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Rx1 ready!

Discussion in 'RX General Talk' started by Fortress, Oct 9, 2019.


  1. Fortress

    Fortress Extreme

    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2004 RX1
    looking forward to another season of the rx1's let the snow fly!!! All I have left to do is change the engine oils and put the panels back on,has anyone found a better bolt for the panels? That Phillips head screw sucks!
     
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  3. AftonJay

    AftonJay Extreme

    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Northern Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2005 Warrior, 2009 Nytro XTX and Arctic cat puma for the kids
    LOCATION:
    Afton Mi
    The Nytro uses Dzus fastners, when i had the RX i wondered if they would have worked on that, although i think it would be kind pricey to buy the tab and fastener.
     
  4. Fortress

    Fortress Extreme

    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2004 RX1
    Yup it would cost some and require some prefab I bet too, found these fasteners on my grizzly skid plate that could work but need to find out where I can get 150-200 of them
     

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  5. Viper_Dave

    Viper_Dave Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2,316
    Location:
    Clinton, Wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    '11 Apex XTX, '09 Venture GT, '06 Attak, 08 Nytro Hybrid
    Not sure of the part# but the body panels on my 11Apex are held on with a hex head bolt rather than the Phillips head screw. You CAN make your Phillips bit work better by filing or grinding the point some. This allows the bit to fully engage and lessens the likelihood of stripping them.
     
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  6. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    5,050
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    all of the rx's in our family have been converted from the phillips screw to the bolts that the 2011 + apex uses to hold the lower panels on. much easyer when doing maintenece.
     
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  7. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

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    846
    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Apex XT-X, 08 Apex LTX GT, 08 Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    Fortress, I'm right there with you. Although the RX-1 is my backup's backup sled, it does get some use back home and I still enjoy riding it with the Expert-X suspension that's been extended to 136". I finally bit the bullet and rebuilt the carbs, replaced the tank fuel filters and rebuilt the fuel pumps. Can't believe what a difference that made as I was having a hard time getting the carbs to sync consistently and this after numerous disassemble, clean, and reassemble attempts.
     
  8. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    846
    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Apex XT-X, 08 Apex LTX GT, 08 Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    As for my trick with the Phillips head screw, it's always been to simply have spares on hand. ;)!
     
  9. Fortress

    Fortress Extreme

    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2004 RX1
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    Mine black,red one wife's, both 2004s.....Our last ride last year, hopefully there's good snow everywhere this year!
     
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  10. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    846
    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Apex XT-X, 08 Apex LTX GT, 08 Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    Mine is black as well. I see you upgraded your set to an Apex. I opted to upgrade mine to the 2005 version as they had more foam the 03's & 04's.

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  11. Fortress

    Fortress Extreme

    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2004 RX1
    That looks good, I bet that sled rips being a short track,the most I was able to do was 100km/HR on a lake once,yup both our sleds are apex seat and suspention and risers,we love them!
     
  12. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    846
    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Apex XT-X, 08 Apex LTX GT, 08 Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    It started out as a 121" and remained a short track when I installed the Expert-X suspension but then I later extended it to 136"
     
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