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I shreaded my track this weekend and f-ed up my tunnel kinda bad. I was riding the one-way trail near the Thunderbird in St Germain, WI and all of the sudden I started to hear a thump noise, so I stopped my sled and noticed my snowflap was shreaded and it was leaking a little coolant.
Well, I rode my sled the 2 miles home (figured the thumping was my snowflapping hitting the track lugs) and when I got home the right 3rd of my track and my snowflap was gone and the back of my sled's tunnel was pretty screwed up.
Oh well, I bought a tunnel for $200 and once Im ordering a track later this week, so its all good. My sled was getting due for a new track anyways.
We managed to find the right 3rd of the track that I lost, and it had a chunk of carbide tangled up in it Im guessing thats what caused the damage.
 

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Please give some more detail about the chunk of carbide, size, how the hell it could cause that damage, etc. Or, did the track that was in need of replacing just finally give up?
 

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yea man that really sucks. Do you have any pics of the track and belt that ripped off?
 

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WOW, thats bad, sorry about that. But for future referance, you ussually cant hear your snowflap caught in your track. I can only imagien how much noise must of been comign from that incident? I would have thought Somethign a lot worse then your snowflap getting stuck!!!
 

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Last year the track on my Indy Trail ripped apart and it is a LOUD THUMPING noise, I didnt dare go over 30 MPH on the way back to the truck. It was funny though I heard, and felt it, going about 50 MPH and looked back and chunks of the track were flying off and bouncing off of Crazier Cats sled. After that I just dismanteled the whole sled and junked most of it.

P.S. I was wondering what happened to my carbide. :beerchug:
 

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Please give some more detail about the chunk of carbide, size, how the hell it could cause that damage, etc. Or, did the track that was in need of replacing just finally give up?[/b]
The runner stuck threw a few of the holes where the hyfax runs and pretty much shredded that part off.
 

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WOW, thats bad, sorry about that. But for future referance, you ussually cant hear your snowflap caught in your track. I can only imagien how much noise must of been comign from that incident? I would have thought Somethign a lot worse then your snowflap getting stuck!!![/b]
I know I can hear everytime my flap gets sucked up on my pro x.
 

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The runner stuck threw a few of the holes where the hyfax runs and pretty much shredded that part off.[/b]

Thats what I figured, just the wording "a chunk of carbide" didn't sound right. A firend tore up his atv a few years when he lodged a broken runner into the tire after going over a rocky section in the summer, but he stopped when he heard the noise, no major damage like that, just the tire and some deep scratches.

Sorry to hear but in he future, loud noises usually mean stop, expensive lesson.
 

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By the time we stope a majority of the damage was done.

If it would be me I would put a 136" in it. $190 for extension + $300 for track.
 

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By the time we stope a majority of the damage was done.

If it would be me I would put a 136" in it. $190 for extension + $300 for track.[/b]
Thats what I would do, a 136" is probaly the best mod you could do for that sled. Need heat exchangers?
 

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I was doing about 50 mph over some huge stutter bumps when the track started thumping and I got it shut down as quick as I could, but the damage was already done. Believe me, over the past few days I thought again and again about what I could have or should have done differently, but whats done is done.
I look at it this way, at least I didnt get hurt and the sled is still (mostly) in one piece.. A least the track didnt get tangled up inside the tunnel, lock up and cause me to roll the sled or wrap it around a tree. :dunno: Things could have ended up A LOT worse.
Today I ordered a 1.25" 121" Ripsaw from TracksUSA. Hopefully it will get here sometime next week and I can get my sled put back together. Ive also got a tunnel and heat exchangers from an '03 EDGE X, a Pro-X snowflap and all I really need now is a taillight lens, taillight light bulbs and the crossover hose that connects the heat exchangers.
I considered doing a 136" conversion and for where I ride I dont think a 136" is a good idea. I ride a lot of tight and twisty trails and that is one instance where a 136" is undesirable. Id rathar have the greater agility of a 121".
If I did more riding in the U.P. or did more long-distance rides Id probably go for a 136", but my favorite kind of riding is riding hard corner to corner and pounding the big bumps.
 
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