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Old 03-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A bud of mine said i should store my sleds off the ground so my shocks and springs have no pressure on them at all . How do you guys put yours to sleep for the summer? I just treat the fuel, grease them then put them on my covered trailer and park them in my barn. Let me know about the off the ground thing. Thanks
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A bud of mine said i should store my sleds off the ground so my shocks and springs have no pressure on them at all . How do you guys put yours to sleep for the summer? I just treat the fuel, grease them then put them on my covered trailer and park them in my barn. Let me know about the off the ground thing. Thanks[/b]
yeah its always good to leave the rear suspension off the ground if its going to sit for a while. I just put a jack stand under the rear bumper on mine. put grease in all fittings on the sled so you can push the water out bearings etc. so they dont rust.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would put the suspension off of the ground either put a jack stand under the rear bumper or atleast put a piece of a 2x4 or a 4x4 under the track so air can flow under the track easier this will help prevent the track from rotting if moisture gets under it!
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I slide something under teh bulkhead to raise the front off the ground and either use a sled stand( very similar to jack stand) to hold the rear up, grease, stabilize the fuel, and clean the sled to my hearts content!
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I lift the nose and rear of the sled off the ground by the chassis to relax the springs.

I've been thinking about making something so I can strap them to the shop ceiling out of the way for the summer. Started on the mission last year but never go around to it.

I would like to reclaim the floor space as it is now car season!

Anyone else make up a rig to hang the sleds from above?
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Keep the ass end off the ground during the summer. My friend had his back shock lock up because he left it sit on the ground all summer. The track will also last longer if you keep it off the ground, as it isn't exposed to moisture and dirt and what not as stated above. I do it every year. :grinning:
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Buy an electric winch at your local (in the USA we call it Northern Hydraulics). They are pretty reasonable. Then get something similar to what they pull PWC's out of the water with. I think you could rig something up.


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I lift the nose and rear of the sled off the ground by the chassis to relax the springs.

I've been thinking about making something so I can strap them to the shop ceiling out of the way for the summer. Started on the mission last year but never go around to it.

I would like to reclaim the floor space as it is now car season!

Anyone else make up a rig to hang the sleds from above?[/b]
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A sled hanging over your head? How about just a scaffold to stack maybe 2 or 3 in the floor space of one? A neighbor does his that way but he lifts them with a bobcat.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just let mine sit on the pavement. I have never had a problem.
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