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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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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??
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:35 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:43 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 04:21 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 05:01 PM
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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!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 06:16 PM
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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.
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