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post #1 of 21 Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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How many decades does it take to fix an issue??

This problem has been around since my 1988 ElTigre' and still with todays sleds. Why don't they just install larger idler wheels to take the load off this area and it would also stop the track drive lugs from hitting the front shock axle as well. Seriously it doesn't take Einstein.
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Mine don't wear that way. You running your track really tight?
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Mine don't wear that way. You running your track really tight?
2" at 20lbs. Not much snow last year, but its the fact that it is in this area more than any place else.
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My guess is that is where you get the most track wind coming around the curve of the rails. I had a 1991 Jag AFS that wore like that but the rails were not curved but more like bent in a couple places. That thing was pretty hard on hyfax.
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i used to do that then i learned dont ride if the snow is froze or not enough i know not every one can wait for the best conditions
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Altho your simple snapshot does not show it I am going to assume that the wear spot is on the end of the curve of the slide rail. Wear at this location is not uncommon. At speed on a smooth surface the track comes off the driveshaft and forms a wave that is tough to counter. This wave has a length that changes with speed and a amplitude that increases with a loose track. I have at one time remounted my wheel to optimize wear for a special application knowing darn well that is was not as good for other applications. It has been reported that wheels that take on more load have shorter life. I can confirm this. Early boggie wheel testing at Arctic Cat revealed greater resistance over the snow. I think that if this issue was easy to solve it would be solved.
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Altho your simple snapshot does not show it I am going to assume that the wear spot is on the end of the curve of the slide rail. Wear at this location is not uncommon. At speed on a smooth surface the track comes off the driveshaft and forms a wave that is tough to counter. This wave has a length that changes with speed and a amplitude that increases with a loose track. I have at one time remounted my wheel to optimize wear for a special application knowing darn well that is was not as good for other applications. It has been reported that wheels that take on more load have shorter life. I can confirm this. Early boggie wheel testing at Arctic Cat revealed greater resistance over the snow. I think that if this issue was easy to solve it would be solved.
Very true....most people don't think that the track is waving as it comes off the drivers..but it is. And as you say, that wave varies by speed along with other factors. So placing a wheel in 1 location might correct this in 1 situation, at 1 speed. But not necessarily all.

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