What is the proper track tension for a 2002 MxZ 800 (1" track)? What is the best way to check it without any special tools? I have heard I should lift the back off the ground and set 20lbs on the track (bottom) and it should sag about 1 inch. What do you all say? Thanks.
2011 Ski Doo MxZ X-RS 800 ETEC
2009 Ski Doo MxZ-X 800R
2006 Ski Doo MxZ Renegade X 1000 SDI
2002 Ski Doo MxZ 800 Sport w/ 144 gold digger studs.
2002 Ski Doo MxZ 500 R Sport w/ 96 gold digger studs & electric start.
The shop manual says with 16 pounds of force the track should deflect 1 3/16" to 1 3/8". Measurement is supposed to be done at around 68 degrees F. As to the best or the easiest way.....the easiest is mentioned above. Get it up in the air, and exert some down force and measure. You don't want it too tight as it causes excess friction and your slides will wear quickly. Too loose and it will rachet.
02 700 Summit Heritage
Retired AF EOD - If I'm running, try to keep up!
I always start with the manufacturers specs and then loosen from there. If your track ratchets on hard take-offs it is too loose, so you want your track as loose as possible (for the least amount of resistance) without it ratcheting. Make sure that when adjusting track tension you also pay attention to alignment.
What is ratcheting and what are the affects? I lengthened my limiter strap and now have a clicking sound near the rear of my track under hard acceleration and hill climbs. Does my track need tightened?