Re: modifying a 550 Arctic Cat
Thanx for the info, but the studs won't help here in BC! I've got a 136" X 1.4" rubber paddled track and plastic ski skins. I need more power to get more track speed from the longtrack in the deep powder. As for moving the scissors forward, will that help get the weight distributed toward the back? I need this to get the weight off the skiis for hillclimbing.
We love the sled for the awesome fuel economy (twice the mileage of my '97 Powder Special 580), and very reliable too. Two years ago, on the first ride of the season, the 550 was acting like a carb switch was buggering up. It would hesitate and buck once in a while. After my wife told me of this (40 miles down the trail), I looked under the hood to find the top of one carb completely unscrewed!
I must have left it loose after getting it ready for the season! Not a thing happened. I thought for sure with it would have leaned out and burned a piston. It's a very reliable machine and I should leave the engine stock, but need some softer rear suspension.