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    This past weekend we took the sleds out after the...

    This past weekend we took the sleds out after the Christmas party. Was +8 on the trails. Was bored out of my skull and my snow flap kept getting sucked into my track. Anywho, while I wasn't paying...
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    Speaking of which. Multiple applications of...

    Speaking of which. Multiple applications of penetrant and some love taps and theyíre out. 258844
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    ^ makes my ski and ski arm issues seem relatively...

    ^ makes my ski and ski arm issues seem relatively minor.


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    ^ Figured there had to be someone who had been...

    ^ Figured there had to be someone who had been here before.

    Did you remove the spindle to use the drift punch on it or just do it while it is still on the sled? That's a large drift fill that...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    And thereís the bushing sleeve fused into the spindle. So thatís the other part of the disintegrated ďwashersĒ I found - lovely. Soak that in pb blaster today and tonight and see if I can get them...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    ^ oh, so part 13 isnít part of the ski? I thought it was part of the bushing on the ski. Is part 2 the bushing in the ski? Or is that an additional part as well? Thanks for the heads up. Thatíll make...
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    Okay, this is getting frustrating. How hard can...

    Okay, this is getting frustrating. How hard can it be to install new skis? Got the new axles (I still think of it as an axle sleeve) today while near the sled shop. They are identical to the ones I...
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    ^ Nah, just the spacer seized to the axle sheathe...

    ^ Nah, just the spacer seized to the axle sheathe (in the diagram above it was part 8 and 14 that seized together).

    Sweet photo Shredhead - looks like an amazing day.
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    I just trimmed mine with a knife when that...

    I just trimmed mine with a knife when that happened - didn't think about it again.



    Why new bolts and washers? Ski kit came with new nuts, so set there but the bolts and existing washer look...
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    ^^^ Yeah, that's what my new skis look like, too....

    ^^^ Yeah, that's what my new skis look like, too. I'll investigate further with the shop via ye old mobile phone tomorrow, see if they have any thoughts on the matter.

    And yeah, I think that'll be...
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    While the amounts of snow required to sled appear...

    While the amounts of snow required to sled appear to be eons away still in this neck of the woods, I'm prepping for the season of sledding. I bought a Pilot DS-2 ski to kit to replace my thrashed...
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    I believe they mean for when you actually roll...

    I believe they mean for when you actually roll your sled with the skis on it - the skis will add additional torque and stress to the tunnel as the sled is rolling through the snow. I have them on...
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    Have a hut trip coming up at the end of next...

    Have a hut trip coming up at the end of next month. Sledding in. Ordered some Cfr tunnel stiffeners (their ďbladesĒ) and a hitch bumper to tow in a toboggan. Figured the stiffeners will be a good...
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    Yeah, replacing it this week - i also figured...

    Yeah, replacing it this week - i also figured next time she hits a tree, the bumper won't have much give left. We left it when it was slightly bent. Now that it's fairly bent and warping the plastic,...
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    My buddy went and ran into a tree with the gf's...

    My buddy went and ran into a tree with the gf's sled today. Took him about 20m on his first ride :D Didn't hit it too fast, but did the front bumper is bent.

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    It was already slightly...
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    To follow up on this there is an idle screw - a...

    To follow up on this there is an idle screw - a single one for both carbs, so just the one adjustment required. though the mechanic did reset the tps again (was 10% off...), synched the valves on the...
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    Haha, yeah - my upper body was in shock the first...

    Haha, yeah - my upper body was in shock the first day of sledding/digging/lifting.


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    WRT the mopro vs cfr rack, couldnít you just...

    WRT the mopro vs cfr rack, couldnít you just mount the cfr rack further back to eliminatedki conflict with feet if so desired? I have flat tail (4frnts) so not a big deal when Iíve tandemed with the...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Haha, yeah - we spent a while digging out but lots of people were ripping in there!
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Yeah, just being facetious.

    How do people attach their decks? Looking to make my connection (currently 6 bolts through the bed) more sturdy.
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    That doesnít look fun at all... Spent Saturday...

    That doesnít look fun at all...

    Spent Saturday in the sunshine.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180129/cc4b410c09ee3c74404d347fda34ff76.jpg

    Practiced digging...
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    That is sig worthy and I agree 100% after 1+...

    That is sig worthy and I agree 100% after 1+ season of sledding.
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    Definitely possible. Ugh - how much does...

    Definitely possible.



    Ugh - how much does that run?



    Yeah - going to have the shop adjust the idle the proper way (is there a way to adjust the idle without a digital inductive type...
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    That's what I figured regarding the rad. Yes,...

    That's what I figured regarding the rad.

    Yes, it's a carb'd engine. Manual says to set the idle speed with a digital inductive type tachometer, syncing with the TPS module. I am stopping by the...
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    Checked compression - 140 pto 142 mag. Last...

    Checked compression - 140 pto 142 mag. Last season they read 140/140 (Iím assuming itís the same this year and the 142 was a rounding difference. Idled at 1500 for 5+min. Coolant still all there and...
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    Yeah, engine was cold when I checked (long drive...

    Yeah, engine was cold when I checked (long drive home). Filled over lunch today - still full now that Iím home. Gonna lift it up, check for visual damage on the rad, do a compression test and start...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Ah - I did hit a rock and got very stuck a few times. Iíll check that out thanks. Is that a simple fix, should it be damaged, or more complex?

    My plan is to fill with coolant start it up and see...
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    So, I must admit - I didn't even check my coolant...

    So, I must admit - I didn't even check my coolant level prior to the season. Got out for our first rides this past weekend - when we got back I noticed my coolant was also empty. I'm new to the...
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    We now have thing one and thing two. ...

    We now have thing one and thing two.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180119/fa1f5e94464e8fa046d072078efce70a.jpg

    Ironically, with this huge storm cycle, we are off to the wet coast for the...
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    ~$80 later and Iím good to go. TPS reset,...

    ~$80 later and Iím good to go. TPS reset, throttle tuned - big props to Courtenay motorsports for getting it back to me the same day I dropped it off. Hopefully get out for the first sled day...
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    Got the sled on with three of us pushing. Thanks...

    Got the sled on with three of us pushing. Thanks for the advice, Iíll see how much my wallet hates me.


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    Iíll check both these things - regardless it has...

    Iíll check both these things - regardless it has to go to the shop to get the closed throttle reset done, so Iíll have the shop check both these items. I didnít notice anything with the boots when I...
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    Thanks crashidy - I agree regarding that concern...

    Thanks crashidy - I agree regarding that concern (thing is meant to idle at 1900rpm, so 4000 is up there). Any tips on how to make it easier to dead sailer, or is it just hauling the thing up the...
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    Long story short, I tried to clean my carbs (it...

    Long story short, I tried to clean my carbs (it was my first time). Buddy was 'helping' and broke the TPS control module (snapped a tab so it wouldn't snap back into the female part). Managed to find...
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    That looks like a familiar photo :fmicon:

    That looks like a familiar photo :fmicon:
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    Classic

    Classic
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    Very nice. Running my '08 Summit 800 again this...

    Very nice. Running my '08 Summit 800 again this year. 2nd year of riding and really stoked on it.
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    Sweet. How much and where are you located?

    Sweet. How much and where are you located?
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    New addition to the family. I have joined team...

    New addition to the family. I have joined team BRAAAAAAAP

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    Sadly, in Canuck pesos, things are often...

    Sadly, in Canuck pesos, things are often relatively expensive up here (assume you're in 'murica - so that's equivalent to ~US$2100 right now). I'll keep my eyes open for a 153 track, though and keep...
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    Wow is it easy to start disappearing down the...

    Wow is it easy to start disappearing down the rabbit hole with sleds - soon you're looking at thousands of dollars and have to reign yourself in because you just bought a house and don't have that...
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    http://nanaimo.craigslist.ca/snw/5430947619.html...

    http://nanaimo.craigslist.ca/snw/5430947619.html

    Thoughts on these/the price? Am looking to get a sled to access logging roads. No plans to use as a mountain sled as of yet, though that may come;...
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