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Thread: Snowmobile maintenance
12-27-2005, 10:47 AM #1
Just got myself a 99 rmk 700.
Never owned a sled before so i don't really know what i need to tune up and check to make sure it's good to go.
Any tips, tricks or stuff i should do?
Also, anybody follow a good snowmobile forum?My Montana has an East Infection
12-27-2005, 11:21 AM #2Originally Posted by Mountainman
sledcity.com has a decent forum...
12-27-2005, 11:54 AM #3
I would presume there's some regular oil changing and greasing that needs to be done. Especially the greasing since it's running in a wet environment. Dunno though."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
12-27-2005, 01:10 PM #4
Buy a service manual for your sled.
Torco Semi synthetic oil, best value for the $.
Change the PTO oil once a yr., plugs, NGK BR9ES, every 250 or so miles. Yes, you can go more miles but $2ea. cheap insurance.
Check to make sure your coolant hoses, all of them underhood especially undersides, aren't rubbing thru on anything. I've seen more than a few sleds w/ that problem and sudden loss of coolant. Overheating is expensive and frustrating.
Keep a headlamp in tailbag.KIR!
12-27-2005, 04:58 PM #5
Thanks. did the fluids. Gonna do the plugs.
Team Bozeman does a pre-season check/tuneup for 100 bucks so i might go have that done.My Montana has an East Infection
12-27-2005, 08:41 PM #6Registered User
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Fuck Team Bozeman, Go to Twisted Wrist, John will take good care of you there. He's located across the street from Murdochs on 7th. He does great work and almost always costs less than anyone in town. He rebuilt my 99 700 rmk and she is still a happy sled!!! Also check Hyfax, suspension, skags, chaincase oil, yada, yada, yada...Oh, check clutch alignment, belt wear, and clean the primary and secondary clutches periodically.
Last edited by hick; 12-27-2005 at 09:31 PM.
12-28-2005, 08:55 PM #7
Best site online is snowest.com, you can pretty much find anything you need to know there, or ask one of the thousands of crazy sledheads.