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    Burning smell

    Finially got to go around the block a couple of times. Brand new x2. 1.7 miles on it. It has a strong brake burning smell. I’ve been doing a lot on the machine. Nothing mechanical other than clutch work. Is it just new paint or new smell burning off. And yes the parking brake was off.

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    It’s normal. New motor breaking in, and you will get that burn off smell. I have 60 miles on mine, and I still have a touch of a smell, not nearly like when it was brand new like yours
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    Since you have an X2, I'll suggest this since it's much easier to access the CVT than on the X4 due to the bodywork removal:

    When you did your clutch work did you make sure when you reinstalled the spider cage over the primary that it went on straight and not cockeyed? Did you service the bearing in the spider cage despite it being new?
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    Ok I will pull the clutch apart to look. I’m pretty sure the cage was put on right. I ran it wth everything off to make sure it was working properly. I did not service the cage bearing as it had less than a mile on it.
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    Your clutch is probably ok, but taking a look couldn't hurt. The new smell is normally from burning paint on and around the exhaust. Sometimes rattles when new will also go away once the exhaust goes through a bunch of heat cycles and carbons up the donut and exhaust heat shields/clamps get burnt in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19Wherry View Post
    Ok I will pull the clutch apart to look. I’m pretty sure the cage was put on right. I ran it wth everything off to make sure it was working properly. I did not service the cage bearing as it had less than a mile on it.
    OK, the other thing is if you service that bearing and over grease it, the grease can push the rubber seal out via hydraulic pressure when you push the spider cage back onto the primary shaft. That bends the rubber seal retainer out and rubs the shaft.
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    For what it’s worth, the first small drive with mine there was a ton of burning smell but I was 99% sure it was the muffler and such burning the paint off a bit, after 30 minutes of so the smell was nearly gone.
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    Thanks for all the responses. Good tip on the cage bearing. I did take the clutch all apart and no issues. Belt looked perfect clutch faces clean. Cage was clean and no rubber marks. Bearing was greased and moved freely Ran it again with the cover off and worked great. So as you guys have said just paint burning off! I also noticed the exhaust rattle at a certain rpm. I’m glad that will go away too. Thank you for all the help!

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