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2020 sidewinder

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by thunderbolt, Oct 8, 2019.


  1. thunderbolt

    thunderbolt Expert

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    Location:
    ontario, canada
    Has Yamaha addressed any of the issues with the past sidewinders , for example over heating if left idling for more than 10 minutes or in hard packed trail or lake conditions , and how about clutching and belt blowing , has any of these issues been addressed by yamaha
    You shouldn't have to install scratchers and a fan set up on a 20000 dollar machine , and start playing with your clutch
    I love the sidewinder but really have to start changing stuff right of the bat
     
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  3. PowderFalcon

    PowderFalcon Pinnin' it! VIP Member

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    750
    Location:
    Drumbo, ON
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder SRX
    Nope! Nothing has changed! Lots of bandaids out there. Plan on spending an extra couple g-notes on top of your 20k !!

    But feel the arm stretching power and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Just don’t tally up your $/per mile!
     
  4. thunderbolt

    thunderbolt Expert

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    Location:
    ontario, canada
    Like I said I love my winder 2017 and now my new one is in just wondering if anything got resolved in regards to previous years
     
  5. PowderFalcon

    PowderFalcon Pinnin' it! VIP Member

    Messages:
    750
    Location:
    Drumbo, ON
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder SRX
    Luckily most of what you have on your ‘17 will bolt on your ‘20
     
  6. DMCTurbo

    DMCTurbo VIP Member VIP Member

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    1,661
    Location:
    Val Caron
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder XTX LE 137
    Why would you let it idle for 10 minutes?
     
  7. Motorhead

    Motorhead VIP Member VIP Member

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    1,214
    Location:
    Augusta, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 SW LTX-LE
    LOCATION:
    Augusta ME
    Yeah I hear you, I thought they were going to address lots of stuff on the second year of production (2018), but whereas there was many items that could have been addressed but were not, I figured they would keep it as is instead of opening up a can of warranty worms! Have used my warranty quite a few times threw my dealer though, and he made sure I had the 5 year deal for cheap. So really not much to complain about for me!!
     
  8. thunderbolt

    thunderbolt Expert

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    Location:
    ontario, canada
    To wait for the off brands to catch up
     
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  9. Fast

    Fast TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 srx,2006 apex gt,96 storm hot to go
    Probably waiting for the doo's and poo's
     
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  10. slimjim2525

    slimjim2525 Expert

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    381
    Location:
    Windsor Locks, CT
    Love my winder. Lots of fixes for the few problems they have, otherwise it's a solid sled.
     
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  11. Joseph Levandoski

    Joseph Levandoski Pro

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    150
    Location:
    Ellington, CT
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Yamaha Sidewinder X-TX LE 141
    I've had zero issues with the updated clutching on my 2019 - I also think belts are biased a lot on how you handle the sled (of course you're going to blow a belt if you're full throttle and aggressive from a dead stop).

    The cooling issue hasn't changed - but again, I've had one issue since owning the snowmobile (I see absolutely no reason to let your sled idle for extended periods of time).
     
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  12. Fast

    Fast TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 srx,2006 apex gt,96 storm hot to go
    X2 need to shut them down when waiting for everyone to catch up
     
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  13. 74Nitro

    74Nitro VIP Member VIP Member

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    1,511
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    Being the environmentalist that I am, I would like to see a shut off built into the software on these machines. If the engine is at operating temperature, then any idle for about 30 seconds or so would then result in automatic shut down.
    I know most of us are capable of this ourselves, but machines left idling excessively still happens.
     
  14. Fast

    Fast TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 srx,2006 apex gt,96 storm hot to go
    They need to idle more than 30 seconds too cool the turbo down after a hard pull ,plus when you shut the engine down it needs to sit for 5 - 10 minutes to get rid of the heat before starting again IMO
     
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  15. thunderbolt

    thunderbolt Expert

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    303
    Location:
    ontario, canada
    It also happens when the trails are hard packed but just not as quickly
     
  16. Turboflash

    Turboflash VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    343
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '17 ZR9000 Ltd. PEFI Stg 4.
    X2 Fast. I ALWAYS let mine idle a minute or 2 after hard pulls to allow the turbo to cool down. Not sure where, but I've read it's really hard on turbo to shut it down when it's piping hot! Good recipe for failed bearings!
     

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