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Renegade 500 lowtop speed and rpm
So I have a 2008 Renegade 500 that seems to be suffering some sort of power loss. Last ride before winter i was climbing a larger hill and had it to the pin to just crawl up. It will climb hills but it slowly slugs its way up and it will only rev to about 6000rpm. Never had a problem like this before just the last few rides and its always been plenty powerful to take me up anything i want to climb with throttle to spare.
I have changed the spark plugs, new fuel filter, new belt, cleaned the clutches, swapped the spring out in the clutch with one from a 650 to see if that made a difference and it didnt. Air filter is clean. All vent lines are snorkeled up into the pod.
Road test it will max out at 42MPH and 6300rpm. Its not hitting top speed, that's all the way to the pin it won't go any faster or rev any higher.
In park it will rev all the way up to almost 8000rpm.
I need some ideas on what to check next? My hubby says he heard if the fuel pump has low pressure that could be the problem, but then it should only hit 6300 in park also?
I think its a clutch issue but don't know what to check next. We would love some suggestions.
2008 Renegade 500
EHS airbox lid
26" zillas on black SS108's
Scotts reusable stainless oil filter
Dalton clutch kit
BRP XMR CVT snorkel mod
Viper Max 3000 winch
Twin Air filter
Ricochet rear rack