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Survey Results: Trail Riders Studs

Discussion in 'General Yamaha Discussion' started by Yamaha Sled Talk Blog, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Yamaha Sled Talk Blog

    Yamaha Sled Talk Blog VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Hopefully Canada
    Thanks to all you guys who filled out the survey. I had over 300 responses when I closed the link. That is a very good sample. The weighting was 60% American 40% Canadian with a couple of our European buddies for good measure. When I broke it down by country the response ratio was virtually unaffected.
    The high hard ones: It's a 50/50 split between those who do and those who don't stud averaged across the RX/Rs/FX series, the ratio goes up to 60% studded when looking only at RX (4-cylinder). The number one reason to stud is braking followed by cornering with acceleration a distant third (15%).
    Over 60% would consider a pre-studded or Ice Ripper type track. 16% have had stud related failures mostly related to heat exchanger punctures and torn tracks (outside edges mostly). Regarding the future trend: 50% intend to stud, 50% are bare-footers its a wash!
    Thanks again cheers cr
     
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  3. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister Advertiser Advertiser VIP Member

    Messages:
    2,040
    Location:
    NE Indiana
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2007 Attak - LOVE my sled!!!
    Thanks for asking & letting us know the results CR!

    Rock :-o
     
  4. ROCKRTX

    ROCKRTX TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    693
    Location:
    Quebec,Gatineau
    I can understand that not everyone want studs, i prefer studs but....

    One nice thing is if Yamaha offer 2 or 3 track option with is new sled so everyone can find the best track for there riding style.

    3 option track to consider with our new Yamaha sled:

    -Ice ripper ( pre studed )
    -ripsaw ( nice overall track, can be studed if needed )
    -Cobra ( more traction in off trail condition )

    Rock
     
  5. number1kyster

    number1kyster TY 4 Stroke Master

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    1,117
    Location:
    Bristol, VT
    I used to be a firm believer in studs. I was up in Quebec one time and we were 150 miles from the truck when (2) of my studs went through the heat exchanger on my 05 vector. I have not run studs since. There are times where I miss them but overall I don't think I will use them again.
     
  6. BIG BLACK WARRIOR

    BIG BLACK WARRIOR VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Westernville NY
    I have put studs through the cheap Y amaha heat exchangers on an RX-1, and a Rage GT. I now you the Ice Ripper track as a compromise between studa nad no studs.
     
  7. QUADSCRIB

    QUADSCRIB Expert

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    208
    Location:
    Grand Ledge, Michigan
    Once again: YOU are the man. Great reserch.
     
  8. shadow44

    shadow44 TY 4 Stroke God

    Messages:
    2,617
    Location:
    Ontario
    Why not offer a pre-holed track? it sure would save alot of hassle for the dealers or DIY guy.
     
  9. Zakre

    Zakre TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Oshawa Ontario
    That would be hard as there are so many different stud patterns out there, no one can please everyone. Easier to let the end user do it to their taste. Like me , i prefer not to stud and would love to see the sled come with a crossover track 1.5 or 1.75 for instance.
     
  10. shadow44

    shadow44 TY 4 Stroke God

    Messages:
    2,617
    Location:
    Ontario
    Coming from the same area as me, where do you ride that you need a track with that size lug?
     
  11. ROCKRTX

    ROCKRTX TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    693
    Location:
    Quebec,Gatineau
    Good point , pre-holed track are a little stronger around the hole because you don't cut the string,the string pass each side of the pre-molded hole.

    The 2 main reason people studs is for braking and icy corner,every pattern can do that no problem.Most people will be please with a pre-holed track......Most not all people.
     
  12. mtkaboater

    mtkaboater Extreme

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    88
    Location:
    Mound, MN
    Love my ice ripper track - that I had to install after stud went through heat exchanger.
     
  13. whitedust1

    whitedust1 TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,002
    Location:
    Phelps, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Apex XTX
    Yep 100% agree & would be a lot less headaches if Ice ripper was offered out of the box with new Apex.
     

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