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Drywall Mesh Tape + ShoeGoo = DIY Fibreglass repair / Plastics Strengthener

Restaurant Wipes can remove gas odor from hands

Apply vaseline to battery posts for better contact

If your battery terminals are heavily corroded, the quickest and easiest way to clean them is to pour carbonated soft drink over them. It will eat the corrosion away. Baking soda mixed with water will also do the trick

Clean headlights, chrome and enamel with baking soda

Coca-cola and aluminum foil will clean rust off your chrome bumper
 

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Everyday stuff:
-silicon spray in the tunnel to help keep snow from sticking.
-you can adjust your secondary to keep using that worn out belt on your fishing sled
-to gain top speed run the track looser than the manual says
-On pre fuel injected sleds,,, most stock sleds seem to be jetted a bit rich (so rejetting is usually easy hp)
-if you never ride that 600-700cc sled at speeds over 85mph,,than why not regear and have more power where you need it.
-change your primary spring if your sled is more than 15 years old,, you will notice.
-remove the torsion bar for easier side hilling on a trail sled(you will have lean more on the trails)
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for 1/4 mile for fun,,cheap racing mods:
I've used sharped bolts and washers instead of studs
chopped the tunnel 3",
removed the silencer and replaced it with a s pipe
sync the carbs, and regear/clutch to the day at hand.
smoothed the exhaust y pipe/ ported the edges of the cyd where the exhaust bolts up
-lighted everything, excess engine mount material, skis, removed excess casting on the engine, carbs,light housing,covers; thinned the cowling and sections of the tunnel and belly pan. (all to save 1 lb)
carefully measure and drilled holes in every thing like idler wheels, back side of bumpers, bottom of trailing/suspension arms,rails,(save a 1/4lb)
replaced steel parts with aluminum like the steel bars bolting the rear suspension on ,(belly pan on old sleds)(save 2+lbs)
hollow out the seat and replace a plug of foam with a 2l coke bottle glue it in and lighten the seat board. (save 3/4 lb)
run premix and use the oil injection tank for gas
replace your big travel hd suspension with a basic suspension 1/2 the weight (indy light?)
(saved 3+lbs)
 

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Everyday stuff:
-silicon spray in the tunnel to help keep snow from sticking.
-you can adjust your secondary to keep using that worn out belt on your fishing sled
-to gain top speed run the track looser than the manual says
-On pre fuel injected sleds,,, most stock sleds seem to be jetted a bit rich (so rejetting is usually easy hp)
-if you never ride that 600-700cc sled at speeds over 85mph,,than why not regear and have more power where you need it.
-change your primary spring if your sled is more than 15 years old,, you will notice.
-remove the torsion bar for easier side hilling on a trail sled(you will have lean more on the trails)
-
for 1/4 mile for fun,,cheap racing mods:
I've used sharped bolts and washers instead of studs
chopped the tunnel 3",
removed the silencer and replaced it with a s pipe
sync the carbs, and regear/clutch to the day at hand.
smoothed the exhaust y pipe/ ported the edges of the cyd where the exhaust bolts up
-lighted everything, excess engine mount material, skis, removed excess casting on the engine, carbs,light housing,covers; thinned the cowling and sections of the tunnel and belly pan. (all to save 1 lb)
carefully measure and drilled holes in every thing like idler wheels, back side of bumpers, bottom of trailing/suspension arms,rails,(save a 1/4lb)
replaced steel parts with aluminum like the steel bars bolting the rear suspension on ,(belly pan on old sleds)(save 2+lbs)
hollow out the seat and replace a plug of foam with a 2l coke bottle glue it in and lighten the seat board. (save 3/4 lb)
run premix and use the oil injection tank for gas
replace your big travel hd suspension with a basic suspension 1/2 the weight (indy light?)
(saved 3+lbs)
Wow that's a lil extreme for weight. My fav mod is porting then clutching.and getting to your specific riding. But don't forget the monster stickers they're 5 HP a piece.

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