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#1 BankBuster

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 04:46 PM

Hi,

I'm finally updating the ol' RT, snow checking a Summit X T3 174 (yellow, with e-start).

1) Anybody use a lithium battery, do they work well?  It will be ridden in Sicamous/Revy (mountain) areas. I hope that it being only a 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, in warm temps (compared to my home in Sask) a lithium should be fine to start it, but I want to get opinions from those that use them.

2) Any preference for a lightweight can?  I have a TSS now which is a little loud, so one that is no noisier than that can, preferably a little quieter.  I think the dealer likes MBR, but I see HPS and SLP mentioned a lot in older threads.  Other than "stock", what cans have a little louder/nicer sound (I like to hear the engine when climbing a hill), save weight, but don't loose HP? Suggestions? 

3) Do I need to buy scratchers, or does the stock X come with rail mounted scratchers (I doubt it, but somebody said they come with)?

4) I don't usually ride more than 60 miles/ 100km a day, do you think I will need the extra fuel can with this 800?  I rarely used the can with the 1000, and usually ended up just hauling it back down the trail.  I'm thinking of skipping the jerrycan,and adding it later if I start running low (I stash some fuel line in the sled for such an occasion).

5) Anybody use plastic film (like hood protector film to prevent stone chips) over the side panels to help keep them clean and make them easier to clean, as I hear the yellow gets dirty on the exhaust side?

 

Any other items you like (I'm grabbing a belly panel protector)?

 

Thanks for your thoughts,

Brad


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:59 PM

1)I have no experience with lithium batteries other than knowing they are lighter. Most batteries will not start the sled in -30 though so you're probably safe in Revy, however I'd get the recoil just in case. 2) I've had Mbrp before and am running a Jaws race can on my 174. The MBRP can is nice and only get loud after the raves open up(7200ish RPM). The jaws is significantly louder at full throttle. I haven't ridden with the jaws in the mountains so I can't say if it's ear splitting. If it is, it's coming off. Remember if you're in the mountains, probably a good idea if the sled is louder than quiet, especially if you're trying to find your friends. If you trail ride a lot, the Mbrp is probably your better choice. 3) stock scratchers are fine but can break. You might want to put a set or 2 of wheels in the middle of the skid. 4) I've never used my jerry can so unless you carry spare fuel for others, don't bother. 5) sled will get dirty on the brake side as well due to brake dust coming out of the guard. Mr Clean magic eraser is your friend. I'd put a set of rail protectors on from the ski doo accessory catalog. Get a clutch kit. Dynamo Joe, Rooster or big John at SHR. Can't go wrong with any of those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

You ask about a different battery for your electric start and the next question is why kind of can to save weight?  That is the oxymoron of questions.

 

Oh and yes on the scratchers and no on the jerry can



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:45 PM

My summer mod list for my T3 163 1. New tube running boards, the stock boards are good in fluffy snow but suck in heavy snow 2 TSS Y pipe, pipe & can. Rode a Doo with that set up. A little peper and I liked the sound 3. New bars, something straight. 4 not sure yet have to see how it goes. Lol. And yes the stock scratchers suck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

raptor shocks are a good chunk of money but well worth it.. buddy has a t3 with them you can ride the whoops and not feel one bite you in the b*lls  :madnote:


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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

GnR braces, extreme skid plate, SLP or HPS can (I run the SLP was a bit less money), Ice storm scratchers. Gerry can is rarely needed but good to have on those stupid deep days where you're pinned all day. The stock shocks are sufficient but not good by any means. I just bought raptors but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. 


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:06 AM

grip and rip braces and RPM composites ski plate (all others suck) are must haves. Then send X package shocks out and have them revalved if your worried about the shocks but don't want to pay big money. The extra gas is something I always have and I love the mountain addition set up.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

Send your shocks to Teton performance he has a great revalve for your shocks. I was going to get new shocks for my t3 163. I talked to Bob and try his set-up first. The sled had 250 miles on it and the oil was disgusting. After the revalve the shocks were night and day over my brothers

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:06 PM

I agree with Bnorth,  T-3 is setup real nice stock.   Braces, beefier front bumper, doo extreme skid plate, handle bar riser to get bars to whatever your prefered height is and gas and go.   Stock shocks perform well I think, but dont last long.   I personally stuck to much $ into my T-3 before I rode it first.  So learn from me and ride it first before messing with shocks and clutching...  then go from there



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

HPS can, blowhole, grip and rip braces, oil lite bushings and a skid plate.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:27 AM

My summer mod list for my T3 163
1. New tube running boards, the stock boards are good in fluffy snow but suck in heavy snow
2 TSS Y pipe, pipe & can. Rode a Doo with that set up. A little peper and I liked the sound
3. New bars, something straight.
4 not sure yet have to see how it goes. Lol.
And yes the stock scratchers suck.


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just remembered #4 front shocks, fox
# 5 that is already done toms emotion and fox shocks in the skid. Man I wish Doo would sell it with quality shocks from the floor


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:56 AM

Remember if you're in the mountains, probably a good idea if the sled is louder than quiet, especially if you're trying to find your friends. If you trail ride a lot, the Mbrp is probably your better choice.



...and I disagree 100%. We are batteling to keep areas open for motorized use. The #1 complaint against sleders? Noise! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider using the stock can, or one thats QUIET! A radio works to find out where you buddy is at. Noise does NO GOOD for keeping areas open!

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

...and I disagree 100%. We are batteling to keep areas open for motorized use. The #1 complaint against sleders? Noise! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider using the stock can, or one thats QUIET! A radio works to find out where you buddy is at. Noise does NO GOOD for keeping areas open!
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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

I've ordered a 2016 T3 Yellow 154 X GGB trail can Black skid Grip n rip Oil lite DJ clutch kit and clickers Skinz headlight delete. 2 sets of wheels. Possible lime nine wrap Some parts I've taken off my freeride.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:11 AM

Remember if you're in the mountains, probably a good idea if the sled is louder than quiet, especially if you're trying to find your friends. If you trail ride a lot, the Mbrp is probably your better choice.

...and I disagree 100%. We are batteling to keep areas open for motorized use. The #1 complaint against sleders? Noise! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider using the stock can, or one thats QUIET! A radio works to find out where you buddy is at. Noise does NO GOOD for keeping areas open!
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man where do u people live. I have straight pipes on my bike, my car. And a can on my sled. Ran turbo the last 3 years. This is a mountain form. Not a riding in farmers field form


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