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grizztracks
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Apr 6, 1964 (Age: 56)
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Electrical Eng., Diesel Mechanic

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grizztracks

Tech Advisor, Male, 56, from Scio, NY

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    1. Seavey82
      Seavey82
      Grizz got it sorted, just needed a tiny shim on the lower backing plate. The bar position is absolutely perfect now. What a great DIY mod, and I can see the entire gauge sitting down and didn't have to touch the steering relay rod!
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    2. Seavey82
      Seavey82
      Grizz installed your relocation kit on nytro today and im getting some binding, I do have the OFT yamaha steering blocks with oilite bushings on top and bottom so tolerance is tight. Any ideas of how to fix this? Looks super close to being perfect with the shim.
    3. Billy Berru
      Billy Berru
      Hello, I have a 08 Nitro that I have been told I need grizztracks gusset kit for the sub frame. Also I steering relocation kit. What do I need to do next? Thanks Berru
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        A gusset kit for a 2008 would be $86 shipped and the relocate would be another $45 if ordered with the gussets. You can order by sending payment to my PayPal account: grizztracks@gmail.com

        Fran
        Oct 8, 2020
    4. Hannibal802
      Hannibal802
      Came across your posts, I just picked up an 08 Nytro. It hasn't been reinforced, uncertain if its tweaked currently (shocks aren't centered in the upper A-arm, but appear to be the same on both sides https://imgur.com/j6PYTFw), but plan to install plates over the summer anyway. Are you still taking orders?
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      2. Hannibal802
        Hannibal802
        Sounds good. Just sent payment.
        Feb 24, 2020
      3. Hannibal802
        Hannibal802
        Just checking to see if you received my order. I've taken measurements from the upper a arm bolt back to the footwell, one side is 29 1/2" and the other is like 29 7/8". Should I attempt to get them the same or is that close enough? I've tried prying back on the upper A arm and forward on the lower like your posts suggest.

        Picture for reference of measure area. https://i.imgur.com/OHh5qkl.jpg
        Mar 1, 2020
      4. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        I measure from the lower a-arm back to the tail of the lower frame were it bolts to the body. Make sure the ski tips are not staggered (one running behind the other), Make sure shocks have same spacing and both close to centered in the upper a-arm, Check spindle angle visually or with an angle locator gauge. Close is good enough on these things. I cut your gussets yesterday and will ship them Monday morning (USPS)
        Mar 1, 2020
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    5. erick jr charbonneau
      erick jr charbonneau
      I make the paiement tanks again
    6. erick jr charbonneau
      erick jr charbonneau
      Hey there i need a gusset kit for my yamaha nytro 2011 tanks to let me know the price and everything tanks
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        Sent this to Snow and Mud also:

        If you can straighten the frame then weld the gussets in it should not bend again and will be stronger than a new frame. A gusset kit for a 2011 subframe would be $90 shipped to Canada. You can order by sending payment to my PayPal account: grizztracks@gmail.com[/QUOTE]
        Feb 10, 2020
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    7. Seavey82
      Seavey82
      Sending payment now thanks
    8. Seavey82
      Seavey82
      Hey Grizz was wondering if you still was selling steering relocater for the nytro. What do you use to adjust the bottom steering bushing slightly forward and down? I tried the oft but it was to much and blocked the guage, yours seems like it would be just right. Thanks Bill
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      2. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        A gusset kit if shipped with the relocate would be $65. You can order by sending payment to my PayPal account: grizztracks@gmail.com
        Feb 11, 2020
      3. Seavey82
        Seavey82
        Done. Hit a pretty good jump where the bottom was blown out by other sleds and hit real hard but nothing appears bent after measuring. I'll add the gusset as a added security measure. I think the 13 has a beefed up subframe compared to previous models.
        Feb 11, 2020
      4. Seavey82
        Seavey82
        Got your stuff today looks top quality way beefier then I expected, excited to install and try it out. Thanks again.
        Feb 18, 2020
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    9. Darin Stedman
      Darin Stedman
      Hey griz, I've got a 2008 nytro with a bent subframe. Was thinking about swapping it myself if I could find a used one, but was just curious what you would charge me to straighten my existing subframe and install your gusset kit into it for me if you would do it for me. Thanks Darin
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      2. Darin Stedman
        Darin Stedman
        Ok i will def have you do it for me if u would be willing. I think I am going to finish out this riding season before I get it done. Could I possibly get a hold of you in the spring, and set up a time that works for u to bring the sled down?
        Feb 7, 2020
      3. Darin Stedman
        Darin Stedman
        And I don't think it's bent to bad. The shock isn't centered in the a-arm and the left ski is slightly ahead of the right, but the sled still tracks straight down the trail
        Feb 7, 2020
      4. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        I should be able to correct that for you.
        Feb 7, 2020
    10. thetruck454
      thetruck454
      Do you still make gusset kits for Nytros? I'm buying a second Nytro (2013) and want to gusset it from the beginning and not wait till I bend it.
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      2. thetruck454
        thetruck454
        l just sent you money on Paypal. I ended up buying a '14 Nytro XTX instead, so let me know if the price changed and you need more. Thanks!
        Feb 5, 2020
      3. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        Payment received. I'm out of gussets right now but ordered new chromoly plate to make more. The metal should arrive early next week so we're looking at later next week before I'll ship your kit.
        Feb 6, 2020
      4. thetruck454
        thetruck454
        No worries. I'm gonna ride it as is the rest of the season and get the gusset welded in during the summer tear down.
        Feb 6, 2020
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    11. Geezer 2
      Geezer 2
      Im doing a stator on an 06 Vector and following your directions. I assumed I would remove front and rear motor mounts but you only mention the front. Is the rear not need to come out? Also I dont see a way to get the one cover bolt off, does that get uncovered when the engine is lifted? Thanks Grizz
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        It's usually easier to remove the rear bolt. Some unbolt the head pipe also but I don't. If I remember right the front mounts have to be removed from the block and the steering shaft needs to be unbolted and moved enough to pull the cover out. Be careful of the small coolant hose on top of the water pump. It can be easily cut on the frame rail when lifting the engine.
        Jan 13, 2020
    12. Darin Stedman
      Darin Stedman
      Get grizz are u still making the gusset kits for the Nytro. I've got an 08 rtx that the subframe is bent. Was gonna pull the subframe out and order a gusset kit from you if you are still producing them. Thanks
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        I still make the gussets. A 2008 kit is $95 shipped and you can order by sending payment to my PayPal account: grizztracks@roadrunner.com

        I also offer frame straightening and installation if you're interested. I'm located in Scio, NY 14880
        Aug 14, 2018
    13. madnat
      madnat
      Hey was told to ask you this question.i have a 2010 venture gt tf 1000 triple just finished oil change started it turned it off dropped it off stand went to start it nothing just clicks no codes just clicked tested started relay turned key power going to started but nothing now I'm assuming it's the starter have you done one of these help
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        If you have power on the starter wire when you trun the key then the relay is working. Make sure the battery is good and battery, relay and starter connections are tight with no corrosion. If you have a volt meter read the battery voltage before and during a start attempt. If the battery voltage drops to 9-10 volts that would indicate the starter is receiving voltage but most likely the starter is bad.
        Jan 20, 2018
      2. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        I've seen a lot of bad starters lately. I'm sure the extreme cold has had something to do with it. I have Canadian friends from Niagara Falls area that I ride with several times a year up above Parry Sound. I'm suppose to be heading there Tuesday for a week of riding. I've had many Canadians bring there sleds to me for repairs so If you need some help on this you can bring it down. I'm south of Buffalo.
        Jan 20, 2018
    14. Ryan1980
      Ryan1980
      Okay, I'm new to this. So here it goes.. I have just bought a 2007 vk professional with no spark. I have spark now and had it running but very rough. Makes offers and don always go. I have come to my conclusion that the machine is off her timing...
      Any help or info regarding this will certainly be apperciated.


      Thanks

      Ryan..
      1. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        What is your location Ryan? It could be timing. Typically if the timing chain jumps a tooth or two the engine will have a difficult time idling but when the RPMs are increased seems to run OK. If it jumps time any more than that the pistons will hit the valves and engine damage will occur. If you want to check the engine timing the oil tank and valve cover needs to be removed so that you can see the timing marks.
        Jan 9, 2018
      2. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        These carb'd sleds are also notorious for having problems if stored for an extended length of time. In that case a good cleaning of the carbs may be all it needs.
        Jan 9, 2018
    15. Chip
      Chip
      Grizztracks,
      I have a 2005 Vector and was wondering if you work on them. From your posts you seem to but I didn't want to be presumptuous. I'd like to have the timing checked and the starter has been making some noise. I have a big trip though Canada the end of January and likely won't ride before then so no hurry. Please let me know if you are interested.
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      2. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        I started taking it apart tonight. The tensioner is the original so it should be updated. I believe you're going to also need at the vary least a new starter and starter relay. I'll have the starter out and the stator cover off to inspect the gears tomorrow so I'll know more then. Once I have a parts list along with the cost for them I send you my PayPal email so you can transfer enough to cover them.
        Nov 21, 2017
      3. grizztracks
        grizztracks
        This Vector is amazingly clean and in good condition for a 2005.
        Nov 21, 2017
      4. Chip
        Chip
        Thanks for the update. I try to take care of it. It needs to last me a good long while.
        Nov 22, 2017
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    Apr 6, 1964 (Age: 56)
    Location:
    Scio, NY
    Occupation:
    Electrical Eng., Diesel Mechanic
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