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Old 01-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sup Fellas and any ladys !!!!!! I am a Noob to the site and sleds this is my 2nd Sled. I Just picked up a 1995 Vmax 600. It runs Good only has a few issues i need to figure out. The Speedo dont work. Bummer Looks like it could be a cable or bearing from what i am reading online. I hope its just a cabel. It could use a new seat cover and a Good clean/wax.

My plans for the week are get some fresh plugs and gas. With a new Drive belt. Any other things i should look into? Please lmk

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Towed Like a Boss with my dads 98 civic lolol Got 30mpg Going 80mph !!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Biggest thing at the moment is to get the speedo issue worked out and change the driveshaft bearings if need be before you use it.

Nice looking sled. Like the graphics. Welcome to the forum.....
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, so when checking things over what should i look at for the speedo? How do i check the Drive shaft bearings? I dont know much about sleds but i know my way around cars for the most part.

Any DIYS on it??
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a bunch of how to's in the Tech section of the forum.

Where in NY?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There are a bunch of how to's in the Tech section of the forum.

Where in NY?
Ulster County NY. I see the How To's but i dont see one on the bearing replacement do you have a link i have searched !!!!
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speedo side bearing removal

you want to key on the driveshaft bearing located on the clutch side of the sled. unfortunately theres about a 99% chance your issue isnt cable related but more likely to be the connector between the speedo housing and the driveshaft.

you need to remove your secondary clutch. of course the drive belt needs to come off first. pay attention to the shims between the bolt and the clutch as well as any that may be behind it. they often stick to the back of the clutch and fall off when your not looking. if thats actually a 95, you will need a 14mm wrench for the nut. have a 17mm on hand just in case.

there are three nuts holding on the speedo cover. you will need a 12mm socket or end wrench to remove these. pull the rubber boot back from on the speedo cable and remove the cable, pliers may help here. its a knurled fitting. then remove the 3 nuts securing the housing mentioned previously.

there is a rigid piece of of cable between the housing and the driveshaft. more than likely it is broken. you will know when the housing is removed. hopefully it comes out easily from the driveshaft, if not, theres are some tips to remove it.

to replace the bearing, you will need to loosen the track. if you account for the number of turns you loosen the track adjuster bolts you can reference that later assuming your alignment is correct now.

the bearing has set screws securing it to the shaft. yours are probably still allen heads, but they may be torx. should be two set screws. you will have to loosen these from under the sled and rotate the track to access them.

at this point, if your luck is holding out, the bearing should slide of the shaft. if not, you have a few options. there is a carrier on the inboard side of the tunnel. a strategically placed cold chisel and punch can be used to drive the bearing off. if this isnt working for you, you can grind and remove the 3 rivets securing the carrier and slide it back for better access for your punch or chisel. last ditch effort would be to drop the skid and chaincase and completely remove the shaft and take it to the press.

see how far you get before making any rash decisions.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you im buying the bearing today. Il let you guys know how i make out. Sounds like a Decent Job. I think i can handle it.
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Waiting on the parts should be here the 15th....... Also if anyone has a Lead on a Good used Track i belive its 121x15 for this sled that would be awesome mine is ok, but its seen better days.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Check with a dealer for take offs.
121x15x2.52 pitch so it makes no difference what brand it came from.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Check with a dealer for take offs.
121x15x2.52 pitch so it makes no difference what brand it came from.
Check with a dealer for take off's? I am not sure i follow? Are you saying call the dealer and ask if they have a used one? I have a lead on a used one now for 200$ shipped with 3/4in Lugs. i might scoop up i am usure tho.
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Take-offs are sometimes new as well. applies to many stock parts like skis, tracks, ATV tires, etc. A customer will upgrade and the dealer sometimes gives them a few bucks for the old parts. The dealer turns around and sells them at huge profit.
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Take-offs are sometimes new as well. applies to many stock parts like skis, tracks, ATV tires, etc. A customer will upgrade and the dealer sometimes gives them a few bucks for the old parts. The dealer turns around and sells them at huge profit.
Thanks will swing my the Yamaha Dealer this week on my way home.
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I have gotten brand new tracks that were "take offs" because the buyer of a new sled wanted a different track.
I can usually buy them for about 2/3 the price of new wholesale price.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok, cool il ask. I got another question I know the rear shocks in the older sleds suck. But how high should the sled sit about off the ground? The rear area how much clearance between the track and the coolent things under the rear? My sled is on the ground lol since the snow is gone and my parts will show up in the mail tomorrow I mite as well look it all over!

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see if the suspension compresses and returns on its own. those sleds sat low anyways but you need to see if the suspension is cycling.
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see if the suspension compresses and returns on its own. those sleds sat low anyways but you need to see if the suspension is cycling.
It is going up and down lol, so its working. I was thinking about getting one of them plate kits you attach and it makes it go up 3in. but then i think that takes away the little travle i have lol thats no good.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Small update with the recent snow I've been out hitting the trails having alot of fun before the snow is gone and spring is here!!!

I ride with a few buddy's they all have skidoo's look nice run fast all 700+ triples or twin 800cc revs well yesterday I was out with my buddy who has the MXZ 700 triple needless to say my old 600 vmax beater had to tow him home lol

I've fixed the sled up decent keep gas and oil in it and its been starting every time !!!

Happy Sleding everyone!!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Seeing pictures of your sled brought back some good memories. I had a 96 vmax 600. Looked exactly like your sled. The only modd I did to it was 3" drop brackets on the rear of the skid. I found it helped for the deeper snow and it seemed to turn better too. It was a very reliable sled. Started in even -30c. Had alot of fun on that sled. Amazed at what it could be put through and what it would go through. It was that sled that convinced me that Yamaha is the brand of sled that I will always buy. Happy snowmobiling. Did you get alot of snow from that storm that it the east coast?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Still, looking for a, used track anyone with a link to one before I hit. eBay pm me or post. Up! When I get it I will post up up pics of me changing. It
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