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Old 01-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 Vmax track question

Ok so Ive done a bit of searching on a few forums and have found a few different answers to this question. I picked up a barely used ripsaw 1.25" track for next to nothing, and my question is will this fit a 1997 Vmax 700 SX or will I have to modify/change the driver to make it fit?

I dont want to tear the sled all down only to find it wont fit, and waste all that time I could be looking for a track that will fit. Some have said it will fit, no problems, others say you have to change to a smaller drive sprocket. If I need to go smaller, where can I find an 8 tooth?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i put a 1.5 on a 99 and it worked but you might have to gear it down
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am going to tear the sled down this weekend and see if it will work...if theres anything I should look out for let me know.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The 1.25 track will fit fine.You may want to drop one tooth on the gear.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Do you mean a tooth on the drive gear/axle, or in the gear box...sorry just want to clarify. I planned on regearing it after the track is on anyway.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Reduce the top sprocket in the chain case by one tooth.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thats what I thought, thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So I changed out the track this weekend and what a difference a ripsaw really makes...I had a stock 3/4 with 144 studs before and the only place that would keep up is on ice.

Anyway I just wanted to post an FYI for anyone looking to fit a ripsaw on a Yamaha SX...if you have tunnel and heat exchanger protectors, you WILL have to clip the track. In my case they actually rubbed with the driver in place, so I clipped two fingers off each lug that lined up with the protectors and it rode fine with no evidence of the track rubbing anywhere. You could remove the protectors and fit the track fine, but I didnt like that idea, so clipped the track instead. If anyone needs some more insight to this project feel free to pm me.
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