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#1 Dilligaf Marine

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

Hello all,

Greetings from the mountains of Montana.  I apologize for not knowing where to find the info or where to post, that is what happens when you are 53, computer illiterate, a newbe, and, a jarhead😁, so forgiveness is asked by all you "pros".   my question is this: I have a 2016 Grand Touring 900 ace. 15000 (not a typo) miles, bought used a couple of days ago. Decent shape.  what is the widest, tallest lugged track that I can put in?  we get two to three feet of powder at a time here and I would rather not get the "tank" stuck. Thank you for your replies and severe beatings, "thank you sir may I have another!?"



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:48 AM

Welcome! You will love the 900 and it can go another 10,000+ miles without any engine issues with proper care.

 

I'm not sure about the biggest track. I am sure others will chime in and that the GT. But if you are going to ride in a lot of powder, I would consider putting on some wider skis like the Pilot 6.9 or DS skis. You are going to need some flotation as well with the heavier 900.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:18 PM

I'm not sure about the track. I know they like trees.d71f577281d93eb3174d5a12afa17836.jpgc51bf16869367b994742254e2ddd0308.jpg81625a47f90d6a1117df0efaeeacc3b9.jpg

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

Thanks for the replies. First, I already like w/only 10 or so miles under my belt.  For the second, well, um,....uhgg! I have immediately thought of a countermeasure, I am going to rub the sap of all the local trees on the sled to ward off the tree "monsters", paint be damned. Hope someone else chimes in on width and height.  Thanks again



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:39 PM

Rude of me not to ask, was, is everyone ok? Besides the "baby?"



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:27 AM

Anyone?  help on the max width/height track question?  can fan or mod anything to make work. Thanks



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:51 PM

Do you have snowmobiling experience, if not no track will make you a snowmobiler.
It takes experience to become more than a trail rider

I think you can put a 137"x15" with 2" paddles ok.

Edited by 600ace, 16 March 2019 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 04:36 PM

You can put a 16 inch wide track on it if you want floatation, With some wide skis you will go far enough to get real stuck.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:06 PM

I don't want the track to go into the bush and do STUPID s#%T, I need it to stay a bit above and get through the constant deep snow I get at my house.  Average snowfall here is minimum six feet and beyond.  So far I have measured eight this year and we usually will get one or two more storms before may.  I have enough experience of when to say when.  Thank you for your responses as I have never owned a "doo" only yamerhammers ,cats, and a few Invaders back in the day..  I was just concerned of having to do some modifications to make something bigger work.  Did not know if I had to change drivers or what not because of this sled having "silent drive"     Once again, thank you guys for your help!



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:23 PM

Your machine "could" fit a 137x16x2" but you may find that's too much track for that machine without also changing the gearing. I'd recommend a 137x16(or15)x1.5".  I can't speak about the "Silent Drivers", haven't ever dealt with those. 



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:38 PM

You have to swap drivers...and go not silent. :-)

Your MY is SilentDrive-II, which use a unique knob pattern along with middle contact support.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:41 PM

You have to swap drivers...and go not silent. :-)

Your MY is SilentDrive-II, which use a unique knob pattern along with middle contact support.

Lots of used driveshafts out there for cheap if you want to go to regular track. 16x1.5 would probably give a lot of floatation without running extra big lugs on mostly trail riding.



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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

Awesome info from all of you. Thank you for all of the input. Will come up with a plan and keep everyone informed







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