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Old 01-15-2016, 05:22 PM
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So i just bought a snow hawk and have done some mods. One is heated handlebars. A t stat eliminate for cooler temps. I also put on a motorcycle windshield however i am looking for something that looks better. I am unshure about the front ski i have is it the up dated ski. How do i tell. It darts on trail and that is where i do most my riding. I love the sled and would like to do as many updates to make for a more stable ride on the trails.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:14 PM
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Get a timber sled ski with the adaptor for the snow hawk. They work much better and don't track like the ski you have. Also, if you ride trails a lot, loosen up the pivot bolts on the ski.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:11 PM
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Ok so that does work loosing up the bolts on the pivot bushings. I also left the front bolt tighter hoping it raise up the front of the ski. And i added a washer on the rear bolt to push harder on rear of ski.
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you need a trail adapter, trackers and skid relocation brackets. screws in the track are nice for icy corners. if you go off-trail a 136 is nice.
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:58 AM
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Where is a good place to source this. Or is it sometuing that can be built. Does anyone have any picts of what i will be looking for?
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I can set u up with any of these options. I have the snow trackers in stock and a set back or Timbersled ski. Csnt get the pic to load of trackers
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:28 PM
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You have the suspension from a 500. They dont need suspension relocate brackets. Get a set back ski adapter if you are mainly trail. I would stick with the stock ski for trail riding just get the latest version of trackers and carbides like in the pic.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:19 PM
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Ok ya im going to look into the snow trackers. They r a bit pricy im guessing. And the ski set back makes a bit of difference how? And does that mean someone has replaced the rear suspension? Shure is hard to find info about the models as they were built
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The set back bracket puts more pressure on the ski and the pressure is focused on the front of the carbides whereas the bracket you have puts pressure on the rear of the carbides. Last time I bought new trackers and carbides it was close to $300 Canadian. On a plus they last pretty well if you stay off the rocks.

To the best of my knowledge your machine would have came factory as you have but with an uncoupled skid called the expert extreme with 3 shocks it sat much taller than the 'x'. The extreme skid would over tighten the track as it compressed to the point of bending and/or breaking drive shafts. The reasoning behind advice to relocate the suspension pivots. That change also makes a lazier handling machine.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:32 AM
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Ok this is all making sence. Now i just need to get pricing on the setback adapter. Is this just for the trail riding people? An afterthought to make it handle better?
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