Depending on your needs, an aftermarket Can-Am Maverick clutch kit generally works better compared to stock clutches. However, not all aftermarket UTV clutches — and even clutches within the Can-Am Maverick lineup — are created equal. The turbo-edition Maverick, for example, comes with arguably the best primary clutch ever made — as well as a pretty beefy secondary clutch — from the factory. But even the fixxed primary clutch on the Maverick turbo can be further dialed in with a helix to truly lay it down. Add an EPI spring to your secondary and you’ll be able to spin 40” tires without breaking a sweat. So don’t be sold by people telling you to upgrade to an aftermarket clutch on your turbo Maverick. For non-turbo Can-Am Mavericks, on the other hand, aftermarket clutch kits are a good way to optimize your machine to match your ride style. A Dalton clutch kit, for instance, with 2.4g weights, a stage 2 PWRtune, BOV, OEM belt, and 30x10x14 Outback Maxx tires would experience zero power loss while murdering Polaris RZRs on both tracks and trails. Side-by-side companies like Dragonfire, SuperATV, Fortress, and Seizmik are also known for their Can-Am Maverick clutch kits. The right clutch kit for you will depend on how you use your UTV.
Many Can-am Maverick clutches — including the primary and secondary stock clutches — are adjustable, allowing you to modify the shift-out RPMs and optimize top speeds and acceleration rates. The secondary, for example, can be tuned using different springs like the factory Can-Am White Spring. With the right weight and spring on your secondary clutch, you’ll be able to put more than enough power down without smoking your belt. But if you’re tackling extreme terrain such as deep mud, steep hills, or rocky boulders, an aftermarket Maverick clutch is advised. The STM Rage 3 clutch kit is a popular one, but many riders may not require such a high-end UTV clutch. Some Can-am Maverick owners may be on a budget. If this is you, you’re probably more keen on fixing your broken clutch than buying a new aftermarket clutch. Or better yet, clean and maintain your UTV clutch so that it doesn’t break. A common issue we see a lot is scuffed up clutch sheaves. There are many things that can cause this, from glazed belts to an inconsistent sheave taper. To investigate this issue start by taking the clutch apart and using a rust remover wheel to resurface it. Make sure to go side to side as well as up and down to get both the outside and insides. Sandpaper can also work but it isn’t recommended. If all else fails and your clutch is still jerky, you can replace the inner half of the sheave and that should solve the issue. Whatever the case may be, if you need spare or replacement Can-am Maverick clutch parts or an entire new side-by-side clutching system, here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got all the best clutches clutch-related aftermarket accessories for the Can-Am Maverick.