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Is my track toast?

Hey all,

I've been given a '86 Tundra by my father-in-law. This machine belonged to his father, and hasn't been run in several years. I'm in the process of getting it running. I'm a total newbie to snowmobiles, and this seems like a good machine to start with. I used to be into dirt bikes, and know my way around a 2-stroke.

But looking at the track, I'm wondering if I'm wasting my time. I can see threads separated from the rubber in several places(see pic). What's the general judging criteria for tracks? Is this one not to be trusted?

Thanks in advance,
Al

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It looks like dry rot is setting in, I wouldn't take it on no long trips put around the house. Would look into a new one tho. I wouldn't say that your wasting your time cuz the track mybe bad. It happens,

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Thanks for the response. What's a good source for a track? How much should I expect to pay?

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Thanks for the response. Couple more questions:

according to the manual I downloaded, my track size is 15 x 124. I don't see that size listed on those websites. Is it an odd size?

Would it really be worth spending $300-$400 or more on a almost 30 year old sled?
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I see the 86 Tundra as a 15 X 139 and a goofy Pitch!Perhaps a different set of drivers and a std 136" track?
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on a tundra, i would pass on buying new.

however, i found this http://www.mfgsupply.com/04-534.html
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I see the 86 Tundra as a 15 X 139 and a goofy Pitch!Perhaps a different set of drivers and a std 136" track?
According to the manual I have, that's the LT track. The "standard" Tundra shows as 124

I made a typo tho, my sled is an '85, the date of mfr is Nov 1984.
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on a tundra, i would pass on buying new.

however, i found this 04-534 - Ski-Doo Track | Snowmobile Parts | MFG Supply
$529 would seem to be hard to justify on this sled.

I think I'll work getting it running, and keep an eye on Craigslist for a good used track.

Thanks for all the help!
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Depends on what shape the rest of the sled is in. Considering new sleds run 10k plus. I look for a good used track!

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The track would likely last alright with normal use since you're not running a real high hp sled, but still should be replaced sooner rather than later. It's certainly not in great shape. And no, the sled isn't worth putting a $500 track on. Search craigslist for one, or maybe check out ebay as well. Shipping on a track is likely expensive but you may be able to find one for a price where shipping included still makes it a decent deal.

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Thanks for the input, guys. I guess I'll just keep working on getting in running, and keep an eye on Craigslist in the meantime.
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