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...

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 helmet, my coat, and the back of the sled is covered with snow. After about 45 minutes the snow is starting to melt and my back is wet and starting to get very cold not to mention that the tail light is completely covered over. With this in mind, is there an easy fix like an after market snow flap that is stiffer or wider than the Yamaha flap, or is that even the cause of the problem?

Bob Schrieber

Don’t all sleds do this to some extent depending on the conditions? Yet, in all our years of riding all brands of sleds side by side for thousands of miles, we can testify that Yamahas have had this tendency more often than the other brands, especially the pre ’97 models. Those years tended to have the tunnel taper quicker at the rear. Aftermarket skirts installed in this “gap” between the tunnel and snow flap will help reduce this tendency.

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