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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone. Was thinking about removing all of the studs from my outer belts on my track. Will there be any ill effects from the holes in the track? I plan on installing a new track after this season, I just do not have the funds right now. This has been descussed in the past and I did a search but came up empty handed. Sled is a '02 ZR 800.

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I've done that. Betting you don't miss them a bit for trail work.

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We've done it and suffered no ill effects at all.

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question is why are you removing them?
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I have removed all the picks from a sled due to the same reason I did not have the funds to replace the studs and wanted to get another season out of the track. I did not have any problems. The only thing I did do was heat a rod and cauterize the inside of the hole that was left.
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Originally posted by tiny@Sep 19 2005, 10:29 AM
I have removed all the picks from a sled due to the same reason I did not have the funds to replace the studs and wanted to get another season out of the track. I did not have any problems. The only thing I did do was heat a rod and cauterize the inside of the hole that was left.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Originally posted by FreezerBurnt@Sep 19 2005, 05:59 AM
question is why are you removing them?
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I just want to remove the ones in the outer belts. I like to be able to slide the rear of the sled around a bit to set it up for the corners.

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I have had a bunch of friends remove studs over the past few years. Most of them didn't have a problem, but one of them had his track rip and it locked up on him while we were trail riding. He had every other outside lug studded, and removed all the outside ones, leaving only the ones in the center of the track.

He ended up with a few broken bones and a totalled sled.

I personally wouldn't take the chance on it, I would just sell the studded track, buy a new track, and stud it the way you want to. I did this a couple times, and it usually didn't cost me too much $$ after it was all said and done.
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Originally posted by Z-Rider@Sep 19 2005, 08:32 PM
I just want to remove the ones in the outer belts.* I like to be able to slide the rear of the sled around a bit to set it up for the corners.

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