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Lost my bogie wheel 03 RX1

Discussion in 'RX General Talk' started by YammieMan, Mar 11, 2019.


  1. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    Went out riding today, when i came back I noticed my rear outside wheel is missing. How does this happen? Is it easy to replace? Is there any damage that could have happened? I didn't notice anything while riding.. thanks for the help. I will post pics.
     

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  3. givemeaboost

    givemeaboost VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Great Falls, MT.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    03 Rx1 Turbo
    LOCATION:
    Great Falls,MT
    Your picture isn't very clear. Is there a nut or the head of the bolt shaft there ?


    Ken.........
     
  4. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    Ya, sorry I took the pic right after the ride. I should melt the ice and snow around it and take another pic...
     
  5. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    I tried taking a higher quality pic , but it always comes up as to large, file error. So I took another one, little better than the first one. Thanks . What causes this wheel to just fall off?
     

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  6. Viper_Dave

    Viper_Dave Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Clinton, Wi.
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    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '11 Apex XTX, '09 Venture GT, '06 Attak, 08 Nytro Hybrid
    There is a snap ring that holds the bearing in the wheel. Looks like it failed and what you have left is just the bearing. You'll need a new wheel assembly. Some of the newer wheels have the bearing molded in the wheel.
     
  7. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    Ok, appreciate the help. What kind would you reccomend. The other side is a mmp wheel I believe? Looks like a billet wheel. Size is an 8 inch
     
  8. Viper_Dave

    Viper_Dave Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Clinton, Wi.
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    Snowmobile:
    '11 Apex XTX, '09 Venture GT, '06 Attak, 08 Nytro Hybrid
    Well , in order to tension your track properly, you'll need the same size wheel. I've never used billet on any of my sleds, so I'm not much help there. Check EBay or the classifieds here on TY. Post up a want to buy thread. So one might have some on a shelf they are willing to part with. Good luck!
     
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  9. givemeaboost

    givemeaboost VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Great Falls, MT.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    03 Rx1 Turbo
    LOCATION:
    Great Falls,MT
    You might want to check the other wheels also so you don't have to take it apart again.

    Ken...........
     
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  10. YukonMP

    YukonMP TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    Location:
    Yukon Territory
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Yamaha MultiPurpose
    I'd be looking at changing out both sides rather than keeping/matching the one that hasn't failed YET.
     
  11. theCATman

    theCATman TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Update to the 2010+ spoked black wheels with replaceable bearings.
     
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  12. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    You guys are all awesome! Thanks for the help.. is this something a guy could do in his own garage, or better to bring it to a shop as in sure they have to loosen the track and adjust the alignment etc.
     
  13. YammieMan

    YammieMan Extreme

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    Location:
    Winkler
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2003 Yamaha RX1
    I have an RX1, they didn't make the RX1 in 2010, so which one should I go to? Nytro?
     
  14. theCATman

    theCATman TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Apex or Vector wheels.
     
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  15. theCATman

    theCATman TY 4 Stroke Master

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    And yes you should be able to handle it yourself, as long as you have decent mechanical equipment and skills.
     
  16. Mooseman

    Mooseman Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Greely, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    '07 Venture MP
    '07 Phazer FX (gone)
    '09 Phazer GT
    '10 RS Venture GT
    '10 Nytro FX
    You mean some of the older wheels since Yamaha went with wheels with replaceable bearings later on. Looking at the pic, the bearing itself has failed, leaving you with just the inner race. I can tell because the washer only covers the inner race. This could happen on wheels with or without replaceable bearings. Since yours is an '03, if it was an original wheel, it was likely the non-replaceable type. I'd recommend the replaceable bearing type since they are serviceable and are actually cheaper.
     

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