Pulled the sled into the garage to get all the snow and ice melted out of it to do a thorough inspection. I was hoping to go out riding this weekend, but don't think that would be prudent.
It's still thawing out, but I pulled the dipstick out of the chaincase and the end of it looked like it had a giant blob of nickle anti-seize. I kept dipping it in and couldn't detect any oil I added some oil and continued dipping seems to bring out both metalic fines and larger bits of steel. Looks like the track change out will happen sooner than later.
There seems to be an intermittant short in the backup horn circuit that kills the headlight and if it's shorted it won't start. I'll probably just disconnect the circuit until I sort out of it's the switch or the horn.
So far my parts list is:
Chaincase bearings and seals
likely new chain and gears
hood hold down straps
carbides for the skis
likely some idler bearings
So where does one find out the slides/hyfax to know when they are worn down to the point that you should replace them?
Anybody know of a good online tutorial on how to change out a track?
I figure its better to discover this stuff in a heated lighted garage then out on the trail.