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Old 01-12-2019, 09:41 AM
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Default Alpha Track Vibration

Trying figure out if track vibrations are just the nature of the beast with a 3.5 pitch or if I have an issue. Anything over 35 mph on trail has a significant vibration in the footboards and a lot of track noise on my sled. I know it is not a trail sled but I do a bit of it to get to the backcountry. Is everyone else experiencing the same thing? I dont have any snow at home so I have to wait a while to test but I am wondering if I need to make an adjustment or just get used to it?

I did hit the driveshaft on my first ride from the truck on an ice mound at the parking lot but it was not hard and I was going slow. Could I have possibly bent the shaft?

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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Maybe lift rear up and do a quick visual with track spinning if there is any obvious wobble on the drivers. Might not see it but if vibs are that bad u could see it. Otherwise might have to take shaft out and throw a dial indicator on and see forsure. Maybe look for bent anti stab wheels or maybe nubs on rail tips need to wear a bit. Just some suggestions
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Maybe lift rear up and do a quick visual with track spinning if there is any obvious wobble on the drivers. Might not see it but if vibs are that bad u could see it. Otherwise might have to take shaft out and throw a dial indicator on and see forsure. Maybe look for bent anti stab wheels or maybe nubs on rail tips need to wear a bit. Just some suggestions
I will try that. Haven't had a chance to run it on a stand. Need to do that today.
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Tighter track= noisier, when they’re loose like 2–2.5” natural sag they’re quiet. As soon as we tightened them up to about an 1-2” of sag with about 20# pull on them they were louder. Super smooth loose but didn’t want the turbo to derail it!
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Tighter track= noisier, when they’re loose like 2–2.5” natural sag they’re quiet. As soon as we tightened them up to about an 1-2” of sag with about 20# pull on them they were louder. Super smooth loose but didn’t want the turbo to derail it!
Ride an AXYS.... track is rubber band tight and LOUD... I run it twice spec to reduce harshness.

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One of my riding buddies had said that the Alpha has some vibration when on the trail. He is coming from a 16 ltd with a 162x3. Probably normal. I don't feel anything weird when riding it in deep snow.
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I noticed a lot of vibration and track noise my first ride out. Definitely nothing bent. New to the Alpha but I asked the other guys I were with on them and they said yes there is a lot of noise. So I think it is just the nature of the beast. I would still look it over but if everything looks good you should be good. I do know these tracks stretch a lot in the first couple rides so want to make sure you tighten after. w
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rode couple miles down road to get into our riding area this weekend. was smooth as butter. actually noted in my head that it went down the road much smoother than expected. also ripped it pretty good on way back to test my rpms...ran good/smooth. was surprised.
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First 200 miles mine seemed fine - track per manual 2” with 20lbs.
It did stretch a bit, so retightened to 1 1/4” this time. See if I notice any noises ruining it a tad tighter.
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they do like to run tight. i noticed mine vibrated quite a bit when it was too loose. the 3 inch power claw track is the best track on the snow by a million miles....
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