Some owners of Ski-Doo sleds with the new 800R E-TEC engine package complained about engine misfiring. It is very important for owners of the 800R E-TEC engine package to understand the proper operating RPM of this engine package is 7900-8000, not 8150 RPM like on the PowerTEK version of... Read more
One trick that has become more popular is filling the ends of the handlebars with something like an aerosol foam (expanding foam insulation in a can) or some type of silicone (like a tube of silicone caulking). This serves several purposes – it acts as a vibration damper to... Read more
We came across a really handy cross reference chart for Ski-Doo drive belts that is sure to come in handy for many of you. It pretty much lists the availability and service description of each belt, and what the older belt numbers have been replaced with newer, higher quality... Read more
Owners of affected 2009 Arctic Cat Crossfire and M-Series models have been notified of a potential issue with the tightening of the mounting nut securing the fuel pump to the gas tank. Some units have been found to not have adequate tension on this mounting nut. Arctic Cat has... Read more
Riders who are familiar with the traditional torsion springs found in most rear suspensions are often thrown for a loop when it comes to setting the rear preload on a Yamaha fitted with the Monoshock rear suspension. Instead of torsion springs, the Monoshock suspension has a single coil spring... Read more
Once you get 50 hours on your Polaris IQ model, it will start flashing “SERVICE” on the LCD screen each time you start your sled. Some riders know what this means; do you? This doesn’t mean that something has suddenly gone wrong with your sled.  Most Polaris sleds are... Read more
Since we’re talking about transfer on mountain sleds, we might as well talk about the new Ski-Doo Summit XP models as well. We found, after riding a number of the Summit XPs, that the amount of transfer was inconsistent. This sled seems to be very sensitive to the limiter... Read more
Arctic Cat M-Series owners can really benefit from a 2 to 3 inch riser block (except for the new 2009 models with the vertical adjusting column). We run into riders all the time that have stock height bars on their Cats and wonder why they are having a hard... Read more
Owners of the Polaris IQ models would be wise to check the camber on their sleds. Many dealers and savvy riders report having to adjust this on their new sleds each year.  If you or your dealer fails to verify or adjust this, the handling of the sled will... Read more
All of us need to periodically check the adjustment/calibration of the oil pump on your sled. This is primarily due to the extremely sensitive nature of the pump calibration, as only millimeters make a huge difference in the amount of oil delivered. The pump calibration changes slowly over time... Read more