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On my front right idler wheel I have a crack on the yellow plastic cover.  

I just wanted to make sure that it is a plastic cover and not a rim of some sort.  It looks to me like its a rubber wheel with a yellow plastic cover.

I side swiped somthing and left a little scuf on the wheel and a small crack.  Hardly noticable but with all this no snow action i had a lot of time to go over the machine and check things out.  Then i found it.
 

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The yellow portion is actually a wheel. The wheel is aluminum with the rubber portion vulcanized to it. You need to change this wheel right away. They are about $20-$25 dollars and come with the bearing already installed.
 

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Hey Machzzzz1 i would say just by and new idler wheel.  I am an idler wheel expert.  I was driving once and my idler wheel fell off so i had to drve it back slowly and get a new one.  For some reason the screw broke in half?
 

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for the short cash i would buy a new one!! how long have you been waiting to ride! for 25 i would buy a new one. id allso get new bearings for the wheels to they dont fly off. cheap easy maintence.
 

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I have noticed mine and all of my friends are the same way.  The yellow plastic is just cracking.  It is no big deal, it is just a fancy covering.  I would save your money, it is just cosmetic.  The functionality of the wheel is still fine.
 

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Blaise i agree with you.  Im certain that its a plastic cover over a rubber wheel.  My 98 has aluminum wheels maybe thats what everyone else is mixing up.  

I think I will just run it till the end of the season.  And will check it over good next time i see my machine.
 
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