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Hi Guys,
I have a 09 sno pro and love it just love it . Have around 500 miles and only one concern with the sled.when you drop her in the powder there is a vibration
(grinding sound at the foot wells). It seems to staighten out when you get the RPMS up. The funny thing is on a packed or grommed trail it is not there only in the powder (3 ft) . We checked on the trail and track seems OK . Is this just the aproach angle or the way it is . It 's in the garage melting down. Just wondering if any one has any ideas ? Thanks for the Help !
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have had a vibration to seems to be getting worse really feel it at about 40mph then gets less after that
I have around 800 miles on
I think it is coming from the bearing on the brake side
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I noticed the same this weekend, I think it may be loading the tunnel up. Don't know, I'm new to the long track sleds. Maybe someone has an idea.

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same thing happens to me every once in a while in the powder but never anywhere else.

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I've got an 06 xf 7 and it does the same thing. It is a real dog in the powder, but hauls pretty good on hardpack. I have adjusted my track tension (way too tight), and floated the secondary to make sure the alignment was ok.

Also going to crank in my secondary spring a bit to see if that helps. I played around with the belt deflection, but the higher I set it the worse it seemed to get.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (old cathead @ Feb 1 2009, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hi Guys,
I have a 09 sno pro and love it just love it . Have around 500 miles and only one concern with the sled.when you drop her in the powder there is a vibration
(grinding sound at the foot wells). It seems to staighten out when you get the RPMS up. The funny thing is on a packed or grommed trail it is not there only in the powder (3 ft) . We checked on the trail and track seems OK . Is this just the aproach angle or the way it is . It 's in the garage melting down. Just wondering if any one has any ideas ? Thanks for the Help ! [/b]
Have you figured out the problem yet? Mine is doing the same thing. Only happens when you are in really deep snow going slow. It vibrates through both footwells and if I pin it it goes away. I have tried just about all I can think of and nothing seems to work.

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i have a 06 crossfire and feel vibrations at the foot wells only when i exceed about 65 mph dose any body have anyidea what this might be?
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play around with your track tension. the single ply track is more pliable and under power you can sort of set up a wave in the track between your drivers and rail tips, take a look at your rail tips and the beginning of the hifax to see if any abnormal wear or evidence that the clips are hitting. when in the pow weight is distributed along the entire length of the skid and this can effect how the track moves against the hifax, as opposed to when you are on hardpack.

if you are studded take a look at your drivers for any unusual wear. also take a look to make sure every stud head is properly seated.
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i know on my bro's z 440 if the track is to loose and the track goes under a load (like powder), the track will slip on the cogs and make a HUGE vibration...this may be the problem, although i really dont have experience with crossfires



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Mine does the same thing. i am pretty sure that it is comming from the inside knobs on the track hitting the limiter straps where they wrap around the rod that secures them to the track when the snow pushes back on the track. i say this since my straps have wear marks on them.
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