How to make the Bearcat XT better in snow? - Page 3 - ArcticChat.com - Arctic Cat Forum
NavbitArcticChat.com - Arctic Cat Forum » Snowmobiles » Arctic Cat Snowmobiles » Bearcat / Utility » How to make the Bearcat XT better in snow?

Bearcat / Utility Sharing info on your 2 or 4 stroke

Reply
Old 10-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N53.486 W59.860
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: Everything
 Quote: Originally Posted by Smokeless1 View Post
It is a very poor design. It does not seal well nor does it hold grease well ...in the wet...dry stuff it does better. So you either grease it several times per season depending up what you are riding in, or be prepared to replace that bearing often. Not a fun job but can be done by getting the sled up, and after removing the primary. The other end is in oil bath and will never fail.
On the 660 NA Bearcat that I took the engine from, the jackshaft brg on the PTO side has a grease nipple pointing straight up. It does not look too challenging to access, I was thinking maybe the secondary clutch would have to be removed. Did you mean to say secondary clutch?
LabradorBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 10-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
Member
 
Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Labrador
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sled: Bearcat 660 & 660 turbo, F570, phazer gt
ATV: grizzly 700 , grizzly 300
Smile T 660 Turbo wide track

Good machine. The bearing in the jack shaft is a problem. My buddy lost his twice. I have the t 660 turbo touring. No jack shaft bearing issues. Change the bottom bearing drive hex shaftto a better one at 5000 miles as a preventive measure.
If you are talking to Guy ask him too, they raced two 660 t wide tracks in the very first Cain's. They raced one of them again in the third with a m-8. They had them beefed up quite a big. One of their support was a master arctic mechanic.
4 stroke convert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N53.486 W59.860
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: Everything
OK, but can anybody confirm whether it can be greased with the secondary clutch in place?
LabradorBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #24
Member
 
Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Labrador
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sled: Bearcat 660 & 660 turbo, F570, phazer gt
ATV: grizzly 700 , grizzly 300
Smile

Pretty sure you can at least on the touring. Mine is in storage so I cannt confirm for sure right now.
4 stroke convert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Smokeless1's Avatar
 
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: US of A
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: sleds TZeeext,660's, polaris FST's
ATV: kawi/honda
 Quote: Originally Posted by LabradorBoy View Post
On the 660 NA Bearcat that I took the engine from, the jackshaft brg on the PTO side has a grease nipple pointing straight up. It does not look too challenging to access, I was thinking maybe the secondary clutch would have to be removed. Did you mean to say secondary clutch?

Yes I did! Sorry
Smokeless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N53.486 W59.860
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: Everything
Straight from Team 10:

For the bearcat z1, we can replace the original front coil spring by the front coil spring of the TZ1 LXR see the chart below.



P/N WIRE DIA. FREE LENGTH RATE LBS/INCH NUM OF COIL COLOR



2703-754 0.343 9.50 140 9.58**/7.58* White original bearcat z1

2703-949 0.357 13.00 145 10.24**/8.24 Black original tz12013
LabradorBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #27
Member
 
Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Labrador
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sled: Bearcat 660 & 660 turbo, F570, phazer gt
ATV: grizzly 700 , grizzly 300
Talking

Thank you. That's also 4 inches difference in height. Would make a good Christmas Gift under the tree. Any chance if we could find out what adjustments they made on the rear suspension as the extra height in front is going to transfer weight back there.
4 stroke convert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: N53.486 W59.860
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: Everything
Guy told me that was all they did...?
LabradorBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #29
Member
 
Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Labrador
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
I would love to have a little lower gearing in my sled. Heard some guys running the race used diffrent clutch springs to help the gearing. I fixed the reverse issue by using washers on the articulating end of the skid to keep it tilted up like the skandics. Was thinking about taking the springs out all together and let it flap around like the new expedtions. Not sure why the arctic cat engineers would build a sled with out a low range and a skid that needs to hit a rock in order to get it to articulate. The way it's set up from the factory is way to stiff to move in light snow in reverse and is really too short of a section to be effective if you look a the back end of skandic or expidition it's 2/3 times longer than the bearcat.
meob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #30
Member
 
Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Labrador
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sled: Bearcat 660 & 660 turbo, F570, phazer gt
ATV: grizzly 700 , grizzly 300
I agree. The low gear kit from bdx made a big difference. I have been out breakin trials with the skandics and backing up is key for pushing trials. Get stuck , back up and run at it again. Time and time again the skandic are able to beat through the tough spots. the old vk 540s used to be able to do it to. Love to see pictures of placement of the washers. Should be enough users on the forum to helps figure out how to make the bearcat keep up.
4 stroke convert is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   ArcticChat.com - Arctic Cat Forum » Snowmobiles » Arctic Cat Snowmobiles » Bearcat / Utility


Search tags for this page
2005 bearcat 660
,

arctic cat articulating track

,

auger mount 570 bearcat 2009

,
bear cat snowmobile clutching low end power and top end speed
,

bearcat

,

bearcat articulating backend

,

how can i get more speed out of my arctic cat 570 bearcat

,
how do you tighten a snowmobile track on bearcat
,

how to get more power out of a bearcat570

,
team 10 bearcat z1 racing
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snow/ice Build up on snow flap ? QUEBEC#1 XFR/Firecat/Sabercat 5 03-01-2012 02:39 PM
What does a factory snow cross rider make per season? pcq Performance/Racing 0 02-14-2012 06:59 PM
HOW TO MAKE A ASOME 05 F7 SNOW PRO ??? Rickiteer426 XFR/Firecat/Sabercat 6 12-16-2009 07:43 PM
Make your own snow mastercraft1 120/Kitty Cat 2 02-01-2008 01:26 PM
anyone looking to make a 3 day trip to where the snow is? catf1000s/p Northeast / New England 0 04-02-2007 07:59 PM

 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.