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Old 12-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Put that bolt back in, no need for it to come out.

Yes the throttle and oil cable need to be removed. Note where the lock nut is and how many times the cable is threaded into the bracket. Taking a picture of that might help (if the oil tank isn't too much in the way).

Fuel line should just pull out of the carb, might be a pinch type deal on the line holding it there but it should come off easily.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok thanks!
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm not really sure what the hyfax is or what it does, but from the first picture can you determine how good mine is?

How's my track life?

Do you think you can determine the year of my Xl-V? It was given to me for free and the people who gave it to me didn't know the year.

Also, what's that box right by where the battery go's? If it's for storage will the stuff that's in there get heated from the engine heat?

One more thing, I can't seem to find the grease points. Do you know where they are?

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It looks to be a 1990 but I'm not the best at judging.

Track looks ok to me anyway, better than whats on mine. Your hyfax look fine, as seen in that first pic, once they wear down to that little line on them you should replace them. The track clips in between the track windows ride on them.

Nice looking sled you got there. Are you familiar with checking compression on these? I'd be curious to see where yours is sitting at.

If you do check, remove both plugs, make sure the kill switch is off and check each side one by one while holding the throttle wide open. Pull it over about 5 times and see where the compression is at.

That box is for storage, there is a metal shield around it to protect from heat, I've had no issues. I personally don't know where the grease points are, never done mine before. My speedo doesn't work but I've had mine up to about 60 (Im not a racer) just a joy rider. I'm not light either.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:22 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks, I saw some pics of yours and it looks in Really Good condition.

I've never checked compression on anything actually. How would one do it?

Pull over as in just pulling it the pull chord? This sled ironically doesn't have a kill switch. Or so I think. I just turn the ignition to off.
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You need a gauge, ah heck dont worry about it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:44 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Ok...it seems ok.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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if the hyfax is that close to the wear line at that point on the rails, you better take a real close look further up. where the rails bend at the front of the skid is the most extreme for wear. what you have wont last long if you ride the icy conditions.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I didn't think about getting gaskets for the carb...where can I find those?
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I didn't think about getting gaskets for the carb...where can I find those?
There is none, just a rubber o ring for the bowl but most likely it'll be reusable. Go easy when you tear it down.
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Ok thanks.
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In the pic I posted I think I wrote 1.5 turns out on the air screw, i made a mistake. Its suppose to be 2- 1/4 turns out from gently seated.
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Ok...do I need to put any sealer on the O ring? Also what is the screw for and what do I do to it.
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Shouldn't need a sealer on that. It's the air screw for the carb. Under your hood should also state how many turns out to run it.
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There's an electrical thing attached to the carb...what do I do to that? Oh...and your way to get the carb off worked good! Just need to get that electrical thing off.
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That is the TORS or throttle override. Connections should disconnect by pulling them apart.
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Ok Thanks. I have the carburetor off and am cleaning it now!
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How'd it go Ben?
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Sorry I havnt gotten back to you guys, been really busy. It went well, I got it all back together, the carb wasn't very dirt at all so I guess it was the air screw...(I should've tried that first) Oh well. Well the air screw broke so I ordered a new one. It will run with out it it just won't idle so I fired it up to get it out of the garage and it ran and moved...then I turned it off to fill it up but it wouldnt start and it is SERIOUSLY flooded. Like gas is pouring out of the pipe and I took the plugs out and it comes flying out when I pull it. I don't know what's wrong. The gas gauge was at full and now it's at 3/4 full. I need some help...I'm guessing it's something with the seat and needle in the carb. Please help.
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