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hey everyone, i'm new but i hopw you could anser my question for me. I am looking for a new used sled. I have got my heart set on a '93 yamaha exciter II SX. the guy wants 2800 canadian for it. (too high but it's o.b.o) anyways, it needs a new track (studs missing). My wuestion is is that it has alot of play in the steering. I was wondering how this would be fixed and how much it would cost. Also, the idler wheels are a little wobley and one of the axles for the idlers is loose. could somebody tell me how much this stuff would cost to get fixed. thanks alot, Steve
 

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2800 bucks for a'92 with that many problems is a bit high.

If the idlers are wobbly, it probably needs some new bearings, the steering can be fixed by new tie-rod ends (the ball & socket things) I'm not sure how much $ it would be though. If the axle for the idlers @ the back is loose, tighten the bolts that hold the idlers on.

Tracks are expensive though.


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The TSS style Yamaha front suspensions had a cast aluminum scissor that was part of the steering. The problem with these Yamis was that there are plastic bushings in the scissors that wear out over time. Some after market companies made urethane bushings that were much more durable. As for the loose idlers... the bearings inside the idler wheels would tend to wear and then spin on the idler shaft. If you need a shaft, bearings and wheels it could run $150-$200 US. You might find cheaper wheels but the yamaha shaft and bearings are pretty pricey. Also the earlier Yamaha's had no grease zerks in the front or rear suspensions, so as long as you have it apart pull the suspension completely apart and clean and grease it.
 

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i'll tell you somethings about it. thanks for the help you to! very helpful.

it has: bender pipe (repaired), low windsheild, red bellypan, red ski skins, new skis, carbides, 6 extra grease nipples in the skid frame, no rips in the seat, paint is in excelent shape, costum numbers, 6700km, weighted and tuned clutch. I don't know if i'll be able to purchase it but i would have to buy a new track, bearings and fix the steering. i have to convince my dad but i would love to have it as my project this summer to work on it. i also figure while i have the ski frame out, (if i get it) I might pop for some ryde fx gas shocks and shock covers. I'm thinking it's worth around 2400.
 

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well I got a 91 Indy 500 sp for sale. 4700 miles Great condition, ready to ride, needs nothing (except some actual snow!!). Interested??


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well, i'm in canada and i really like the looks, suspension and power of this sled. thanks anyways.
 

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well I tried. A sled with so many problems there's a good chance of finding more once that other stuff is fixed. Something to think about. Maybe locate another sled.


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Sno-X-treme:

well I tried. A sled with so many problems there's a good chance of finding more once that other stuff is fixed. Something to think about. Maybe locate another sled.


"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"[/quote]

He does have a point.


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The price seems about right for this area, if it didn't have all those problems. But then I don't really know the value of the performance parts on the machine ...

Another thing to wonder is with those performance parts, and 6700km .. how hard was the sled ridden for those km's. I'd have to say probably pretty hard if the studs have been torn from the track.

You should have a look at the chaincase oil as well .. see if there's any metal filings in it that would indicate excessive wear in that area. A buddy of mine didn't do that, and now is faced with replacing the whole drive axel assembly!! Not nice.
 

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I don't think there is any problems with the engine. i started it and it has good compression. started it first pull, runs great. everything under the hood is quite clean. just the steering, track and idlers. I know he wants way too much for it but i'm thinking add up all the stuff to be fixed and offer him that
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2800
500 (track)
60 (steering)
100 (bearings)
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so that's around 2200

ithink it's worth a bit more than that because everything else is in good shape and the miles aren't really high
 

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i think i can get something in better shape than that for the same price. I still like that model fo a sled. anybdoy have any personal experience with the 93 exciter SX? or know of a place that reviews it or something?
 

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i ride polaris now but i do still have my exciter it has the 570 L/c in it it is very snappy little sled top end is pretty good as well very reliable snowmobile but i put 96 studs on it mine starts 1st or 2nd pull also never hade any trouble with it i have put about 1000 miles on it since i bout it 3 yrs ago the suspension isnt that great in rough terrain though other wise its a good sled
 
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