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Parts - Removal of Ring gear?
Parts - Broken secondary buttons, what's this from?

Parts - Removal of Ring gear?
Question)was wondering about the ring gear on primary, can it come off, BRP is saying it is part of the balance of crank.

Answer)The ring gear is added to reduce torsional vibration and prolong crankshaft bearing life. The added weight lowers the natural frequency that the crankshaft rings at. Added weight makes the engine easier to start, the crank will rotate for longer period of time than without it.
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Parts - Broken secondary buttons, what's this from?
Question) I took my secondary apart for a regular clean-up before the season and I found out that there was 2 out of 3 buttons broken..is it a common problem?

Answer) Sometimes buttons get chipped from entering a corner at high speed, then slamming on the brakes, the track skids, then quickly apply full throttle to exit the corner doing a power slide. Usually buttons get broken from this type of operation (hit brake quickly, then quick full throttle) - Whack! Buttons may get chipped or break right off.
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