Hyfax Replacement When? - Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 13
I have 00' machZ with 900miles and 00'mxz700 with 600 miles. Wondering how often you guys replace you Hyfax. I ride in northern Michigan and only on decent snow. Anybody have any rules of thumb for how many miles you can get out of a set of Hyfax??
00 MachZ&MXZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:35 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,817
Most Doo's have a wear indicator right on the hyfax. If you're down to it or close then it is time to change. Since you mainly ride in decent snow conditions and you have low miles on your sled then they should be alright.
rob7374 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 13
Thanks Rob!!! Sweet Buck? was that this year? I just got back from Escanaba... No luck but seen a lot of nice bucks being taken.
00 MachZ&MXZ is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Okoboji
Posts: 65
When your track clips start shooting sparks! (Just kidding) You just have to watch them. There should be a line in the plastic on the side. If it is getting worn close to that line, replace them. If you look at the hyfax at the front of the skid, you should be able to see roughly the original width of the hyfax. I replace mine every two years if they need it or not, but that is just me.

Jimbo
jims1969bt is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 04:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Karl27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NW Chicago suburbs-IL
Posts: 342
The guys I ride with get 2 to 3 seasons of riding per set of Hyfax. In decent snow conditions I'd think this is expected. The Doo's should have a wear mark on them telling you that they are getting close to being worn. To change them there should be a screw at the back to take out and then pull them through a track window.
'02 MXZ 600
Karl27 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 05:01 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 757
Another quick trick that's handy (if no wear line exsists). Find out from your owners manual what the minimum wear dimension is. Take an Open-end wrench of that size and putit up next to the Hyfax. If the Hyfax slides inside the wrench opening, it's time to change!
jdsmi is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 06:16 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,407
Hey jdsmi, that's brilliant!! Never would have thought....

The answer is - there really is no answer except to check the wear on a regular basis. My last sled was an 00' MXZ500 which I bought new, put 15000kms on it and only changed the hyfax twice!! And that wasn't solely because of my own laziness, I found that the new ones wear down quickly to a point where they practically stop wearing.

Each model will have it's own characteristics (apparently having just purchased an SRX, I better keep a spare set of sliders in the garage!) for hyfax wear. And how you ride, how your suspension is set up, and MOST IMPORTANT - what you ride on will be big factors.
The Hossman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome