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    185 or 215hp?

    Hi, I just bought an 05 RXT and I think it has the SC wet clutch issue. It tops out at 50 MPH and 6450 RPM. I was talking about the problem to a friend and he said that maybe I had a 185 HP motor and not the 215, I was pretty sure they only made the 215 RXT in 05, does anybody know if they did? and how do you tell the difference?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sc0ttjb View Post
    Hi, I just bought an 05 RXT and I think it has the SC wet clutch issue. It tops out at 50 MPH and 6450 RPM. I was talking about the problem to a friend and he said that maybe I had a 185 HP motor and not the 215, I was pretty sure they only made the 215 RXT in 05, does anybody know if they did? and how do you tell the difference?
    Sounds like your SC is slipping.

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    If it has an SC you got problems, wether it be 185 hp or 215 hp.

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    RXT only came 215... and yes you have a clutch problem.

    does the unit still have warranty on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sc0ttjb View Post
    Hi, I just bought an 05 RXT and I think it has the SC wet clutch issue. It tops out at 50 MPH and 6450 RPM. I was talking about the problem to a friend and he said that maybe I had a 185 HP motor and not the 215, I was pretty sure they only made the 215 RXT in 05, does anybody know if they did? and how do you tell the difference?
    1) Yes, the RXT ONLY comes with a 215hp engine

    2) Even the 185hp engine spins faster / with more MPH than that

    3) Yes your supercharger has probably eaten the ceramics, do not continue to ride it, and plan on about 1 - 1.5 months of downtime. Pull the supercharger out and post pictures of the gear / shaft here and everyone can confirm.

    Edit: Shibby is right... if you have a warranty take it to the dealer FIRST.

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    Thanks for all the quick answers, I have an appointment to return it to the dealer in a week. They are going to diagnose and repair it, I just bought it this past saturday so they are paying for it.

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    It suck that you blew out the ceramic washers so soon. It's a big issue with the 185 & 215hp engines. I made it without the metal washers for 160hrs on my PWC. Finally I made an appointment to get them swaped for metal washers. Good Luck

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