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PENDING REVIEW: DALTON INDUSTRIES LLC / CLUTCH KIT FOR 2009 OUTLANDER 800R XT
I can’t find many things to complain about on the 2009 Outlander 800R, but there a few things that I would change. As you will read when I release the 3rd and final part of the Outlander review, the low-end of the Outlander seems to be the weakest point of the power curve. You must understand, though, compared to most quads the Outlander is very strong in the low-end. But the low-end seems to be the weak point. This will be better explained in the upcoming “Part 3” release. I have been looking for something that might cure the low-end “jerk” or “snap” and give the quad the “punch” it needs in the low end to match the incredibly powerful mid and hi-range. I also want something I can install with stock tires that addresses these issues.
My quest led me to one company over and over again. That company is Dalton Industries of Canada. Dalton Industries makes a kit (DBO 800) that promises smooth engagement with an increase in low-end AND mid-range performance without sacrificing top-end speed for the 800 Outlander. Now that fit the bill precisely! After a reassuring conversation with Dalton the kit and an alternative spring was in the mail. I received the kit within a week of them sending it AND IT CAME FROM CANADA. That was impressive enough but when I opened the package I found a very nicely marketed box and a nicely marketed bag containing the parts I had requested. The parts in the box and bag appear to very well designed and of professional standard. I am very impressed right out of the box. Dalton also included a very well written installation guide with a quality that will land it a spot in my shop manual. I also received a very nice catalog highlighting Dalton’s other products and was pleased to see they offer a lot more than just Outlander kits. Dalton Industries has built quite the inventory of professional clutch components for manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Polaris, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, and Suzuki and of course BRP. They also offer quality products for snowmobiles. If that wasn’t enough, they offer a line of specialty tools for clutch tuning and work and to top it all off, Dalton’s customer service was off the chart. I was immediately addressed by a professional individual who not only knew the products, but knew their way around a CVT. What more could a fella ask for?
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In the near future, ATVT readers will find my review of this product right here. I plan on giving timed runs without the kit and again with the kit to help document the changes and I will experiment with both springs. Further down the road, I will add heavier tires to the Quad and adjust the kit to compensate for them and give yet another report. I am very pleased to be bringing this review to ATVT Readers and very excited with the first modification of ATVT’s 2009 Outlander 800R XT.
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355 Vimy Road,
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 4K2 Canada
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