Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dumont, CO
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Sled: 11 cf8le-T, 2012 m800
07-08 Mileage: 3500
06-07 Mileage: 2800
ATV: my KAYAK
Basic snowmobile maintenance. The green hyfax tend to fade overtime. Black stays black. For what hyfax are worth, change 'em once a year. You don't even have to remove the skid to do it. SnowTech mag just had a quick write up about doing it in a snap if your sled has reverse. Unbolt the hyfax (front) tap it so that it partially sticks out through the track window, and very gently/slowly run the track in reverse. The hyfax should come right out. They don't mention anything about getting the hyfax out of the tunnel, but that should not be that big of a deal. Just throwing that out there.
Not having reverse on any of my sleds, I'm still tapping them out. I also take the skid out, since the is no better way to fine-comb the rear suspension then to have it on the bench. Also makes it much easier to change parts and grease it. After taking a skid out and putting it back in a few times, you pick up on some tricks that make the job quite easy.
Can you explain further? I can't understand how this would work.
Running the track in reverse with the hyfax sticking out would just bind on the hyfax, no? Or does it just YANK the hyfax off the rails?
I get it to the point where it's sticking about 3" past the track & drill a hole in it, then shove a screwdriver through it & yank. I don't loosen the track at all usually. When I put new hyfax in I toss a few pumps of grease in it before sliding on... comes right off next time!
2011 CF8 LE 141 Cutler stage II race gas turbo, powerclaw track, BD-X oil delete, Koso egt, Bparks light weight bushings, BD-X inner wheel kit, BD-X 2 wheel, BD-X anti-stab, BD-X 40" A arms with 19" floats
Wildchild T top post with 4-6" Rox adj riser, protaper bars, cycra handguards, pro design tether.
BR-tech Thrasher hood and venting.
And a throttle that points the RIGHT way, FORWARD!!!!
250++hp...and still quieter than a sled with a can!
2012 proclimb M800 snopro, BDX oil delete, CE 2.5 track, 38" arms, wildchild post mod, pro design tether, and a hot dogger (and of course, a forward throttle...)
PM me if you're looking for lightweight or diamond drive parts, I can get you discount pricing on BDX parts.