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I am sure Yamaha will get this fixed n yes aftermarket will also jump in too just like they do for all the other makes n models. n its true u do not hear of any other problems with them. This clutch problem should be n easy fix.
 

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I'm no on the clutch issue bandwagon quite yet. Still leaning towards driver error...
I would tend to agree with that assumption.
I think dealers should not assume every customer understands how these need to be driven.
We had a few people come out and try our YXZ a couple weeks ago and one guy got in to third and just held it to the floor bouncing off the rev limiter around the entire track. We waved him in and asked him WTH and his response was "that was so cool". Needless to say he never drove it again.
I know every manufacturer has an acceptable failure rate, and it's possible there is the odd one, but driver error is responsible for most.
 

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I certainly believe it should take some time to learn this specific machine. Smoking a clutch is similar to burning a belt the first time when we were not sure how much punishment the CVT belts could take. Hopefully as drivers get more aware of this and get more seat time this will hopefully fade away. It is weird that some monster hp machines have not had a clutch issue and yet some stockers have.
 

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I'm still leaning towards a faulty batch of something in there. These failures are coming at very low miles. I am sure some people can tear up an anvil, but some of the guys who posted about their failures did not sound stupid, or in-experienced.

And, one guy has rented his machine out for almost a 1000 miles with no issues. Surely not everyone of those people renting this machine were experienced drivers of utvs. Other words, one bad driver could burn that clutch out in one half day renting session.
 
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