Never Satisfied

"Dear Ralph" September 16, 2004 0
Dear Ralph: I have a 2002 Ski-Doo MX Z 600 Trail and am wondering, should I put a set of twin pipe’s on my sled? Also is there something like a big bore kit for my sled, or what else can I do? Thank you for your time. Leroy... Read more

Flatter Yamaha RX-1

"Dear Ralph" September 16, 2004 0
Dear Ralph: I’ve been reading about the changes Yamaha made to their 2004 RX-1 to make it corner flatter. I ride a 2003 RX-1 and didn’t care for the abrupt tip-up on a friend’s RX-1 when he installed a stiffer sway bar. Are there any adjustments I should be/could... Read more

Tow Vehicle Power

"Dear Ralph" November 28, 1999 0
Dear Ralph: It seems that since you know so much about snowmobiles that maybe you can help me with a tow vehicle. Why are the Turbo Diesels so powerful in the mountains pulling trailers? I’m considering buying a Ford Super Duty truck, do you know anything about the “High... Read more

Hemholtz Retro?

"Dear Ralph" November 28, 1999 0
Dear Ralph: I read in SnowTech Magazine that the Cat 500, 600 & 700 will have Hemholtz resonators on them this year. I own a ’98 ZL 500 which is a great sled with the exception of the noise levels. I have tried to get a fix but have... Read more

Fuel Questions

"Dear Ralph" November 28, 1999 0
Dear Ralph: I have a ’99 ZL 600 EFI along with an extended (non-manufacturer) warranty that expires in 2004. Neither the Arctic cat warranty nor the DFS extended warranty cover “pre-ignition” nor “detonation”. My manual says to use a minimum fuel octane rating od 88. My objective is to... Read more
Dear Ralph: I have some problems with my ’98 XCR 440. Last year I used it bone stock, only rejetted to MJ 340. I used R8 helix and silver/blue sec. spring (stock) and S53R weights and almond/gold spring (also stock), drive belt OEM -67. It ran pretty good, more... Read more
Dear Ralph: I have a 1997 Arctic Cat ZR 440 that I am trying to get the clutches set up on. I have just recently installed V-Force reeds and Black Magic twin pipes. My question is, Black Magic says engine should run at 9200 RPMs peak, and to me... Read more

Which Pistons?

"Dear Ralph" November 28, 1999 0
Dear Ralph: I would like your thoughts on replacing pistons and which ones to use. I burnt a piston due to a carb freezing or something, it was not a lean set-up. It has been suggested to me to replace both pistons at the same time. The sled is... Read more

Wants Still More

"Dear Ralph" November 28, 1998 0
Dear Ralph, I have a ’97 XC 600 with Starting Line pipes and need to get more performance..What else can I do? I’m looking to run against a 670 MXZ. My clutching is O.K. and I’m running a stock airbox. Can I remove the foam? If I can, what... Read more

Getting Wet & Cold

"Dear Ralph" September 28, 1998 0
Dear Ralph: There must be an answer to my problem and hope you can point me in the right direction. I own a 1996 Yamaha V-Max 600. The sled runs super and is a real looker. My problem is after a few miles of riding, the back of my... Read more