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    Default How to tighten a track?

    Just bought a couple 2005 ski doo summit 550 and the track is loose.I dont have the owners mannuel.Any help?

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    You need to loosen those back bolts on the rear wheels and you'll see an adjuster on each side right above the rails. You need to turn them clockwise to tighten them and counterclockwise to loosen them up then tighten up the axle bolts. When you go to loosen those axle bolts, you'll need to just loosen one side slightly then loosen the other side as they are seperate and can be a pain to loosen. Good luck.

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    Fairly simple actually


    one support rear of sled off the ground


    loosen lock nuts on rear set of idlers...loosen axel bolts each side

    start the engine let the track spin free.... loosen up and settle to a stop on its own


    measure the slack in the track... ~ 1-1.5 inch below rails with ~10-15 lbs pressure applied to it..

    tighten BOTH sides of the track

    a LITTLE BIT AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    spin track 20-30 mph allow to spin to a stop DO NOT USE BREAKS

    measure each side of track to rail... one side will be shorter then other this is the tighter side... take up a turn or two on the other and repeat spin stop measure...


    adjust...

    spin.... allow to stop.... measure... adjust...

    you can take up the bulk at first... the measure allows you to align it on the rails, if you have to push hard to get daylight under the rails it is TOOOOOOO tight. if it is slapping it is too loose..

    when all done you should have equal measurements on each side rom track edge to rails.. and a good 1-1.5 underneath when light pressure applied
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    BTW... Axel bolts are in the center of the rear wheels... you may need a small ALL or screw driver to remover beauty cap to locate bolt... most are 9/16 or 14mm heads
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    Nice Description Vince, thanks.

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    Thanks fellas that should get me,great description!

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...sQ5fLiterature
    There more listed there also maybe this will help

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    Default yup, thats the way

    but but how i was taught was to count the threads on the 2 bolts on each side... if they are the same # of treads on each side, then make sure you tighten them the same number of rotations with a ratchet until the track is 1-1.5 on each side. if its too tight, you will use more gas, and if its too loose, the track might come off the undercarrage.

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