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2010 Can-Am Renegade 800r Tracks causing plastics to melt

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I put a set of tattoo tracks on my 2010 renegade 800r x xc and it melted the plastic on the side by the exhaust. The hole is about the size of a tennis ball. They gave me new plastics but what do I do to make it not do it again? Any advice?

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Maybe some heat tape?

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^^ what is listed above...just go to any auto parts store like advanced auto and buy heat foil. same stuff they use around your exhaust to keep the exhaust from melting the plastic. One side is adhesive so just put it on the spot were a lot of heat builds up and that should take care of it.

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What makes you think that putting the tracks on caused the hole? You say the hole was close part of the exhaust, I would assume that it was heat from the exhuast that melted the plastic. If adding the tracks is what made the difference, that would mean that the added load is making the engine run hotter. You may want to beef up your cooling system, run a higher octane fuel, or get a fuel controller so you can richen up the air/fuel mix.

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Thank you all for the advice. I think I got it figured out. The factory put extra heat tape where it had melted and told me that there wasn't any there on the old one. I had to hold my tongue because I had told them that to begin with. The tracks are an added load so the engine runs hotter and not as much air goes through the machine. When they had melted we were not running in good snow so that probably had something to do with the lack of cooling also. It is all good now no more melting. Hopefully!!!

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