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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have two holes in the track which the studs completly went through and know the hole is size of a toonie. Any ideas on how to repair?
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I've seen him at one or more snowmobile shows and it appears his method is effective.

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That is a sign of the track giving out. The reason a stud pulls thru is either (1) - The stud isn't tight. (2) - The belts in the track are giving out.

If the track is old, you may want to consider a replacment.

Now you can make a repair by using a propane torch and buring the edges of the hole to coderize the rubber and seal it up. This will keep the track from de-laminating (pulling apart there). Then apply some Gorrilla glue around the edges of the holes and this will further help, but it will not be anywhere as good as new.

But again, a track has cords like a tire. If the studs pulled thru, the belts are broken in these areas, and there is a much greater risk of the track coming apart. When tracks come apart, it is usually at the most un-conveniant times.

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some key words in the above post...."the cords in the track are giving out" . this isnt always the case but 9 out of 10 when studs start spittin a major blow out isnt far behind. i`m talkin track blown up off the sled in the field. theres the 1 out of 10 where the stud grabbed on the on occasion enough to rip it out. how old is the track 4, 5, 6, years old? if your up in that age and studs are spittin dont take a chance. ya ever see somebody flyin off a sled at 60 or 70...or 90 or 100.. i`m too old, i dont wanna think about it.
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some key words in the above post...."the cords in the track are giving out" . this isnt always the case but 9 out of 10 when studs start spittin a major blow out isnt far behind. i`m talkin track blown up off the sled in the field. theres the 1 out of 10 where the stud grabbed on the on occasion enough to rip it out. how old is the track 4, 5, 6, years old? if your up in that age and studs are spittin dont take a chance. ya ever see somebody flyin off a sled at 60 or 70...or 90 or 100.. i`m too old, i dont wanna think about it.[/b]
seen a track come apart on the sled while on a stand , wow.

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I know of people with pull throughs that put 5000miles on the track afterward

It all depends if you want to chance it

can last 5000miles or blow in 5miles

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
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I have two holes in the track which the studs completly went through and know the hole is size of a toonie. Any ideas on how to repair?[/b]
ontrider has the answer. This guy gets lugs from the manufactuer and vulcanizes them in place. It's just as strong as a new track and his work is fully guarenteed. He can do it with the track on the sled.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 07:40 PM
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theres no way, no way, that it will be as strong as the original track. hypothetically, if it was, as strong as the track before it spit the studs it would be that at best. my point, is that most of the time if the track starts spittin studs the structure of the track itself has reached its lifespan and your just rollin the dice before the whole thing explodes. maybe its my elderly side speakin but i tell the truth when i say track failure can kill ya.
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When a track blows it likes to eat heat exchangers Then you get to fix or buy new ones or a tunnel or have to take your friend to the ER to have his tendons reattached in his leg.

I would buy a cool new track and if i stud it , i would only go down the middle.

Like the sign says "Speed is a question of money how fast do you want to go"
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 01:50 PM
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Yea, the warrany won't tow you out of the woods either.

You can find new tracks at very good prices and this time of year new take off's are readily available.

One can get the tires on your car re-tredded if you really want, but they never last as long as new, never have the ride, etc....

also you can pay to have the repair done, and if the cords are coming apart, have another hole right next to the last one.

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