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Old 01-16-2010, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I got a 2006 APEX GT and I want to know what tension I got to adjust the rear track.

I tried to search the entire forum with no success.

Or maybe if its in the owner's manual ( witch I dont have ) maybe some one as a link to one.



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Hi, I got a 2006 APEX GT and I want to know what tension I got to adjust the rear track.

I tried to search the entire forum with no success.

Or maybe if its in the owner's manual ( witch I dont have ) maybe some one as a link to one.
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I run mine as lose as posable ...if it ratchets,I tighten it some more.
Mine hangs down maybe a inch or so.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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2" sag with 20 lbs pull is spec. Try to run it as loose as possible before ratcheting. Save ya some hyfax.
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2" sag with 20 lbs pull is spec. Try to run it as loose as possible before ratcheting. Save ya some hyfax.[/b]
i didn't read that it was 2"?? per manual you use a scale and put 22 lb ft of pulling force on the track and should have 30 to 35 mm of space between the slider and track. however i would loosen it as much as you can w/out ratching as it will wear hyfax quicker when it's at the manuals recommended setting. imo
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i didn't read that it was 2"?? per manual you use a scale and put 22 lb ft of pulling force on the track and should have 30 to 35 mm of space between the slider and track. however i would loosen it as much as you can w/out ratching as it will wear hyfax quicker when it's at the manuals recommended setting. imo[/b]
Sorry 2" @ 20lbs is my spec. Running 1 3/8" (35mm) @ 22lbs will smoke your sliders and kill top end. Been there done that.

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Change all you idler wheels to polaris or doo's ones and you can run the track tighter and only change you slider's for the first time at 7000 miles like i did !
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The track tension as well as idle speed , spark plug type and a few other specs are on a sticker on the left side of the delta box frame over right over the belt cover, I read it today but I forget the spec.
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Change all you idler wheels to polaris or doo's ones and you can run the track tighter and only change you slider's for the first time at 7000 miles like i did ![/b]
Some have good luck doing that..otheres not so lucky...puts more stress on the rails.
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