What is going on with the cornering ability? Hard to steer, doesn't track well or what?
As for the clutch work I am going to have done, the only hold up at this point is waiting on the Dyno get to get his software fixed. Once I get my Dobeck dialed in and can see exactly where my shiftout is so I can let the clutch guy know, then I will send the primary and secondary complete setup to him.
One thing he does is resurface the face of the sheaves for better grip. My first thought was that if you're making it so the belt doesn't slip at all, that this could cause premature belt wear. he said it is actually just the opposite and that with the belt slipping, THAT causes premature belt wear and that when he resurfaces, the belts are actually lasting a good bit longer. The other thing he does is pull all the weights out, welds on them in certain places and then balances them. When he is moving the weight distribution around on the weight itself, it is changing shift pattern to give more power throughout the shift. Lastly, the other machining work he does allows the belt to get higher on the sheave which results in 8-10mph top speed increase. That doesn't mean anything to me since I've only run mine top speed twice, but is just an added bonus I guess.
He and a guy that has a race shop told me that at the recent events they went to, when people at the drag race saw how the race shop guy's bone stock outlander performed, that they had 5 guys pull their clutches off for him to take home and work for them.
Example: The guy with the race shop has a bone stock 09 outty except for the airdam clutch work. A guy at the race had a 2010 Renegade Xxc that had an exhaust, a Dalton, and had the stock ECU changed over to race mode. Yes, that is an option through the dealer software on the 2010 Xxc. Anyway, in a drag race, the Outty beat the Xxc by 3-4 bike lengths. Sounds impressive huh. We'll see!