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Hi all,

Very new here .. but I had a question ..

I have a 93 Safari Deluxe 377. It seems like it might be idling a bit high (around 1800 or so), but my main query here is when the track is suspended from the ground it turns under idling speed ... any ideas? Is my clutch too tight? Is the machine actually idling high enough to turn the track on it's own ? It doesn't move the machine when it's down, but my main worry on that is that I may get premature and uneven wear on my drive belt from idling ..

Any suggestions???

Tks,

T
 

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The largest philips head screw protruding from the side of the carbs is the idle screw. Turn it out to lower the idle. As for the track spinning when it is off the ground, that may go away when you drop the idle. When you are riding, at what rpm does it start to move you?? You may have your belt too tight, and can loosen it by adjusting your secondary by making the space between the sheaves a little wider. How high does your belt ride on the secondary??

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Hold on a second.

Your idle is fine, all sleds usually have the track turning at an idle when it's off the ground, if they don't, they should. If the sled drives away when it's on the ground, you have a problem, but if the track is slowly turning when it's suspended, that is normal, don't worry about it.



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polaris-man is right, my 93 xlt will turn the track when it is on a stand, this is very normal, but when on the ground, it stays put. unless the sled is running away from you, i wouldnt worry about it,,,, and welcome to the forum
 

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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 Skrplyr23:

The largest philips head screw protruding from the side of the carbs is the idle screw. Turn it out to lower the idle. As for the track spinning when it is off the ground, that may go away when you drop the idle. When you are riding, at what rpm does it start to move you?? You may have your belt too tight, and can loosen it by adjusting your secondary by making the space between the sheaves a little wider. How high does your belt ride on the secondary??

Need some darn snow people.[/quote]

I'm not sure what RPM the machine actually starts moving .. I only bought it in October and we haven't had any snow yet ... I'll let you know if I can remember to, when we have some fluffy white stuff.

After reading the other's posts I'm more reassured than I was. Thanks everyone!!

toodles!

T


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Well if for some reason that the sled does want to run away from you when it is on snow, all you need to do is adjust your secondary clutch so that the belt is not quite as tight. Remember that this is a normal condition though. Also remember that when the sled is on snow as compared to grass it will move alot easier, so you should wait till you get out on the snow to see if it needs adjusting or not.

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Well .. I finally got the machine on snow and it does not run away at Idle. It starts moving around 3500 rpm and picks up very nicely from there :eek:)

Thanks again for all of your help .. now I just have to adjust the free-play on my throttle .. it's kinda slack

toodles!

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Adjusting free play is easy, where the cable goes into the carb, that nut on there, you adjust it from there.



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3500 is good i would not be concerned unless it moves when idel with no weight on the machine


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