How to Reset the Drive Belt on a Kawasaki Prairie 700 Twin


The Kawasaki Prairie 700 is an all-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle that has a twin-cylinder 697-cc engine, independent front suspension, disc brakes and a continuously variable transmission that eliminates the need for shifting. A defective, broken or excessively worn CVT belt will trip a small belt sensor within the transmission case, which in turn causes the belt warning light on the instrument panel to illuminate. To promote proper belt maintenance, the belt warning light will activate every hundred hours of use. Failure to properly reset the belt warning light will reduce the ATV's performance and prevent four-wheel drive operation.

  • Park the ATV and switch the ignition to the "Off" position.

  • Lift the small lever located at the rear left portion of the seat. With the lever engaged, remove the seat from the ATV. Locate the black and gray connectors underneath the seat area, positioned above the CVT case cover.

  • Disconnect the black and gray wire connectors. Connect the gray wiring plugs to the corresponding black connection harnesses.

  • Switch the ignition to the "On" position.

  • Examine the side of the transmission housing and disconnect the small two-wire belt switch connecter leading from the CVT case cover. After disconnecting the belt switch wire plug, allow the belt warning light on the instrument panel to flash for seven seconds.

  • Switch the ignition to the "Off" position. Switch the black and gray wiring plugs back to the original color-coded connection points.

  • Reconnect the two-wire belt switch harness plug and turn the ignition to the "On" position. If the belt warning light continues to flash, double-check the wire harness connections and perform the reset procedure again.

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