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Summer Storage

Discussion in 'Apex General Talk' started by skip wareham, May 22, 2020.


  1. skip wareham

    skip wareham Veteran

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    Location:
    New London, NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Yamaha Apex XTX
    Any merit to loosening the track and removing the drive belt as part of the annual spring fluid changes in preparation for summer storage?

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  3. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 50th Apex XT-X, 08 40th Apex LTX GT, 08 40th Nytro RTX, & 03 RX-1
    Although I do not loosen my tracks during the summer season, I do keep them elevated on the lifts I have since I keep my snowmobiles in my garage. That way, there's no pressure on any of the suspension or ski shocks and the wheels on the lift allow me to move then when needed. As for the drive belt, I leave it in place
     
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  4. skip wareham

    skip wareham Veteran

    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    New London, NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Yamaha Apex XTX
    Thanks Rob. Mine stays on the lift as well.
     
  5. greatwhite89

    greatwhite89 Expert

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    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2020 Yamaha RS Venture TF
    WEBSITE:
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    Nice and comfy for the summer.
     
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  6. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    only time i loosen them in storage is when i am replacing speedo bearing. belt stays on unless working on clutches.
     
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  7. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    SE MN work North shore Superior play
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    11 Venture Gt
    86 SnoScoot(2) for grand kids
    I think the loosening the tracks and belt off were issues with the OLD original snowmobiles. But now we have tracks and belts built to handle serious HP and I now do NOT loosen tracks or remove belts.
     
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  8. sgauthier

    sgauthier Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    southwest, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX
    i always remove the belts because i find it corrodes or sticks to the aluminum clutches, plus I clean the clutches in the fall anyways so you I have to remove it then JMO
     
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  9. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    SE MN work North shore Superior play
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    11 Venture Gt
    86 SnoScoot(2) for grand kids
    That would be good
     

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