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Old 12-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So the track i went with was the 1" ice attack track with 264 pre installed studs, what do you guys think of that track? as far a performance, off trail in 1 or 2 feet powder, hard pack, or ice? and im halfway through installing it, wasn't to hard other then getting the broken speedo "Key" out of the drive shaft, so after spending almost an hour on it i said **** it and left it in there not worth my time for a working speedo lol. got the track change and new one back on the skid and the 4 bolts in stalled. was getting late last night so decided to put it down for the night and have a go at it another day. going to finish it tommorrow. this is what i have left; Putting gears back on, install chain, chaincase cover / fill it up. secondary clutch / belt. and exhaust / can.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Too late now, but I'd give that speedo key another try! That little key can save you lots of $$$$ later. Its the early warning sign for when your bearing goes out. Without it, you won't know until the damage is already done.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i just change the drive shaft bearings so i should be good for a while. i tried everything to get it out but it wouldn't come.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you take a sharp wood chisel you can 'pop' the alum insert out!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Like KC said. The hole in the driveline accepts an insert that the key is inserted in to and is removable. Usually when you remove one, it's ruined. New ones are cheap.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's possible to knerel the alum if you have too!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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should of made this thread a day earlier lol, ive got the driveshaft in already and track installed. just left with the chain case assembly and secondary clutch. but as my dad was tightening the bolt into the secondary he yanked on it wrong and it snapped in half, luckily the other half didnt get stuck inside there was just enough poking out to be able to get some vice grips on it and get the broken bolt out. so time to take a trip and grab another bolt and then continue the assembly process. you guys ever tried the camoplast ice attack track?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You can still access the insert with the driveline installed. You may be able to grab it with some vice-grips and tap on the vice grips to pull it out. The insert is aluminum and pretty soft, they damage pretty easily.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So I've got the sled 100% back together not even any extra parts hahaha. How tight should I put the track? It's got some play in it now just not sure how much to put
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Pick the sled up so the skid is entirely in the air. Place a weight (10lbs) inside the skid, on the track. The weight should cause the track to hang down just about 1" from the rails - adjust until you get that. Rotate the track a bit with each adjustment to make sure you're getting the full effect of the weight on the track.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh... And pop the secondary off and fix that speedo key. Trust what people here are telling you... It WILL come out, and you will be thankful you did it when the key snaps because your driveshaft bearings are getting worn.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I guess I'll give that speedo another go. Thanks everyone been helpful and think my tracks a little on the tight side now so will fix that to.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You really only want it tight enough now to ratchet!
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