Snowmobile Fanatics banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have been looking into getting risers for my sled because I'm sick of bending over when I'm standing. Or slouching when sitting.

In order to get enough height I know I'll need throttle and brake cable extensions. My question is what do I do for hand and thumb warmers? The wiring for them goes into the bars by where the clamp is. What I was wondering is if I need to buy some 'special' wires for this, or if I could just splice some extra wire into the lines?

I don't have any pictures to help right now, but I'll post some when I get the chance.

And the sled is a '99 Formula SL 500

Thanks,
Kai
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,677 Posts
Cut the wires one by one and splice in a similar gauge electrical wire of whatever length you need. Cover the connections with heat shrink wrap to prevent water from corroding them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SKI-DOO-SNOWMOBILE-PIVOT-STYLE-RISER-BLOCK-ADAPTER-KIT-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35a547f4b9QQitemZ230406223033QQptZSnowmobileQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Is there somewhere I can buy these clamps separately? Or do they only come in this package?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,304 Posts
Put the risers on first, you may have enough cable (untie them off the sled) I did 4" risers with mountian bars and only had to move my brake line and re route my wires
the only thing you may have to do is move the brake hose or find alonger one.
It all depends on how high you are going
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,951 Posts
re route the wires first! i had bearly enough room for 3 inches but when i got 7 inches i re routed them and i have plenty more! just un plug them all from the handlebars and re route them. if you cant do that then splice the wires.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Define "re-route"... XD

-THROTTLE EXGTENSIONS
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/POWERMADD-SNOWMOBILE-ATV-THROTTLE-CABLE-EXTENSION-KIT-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3ef8b4936eQQitemZ270460556142QQptZSnowmobileQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
-BRAKE EXTENSIONS
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6-INCH-SNOWMOBILE-EXTENDED-BRAKE-LINE-SKI-DOO-S2000-CK3-/230385704410?pt=Snowmobile_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35a40eddda
-RISER
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SKI-DOO-SNOWMOBILE-HANDLEBAR-PIVOT-POST-STYLE-4-RISER-/230402941950?pt=Snowmobile_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35a515e3fe
-ADAPTER
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SKI-DOO-SNOWMOBILE-HANDLEBAR-DOUBLE-PIVOT-POST-ADAPTER-/230385768605?pt=Snowmobile_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35a40fd89d

This is what I have sort of "picked out" for what I would like to get. I totaled it up and it would be around $185 for all these parts + shipping and then +/- $10 for the wiring for thumb/hand warmers. Rough estimate.

Pics:

2010124223837187_22045.jpg
Before everything was apart

201012422402328_22045.jpg

2010124224112359_22045.jpg
Right in the middle is where the hand and thumb warmer wires go,
In between the blocks

201012422422609_22045.jpg
Closer view

201012422431315_22045.jpg
Where the wires are going...
(I get a little "snap happy" sometimes..)

2010124224421500_22045.jpg
Under the hood, this is where they all end up.

2010124224528343_22045.jpg
Again..

2010124224646546_22045.jpg

20101242247460_22045.jpg
This is my clamps. Why I need to buy the kit instead of just the adapter.
A whole $23 more for some bolts, and single clamps!!

201012422485031_22045.jpg
How the hand/thumb warmers wires go into the bars

2010124225012578_22045.jpg
Here I'm pulling up until I can't pull any farther.
Hard to tell but all the wires are still slack except
the 2 in the middle. These are the 2 I think I need to splice in to?

Hopefully the pics didn't get redundant and help out a little more on where everything's at.

And also, the links above.. Those should work out? The only problem would be clearing the windshield so I'd have to get a bigger rise I believe? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks,
Kai
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,951 Posts
Well a lot of sleds wires that go to the handle bars are tucked under the coolant and oil resivors then follow up. If yiu re route them to go above all this they have more slack. Just follow where the wires go and see if you can move the to a shorter path to the bars
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Alright, I will have to look into that. Thank you again!

Er... wait. This sled is a fanner?? So no coolant right, just under the oil resivoirs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,951 Posts
ski-dooer12 said:
Alright, I will have to look into that. Thank you again!

Er... wait. This sled is a fanner?? So no coolant right, just under the oil resivoirs?
yeah. its just most sleds wires dont go straight to the bars so you basically are moving them to the shortest distance to the bars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
OK. next step is convincing my dad. haha thank you again for the info it was very useful! [thumb]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
make sure before you take off riding after you put them on to turn the bars as far as they go in both directions and be sure is doesnt tug any lines tight or the throttle cable, if it doestake care of it otherise the sled willl take off when you crank the bars, i watched my buddy do it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I was aware of this. That's why I was so questioning about the extanesions and wiring. But I'm more worried about clearing the windshield instead of slamming the bars into it.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top