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Ice Scratchers

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by Ynot, Jan 17, 2019.


  1. Ynot

    Ynot Newbie

    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Sudbury
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder SRX LE
    Newbie here

    What ice scratcher are you using on a 2019 Sidewinder Srx?
    Is it scratching your rails? Post pics if possible

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. YukonMP

    YukonMP VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    Yukon Territory
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Venture MultiPurpose 2020 VK Professional ll
    Welcome Ynot. Dozens of responses are just a SEARCH away, way faster than waiting for responses to trickle in.
     
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  4. Ynot

    Ynot Newbie

    Messages:
    13
    Location:
    Sudbury
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder SRX LE
    Thanks.
    Just trying to figure out how to navigate amd find stuff.
     
  5. crk1333

    crk1333 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    Traverse City, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Current sleds:

    16 Apex XTX
    16 Renegade 900 Ace
    14 Venture TF
    11 GT 600 Ace
    96 GT 380
    LOCATION:
    Traverse City, MI
    Friend of mine runs cable scratchers with no issues
     
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  6. SAB1

    SAB1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    453
    Location:
    Tuftonboro NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX SE
    2010 Vector GT
    2006 Apex
    Run cables on your skis with barn of parts breakaway mount or look up rockerdans sled build for another skate mount option. Rail mounts are ok but I would mount an eyebolt to stow them with when not in use so rails don’t get beat up.
     
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  7. Hammer70

    Hammer70 GRIPNRIP VIP Member

    Messages:
    578
    Location:
    Niagara, Ontario.
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    82SS440/96VMAX/02SRX/08APE/15SRVIPER/17SIDEWINDER
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    I bolt them up as needed keep them in my bag if this helps.

    Pan
     
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  8. JayM

    JayM Expert

    Messages:
    476
    Location:
    Pickering, ON
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder R-TX SE
    +1 for Trail Blizzer mounted on the skis and only on there for cold/hard packed days! I had to mount ahead of the bolt on these Sly Dog skis as not enough material behind. Works amazing to keep sled cool and sliders lubricated.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Vmax

    Vmax Expert

    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Lasalle
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    1997 Vmax 700
    2015 Arctic Cat ZR 7000 El Tigre
    This is my set up also. I bought rail scratchers and mounted them on my tuner skis. As you can see the snow fogs all the way along the heat exchangers
     
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  10. Shagnos

    Shagnos TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    692
    Location:
    Slowville mi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder
    I run cable scratchers on the rails. Work well. One drawback is the extra ice buildup under the tunnel when running them.
     
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  11. SAB1

    SAB1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    453
    Location:
    Tuftonboro NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX SE
    2010 Vector GT
    2006 Apex
    Well I can say thank to Travis for his BOP breakaway brackets! Was running my duraflex scratchers for the second weekend in a row only this weekend had to cross several railroad bridges and unfortunately the last two had very little snow on them. Ripped off the left one on the first bridge and a minute later the right one on the next bridge. Very glad I hadn't mounted the Trail Blizzer scratchers as I'm sure my skis would have been damaged when they bolt ripped out.
     
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  12. fatchance

    fatchance TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,142
    Location:
    Ma.
    So i've been running ice scratchers on the skis for the last 3 seasons and i hated them up there and i didn't want to put them on the rails because i'm afraid they will beat up the rails.......answer

    scratcher.jpg scratcher1.jpg they work the balls here!
     
  13. SAB1

    SAB1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    453
    Location:
    Tuftonboro NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX SE
    2010 Vector GT
    2006 Apex
    How do you have those mounted? Agree I'll never run them on the skis again. I was mainly interested in to see if I got any benefit for cooling the sled but it didn't help. Runs consistently 174-176 with and without them.
     
  14. SAB1

    SAB1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    453
    Location:
    Tuftonboro NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder LTX SE
    2010 Vector GT
    2006 Apex
    Duh. Now I see in the second picture. All set. Thanks
     
  15. thunderbolt

    thunderbolt Expert

    Messages:
    309
    Location:
    ontario, canada
    I like your concept , do you leave them dowm all th time , or how do you hold them up , maybe a pictur with thm up ? good jab
     
  16. 74Nitro

    74Nitro VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    2,305
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    I like this, I'm just concerned that if the entire sled bottomed that it may bend the running board where they are mounted. The solid portion does hang down a significant distance.
     

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