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This is a discussion on track adjustments within the Polaris forums, part of the Brand Specific Snowmobile Discussion category; My grandson has a used (bought 1 mo. ago) 1995 Polaris 440 indy that has had lots of problems. the most recent problem is that ...

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    track adjustments

    My grandson has a used (bought 1 mo. ago) 1995 Polaris 440 indy that has had lots of problems. the most recent problem is that I cannot get the track as tight as it should be. the adjuster bolts are all the way in and it still drops down about 3" when lifted off of the ground. he has been riding around double with a friend which puts about 350 pounds on this sled. is that to much weight and is it possible that he has stretched the track?
    don't know what else to adjust.

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    Check you driveshaft bearings below your driven clutch where the speedo cable connects. If they are toast, it will cause excessive play in the track because the driveshaft is not as far forward as it should be. Just an idea.

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    Did you loosen the back wheels before you tightened the track.Are the bolts bottomed out? or are they tightened all the way to the axle?There is no way the adjuster bolts can be turned all the way in without something being seriously wrong,they are a mile long!
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    Is the suspension collapsed in? The Top wheels that support the belt in the tunnel compressed down (IE suspension frozen and won't pop back up?) That is what it sounds like. Maybe it needs taken apart and grease the shafts so it springs back up ?

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    yes loosened back bolts on wheels and yes the bolts are against the axels and bottomed out. suspension is up and everything looks fine but definitely not.

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    yes the rear suspension is up where it goes, and I had the whole lower sled out last week and greased everything I could. really baffling me.

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    Can you take some pictures and post them??How are the sliders on it?Any wheels missing?This is weird.
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    Has the rear axle been pushed all the way to the back of the axle slot in the rails? Is this a short track (121) or the SKS (133.5)?

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    did they change suspension on it>? if so they might have used incorrect measure when bolting it on

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    possibly wrong size of track?
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