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#1 addano

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:50 PM

Hi yall,

Snowchecked a 146" Boondocker RE for next season.
Among other things i'm thinking about trying the tki belt drive.

I do like jumps and drops more than sidehills and long drives.

Heard that the belt drive doesnt like the hits and snappy stuff that comes with that kind of riding and that the chain drive would be better for me.

Any insight from ppl with experience with the tki drive would be awesome ..63eeebdee22fa7cc470c6bcd1da8d0ca.jpg

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:18 PM

Maybe check out a Polaris forum on HCS or Snowest. Polaris has had belt drive out for a few years now, I'm sure you'll find some good info on either one of those sites. Good luck!

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:33 PM

Just ride your sled for a season and get it set-up for you. Worry about that stuff after you get some seat time. 


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 02:33 AM

I am sure you will hear different opinions as well as praises, but I would be hesitant about putting any belt drive in a G4...

A mate from here installed one in his brand new 2020 Summit Expert. I am pretty sure it was from TKI. He blew two belts during two consecutive rides quite early in the season and had to be towed out both times.

He talked to the Swedish TKI distributor about it, but got rather "edit for bad language" off about their response. They basically told him to expect this kind of problems because Ski-Doo effed up and did not design the chaincase bulge (in the running board) wide enough for them to use the belt they really wanted...

He went back to the standard chaincase and never looked back.

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:25 AM

PM Chris at C&T he's run them



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:53 AM

I believe that Trippy has been running them for years unless I'm mistaken. Maybe he can help you out?

https://www.dootalk....r/57656-trippy/

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:55 AM

I believe that Trippy has been running them for years unless I'm mistaken. Maybe he can help you out?
https://www.dootalk....r/57656-trippy/


Yes Tony and a few guys in that group run them or have been running them for a few years. I know a few have blown belts, but other wise have been happy with the switch.
They’re riding style may differ than the OPs though?

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:15 AM

Anyone know how much whine the belts produce?


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 11:14 AM

I am sure you will hear different opinions as well as praises, but I would be hesitant about putting any belt drive in a G4...

A mate from here installed one in his brand new 2020 Summit Expert. I am pretty sure it was from TKI. He blew two belts during two consecutive rides quite early in the season and had to be towed out both times.

He talked to the Swedish TKI distributor about it, but got rather "edit for bad language" off about their response. They basically told him to expect this kind of problems because Ski-Doo effed up and did not design the chaincase bulge (in the running board) wide enough for them to use the belt they really wanted...

He went back to the standard chaincase and never looked back.

 

Will have to call Tom and ask him about this.  You would think if the belt need to be wider and the pulley longer, you would just relieve the cut out and increase the dimple under it.  Least wise that's what a normal person would do.  



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 11:20 AM

I am sure you will hear different opinions as well as praises, but I would be hesitant about putting any belt drive in a G4...

A mate from here installed one in his brand new 2020 Summit Expert. I am pretty sure it was from TKI. He blew two belts during two consecutive rides quite early in the season and had to be towed out both times.

He talked to the Swedish TKI distributor about it, but got rather "edit for bad language" off about their response. They basically told him to expect this kind of problems because Ski-Doo effed up and did not design the chaincase bulge (in the running board) wide enough for them to use the belt they really wanted...

He went back to the standard chaincase and never looked back.

 

Anyone know how much whine the belts produce?

I bet this guy whined alot.



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 01:59 PM

Will have to call Tom and ask him about this.  You would think if the belt need to be wider and the pulley longer, you would just relieve the cut out and increase the dimple under it.  Least wise that's what a normal person would do.  

 

As my post said, that was the explanation he got from the Swedish distributor. 



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 03:15 PM

Just ride your sled for a season and get it set-up for you. Worry about that stuff after you get some seat time.

Coming of a 154 version of the same sled.
Just curious and like trying new things. Never had a belt drive and not going polaris at least yet.

The info i'm getting from those around me seems to be that my riding style and the tki aren't a great mix.





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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:59 PM

Anyone know how much whine the belts produce?

When I hop on my buddies Pro RMK I never notice any whine. 



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 09:31 PM

I put 1600 kms on my 2021 summit expert 154 this season with TKI belt drive and had 0 issues at all . You have to keep the tension correct. This sled has bin on its tail for most of them kms



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:52 AM

Hi yall,

Snowchecked a 146" Boondocker RE for next season.
Among other things i'm thinking about trying the tki belt drive.

I do like jumps and drops more than sidehills and long drives.

Heard that the belt drive doesnt like the hits and snappy stuff that comes with that kind of riding and that the chain drive would be better for me.

Any insight from ppl with experience with the tki drive would be awesome ..63eeebdee22fa7cc470c6bcd1da8d0ca.jpg

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No experience with belt drive, just have to say that I think that is  the best looking sled I've seen in quite awhile!






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