97mach1,Originally posted by 97mach1@Dec 10 2003, 09:13 AM
The Mach Z was built to be a "Muscle Sled", so it's most at home on the lakes or long straightaways. Not really ment to be a 20-50 mph trail sled, it will do it, but you'll find it likes to overheat if you just putt around on it. It's a lot of sled to try to "muscle" around the trails.
How do you roll the chain case?One thing that helped me out with cooling was "Water Wetter" from Redline. You should be able to find it at most auto parts stores, or sled shops. It seems to help me becuase it seems like I was always running close to the redline on my sled, and with that stuff in the coolant, it always seems to run cooler.
It will still overheat when you run it in no snow or run it slow. Just find the edges of trails and give it a fistful of throttle to throw some fresh snow around in the tunnel.
For more on tempa-flow, check out www.holtzmaneng.com It leans out your carbs based on temperature. Just like Ski-Doo's DPM system they have, but it's only about $150 us.
I put a 1.25" track on my 1997 Mach 1, and didn't have any clearance problems. On the CKIII, my friend fit a 1.5" track without any clearance problem. He then decided to stud it (for grass drags), and had some light scrape marks. He then rolled the chaincase and all was good.
So, you definately won't have a problem with the 1.25" track. I didn't on my F-2000 Chassis, and the CKIII has even more clearance than mine. There's also a few guys around here with CKIII's with 1.25" tracks and studs.
Ditto on the smaller pilots. I have 45's in mine too (50's stock) and ran a season on a set of plugs (about 1000 miles).