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53K5HUN-8

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#20936138 Gearing change which chain?

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 03 January 2018 - 11:02 PM

https://www.ibackshift.com/calculator


#20927226 New to snowmobiles and need help/guidance

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 03 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

The snap you mention in reverse - does that happen every time you get on the throttle, or is it just the first time the clutch engages after switching to reverse? Mine has a pretty pronounced snap or jump when the clutch first engages when switching forward to reverse or reverse to forward, but is fine after that. If I'm on/around something that I don't want it to jump abruptly, I hold the brake lever & blip the throttle to get past that first jump, then it's fine.

As others have said, though, the MXZ has a fairly high engagement RPM, so that could be the issue you're having. Mine is right around 3500, & it takes a little getting used to when your only experience is with more "mild" sleds.

Also, as some have mentioned, it could just need a good cleaning, belt adjustment, new belt, or parts replaced.

Any way you could post a video of what it's like engaging/disengaging a couple times in both forward & reverse? Being able to see just what it's like may help us to diagnose exactly what's going on.

As far as your suspension - at 240# geared up + 50-70# of equipment, you should probably be at the highest preload setting for your rear springs, & consider setting your center spring a little tighter. I'm about 285# geared up, & decided to get the next size heavier rear springs, because the stock springs already weren't cutting it for the type of riding I do, & I also plan to build a small rack to carry a couple 2.5 gallon cans, a shovel, a tow strap/rope, & whatever other miscellaneous items I decide might be nice to have with. Another huge factor to consider is your riding style/conditions. If you're not riding very aggressively or on really bumpy trails, you may want to keep your springs a little looser to keep better ride quality, so long as nothing is bottoming out.


#20903673 LED bulb vs Stock vs Aux light Vid

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 01 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

I don't have this brand, but a different "off-road lighting" brand led bulbs in my 08 TNT, & I really like them. Much brighter than stock, & they seem to have a slightly wider field of view. The thing I like the most is that the low beam stays on when putting on high beam, so you can still see right in front of you just fine. I've never had any issues with icing/freezing, either.


#18154097 WTB Primary Spring

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 11 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

Looking for Doo PN 414678400 Yellow/Violet. Looks to be from 96/97 Touring sleds. Aftermarket springs with the same start/end forces of 100/320 that are compatible with the TRA3 would also work.


#14832034 XM tail light conversion on XP !

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 05 January 2016 - 05:52 PM

Not sure if you got what you need yet Summitman, but I just put an XS flap (same as XM, except shorter) on my '08 TNT today. If this helps you, great. If not, hopefully it helps someone else looking to do this. All I did was just held it up there with the mounting tab under the light in it's slot and marked around the front tabs of the shroud with a pen. Then, just moved the shroud and drilled/slotted a hole for them. I started plenty far back so I knew I wouldn't get the hole too far forward for the tabs to catch, then just kept working my way forward slotting the hole a little further, then checking how it fit. It sits really good, now, and the holes being slotted too far back doesn't matter, because there's 2 small screw mount tabs on the shroud to keep it sucked forward, plus the lock tab under the light itself.
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#13556690 H4 LED Headlight Upgrade

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 30 September 2015 - 04:53 PM

The LEDs I got work just fine in my sled. I did quite a bit of night riding last year. I can't guarantee those ones you got will work the same, though.

As for your question about the rubber boots, I can tell you that you won't get them to work, simply because of the fact that the hole needs to be so big to fit around the heat sink on the back of the light pod. I never had any problems with condensation, even with the fact that my sled goes into a heated shop almost every time I'm done riding. However, I believe the pods I got had a rubber gasket on the socket base. If yours aren't the same, I'm sure you could find a way to squish a rubber flange in there, or even a thin layer of silicone.


#10768313 Knee Pad ?

Posted by 53K5HUN-8 on 01 January 2015 - 02:50 PM

I recently got a set for my 2008 MXZ TNT, and I'm wondering the same thing. Also, they don't really seem to match the body lines very well. Unlees I'm missing something. Some pictures would be awesome.
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