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Well I am new to the atv world and I just purchased a new Commander XT 1000 Camo. I was very impressed with the power it has. Puts you back in your seat thats for sure. From all I have been reading so far is you have a break in procedure...which I wish the dealer would have told me about when I bought it. Well when I got home, I took it out and let'er have it for about and hour and a half or so. So I put on maybe 1 or 2 miles, some at high speeds, hit a few puddles just enough to get it wet but nothing major. When I got home to put it away, I have to climb up about a 6 or 7 inches to get into my garage. I was doing this slow so I didnt smash into anything going in. In doing so, it wouldnt go up onto the concrete floor, so I gave it a little more. Started going up and started to smell rubber:sad:. Once it got in, I was inching it to its spot and there is a almost slipping sound when you start to push on the accelarator, sounds like in the front, not under me where the engine sits, but that could be deceiving. Now from reading the threads here, I should be in low gear, and in low gear and not letting 'er rip anywhere for the first 50-100 miles. So today I took it out again, took it easy but that sound is still there when you start off slow, just for a second until you get going. If you matt it, it just takes off like it did when I brought it home. Is it still ok or did I wreck something like clutch or belt. With it still moving like "nobodys business", makes me wonder...any advise from you experienced guys?
 

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Are you still smelling burning rubber (belt) or just that first time?

If not I wouldn't be too concerned, just use low when inching forward or driving at low speeds. The break in procedure is a heated topic, there are arguments to both sides. Unless you were constantly hanging off the rev limiter I really wouldn't be concerned with improperly breaking it in. In my opinion you should be more concerned with the diffs and gear box (trans). You don't want to be pulling holeshots or riding wheelies (with an ATV) on concrete or asphalt until the gear box and diffs get broke in and you do your first oil changes. Part of the reason for doing oil changes at 10 hours is to remove the wear material from the initial break in of the gear sets. Other than that I wouldn't worry. Enjoy!
 

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No I dont smell the burnt rubber(belt), that was the first and only time, but it still makes that funny noise when inching ahead or starting out...is that still part of the break in?
 

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Agreed that the break in procedure is a heated topic...I just followed the manual on how to break in my atv, that way BRP wouldn't have a reason to deny my warranty...now to your problem....what I say happened is you smoked your belt a little bit.nothing hurt. Worse case scenario is that you will have to have a new belt but dot worry about everyone does it at some point......It takes about 30 miles to break in a new belt...the engine break in is usually ten hours or so depending what your dealer says.....here is my riding advance...use low when pulling a load, climbing a hill, or driving under 20 mph...if over that use high......but to put your mind at ease you didn't hurt anything except maybe put a place on your belt....just have your dealer check when you go in for your first service....oh and congrats on your new ride! Post some pics!
 

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The funny noise could be the clutches engaging...pretty common on can ams....
 
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