I pretty much do all my own. Unless its something that is major that could be cover under warrenty. Like a Crank or something. I rebuild my own shocks. Go through the clutch etc. Its fun to do also. That way it makes it quicker to repair something on the trail too, if you already know how it comes apart.
I make my living in the winter repairing snowmobiles, so yes I do all my own repairs. Everything from complete engine rebuilds to, customs, shocks, dyno tuning(engine) might have to hire help sometime.
I do pretty much all of my own work other than shock rebuilds and i'm thinking about getting the stuff to do that to. About the only thing I bring it in for was warrenty work when it was still covered. I grew up on a farm and we did all our own work so I just kinda grew up with it and enjoy it.
I would want to think that most everybody works on their own sleds. Riders should. It may mean the difference between going home and continuing on with the rest. I do what I can, and what I can't, I'll play it with untill I figure out how I can. Believe me, there is ALOT of the latter at current.
I'll be doing most of my own work. But even most of the things I'll have others do i could, but rather not take the chance on. I was a licenced mechanic so i can do most everything but it;s smart to know when to let otheres help. I usually help them do it if I have others do work. So I'm a in between guy also.
I do what I can , but I'll be the first to admit I'm not the most mechanically inclined. Geez, I'm lucky I can work this computer :doh: If it is something I know I can do , I will, if not, I'll bring it in so it is done right.
Once in awhile a shop comes in hand. ONe time it was 10 degrees on old forge and it was 9am. All my buddys were getting ready to take off and i looked down and noticed my hyfax were shot so instead of screwing around with it and freezing my ( ) ) off... i just brought it over to east street and they swapped em out for like $25 plus the cost of the slides. I was ready and raring to go in 20 minutes. I happen to not mind paying it
I need to start learning how to work on my sled. I just brought it to the dealer for the pre-season $150 porking. I can do absolutely everything to my car, with the exception of an automatic trans rebuild (I'm planning to learn that soon on one of my spares), but I don't know the first darn thing about the sled. I know that it's not beyond my abilities, but I've got to learn what parts are what, how to diagnose my problems, and how to identify a solution. Unfortunately, I forsee a lot of expensive trial & error in my future. I guess my first step should be to buy an Artic Cat service manual.
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Last edited by phazerhater at Oct 8 2002, 08:46 PM
I don't know anyone that is really mecchanicaly inclined... Or even a little for that matter, so I havn't had anyone to teach me. I wish I could... I'm trying to learn as much as possible, but its alot different seeing it infront of you then talking through it on here....
So my answer is yes the shop does most of my work.... Plus at the moment I don't have much of a spot to work on it if I could anyways... SWRules
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