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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-1999, 12:46 PM
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Slide Rail Extension

I'm switching to a 141 track on a 99 RMK700. It appears that adding the slide rail extensions cause the rail to be thicker (1/4") at the bogey wheel axle location. Do the spacers need on the axle need to be trimmed?? If so, which ones and what is the best way to do it?? My extensions came with zip for instructions.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-16-1999, 10:42 PM
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Re: Slide Rail Extension

Get ahold of whoever you purchased the extensions from. The only modification I have ever had to do on extensions was to grind the old rivots off.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 12:43 AM
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Re: Slide Rail Extension

Yes, you are correct that the interior distance is 1/4" narrower with the extensions.
When you do your trimming, and having 3 bogey wheels, make SURE that you remove 1/8" from each side of the center wheel. If you only remove the 1/4" from one side, the center wheel won't line up properly with where it needs to be in the track. (Yes, this is from experience!)
I used a pipe cutter on the aluminum tube for one side, and a grinder for the black plastic spacer on the other side.
The axle remains the standard length.
Enjoy your 141---it's well worth the investment.
X700

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 11:58 AM
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Re: Slide Rail Extension

I bought my 141 kit from tri-city polaris and had the same problem. I used a grinder with a cutting disk attached to cut the plastic spacers, 1/8 inch on each side. It worked great.

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Re: Slide Rail Extension

Yes, they need to be trimmed. The best way is to cut the big spacer in half and trim it so that the wheel runs in the center.

Corey

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Corey--good to see your still around. Nate



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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-20-1999, 02:09 PM
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Re: Slide Rail Extension

You've already been told what the solution is. For the benefit of others I wanted to add this:

1. If you're sled has two inner rear idler wheels (my 96 Ultra RMK did), simply remove one of the idler wheels and the axle will fit perfectly.

2. I've had two sets of extensions from two different manufactuers - Holz Racing and Wester Power Sports. The HRP's are thicker as
we have all found out. The WPS unit's are machined around the axle hole to maintain the proper spacing. The WPS are no stronger
than the Holz and they are around $40-50 more. So, yeah, you can pay $50 for the convenience of bolting it all back together with no
mods to the spacers. Me, I'll put the $40-$50 in my pocket for gas and oil!!!

Dan



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