What do ice scratchers do for snowmobiles?
Ice scratchers are installed to the rails of your rear suspension with one on each side. These scratchers have a sharp tip that digs into solid snow pack and ice to create a “snow dust”. They loosen the snow and ice chunks as you ride. Then, that loose snow is thrown up into the rear suspension.
Do snowmobiles tracks overheat on ice?
Aside from the engine, keep in mind that snowmobile tracks can also overheat on ice and hard-packed snow.
How do I keep my snowmobile engine cool?
This can be done by:
- Driving in loose snow.
- Viewing the coolant level. If it is low, add coolant. DO NOT open the pressure cap while the engine is hot.
- Stopping the engine and allowing it to cool down.
- Ensuring the radiator(s) (cooler) is clean and free of debris.
Are ice scratchers universal?
The Bi-Directional Ice Scratcher 2.0 kit is faster to install and continues to deliver the very best in durability and performance. Built to endure the elements. Universal Fit: Arctic Cat, Polaris, Skidoo, & Yamaha.
What temp is too hot for a snowmobile?
Ideally a two stroke sled runs under 140F, and that leaves room above this temp to still run safely. The 140F is a general temp across OEMs that is used to begin applying safeguards to keep the engine temperature from rising any further and to help the protect the engine when it does.
What are Hyfax on a snowmobile?
A hyfax on a snowmobile is a replaceable strip of plastic that attaches to the bottom of the rails on either side of the machine. It helps prevent the rails from wearing out through friction caused by contact with the track.
Will a snowmobile overheat in summer?
In addition, your sled’s heating system might not be able to stand the temperatures and overheat. On the other hand, water skipping may not cause overheating, but your sled can sink or get water into the engine. If you want to play it safe, summerizing your equipment is the best option there is.