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Summer Updates and Repairs

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Hey GuyZ

Since it is slow on here and I still can't say the "S" word at home until at least September I thought I would  share some of the repairs and updates I've been working on.

After this last season of constantly losing upper idler wheels, shocks, springs, bushings, bearings, etc... on the rear suspension I have tried to focus on fine tuning and re-enforcing the rear suspension.

I purchased new Springs for the rear, sent out the Mid Shock to have FAST fix the Airbag and rebuild the shock, the Rear Shock went to Ian (at Monster) , Spring Spacers and a set of bushings.

Well.... the I did not like the play\slop in the Front Arm's Bushings so I set out to fix it. What I came up with is this:

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This has taken the slop out and I will test this over the next season. I also expect a smoother motion as it now utilizes small roller bearings. The Grease Fitting is from when I was running the factory bushings. I may utilize it again in v2.0.

GutZ

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Next is the Rear Shock end. Skidoo uses a crappy bushing assembly that nearly flops around. Precision is not their goal! So employing similar methods I created this for the Rear upper shock connection\mount.

I have added some poly wheels as well to assist with the track smacking the shock mount and causing small dimples in the track.

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The dusty particles are pollen. Remember I don't have a garage.

GutZ

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As for the Springs, wow were mine sacked!

With the new spring and  inserts I can barely compress the rear suspension, which is making the reassembly into the chassis a little more challenging. I have also refreshed the custom spring rollers and "Adjusted" them to allow room for extra  wheels.

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And I just noticed in the picture my slides say Yamaha! They are the Teflon insert ones and even with all the issues last year seem to be holding up real well.

 

I'll see if I can snap a few Pics of the Front End to add to this. New Air Ride and all.

GutZ

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1 hour ago, Phil 1 said:

GutZ

I find it easier to put my used machine out for the garbage man and just buy a new one. 🤪

Let me know when junk day is scheduled for your town.  I'll take it off your hands.  Lol

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2 hours ago, Phil 1 said:

GutZ

I find it easier to put my used machine out for the garbage man and just buy a new one. 🤪

LOL.... 

But I need to support 3 sleds and a Red Rocker, If this works to my plan I can give this one to LongHair, Retire "Spare Parts" (the 600 etec)  and get a Turbo 900 next year-ish or 25000 miles which ever comes later.

But if you have some parts you don't need.....

GutZ

 

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1 hour ago, GT Rider said:

Nice Phil. Used up like a Bic pen.

HAHAHA... His Carbon Footprint is like a Sasquatch!!

GutZ

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On 6/25/2018 at 12:34 PM, MrGutz said:

Hey GuyZ

Since it is slow on here and I still can't say the "S" word at home until at least September I thought I would  share some of the repairs and updates I've been working on.

After this last season of constantly losing upper idler wheels, shocks, springs, bushings, bearings, etc... on the rear suspension I have tried to focus on fine tuning and re-enforcing the rear suspension.

I purchased new Springs for the rear, sent out the Mid Shock to have FAST fix the Airbag and rebuild the shock, the Rear Shock went to Ian (at Monster) , Spring Spacers and a set of bushings.

Well.... the I did not like the play\slop in the Front Arm's Bushings so I set out to fix it. What I came up with is this:

5b31189442ccd_SD1200-RearArmBushingReplacement.-1.thumb.JPG.1503784ce8cd284e043ce435cd9e6d43.JPG

5b3118c58bab0_SD1200-RearArmBushingReplacement.-2.thumb.JPG.f27bc328d4d62219341e0cf0ef35932a.JPG

This has taken the slop out and I will test this over the next season. I also expect a smoother motion as it now utilizes small roller bearings. The Grease Fitting is from when I was running the factory bushings. I may utilize it again in v2.0.

GutZ

No marmalade in the picture this year? How do we know it's really you? 

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On 6/30/2018 at 8:09 PM, easyrider said:

No marmalade in the picture this year? How do we know it's really you? 

LOL!!!

I need a new jar. My label fell off!

GutZ

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