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post #1 of 7 Old 02-29-2004, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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I want to change the track on my F7 EXT to a 2.25x144. I just want to know the ins and outs of changing a track (I've never done this before). How long does it take and how big of a job is it? Oh and, how the heck do I do it? Thanks.

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It isn't that bad, 2 hours should get it done your first time.

Take out speedo, drop rear suspension down, unbolt front two bolts

off the suspension, take out gears, drop down driveshaft, and pull out track.

I few things to remember is too suck the gear lube out of the chaincase though,

makes things much easier and cleaner. Kind of a quick run-down but nothing

difficult about it. If you are getting the 2.25 finger track you will love it, they work

real well.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-29-2004, 11:37 PM
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I have a neat way to suck out the oil.........on my site

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I built a tool to suck the oil out of the gear box too. I just took a shop-vac accessory and cut off the part that slips over the shop vac hose so it's about 5 inches long. Then I took a laundry soap bottle and cut a hole in the size of the shop vac attachement. Put it as close to the top as you can so oil collects in the bottom. Stuck it in there and sealed it up good with silicone caulk. Then I drilled a hole in the laundry bottle cap big enough to put in a small plastic tubing and sealed that up good. Plug the bottle to the shop vac and the bottle about implodes but there's good suction on the hose coming out of the cap. Put that in your chain case and the oil collects in the bottom of the laundry bottle, not in your shop-vac.
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Jett,
I am swapping the track on my 900 1m from a 151" to a 159" this next weekend.
Would you please give me the long version of doing the track swap. I'm a little nervous about doing this so I'll take all the help I can get.
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Its really not that bad, its more of a project that you just need to sit down and do. You need to take your secondary off, drain the chaincase and remove gears and remove rear suspension first. Next you slide the shaft to one side then tilt it and slide it out the other. Always replace the speedo bearing while you have the shaft out, its cheap and easy to do.
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When I do it , I tip the machine over on the right side first and unbolt the speedo bearing and the skid frame as well as loosen the track left adjuster and disconect the forward spring mount. Then I tip the sled onto it's left side and take the chaincase cover off. The oil stays in. Loosen the right rear axle and track adjuster and disconect the right side front spring mount. the skid bolts and it's free. I have the left rear axle bolt locktighted in , because it has a tendancy to unscrew itself.

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