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2016 rtx se setup

Discussion in 'SR Viper Talk' started by CooperT, Jan 12, 2019.


  1. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    Girlfriend was complaining about major darting on her sled yesterday. I said, you’ll get used to it. She could barely keep, so I got thinking maybe she is right. So I hopped on it and I must say it was brutal! Same procross skis as my ltx dx. 6” carbides, limiter strap on middle hole now (was on lossest setting), rear torsions were on middle setting and now on lightest setting, fox qs3 shocks all set on softest setting. My sled has no darting whatsoever and is effortless to drive. I’m swapping my dual 6” carbides on to her skis this morning and I’ll take the singles and see if it makes any difference.

    Any thoughts on what the problem could be? She said the tuners were way better. Trails are flat and hard right now. Again, my sled is setup perfect and she doesn’t want to give it back! Lol
     
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  3. ishpeming fan

    ishpeming fan Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    291
    Location:
    Bristol WI.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 viper ltx ulmer cluch kit,mbrp trail can higher gearing curve skis 2017 grips and headlight speedwerks coupling adjuster 2016 cat torsion springs 2016 cat front skid shock spring jandt 4th wheel kit high windsheild 120 studs tunnel bag dash bag machined secondary from ulmer
    what skis are on the sled? Limiter strap sounds like it should be loosened to one hole below stock and try tightening the spring on your front skid shock. the dual carbides will help as well. this should help get some weight off the skis and help her out.
     
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  4. Kkurz

    Kkurz Expert

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    290
    Location:
    Peterborough On.
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 XF7000 Sno-Pro Limited
    (Yamaha powered)
    First thing you need to do is check the toe in. It's where everything starts.
     
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  5. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    So, they’re procross cat skis on both vipers. I run dual carbides on mine. Hers had the AC single carbides, which are junk btw. I switch my skis over to her sled and I used hers as a test to see if maybe it was just the carbides. Sure enough, now hers is amazing and mine darts all over!! So now I need to go buy another set of dual carbides. The limiter straps are on the middle hole as there is only 3 holes. Toe in is fine, just like my sled.
     
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  6. Kirt70camaro

    Kirt70camaro Veteran

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    31
    Location:
    DAVISON Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    XF7000
    Bought my XF7000 last year. First ride was darting all over. Took it to the dealer they said take off the new single carbides and install dual. I was pretty sceptical but did it anyways. Sure glad I did it because now it handles awesome.
     
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  7. mtcooler

    mtcooler Extreme

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    75
    Location:
    Newton Wi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 ZR 7000 LTD Sno Pro
    Are you all running the cat dual staggered carbide?
     
  8. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    Mine aren’t staggered
     
  9. srvfan

    srvfan Expert

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    414
    get a set of snow trackers will go dead straight..... assuming that skis have correct toe out
     
  10. Fabio

    Fabio TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Woodbridge, ON
    Snow trackers have to be set with 0 toe out, skis should be parallel to each other.
    Best investment I have done to my sled by far..
     
  11. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    I have slim Jim 6” duals. There’s no darting at all. I can ride with one hand over 100km/hr...it’s like driving a car. It’s definitely a struggle with the single 6” carbides, they should be illegal!
     
  12. TPAY243

    TPAY243 Pro

    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    Northern Wis
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Yamaha Sr Viper LTX SE
    Why would you run the dulley's on your sled and singles on your girlfriends sled. If she is not having fun while on the machine she will lose interest in a hurry. If she likes the tuners put them back on. What works for you may not work for her, if you leave the cat ski on put a set of the staggered cat carbide on, put the limter back to the std pos, rear springs on the softest setting. What is the pre load on your front and center shock springs.
     
  13. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    Did you read anything above?! Lol

    I Swapped my skis onto her sled (with the dual carbides) as a test to see if it was in fact the carbides, and it was. The dual carbides worked on her sled just like they do on my sled. So I ended up riding with the singles on the second day. Trust me, I hear what your saying about keeping her happy!
     
  14. CooperT

    CooperT TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    603
    Location:
    Fergus Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX DX
    She likes limiter on middle hole, torsion springs are on softest setting.
    Qs3s are on softest setting all around.
    Not sure about preload on springs though, I would assume they’re still factory set.
     
  15. DranttelSS

    DranttelSS Advertiser Advertiser VIP Member

    Messages:
    763
    Location:
    St. Peter MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder XTX LE 137
    Should be fixed when you put the Slim Jims on. That what I ran on my Viper and now my Sidewinder with excellent results.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
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  16. TPAY243

    TPAY243 Pro

    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    Northern Wis
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Yamaha Sr Viper LTX SE
    I read everything, what i ment was you never should have started her out on a singal carbide especially 6 inch. Why do you have the dulley's on yours, because it darts around like crazy without them. These rider foward sleds have a lot of ski pressure and it is hard to get a single carbide to work with out the darting. Some people are more worried about turning and live with the darting. I just adjust the way I drive when the conditions change i can't stand it when the machine im driving is all over the trail.
     
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