One of the changes being made to some of the 2014 Yamaha models as a result of the mutual supply agreement with Arctic Cat can be found in the chaincase. Sources tell SnowTech Magazine that we will now find a new 13-wide Borg Warner chain and machined gears (not... Read more
One of the factors in fuel delivery calibration that is sometimes overlooked is that of fuel pressure. A key point to remember is that the ECU (ECM) does not monitor fuel pressure. It always calculates the fuel injector duration assuming the vehicle’s set fuel pressure. If there is a... Read more
One of the more frequent questions is if you own a Ski-Doo E-TEC and can’t find premium 91-92 octane fuel while out riding, are you better off adding some form of octane booster or can you run 87-89 octane fuel? How safe is it to do so? According to... Read more
If you wanted an electric start on your Arctic Cat 800 Procross or Proclimb last winter, you likely discovered it simply was not available. Arctic Cat didn’t have them ready yet, or at least not in a form that was acceptable to be shipped to you. Wait no more,... Read more
Introduced as an accessory kit last winter, Yamaha has smartly made their dual keel dual runner skis as standard issue on a number of their FX Nytro models for 2013. We were so impressed with this new ski last season that we need to make sure each and every... Read more
(From the September 2012 issue of SnowTech) If you own a Ski-Doo Summit you no doubt have heard of the new tMotion rear suspension that is coming on the 2013 Summit models that allows the rear suspension to pivot slightly (left and right) which allows the rider to maneuver... Read more
When servicing a primary clutch on an Arctic Cat, one needs to pay attention to what year of sled the clutch is on – because starting with the 2010 model year, the hardware switched from SAE sizing to metric. This has caught unknowing technicians off guard when they try... Read more
If you’ve ever serviced a TRA primary clutch on a Ski-Doo, you likely know about the small cotter pins that are used on the pins that hold the rollers in the arms. Anytime you are installing roller pins of different weight (for tuning or elevation changes) the cotter pins... Read more
How would you like a mid-height windshield for your Ski-Doo REV XP that gives you more protection but isn’t the older “flat” style plastic? Since the introduction of the REV XP in 2008 there have been many different windshields offered by Ski-Doo. Originally, all of the taller shields were... Read more
In the December 2011 issue of SnowTech Magazine we talked about how, on the 2011 Arctic Cat models with the 800 two-stroke twin, the LCD gauge would display “OCTANE” at various times, especially when you would abruptly chop the throttle. We also speculated that Arctic Cat was working on... Read more