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
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
As many of us discover when the snow gets really deep, a snowmobile can start to suffocate and have a hard time breathing, both in terms of intake and exhaust. Riding in a couple feet (or more) of fresh, light powder snow makes for great riding, but it really... Read more
For some die hard sledheads, fine tuning their sled is everything. Dalton Industries now has a wide selection of tuning components for the 2016+ Arctic Cat models featuring the new TEAM primary and BOSS secondary clutches. Dalton now has more helixes and more of the new springs that are... Read more
If you have installed an aftermarket muffler on your E-TEC sled, pay attention.
We often times are asked about the billet head kits that are available from the aftermarket. So, here’s the deal. The OEM engine configuration has to assume you might run into some bad gas somewhere along the way, and they have to assume you might be running the sled... Read more
There are still a bunch of us that are using the traditional coil-spring ice scratchers, you know, the long ones down on the suspension rails that we unhook from the rails and drop down onto the snow. The coil spring design provides great tension and we get a great... Read more
The new harder-compound drive belts found on most of the new high performance models provide extreme durability and last extremely well.
Anytime the primary (drive) clutch has been removed from the engine and re-torqued to spec, it is always a good idea to re-check the torque after 10 hours of operation.