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
Ski-Doo REV riders should all be familiar with the little black air deflectors found on most of the 2003-2007 REV models. Attached to the top of the side panels on both sides, these little wind deflectors did a great job at helping to deflect cold air up and away... Read more
One of the sensors used by the Ski-Doo E-TEC direct fuel injection system is an atmospheric pressure sensor, or air pressure sensor. The air pressure is used by the ECM computer module to calculate the proper amount for fuel needed for the conditions (in addition to many other sensors).... Read more
Clean belts and clean clutch sheaves allow the sheaves to better grab the belt with less slipping, that’s less friction and heat. Logically we want to keep the drive belt and clutches free of oil, or any residuals that promote slippage instead of traction. One question that often comes... Read more
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