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Old 09-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried to repair a track (torn lugs etc.) using epoxy or any other type of adhesive? If so, what did you use and how well did it work?

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Old 09-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bentek out of Roblin,manitoba, Canada does this. Here is a youtube link of him at a snowmobile show. Try www.411.ca and see if you can get his number. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGLswr7OJt0
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$hit would be nice if their was a temporary DIY out their... i got a pull out or two as well as a torn lug i would like to patch up..
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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From my experience, don't bother fixing at track. My brother had a tear on the edge of his track which he was talked I to having repaired. Well he went to a very reputable shop had it repaired and it was guarenteed for life. First ride out we were going across the lake at about 90 and booom!!!!!! Track broke bend the back of his tunnel like the Incedible hulk grabbed ahold of it and also really messed up the suspension. The guy who repaired it returned his money, but that didn't fix his tunnel or suspension. Tracks have a crazy amount of stress on them and I IMO i wouldn't repair one. You can find good used tracks all over the Internet. Spend alittle extra money and save yourself a major headache
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sweet! hometown boy...er...guy! i'll have to phone bentech up about my next track.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You could spend 150 on fixing your track, or just buy a used one.... I just got a real nice challenger track for $100
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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From my experience, don't bother fixing at track. My brother had a tear on the edge of his track which he was talked I to having repaired. Well he went to a very reputable shop had it repaired and it was guarenteed for life. First ride out we were going across the lake at about 90 and booom!!!!!! Track broke bend the back of his tunnel like the Incedible hulk grabbed ahold of it and also really messed up the suspension. The guy who repaired it returned his money, but that didn't fix his tunnel or suspension. Tracks have a crazy amount of stress on them and I IMO i wouldn't repair one. You can find good used tracks all over the Internet. Spend alittle extra money and save yourself a major headache[/b]
That said, I am looking for a 133.5 inch track, 1 inch lug or less, for a polaris 2002 trail touring. 133.5 are hard to find.

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I recently sold my 2001 Arctic Cat ZL 800. I tore a stud out on mine the first winter. Took it in to Central Wisconsin Track Repair. They use pieces of track to actually replace the bad section. No epoxy would ever hold. Anyhow, they use a special process and you REALLY had to look at the track to see the repair. I rode that sled for three more winters and never had a problem. It did cost $160 but I felt it was worth it instead of the cost of a new track and the cost of studding. It still looked like new when I sold it. Google them and you will see their work. They even repair heavy equipment tracks.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyone ever use this company?

CarrollTech, Inc.
1024 Helderberg Ave
Schenectady, NY 12306

www.CarrollTech.com
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Anyone ever use this company?

CarrollTech, Inc.
1024 Helderberg Ave
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That's the place that my brother used when his track tore apart and destoyed his tunnel
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