got somewhere around 16s and a lighter secondary spring. Two different ways to accomplish the same task. But the Grizzly was a little sportier because of the clutching. You can swap out the weights and spring to put a little more power to the ground if need be.

A machined sheave is the best way to wake these machines up, but not really need. It will definitely help you keep the top end if you need to run 50mph+ often. A full kit from JBS or Hunterworks is money well spent when you feel the urge for more acceleration. But it comes at a cost.... you will run higher rpms when just cruising. So a regular day of riding will burn more fuel.
 

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I have the baby 450, so the weights are only.. 18g? Possibly 16 I don't remember. Before i resort to a sheave I'd change the secondary spring and then possibly swap half of the weights to ones 2g or so lighter. Well see what happens.

You said youve ridden in Maine? If your ever up this way again I'm always down for a rip.
 

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I have the baby 450, so the weights are only.. 18g? Possibly 16 I don't remember. Before i resort to a sheave I'd change the secondary spring and then possibly swap half of the weights to ones 2g or so lighter. Well see what happens.

You said youve ridden in Maine? If your ever up this way again I'm always down for a rip.
Yeah, the 450 has lighter weights. I forgot they made a Kodak 450.

I rented a house for a week up there in Bremen (might be spelled right??) a few years ago. We went riding for a day. It was great to be able to make a flat out run on those nice groomed snowmobile trails. If I ever make it back up there, I’ll let you know.
 

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Yeah, the 450 has lighter weights. I forgot they made a Kodak 450.

I rented a house for a week up there in Bremen (might be spelled right??) a few years ago. We went riding for a day. It was great to be able to make a flat out run on those nice groomed snowmobile trails. If I ever make it back up there, I’ll let you know.
Aah gotcha. The futher north you get up here the faster the riding gets. Southern Maine is way more technical, but less dusty lol. We're headed to st agatha next weekend to ride, pretty much as far north as our state reaches. Hoping there's more mud up that way for these new tires lol.
 

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