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    Default First broken part...

    Well 22 miles into driving light duty with the family I have my first fail.
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    Wow...that didn't take long.

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    Lol nope. Second ride. Only used
    Four wheel drive once so far too....hope this isn't gonna be the norm.
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    Yikes....apparently they don't make springs like they used too.

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    Might want to quit eating so many cheese burgers! Another year of guiding and you'll have most of that slope weight off!
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    Son of.....That makes little to no sense at all. But....I did just change a broken drive clutch spring in a sled a couple days ago. Only the second one I have ever seen.

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    Hopefully this is a fluke. I was doing my little walk around and noticed it. Was surprised needless to say!
    Only one fat joke?....things are looking up for me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    Might want to quit eating so many cheese burgers! Another year of guiding and you'll have most of that slope weight off!
    Can't be that, Jake is the skinniest guy out there. Must have been a defective coil spring. One thing that puzzles me is that the metal looks white, like the inside of a candy cane?? Something new or isn't it steel?

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    Ha well I was skinny, but two years on the north slope running heavy equipment and living with a weight room jumped me up about 50lbs! But I'm down to about my fighting weight again.
    It's metal but sure seems like it's a brittle break.
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    Rally it much? Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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    Clearly, you need the following saying thingy under your name: "Does this broken spring make my butt look big"!

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    It does make me look like I'm balding...

    Rally it?! Lol not even close!! Wish I had now so it made more sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markopolo50 View Post
    Can't be that, Jake is the skinniest guy out there. Must have been a defective coil spring. One thing that puzzles me is that the metal looks white, like the inside of a candy cane?? Something new or isn't it steel?
    I was looking at the white of the spring and wondering the same thing. Why would the spring be be white where it broke?
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    That is to bad. Is that why most ATV's have a 6 month warranty? LOL Hope they treat you right. Obviously a faulty part.

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    If this is a "new" machine then it would appear the spring had a flaw when manufactured. Should be 100% a warranty issue I would think. What machine were you driving? The reason I asked is that other owners of your machine might know if this is an "issue" with your rig, or just the rare problem when something is manufactured poorly. On the plus side, it should be fairly easy to replace, all things considered. Then again, maybe you were looking for an excuse to raise your machine and get bigger/badder tires on LOL...
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    Lol it is under warranty. But when it broke money didn't come falling out so I won't be raising it with new tires....yet. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    ....hope this isn't gonna be the norm.
    For your sake, I hope so too....That sucks.

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    Sitting here in Thief River Falls, just saw this. I do tax work for a living, two of the appointments I have next week are with the Arctic Cat marketing director, and the head of engineering - snowmobiles. I would like your permission to show this to them, as this should not happen with a Cat. My son in law is running a HDX on the third year, on a cattle operation, hauls bales, salt blocks, uses for fencing, etc. in short works the hell out of it, and the only problem in three years was a torn boot on the front transfer case. I have a 02, has never been back in the shop since I bought it. They would want to know about a problem like this!

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    nodakex AC folks are great to work with. I even had the chance to do some "testing" for them a few years back. We had a great time!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Hopefully this is a fluke. I was doing my little walk around and noticed it.
    Hmmmmm...so you don't actually know when it happened I take it.......meaning you don't remember hearing a "snap" while you were driving it? Could be it came from the factory that way and nobody ever noticed it....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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