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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Arctic cat F7 not getting Traction

I have a 2004 F7 not getting traction, it will not even lift the skis.
It has over 170 studs and an exhaust can, I dont know what to do.I need help setting it up.
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Hmmm, studs on a snopro F7, and it won't raise front end,,, there are lots of ways to set these F's up, it actually says so in the manual... So is the sled still spinning the track?? and if the track isn't spinning, the sled should really be accerating hard, regardles if the front end is in the air, this sled has, what either 1.25 inch lug track or 1.5?? imho, aftermarket cans don't do much but maybe save a few pounds, so i wouldn't thing that would make your engine NOT make power all over the rpm range,, maybe you have to much ski pressure, and or not enough weight tranfer to rear.... just wish i could actually ride mine... gl! let us know on this......

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Yes, The track is spinning and has lots of power. It has a 1.25 lug track, It also has a quick adjust limiter strap kit.
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Any ideas setting my F7 up would be helpful
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Had the same problem with mine Jerry.. I took the rear block's out of mine and it helped alot.. Also loosend the front limited straps one spot.. Now the ski's are off the ground when i'm on the throttle with minor track spin..
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Your clutches may also be set up for way too much holeshot... whats top end like for you? and mid range too?
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Once its rolling about 30 mph and up it is fast, It just spins from a stop. I weigh 180 lbs
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No matter how you set this sled up your still going to get some track spin from a dead stop. These sleds are super light and have alot of power thats capable of breaking the track loose easily... I find not dropping the hammer from a dead stop is the best fix. Only crack it about 1/4 to half way as you throw all your weight down toward the back of the seat, then roll into full throttle. I win plenty of drag races on the ice and thats how I usually do it. I am 145 lbs with 120 beat as can be studs, and I don't have any problems lifting ski's/taking off.
If I recall correctly you had atleast one if not two threads going about your traction issues last season also. I know alot of help/info has been thrown your way on this issue already. A couple of things I know have been suggested to you are getting the adjustable limiter strap kit or loosening the stock strap, remove the weight transfer blocks in the rear, and soften up the rear shock..... What have you tried? Just wondering because your most recent post says 170+ studs and a can......(Which the can has absolutly no bearing on your traction issues, and is a whole nother topic in itself as to WHY you would put a can on a F7 when they are proven to do nothing but slow these machines down.) Your post says nothing about any previously made attempts to gain traction. People cannot help you if you don't tell them what you've already tried.
Good luck with your issues.

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I have put the adjustable limiter strap kit on, removed the weight transfer blocks, and softend up the rear shock. It all helped alot but I want more traction. It spins way to much. The can is for the sound.
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I have put the adjustable limiter strap kit on, removed the weight transfer blocks, and softend up the rear shock. It all helped alot but I want more traction. It spins way to much. The can is for the sound.
Can't help you with the traction problem as I'm riding a ZR that I absolutely love.

You gotta be kidding about the can for sound right? The last thing I want to hear is my buddies sled screaming and the next to the last thing that I want to hear is MY sled screaming. I won't even ride with someone that has a can. All you do is pi$$ people of when you should be trying to be respectful to the peoples land and privacy that your rding on. Can you imagine someone riding through your backyard @ 2:00 am with a can and jumping on the throttle?

JMHO, but then again I'm getting old and laid back at 45 LOL
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