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BRP Ice Scratchers

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by putz21, Nov 28, 2018.


  1. putz21

    putz21 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Tomahawk, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    ‘19 Sidewinder LTX SE
    My buddies have been running these tunnel BRP Ice Scratchers on their Poo and Doo's last year with great results and doesn't beat up the paint on the skid like the wire ice scratches seem to do.....at least for me. I thought if these work for Poo and Doo, they must work on Cat and Yamaha.

    Very easy install. BRP part #860201516

    Only addition to what came in the kit was to purchase two shorter bolts from which came in the brp ice scratcher kit. The bolt that I used to mount the ice scratchers was: M10X1.25X90. This bolt essentially replaces the stock hex bolt that is in the hanger now for the upper idler wheel. I then had to drill one hole for the spring to feed into at 2 o'clock. Then you need to Drill two holes in the inner side of the bumper under the tunnel and use two rivets that came with the kit to hang the ice scratchers when not in use. Very easy install and has great down pressure and won't scratch my rails!

    BRP-Ice-Scratchers.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018
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  3. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Location:
    Schofield, WI
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    Snowmobile:
    2020 Sidewinder SRX
    Whats the price?
     
  4. putz21

    putz21 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
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    ‘19 Sidewinder LTX SE
    $105 US. Includes replaceable tips as well. Replaceable carbide tips are $35
     
  5. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Location:
    Schofield, WI
    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    2020 Sidewinder SRX
    I like these better from BRP but not sure where to get them or what the numbers are. They were at Novi on a show skid for Elka.

    BRP Scratchers.jpg
     
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  6. putz21

    putz21 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Tomahawk, WI
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    USA
    Snowmobile:
    ‘19 Sidewinder LTX SE
    I’ve heard those wires wear down really quick when used a lot as they don’t have the carbide tips the others ones come with.
     
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  7. Crazy Canuk

    Crazy Canuk Expert

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    Have these on the wife's Renegade. They work very well considering how far back they are and if you reverse, it is not the end of the work. I have the Yamaha ones on my Viper. I cut a small piece of 10 gauge wire sheath off, split it and zip-tied it on the rail where the scratchers hang in the up position. You would never know it is there unless you knew it was there and I have zero scratches on the rail. Just a though for those that want to use the Yammi ones.
     
  8. FrozenTows4

    FrozenTows4 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Brainerd Minnesota
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    Snowmobile:
    2014 XF7000 Sold
    2017 ZR6000RS
    2018 ZR6000 El Tigre
    YOUTUBE:
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    Those are mounted Way forward. Which is good, but seems they extend outward a bit far.
    Would like to see these actually mounted and not just on a static display.
    With the skid at full compression, these appear that they may contact the tunnel?
     
  9. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
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    Snowmobile:
    '17 Polaris Switchback 800 Pro S LE
    '15 Viper RTX SE w/ MPI turbo - sold
    '07 FX Phazer GT
    I've looked at the tunnel mounted Doo scratchers as an option. Even met a guy on the trail last year that had then (on his Doo) and he really like them. I ended up mounting the Doo rail version (similar to the ones pictured above). I found a great way to mount them far forward on my 129 skid by relocating a set of idlers further back. I'll try to get some pics this weekend.
     
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  10. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    That would be awesome, thanks.
     
  11. IH8CROWS

    IH8CROWS Expert

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    16 Apex
    Would these work on the shorter 129 Sidewinder or would the carbide be basically next to the rear wheel?
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Apex & Vmax 600
    That BRP stuff will likely slow you down...lol
     
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  13. putz21

    putz21 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Tomahawk, WI
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    Snowmobile:
    ‘19 Sidewinder LTX SE
    How have these been holding up from an overall wear perspective on the ends since there is no carbide?
     
  14. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    '17 Polaris Switchback 800 Pro S LE
    '15 Viper RTX SE w/ MPI turbo - sold
    '07 FX Phazer GT
    This will be my first season with the doo scratchers. But I've run the standard wire scratchers for the last couple of years without a carbide. For me, they have held up fine. Over the course of about 4000 miles, the wire scratcher has worn down. But probably still has another 4000 miles of life left in them. But even if they do wear down to the point of needing replacement, you can just grab a pliers and bend the tip over again. Wire scratchers are definitely not a one-season and throw them away kind of item.
     
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  15. putz21

    putz21 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Tomahawk, WI
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    USA
    Snowmobile:
    ‘19 Sidewinder LTX SE
    I do not know the answer to whether it would work well or not on a 129. I would think it would work ok, but not 100% on that.
     
  16. Turtle

    Turtle Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Country:
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    '17 Polaris Switchback 800 Pro S LE
    '15 Viper RTX SE w/ MPI turbo - sold
    '07 FX Phazer GT
    So here are some pics of my Doo rail mounted scratchers on my Turbo Viper (129" skid). I got them mounted pretty far forward on the skid by moving my second set of outer idler wheels towards the back of the skid. The idlers are mounted in some stock holes at the back end of the rails and the scratchers do not come in contact with the upper idlers under full compression of the skid. Normally that second set of idlers are mounted on the inside of the rails. But because of the reservoir on my rear shock, they can't go on the inside. I ran these same scratchers on my son's Phazer last season, and they worked great.
     

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