A lot of people are curious on how to tighten their track when it comes to snowmobiling season. Well, our service guys are to the rescue
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
> Since the track needs to spin, make sure the sled is securley hoisted.
> Loosen the rear axle, and depending on the sled, you should find the bolt on each side. Loosen both sides, but remember you can't do both at the same time so, put a wrench on each side of the bolts to loosen the axle.
> Check the tension to determine if it is tight or loose. Once you've determined which way to go, back off the jam nuts and give them a spin to back them out of the way. [Let's just assume you need to tighten the track.]
> Turn the bolts on either side, clockwise, with a ratchet and socket. Watch the track while tightening, pay close attention of the distance from track to the slide. That means you're getting close. Push down on the track to gauge its tightness.
> Use about 10lbs of pressure to judge the distance between the track and the rear slide. There should be about 3/8 to 1/2 inch of distance between them. Move over and do the same on the other side.
> After the track is correct, make sure the axle is square. To do this, measure from adjustment block to a fixed point on the slide.
> To align the track, start and rotate the track, shut it off and make sure the track did not shift to one side or the other. If it did, you can tighten or loosen the other to adjust the angle and align it again.
> Start and rotate the track again, check the distance between track clip and slide on both sides. Once they are equal, the track is aligned. At this point, tighten the jam nuts and then the axle bolts so the axle can't shift. Sometimes people forget to do this, so check both sides just to be sure.
Voila! Your track is properly tensioned and aligned!
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