MrGutz

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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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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While I'm at it I revamped the front end:

-New Delrin Bushings.

-Race Sled Upper A-Arms

-Air Shocks, Worked over by Ian at Monster.

-Add on Air Bladders and on the fly adjustments.

-Also re-enforced the Tunnel.

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Later

GutZ

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What I want to know is what  on earth are you returning  to the UK. .. lol

If it's  the sled.....  awesome.....     if it's  the marmalade  thanks... lol😂😂😂😂😂

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On 8/10/2018 at 3:26 PM, SnomoGary said:

What I want to know is what  on earth are you returning  to the UK. .. lol

If it's  the sled.....  awesome.....     if it's  the marmalade  thanks... lol😂😂😂😂😂

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I looked and the return receipt is for a shock for Mini's Quad! LOL

It is stuck to the jar!

GutZ

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On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 1:20 PM, MrGutz said:

While I'm at it I revamped the front end:

-New Delrin Bushings.

-Race Sled Upper A-Arms

-Air Shocks, Worked over by Ian at Monster.

-Add on Air Bladders and on the fly adjustments.

-Also re-enforced the Tunnel.

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Later

GutZ

Is it you or the sled that smells so bad you need to have the green tree air freshener hanging in order to work on it... lol

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21 minutes ago, 182ray said:

Which side is the top...:rofl:

You laugh.... I put it together twice..... to make it nice!!

GutZ

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On 2018-08-13 at 12:05 PM, MrGutz said:

Also built this LinQ Adapter for my 2011 Renegade:

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Later

GutZ

Seems to be a catchy item, there are a few gents in my neighbourhood doing the same thing and not necessaringly on a BRP sled, the Linq system idea is a great system.

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I did see the ones online, but I had the aluminum and getting it mounted is the hard part. It's the old chassis, it has the two up seat adapter and Add-on Gas Can.

I have an idea, ill get some pictures.

GutZ

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