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MotoJ


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Re: Re: Re: My new whips :D
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2013, 09:23:51 AM »
  • Very cool, I'm a sucker for low production specials 8)

    And I'm a sucker!

    If this thing really hits with 90HP on a 2cyl 570 and I can get her running strong and everything working properly, I will be a very happy camper.

    The Indy Classic...Not as much of "Special" sled, but its an indy 500 at heart and I'm sure it will run forever once reassembled.
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    Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 01:43:16 PM »
  • We'll have to line it up against my 83hp 440 and see how it does :-)
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    Re: Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 06:15:14 PM »
  • We'll have to line it up against my 83hp 440 and see how it does :-)
    Indeed!  I am trying to figure out what I need to inspect as far as the driveline/track goes.

    Hyfax is great, I am planning on getting a grease gun and hitting every cert like mad... but what about other stuff like bogey wheels, drive shaft etc? Is there anything you do or just run it?

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    Re: Re: Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 06:20:15 PM »
  • Indeed!  I am trying to figure out what I need to inspect as far as the driveline/track goes.

    Hyfax is great, I am planning on getting a grease gun and hitting every cert like mad... but what about other stuff like bogey wheels, drive shaft etc? Is there anything you do or just run it?

    I feel like its fighting some resistance after clutch engagement, so I put the rear on a block and pulled her up to oh idk 100MPH a few times, but I'm not sure I learned anything from that test. My biggest question I guess is with the driveshaft/drivers if there is anything I need to do up there.  And secondly do you just run bogies 'til they fail?

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    Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 09:16:45 PM »
  • bogies should spin free with no binding, drivers usually don't need much for service, it's usually the bearings that go bad. Not sure with yamaha but cat the speedo usually quits working when the drive bearing goe's bad.

    my usual winter checklist
    grease everything with zerks
    check carbides
    check/replace hyfax
    track tension/adjustments
    check ski's
    check all steering componets for excessive play
    new plugs<---I do this every year no matter how much I rode it, old plugs go as spares
    check clutch and secondary, rebuild if needed ( I usually put new ramps/rollers in every 2 years)
    remove and check drive belt for cracking
    nut and bolt the entire sled <----little excessive but I'd rather not have a problem on the trail
    wash/wax/armor all all plastics/seat
    and polish out the tunnel

    I've only ever had to be towed back once, due to a melted piston but thats not anything I could do to prevent that.

    my sled is jetted allitle rich so it shouldn't melt down now, 320 jets when they call for 300 or 310's but thats alittle too lean for me
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    MotoJ


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    Re: Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #30 on: November 14, 2013, 06:55:08 AM »
  • bogies should spin free with no binding, drivers usually don't need much for service, it's usually the bearings that go bad. Not sure with yamaha but cat the speedo usually quits working when the drive bearing goe's bad.

    my usual winter checklist
    grease everything with zerks
    check carbides
    check/replace hyfax
    track tension/adjustments
    check ski's
    check all steering componets for excessive play
    new plugs<---I do this every year no matter how much I rode it, old plugs go as spares
    check clutch and secondary, rebuild if needed ( I usually put new ramps/rollers in every 2 years)
    remove and check drive belt for cracking
    nut and bolt the entire sled <----little excessive but I'd rather not have a problem on the trail
    wash/wax/armor all all plastics/seat
    and polish out the tunnel

    I've only ever had to be towed back once, due to a melted piston but thats not anything I could do to prevent that.

    my sled is jetted allitle rich so it shouldn't melt down now, 320 jets when they call for 300 or 310's but thats alittle too lean for me

    Hmmm, I hope I don't have a big bogey budget first year in... basically gotta grease everything and check them bogies.

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    Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 09:04:54 AM »
  • bogies should spin free with no binding, drivers usually don't need much for service, it's usually the bearings that go bad. Not sure with yamaha but cat the speedo usually quits working when the drive bearing goe's bad.

    my usual winter checklist
    grease everything with zerks
    check carbides
    check/replace hyfax
    track tension/adjustments
    check ski's
    check all steering componets for excessive play
    new plugs<---I do this every year no matter how much I rode it, old plugs go as spares
    check clutch and secondary, rebuild if needed ( I usually put new ramps/rollers in every 2 years)
    remove and check drive belt for cracking
    nut and bolt the entire sled <----little excessive but I'd rather not have a problem on the trail
    wash/wax/armor all all plastics/seat
    and polish out the tunnel

    I've only ever had to be towed back once, due to a melted piston but thats not anything I could do to prevent that.

    my sled is jetted allitle rich so it shouldn't melt down now, 320 jets when they call for 300 or 310's but thats alittle too lean for me
    T-Cat sounds like you have everything on lockdown. ;D

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    Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 10:12:03 AM »
  • We need a thread for this!  That's good info, thanks T-Cat!
    But I don't want greeting cards. I want to get fucked up on trampolines
    Pretty much everything that DVS_DAN said is correct.

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    Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 08:33:54 PM »
  • thats my guide and I've never had issue's with minor stuff breaking on the trail, I've gone as far as putting the sled on scales to set ski pressure to balance turning and wheelie ability for ditch hopping... ;D. I grew up with sleds since i was 3 so I learned this from my cousin who is working for a pro snocross team and my old man

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    Re: Re: My new whips :D
    « Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 10:00:59 AM »
  • thats my guide and I've never had issue's with minor stuff breaking on the trail, I've gone as far as putting the sled on scales to set ski pressure to balance turning and wheelie ability for ditch hopping... ;D. I grew up with sleds since i was 3 so I learned this from my cousin who is working for a pro snocross team and my old man

    Every fall my Uncle either had me tune up his sleds or mine if I had one, or like his and a buddy's and mine we would usually spend half of thanksgiving day in the garage with my cousins doing carbs and clutches, greasing things and checking seals.  The difference now is I have nobody telling me what else to do and I don't have the tools!

    I just got the carbs back in the Indy, Fuel line is functioning I can see it pull from the tank to the pump, the sled even ran for a minute, but something is wrong, won't stay running or even start right now...I may just bring it over to Empire Cycle and have the boys get her going.



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