With the introduction of the 2014 Yamaha SR Viper models, Yamaha started to have sleds built by Arctic Cat. For the 2014 model year, the SR Viper models had a variation of the Arctic Cat skis, using the same ski rubber (in-between the skis and spindle). That meant if... Read more
Yamaha has issued a safety recall for their 2016 SR Viper snowmobiles equipped with a dealer-installed Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kit. The Mountain Performance Inc. (MPI) Turbo Kits were sold as an after-market accessory at Yamaha snowmobile dealers nationwide from March 2015 through September 2016 for about $3,300.... Read more
New Sidewinder Helixes
Are all three of the shift rollers making contact with the helix ramps in your Yamaha Sidewinder secondary clutch? You might want to take a look, as there have been some issues reported with the OEM rollers not having even contact, leading to flat spots on the rollers and... Read more
Ghost Trains of the Allagash
One of Maine’s most unique snowmobile destinations is to the abandoned steam locomotives of the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad. The locomotives are located on a plot of land between the shores of Eagle Lake and Chamberlain Lake in Piscataquis County. The journey to see the trains by... Read more
With an Albany judge denying an environmental group’s request for a permanent injunction against tree cutting, the fight over a network of snowmobile trails that the state had started building is now headed to court. The lawsuit filed against the state of New York for cutting trees to make... Read more

Hyfax Tempering?

Feedback March 4, 2017 0
Dear SnowTech, I have been a long time subscriber. Your publication is truly the publication for the many engineers like myself that participate in the sport of snowmobiling. This is because you offer the most technically sound advice and articles out of all your competitors. That being said, in... Read more
Next-Gen ProCross Chassis
There continues to be on-going clarification as to what Arctic Cat is calling their new-style ProCross bodywork, first introduced for 2017 on the 9000-Series models, including the King Cat and Thundercat models, along with the ZR 6000 RS Edition and the ZR 6000R race models. Arctic Cat still refers... Read more
Snowmobiling Off Trail – Public or Private?
So you’re riding on a groomed trail and you see some inviting land off trail that begs to be tracked up. We’ve all been there, over and over again. Every one of us likes to tear up the fresh, untracked snow. Before you peel off the trail and tear... Read more
Arctic Cat has blasted into their 2018 models early and with four new sleds that are available now at your local Arctic Cat dealer. In the mountain segment we find a pair of M 8000 Sno Pro machines powered by the all-new, all powerful Arctic Cat 8000-Series 794cc C-TEC2... Read more
2018 Yamaha
Looking at the snowmobile line-up from Yamaha for 2018, it quickly becomes evident that this is the land of the turbocharger. Their Sidewinder models were so popular for 2017 that they have been expanded out to a total of 18 different versions. Yes, you can choose from 18 different... Read more