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Old 12-15-2008, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Changing Sliders

well my first time I'm going to change my slides 99 Vmax 700 triple and inspect the suspension. I've heard lots of guys say this can be a bear putting it back in.. I'll be by myself so any tips on making this easier would help.
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For me I took screw out in the front of the slide. Lined up a hole in the rear of track for slide to come out. Took a screwdriver and tapped toward back of sled on side of slider. Came out very easily. Spray silicone or w-d 40 before doing. line up new slider with old one meaning screw hole. You may have to cut front and back. I used a bandsaw to cut. Silicone the heck out of the new one and the rail it goes on. Line it up and gently tap with a piece of wood to protect. You might need someone to hold track down by the curve in the front when you tap. Very easy. I just did all 3 of mine and never did it before. There is also a lot of posts about this. Search "sliders"
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hyfax install

piece of cake (most of the time!) loosen up your suspension all the way
remove the phillips screw in the front of the hyfax(make sure you use a
little never-seize on those screw's when you put them back in.)turn the track
so one of the sprocket windows will let the hyfax thru.I use a small air hammer
on low presure,buzz it a couple of times till it moves down thru the window.
Once you can grab it pull it out.Cut the new pair so they are about 1in from
the end of the rail.Apply a thin layer of grease to the inside of the new hyfax
and work it back on the rail,when you get to the end,use a piece that you
cut off to tap the hyfax into place.then put your screws back in(make sure they go in straight they strip easy.Tighten track and whalaa.

track tenssion should be1 1/8 in at about 22lbs

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Done yet? How did it go?
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while I was working on it I found a broken suspension strap and a very soft front shock.
I am going all the way now I took the suspension right out to replace the straps and while I'm this far I figure why not replace all my bearings. The slide was a piece a cake though. I'll need to replace those screws though, the guy I bought the sled from loctited them in.
Thanks a bunch for the tips though.
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When I took my sliders off I noticed the rails were worn also a little. Fun isn't it. Always something.
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Would this be the same procedure for a 1990 Phazer II? Simply unscrew the old ones, line up the track and pull them out and then cut them to shape and re-insert?
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That procedure works with pretty much all sleds.. you should be good to go

Sometimes the hyfax material sticks to the rails because of dirt/debris/corrosion. It's those times that make the removal a bear. I have clamped a vice grip on the old hyfax and tapped the vice grip backwards moving the hyfax out the track window on a few tough ones, but most of them come off pretty easily.
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you want to make sure and not damage those rails as well. keep in mind those phillips screws are usually loctited in and they are a soft screw. you need a good fitting #3 phillips and be careful.

if the hyfax isnt too brittle and you have rail saving in mind, a sharp razor knife slicing the sides makes for quicker removal than pulling out through the track windows. sometimes hammering a chisel into the hyfax near the screw hole gets them moving rearward. from there, using the hammer again with a block of wood against the rail and hyfax until you can get a good grip on the end once it starts to exit the track window.

reverse the procedure for the install after you lightly sand and clean the rails with a scothbrite or emery. spray the new sliders with pledge along with the rails. they will easily slide up to the bend in the rails. from there, use a piece of the old hyfax to drive the new ones up, or your block of wood again.
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