i have to take my rear skid out to rebuild the shocks and do an overall check up on it. is there anything i should know about or some helpful hints before i start this job??
[/quote]Originally posted by nickels@Sep 6 2005, 08:59 PM
You need to have a thin 7/8 wrench to get the rear bolts out. Other then that it's the same as taking out any other skid. Polaris sells a wrench just for this. I bought a cheap 7/8 and took it to the grinder. Some guys use needle nose pliers. I tried the pliers once. :banghead: Much easier with a 7/8. :beerchug:
[/quote]Originally posted by Alleycat35@Sep 7 2005, 11:34 AM
The rear bolts are locktited. If you heat the bolt head with a propane torch it will turn a lot easier. A Snapon 7/8 open end has a thin enough profile to do the job without grinding the wrench.
[/quote]Originally posted by jbshocks@Sep 9 2005, 08:59 AM
I have not had a sled on its side in at least 6 years and never have trouble getting the skid out. I use a hoist. You can use a chain fall as well but you need to get it very high.