How to pull a caterpillar on a snowmobile Lynx

The caterpillar of any snowmobile consists of the simplest spare parts, it includes a looped synthetic cord tape with a vulcanized rubber layer. There are lugs and holes for drive stars. All this makes the drive shaft rotate, around which the caterpillar moves.

During operation, the equipment often fails and this is not a secret. Particularly not pleased lovers of fast driving problems with the chassis.

Replacing the gosling on a snowmobile Lynx in an open area is not possible, for this the vehicle must be sent either to the garage or to the workshop to a specialist.

What to do if a goose on a snowmobile Lynx broke

Failures here usually occur for two reasons:

  • damage to hidden obstacles under the snow;
  • wear of the components of the track.

Often those who are just starting to use a snowmobile have a question, but what if the goose is broken? In the field, even with all the necessary tools, the vehicle cannot be repaired. Repair or replacement is only possible in a workshop. So immediately after detecting a breakdown, you should call for help, which will reach the machine to the machine.

Is it necessary to contact the workshop

Replacement of the track or its repair can be carried out independently, but for this it is necessary to have the skills to work with similar spare parts. Without preliminary preparation, it is not recommended to disassemble the snowmobile on your own, it still will not work to repair, but to lose something or break it easily.

For any breakdown of a part unknown to you, it is better to seek help, more experienced comrades or specialists from the workshop can provide it to you. For a small fee, they will tell you and show you how to change the track, then explain the subtleties and other supporting processes with this type of equipment.

How much does it cost to replace a goose

The price of such a service varies depending on the class of the snowmobile, its brand. Imported vehicles are usually rated higher, since the cost of spare parts is several times higher than the prices of domestic ones.

How to raise a caterpillar on a snowmobile Lynx

Lift the rear of the snowmobile Lynx is better in the workshop, experts will do everything in the best possible way and in a short time. For those who like to dig deeper into their favorite technique, you can give one practical advice from a professional in their field. Closely following his instructions to raise the snowball will turn out about 5-7 cm, this will be quite enough.

Bullying works begin with the concept of a snowmobile, remove some parts and improve them:

  • take out the shock absorber, cut off its upper mount;
  • drill below the hole, at this place the rear springs and tensioners for them will be fastened;
  • an additional stop is made for the rear suspension arm.

This design will be quite strong and stable, but here there is one drawback. When unloaded, the tension of the goose is very strong. In all other respects, only positive aspects.

How to pull a caterpillar on a snowmobile Lynx

Before you begin to pull the track you need to stock up on the necessary tools. For work you will need:

tool name quantity
keys set 1 PC.
штененциркуль 1 PC.
load of about 10 kg 1 PC.

Next, we will describe the work process. There is nothing complicated here, the main thing is to raise the snowmobile to a comfortable height and start the stretching process.

Everything can be divided into the following steps:

  • At the very beginning, the wheel tension screws are loosened.
  • The next step will be the suspension of a load of 10 kg in the middle of the track.
  • Next, tighten the screws of the track itself so that the load sags a little.
  • Using a vernier caliper, measure the distance from the stop to the cap on an already stretched track.
  • After that, the load is hung on the other side and the screws are tightened to a measured size.

After this, it is imperative to tighten the wheel tension screws.

It should be understood that strictly measured dimensions are more than necessary. If you do otherwise, set the distance from the head to the stop not equal, then the caterpillar will often fall behind the wheel, and over time it may begin to fly off.

Reviews and recommendations of specialists

People who have had a snowmobile on the farm for more than a year have already got used to repair the vehicle themselves, to replace most of the components, and to conduct routine inspections on their own. Caterpillar tension for them is the simplest of tasks, many cope with this on their own.

Here are some useful tips for those who just bought a snowmobile:

  • storage of such vehicles should not take place in a cold, damp, unheated room, otherwise most of the components will begin to rust and rot;
  • after each trip it is not necessary to check the tension, but once a month with regular use it is mandatory;
  • after trips, it is worth inspecting the tracks for damage;
  • Before checking, the links must be slightly moistened, water serves as a lubricant for the slides;
  •  after the impact, it is worth assessing the extent of the damage done, and only then continue to move.

According to reviews, it is worth saying that each master conducts the track tension in his own way, not everyone hangs a weight or other load. Many got used to determine the tension by the gap, which is measured with fingers or other objects that are at hand in the workshop.

The sixtieth caterpillar for the snowmobile Lynx 500 is mounted and pulled identically to the fiftieth. The main thing is to study the sequence of the procedure and do everything according to the recommendations of specialists.

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