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Old 11-03-2007, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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slide rail replacement instructions

i own a 2005 rs venture yamaha , i want to replace the slide rails, i was told that after you remove the lock screw at front of rail that the slide rail will tap out through the rear of the track if the hole is lined up. is there 1 set of holes which are larger than the rest ? i have the rail tapped back enough that it is trying to come out of the track whole but the whole seems too small. what am i missing??
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're talking about the plastic piece on the rail, correct? If it won't come out the track window, you need to remove the skid.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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.....or you trim out 1 pair of track windows with a razor knife as long as it's not too much.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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slide rail replacement instructions

these were replaced early last winter by my yamaha dealer, without removing the metal frame which the slide rail is supported in. so my guess is that either there is 1 set of windows that are larger than the rest from the factory or the tech, used a razor blade knife to cut 2 windows as you suggested. does anyone know if there are 2 windows that are made larger from the factory track ?
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sometimes it takes two people to do.It will not come out easy on any sled.Never has for me anyway .If it starts to go through the track window.Spray it with some WD-40,Grab it with a pair of vise grips,and pull like a Pi$$ed of monkey.When insalling the new ones.Be sure to clean up the rail of all the dirt and spray more WD-40 on it . They will slide on much easier.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Perhaps loosen the track tension, and use a heat gun to warm up the curved end. I have done this lots of ways, none of which are easy! One way I haven't tried yet is to put a long scew into the plastic then a slide hamer!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Perhaps loosen the track tension, .........
Oops!! That is the most important step!!! Looser is better & get it up off the ground!!
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We welded a nut onto the adjuster screw of a set of needle nose vise grips so it would thread onto a slide hammer. The thing works great.
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i had to take the suspension out of mine to change it, but they chaged he track the year after.
Is there anyone having troubles with the exhaust of the 4 stroke yamahs burning the donuts out ofteh which costs a fiar bit to get done way too often.
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