Ski-Doo Hyfax Removal

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Doug Stangl of Winnepeg, Manitoba shared with us his method of removing hyfax (sliders) from a Ski-Doo with small track windows; “I have found...

Doug Stangl of Winnepeg, Manitoba shared with us his method of removing hyfax (sliders) from a Ski-Doo with small track windows; “I have found that if I raise the back end of the sled off the ground, remove the back two bolts from the skid and let it drop to the floor and then loosen the track adjusters right off, I am then able to shift the track over just enough to pull the sliders past the outside edge of the track. After replacing the sliders I use a floor jack under the skid to jack up the suspension to align the holes in the tunnel so I can re-install the suspension bolts.”

By dropping the suspension partially out of the tunnel and loosening the track all the way, Doug has found this provides just enough slack in the track to pull it off to each side to get the hyfax out of and back into the sled.

  • Kurt

    December 31, 2006 #1 Author

    You do NOT need to remove the rear suspension, If you loosen the track tension, you can puh the hyfax out a few inches, then twist it slightly to fit thru the window. You can tap at the front end with a hammer and wide blade screwdriver. It will slide off easily. I paid to have this done once, and since then I do it myself as the shop guys told me this is how they actually do it.

  • zippy

    January 7, 2007 #2 Author

    just did it on an 06 Adrenaline… (1-7-2007)

    just pull through the track window, like kurt said, you can even widen the window a bit with an xacto knife, (no the track will not unravel) remove the front retaining bolt… then tap the front of the hyfax with a screw driver, this will drive it out the track window, keep tapping till you have 4-6″ out the window then grab it with a vice grip and pull… (actually I pulled them out with just gloved hands)

    it helps to widen the entry of the new hyfax for insertion but no lubricants are needed.

    if it takes longer than a 1/2 hour to do both sides you doing something wrong.

    Don’t forget to put the retaining bolt back in!

  • Jon Culpepper

    January 19, 2007 #3 Author

    Zippy & Kurt are correct. To go one step further, we use the EZ-Slider tool. It taps into the rear end of the slider and pulls it through the track window. This also prevents gouging your rails when using a screw driver or chisel to “Push” the slider.

  • Don Hey

    October 13, 2007 #4 Author

    Replacing sliders without removing the suspension is fine but isn’t this always a good time to remove, inspect, repair and lubricate the suspension as a preventative maintenance procedure?

  • Jon Culpepper

    October 30, 2007 #5 Author

    It is a good time for routine maintenance. I go through 3-4 sets of hyfax per season so sometimes you just want to change them andget back out there.

  • Warren

    December 2, 2008 #6 Author

    The Ez-Slider is the way to go. Makes the job a piece of cake. I still cut out the windows wider to make it even better. I have to loosen the track though. I usually get about 1200 miles out of a set with the track adjusted properly. If you go through 3 or 4 sets a year, I hope it’s because your ridding 3 or 4 thousand miles and not out of alignment.

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