Snowmobile Tech

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  • How-To: SkiDoo 600 HO Reed Replacement

    One can easily secure a set of the stock 800 HO reeds for less then $100 off eBay vs. almost $300 for VForce reeds.

    Nov. 12, 2009
  • Top Ten Pre-Season Snowmobile Tech Tips

    When you get the sled out in the fall be sure to clean the the storage spray off the clutch faces otherwise you could wear an hourglass shape in your belt and ruin it. A little acetone on a rag and the quick wipe on the clutch sheaves does wonders.

    Oct. 12, 2009
  • Dirt Sleds for Year-Round Riding

    RMSHA racer Trevor Erickson spearheaded the concept and contacted ZBroz Racing to help with the project. Before long Trevor had a Polaris IQ600RR ready to be ridden in the dirt. Black Diamond Extreme also got in on the project and had a Arctic Cat Sno Pro

    Aug. 17, 2009
  • Ask the Snowman: January 2009 Reader Questions

    Bars Leak to fix a serious coolant problem on a 1998 ZR500 snowmobile; what do you think, SnowMan?

    Jan. 05, 2009
  • 2003 Ski-Doo Rev 600 H.O. Arm Bushing Replacement

    Something wasn't quite right in the front suspension of my sled - on the trail could hear something banging. I noticed there was play in the bushings where the a-arms attached to the bulkhead.

    Mar. 05, 2008
  • Clean Your Snowmobile's Exhaust Valve

    When the motor runs dirty the power valve tends to get covered with carbon deposits and it impedes the valve's ability to slide. When this happens, the valve will "stick" in one position and your sled will either lose low end torque or high end power.

    Nov. 12, 2007
  • Keep it Together

    Quite a few people have emailed me about our trip on the Snow Train in Northern Ontario. Mostly they are wondering how we managed to pack enough gear to last us for 5 days away from the truck.

    Mar. 01, 2007
  • Used & NOS Parts Suppliers

    Are you looking for a source of used or NOS parts for your machine? If so, check out the list below.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Rotational Inertia and Lightweight Snowmobile Parts

    There has been some talk in rec.sport.snowmobiles about Titanium Jack or Drive shafts. These items are sold with the catch phrase of "reduces rotating mass." While this is true, it isn't really the rotating mass that matters. What really matters is the "r

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Polaris 600/700RMK Track Swap

    The quest for more traction when playing in the mountains seems to be never ending. Current machines like the Polaris 700 RMK and Ski-Doo Summit X offer very good power and with their stock tracks they are pretty good goers in the steep and deep.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Snowmobile Clubs and Associations - Midwest US

    State and Provincial Snowmobile Associations and local Snowmobile Clubs are the foundation of our sport. Without them, snowmobiling may have been banned years ago, and for sure we wouldn't enjoy the riding opportunities available today.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

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    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 1998 Parts Price Comparison Table

    1998 Parts Price Comparison Table

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Getting Started

    You're going to want to get a couple of parts out of the way before you start on actually pulling the track out. First thing is to lift the hood and remove the belt. After that you're going to pull the driven clutch off. It just has a little bolt that hol

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Avoid Mechanical Trouble on the Trails

    We have all been there, riding down the trail and we see a fellow snowmobiler, having trouble with the sled. Possibly you have been that person with a machine that has just barfed up its lunch in the form of a track, belt or fouled plug.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

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    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Ski Doo Recalls and Updates

    Listed above are the recalls and updates we have been able to track down from friendly dealers, fellow sledders, you the reader, and the web. If you have one we aren't aware of, contact us so we can get a copy of it from you to share with others. Thanks!

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Rear tie down.

    Rear tie down mounted into slot.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 1998 Yamaha SRX 600/700 Crankshafts

    1998 Yamaha SRX 600/700 Crankshafts If you own a 1998 Yamaha SRX 600 or 700 snowmobile, you might want to check your crankshaft??.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 2000 Model Year Arctic Cat Thundercats and ZRT 800s

    A couple of our faithful readers reported this one.

    Nov. 01, 2005