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  1. RobX-1

    Check Headlights Via Diagnostics Mode?

    Is it possible to test headlights via the diagnostics mode without having to fire up the sled? Wanting to check a headlight but as you know with these four strokes, to do that means letting the machine warm up to full temp before shutting down so thought maybe there was another way to do this...
  2. RobX-1

    New Style Greaseable Apex Lower A-arm Bulkhead Bolts Question

    Had the two lower bulkhead oilite bushings needing to be replaced on my 08 Apex so decided to replace the lower bulkhead bolts with the newer style that have grease zerks on the head of the bolt: For those who have swapped out the older style bolt with the new style, did you happen to notice...
  3. RobX-1

    Question on installing threaded grease zerk

    Had the two lower bulkhead oilite bushings needing to be replaced on my 08 Apex so decided to replace the lower bulkhead bolts with the newer style that have grease zerks on the head of the bolt. When ordering the bolt, the grease zerk is separate so you have to thread it onto the bolt head...
  4. RobX-1

    Filling Radiator Fluid

    I needed to add radiator fluid to my Apex and know of the bleeder screw on the rear heat exchanger needs to be higher than radiator cap and reservoir when bleeding system so pushed my sled down the ramp of my trailer so nose was lower than rear. As I added fluid, I ensured the level did not go...
  5. RobX-1

    Remote Headlight Adjuster for Apex

    Hey Rock, how goes it. Just compiling my snowmobile shopping list for this year and was curious to know if you've made any progress on the remote headlight adjuster for the Apex. I know you have them for the Vipers and Sidewinders and thought the last time I was over at your shop, you had...
  6. RobX-1

    Rockz Toyz - Customer Service At Its Finest

    Just got back from the U.P. for what was possibly our last trip up there and wanted to give a shout out to Rock @ Rockz Toyz for helping me get my HIDs fixed for the trip. If you've been on this forum long enough and have ever dealt with Rock, you probably know he will practically drop...
  7. RobX-1

    Aftermarket 135mm Idler Wheel

    Just wanted to pass along another option to replacing the OEM idler wheels with 135mm ones to help with hyfax wear. When I purchased my used 08 Apex, the owner mentioned he had replaced the idler wheels with the larger ones so when it came time to replacing one, I had a hard time finding them...
  8. RobX-1

    Yamaha Chain Case Top Gear 36mm Socket

    Thought I would pass along this information in case it benefits someone else. After searching for some time for a 36mm socket that was deep enough for it to pass the jack shaft and tighten the nut, I wasn't having any luck. I thought there used to be a tool that someone sold that not only...
  9. RobX-1

    Apex Brake Caliper Question

    While I had the brake rotor and caliber off to replace all drive train bearings and seals and replace track, somehow the brake handle must have been pressed which collapsed the two brake pads together. Is there a way to decompress the pistons in the caliber to get the gap back between the pads...
  10. RobX-1

    Northern Lower Peninsula Trails & March Snow Storm

    If the northern L.P. gets the snow they are forecasting today and tomorrow, are the trails still even open to make one last trip up north? I did read that in some areas like Mio and Traverse City they have closed the gates on some private properties to protect them from ATV use but didn't know...
  11. RobX-1

    EC Ohlins Wiring Question

    I removed my suspension to have my Ohlins shock rebuilt and have a question about the routing of the wire. I was able to search the forum and download information as it pertains to the proper wiring technique for routing the wire around the shock and skid but my question centers around the wire...
  12. RobX-1

    Re-assembling Fixed and Sliding Sleaves - Have Question

    I had to split my primary to replace the fixed and sliding sleaves. We were able to make our own tool that utilized the three holes on the backside of the fixed sleave and was able to unscrew the clutch spider. The service manual states that when re-assembling everying and screwing the clutch...
  13. RobX-1

    Sno Scoot Carb Question

    When I was cleaning the carb on my son's Sno Scoot, I think I may have lost an O-ring that sits down in the chamber where the choke plunger assembly screws into. After cleaning the carb, I used an air compressor to blow air down into this chamber and had something hit my cheek when doing so. I...
  14. RobX-1

    Input Needed: 136" Track - Ripsaw vs. Predator 9819 6-P

    Guys, I need help on deciding between these two tracks. I'm going to extend my Expert X to a 136" this off-season and am having a tough deciding between these two. I've probably heard as may yays as I've heard nays for the Ripsaw but haven't heard too many bad things about the 9819. I'm...
  15. RobX-1

    U.S TrailMaps

    When I as the Novi Show last fall, I stopped by their booth and ever since have been comtemplating purchasing their software. It looks like a really sweet software package. The only drawback is that they only support Garmin GPSs which is great for me but might not be for others that don't own...
  16. RobX-1

    Exhaust Joint Question

    I seem to have a small exhaust leak and judging by the sound of it, I have pin-pointed it be the exhaust joint (see pic). At first I thought I might need to replace the gaskets but when I took my tank off and the access panel, I noticed I could turn 3 of the 4 clamps by hand. I tried to...
  17. RobX-1

    Need to replace chain & bottom reverse gear & have ?

    I have an 03 RX-1 w/ reverse and need to replace my 39T bottom gear and 70 link chain. Had a top chain case bolt come loose and cause the case to split enough to lose oil. Splitting the case, I was thinking I was going to see a chewed up gear. To my surprise, it appears the chain stretched so...
  18. RobX-1

    How do you properly seed the main jet holder?

    How tight should the shaft that the main jet screws into need to be? I know your typical jets will properly seed when you slowly tighten and can't turn them anymore but with this main jet shaft and the rubber o-ring, exactly when do you stop tightening it for it to be properly seeded? Here are...
  19. RobX-1

    05 RS/RX-1 Seat Question

    I've seen a couple different pictures of the black and silver 05 seats and was wondering if they were different between the RS and RX series. I know both seats are interchangeable but was interested in the color design. I saw a picture on ebay of what was listed as a 05 RX-1 seat that was black...
  20. RobX-1

    Will 03 seat taillight assembly fit in 05 seat?

    Will the tail light assembly from my 03 RX-1 seat fit into the 05 RX-1 seat? The 05 seat does not have the tail light assembly so I will need to use the one from my 03 seat. I know the seat will fit on my RX-1 but wasn't sure about the tail light assembly.


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