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Old 11-12-2007, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How do you get slides off?

Got a 1997 Arctic Cat that needs new slides. What is an easy way to get the old slides off without removing the track? These are stuck on fairly solid and I have tried WD-40 and a hair dyrer to heat up the plastic to make it easier but they will not budge.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They should slide out through the track window.After taking the mounting screw out of the front. I usually take a screwdriver and a hammer and tap it out.Sometimes they are not easy to get out.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make sure you loosen the track as much as possible & lift the back end off the ground. Remove the nut & screw at the front of the slide. Start pushing the slide toward the rear using a hammer & punch/screwdriver. Line up one of the track windows so it will allow the slide to pass through it; in some cases, you may need to slightly "open" up the window with a razor knife.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hope this Helps, I've have one and I have no complaints at all!! Best of Luck! I tried to post a picture for it, but I don't think it will allow me, I'm sure if you want the guy will be happy to email you a picture.
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Instructions for using the E-Z Snowmobile Slide Remover


First, elevate the snowmobile to free spin the track. THINK SAFETY AND MAKE SURE WHATEVER METHOD YOU USE TO LIFT THE SNOWMOBILE IT IS SAFE FOR YOU TO BE WORKING UNDER IT AT ALL TIMES.

At the front end of the track, the nylon slide is attached with a single screw to the aluminum rail. This Phillips screw can be removed with a #2 Phillips screw driver. For those hard to remove screws use an impact Phillips head screw driver with a hammer. Once the screw is out, then place the E-Z Slide Remover tool in your air impact hammer. The E-Z slide remover should be placed on the area where you just removed the screw. Spraying a little lubrication along the length of the slide (WD-40 or PB Blaster) certainly will make pushing the nylon slide out the back end of the track easier.

As the tool moves the nylon slide backward, the track has to be rotated just enough for the nylon slide to exit one of the openings in the track. You continue to push the nylon slide backward moving the E-Z SLIDE from opening to opening in the track.

Once the slide is removed, use the “old slide” as your template to cut your new slide to the proper length. CUT THE MATERIAL OFF THE OPPOSITE END FROM WHERE THE SCREW MOUNTING HOLE IS LOCATED!!! Clean off the snowmobile aluminum rail with a clean cloth prior to mounting the new slide. Follow the replacement slide manufacturer’s suggestions and advice when mounting the new nylon slides. Putting some grease on the removed screw will make it easier to get in and out in the future.



E-Z Snowmobile Slide Remover phone 630-668-0266
1S 785 Hawthorne Lane
Wheaton, IL 60187

E-mail: ezslideremover@hotmail.com

E-Z Snowmobile Slide Remover (patent pending)

This tool is designed to firmly grip the bottom of the nylon slide and push it along the aluminum rail without damaging the rail by cutting through the worn nylon. It is intended to be used with a hand held air impact hammer for the best results. After removing the securing screw holding the nylon slide to the aluminum rail, the “claw face” of the tool attaches itself to the nylon slide.

The air impact hammer puts consistent pressure on the tool which breaks the nylon slide free from the aluminum rail and pushes the slide backward through one of the openings in the track at the rear of the snowmobile. The E-Z SLIDE REMOVER will remove the slide in a fraction of the time of conventional methods.

Purchase price for this tool is $39.45 which includes handling and shipping. We accept checks, Visa or Master Card.












To place your order, write or e-mail:
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks

Thanks for the suggestions and help. This has proved to be a very worth while site to get the answers.

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just love all of the sales people on this site...
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Guess I'm oldfashioned since I still take my suspension out to change the slides?
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Loosen the track and get them started out the window then rotate the track backwards and they will peel right off. Can remove a set in less than 5 min
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Loosen the track and get them started out the window then rotate the track backwards and they will peel right off. Can remove a set in less than 5 min
this guy is on the right track, works all the time for me!
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Guess I'm oldfashioned since I still take my suspension out to change the slides?
I do too Jim, just makes it easier to check things out and lube anyway which by the time you wear them out you should do anyway.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wonder if anyone has just taken a torch to them, really heated them up and just "folded" them off?
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just want to thank eveyone for their suggestions. This is a great site. The slides on my snowmobile were really stuck on and some of the suggestions I had tried and they would not budge. I tried the old hammer and flat chisel but they wouldn't let go. After reading what "bigsnowman" indicated on that tool I got one of them and it was a god send. When the slide was worn down as far as mine were the puller isn't much help because there really wasn't much to screw into and once it pulled out there was nothing to bite into for the screw a second attempt.

I was happy to see other people have had some problems in reading this site on getting the slides off. When they are stuck on there is not a simple answer. Like anything when you get the right tool you are home free. Taking a touch to them certainly isn't even an option because once the plastic even starts to melt you could damage the aluminum as well as the track. So I want to give a plug and a thank you to the guy that invented the ezslideremover and sure hope he gets his web site up and running because he needs to get the word out.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Got a 1997 Arctic Cat that needs new slides. What is an easy way to get the old slides off without removing the track? These are stuck on fairly solid and I have tried WD-40 and a hair dyrer to heat up the plastic to make it easier but they will not budge.
The site is now up and running and you can visit it and look at the tool Just go to "ezslideremover.com"
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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welded a nut that will thread onto a slide hammer to a pair of needle nose vise grip pliers. once you get enough off the end of the rail, you can clamp the needle nose on the slide and just bang it out with the slide hammer, make sure to lube the next ones up when installing to help in taking them off next time.
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hey, how do you like that ultra,what makes it ultra. Ive got a 94 indy special sks.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i use a air chizzel works great
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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a punch in slide and put wd 40,remember go slow so you don't damage frame.
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