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BRP Evinrude etec impact to Skidoo etec?

04 January 2021 - 10:49 AM

I am a bit behind the times and recently learned of the discontinuation of the Evinrude line of engines. Wondering if that will have impact to the etec development for Skidoo?

2003 600 HO track ratcheting questions

28 December 2020 - 05:22 PM

The backup sled is an 03 600ho. About 9500 miles on it. Always kept on top of maintenance, but it is now not a primary ride so it sits a lot.
It has a fairly new track, 1 3/8 lugs, no cleats. Runs fine on the trail, but last year in deep snow noticed I could get it to ratchet at times. When we got home I snugged the track,but it really wasn’t loose to begin with. Didn’t get any riding in after that.

Was out yesterday got stuck in some cattails and when working to get it out it did it again. I will check track tension again, maybe snug it some more. But what worn parts should I be looking for? Do drivers wear out?
Should I try and find some 9 tooth extrovert drivers to swap? Will I need to alter my frame rails?
Oh yeah, I swapped in an SC4 suspension years ago.


Really stiff steering

26 December 2020 - 10:57 PM

2007 Rev 500ss. Sled was sitting outside uncovered. My bad. Had a blizzard hit, rain at first, then lots of wind and blowing snow.
Went out to start sled today for first time this season. Brushed off snow fired it up. Ran fine but the steering is now super stiff.
Brought it inside, thawed out, lubed every pivot, ball joints, steering arms, with spray lube. Worked it over and over.
It is much better but still too stiff. What would be the most likely culprit? Turned smooth as can be in the spring.


A interesting read

01 December 2020 - 11:52 PM

In an earlier post on a different topic, someone mention Kevin Cameron. He is a very smart person, hands on knowledge by being a factory motorcycle mechanic/tuner. Well educated too, I think I read he graduated from Harvard with a degree in physics.
He is quite the author, mostly motorcycles, sometime cars, anything mechanical really. He understands and can explain. I even learned about eutectic and hypereutetic mixtures reading his stuff.

This is a simple one that really gets to why this forum exists. We like to work on our stuff and sometimes need help.
Wherever he says motorcycle just sub in snowmobile.

2 cycle oil debate

27 November 2020 - 08:13 PM

I stumbled on this on YouTube.
Thought I’d post the link and watch what happens. I find this fellow puts a lot of effort into his comparisons.