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Ok I left my sled outside last night, went to go ride it to work this morning, let it warm up for like 5 min. Picked up and dropped the track 2 or 3 times, got on gave it gas.....nothing but black smoke everywhere from my belt. Got off dropped the track a couple more times, gave it gas with me off the sled.....still nothing. Any idea's? I'm going to try to give it another shot when I get home from work but I really don't want to burn up my belt!

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Where did you ride last night? Check the hyfax, sounds like it may have melted to the track clips. If so a large screwdriver and a lot of patience will fix that.
 

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It is not that for sure.....the last thing I did was pull it out of the garage after cleaning it up like 6 feet to where it sat for about 24 hours.....it is just frozen, but what should I do to unfreeze it?

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If you don't have a heated garage, then try a hot air gun or blowdryer along with some patience. The ice knocks off with a little heat. I always block up my rear suspension after the day is over to help eliminate this. good luck!
 

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Thanks....I will try that I guess.....just one of those things that really ticked me off cause I wanted to ride soooo bad....GRRRRRRRR

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I had the same problem when my sled was cold. The only thing I can find that is wrong is that the clutch is cold. It may sound stupid but every sled I have ever ridden did the same thing when it was cold. When it has been ridden for a few minutes it rocks!

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God I must have burnt up alot of belt cause damn there was alot of smoke.....hopefully it is ok. I will be ticked if I have to replace the belt with only 10 miles on the sled!

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It's that Aggressor track, 2 opened 1 closed windows. It puts alot of track in contact with the sliders.

Or maybe the parking brake is on....LOL

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dude, just pour some cold water on the skid fire up and spin it in the air. It'll be a lot quicker than a hair dryer. Afterall once you run and the hyfax warm up it is just water lubricating them anyway. Don't forget to throw some salt down where you poured the water after you leave though or you've got one big ass ice cube on the ground to slip on.

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It's tough to spin the track in the air when you have to lift and spin by yourself. I will give it a shot though.

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Pretty much the only easy way to unfreeze it if it's being stubborn is to have the back off the ground, then spin the track.



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Assuming you don't have a track stand just use a jack or something under the rear bumper and when you rev it, guard the brake in case it starts to come off. shouldn't be too hard for you even by yourself.

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Well it has been warm out today so I bet it unfroze itself......Oh and I'm sure a jack or something would be fine except the sled is in 2 feet of soft snow....I think the jack would sink!! Oh and 300 posts YEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA


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Get a block of wood to keep the track up at night will stop the over-night freeze up. I normally just drive it on a 2x6 about 3' long. But I do have a 6x6 with a cut groove on top I stand on end. I wedge the grab handle in the groove and slide the sled back to the 6x6 is verticle. This lifts the sled about 2" from the track touching the ground.

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Track freezing usually isnt a problem unless you were riding in slushy conditions. When i ride in these conditions i usually just get me a peice of wood and put under the rear bumper and spin the track to clean it out when im done riding. This way, the next morning its all good to go. Then if it is frozen the next morning, all i have to do is use some AUTHORITY when i hit the gas for the first time to break it loose.

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like most of them said jack the back up with anything and use a hairdryer. it doesn't take that long. by the way where r u to have that much snow anyways.
 

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not much snow anymore.....it all melted....damn this warm weather!

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You left ur brand new sled outside?? i dont even leave my 74 panther outside, i guess it wont start if its left outside either...hehe, mine is kept inside in a heated shop.

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