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Old 02-14-2020, 12:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I know a lot of people don't like them but I have been using Woody's Dually's for years and they work great! Have them on my ProS and had them on my old ProR. Sled tracks straight down the trail and corners just fine for me.
I think the woodys slim jim dooleys work great. I have had them on all my sleds. For me they push in the icy corner so I usually just run them in the UP of Michigan, zero darting.. If you're not an aggressive rider in twisty trails - they work great. Shim your skis though - otherwise it will wear out the front of your carbide quick.
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thanks guys for all the great ideas.I tried to take out the ski bolt but she won't budge.The bolt turns fine,hit the thread end with a punch and hammer but no go.
bolt frozen in the bushing ... it'll most likely take some , heat and violence to get out
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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thanks guys for all the great ideas.I tried to take out the ski bolt but she won't budge.The bolt turns fine,hit the thread end with a punch and hammer but no go.Wondering if there is a notch in the bolt that is timed to only go through the ski one way?How thick of a shim should I put?It's a pro s btw.What would that thread of ski shimming be listed under?

I had one that was bent. I had to grind off the head, pound it out the other way, and get a new bolt (not cheap)
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bolt frozen in the bushing ... it'll most likely take some , heat and violence to get out

I usually use my trusty ball joint press on stuff like that. Once the bolt is in flush I will find a short bolt to keep on pushing it through. Then a longer bolt if needed.
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Hey guys,thanks for the tip.1/4" piece of rubber flap sized for the rear of the insulator affixed with a small self tapper really did the trick.Removed about 75% of the darting.didn't want the drag of the double carbides.the rest of it I can live with.Thanks again,you guys are always real helpful.i hope people realize how nice it is to have different perspectives of how to repair sometimes the most mundane to quite involved repairs.saves the dyselfers time and money.
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