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Old 07-27-2018, 07:44 PM
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Default Sticking With The Proclimb

So the build season is upon us. Who is still "investing" in their old proclimb for one more year (or more), and what are the planned upgrades? I'm going to be on my 2014 for at least one or two more seasons. Here's the list of how it sits now front to back:

-PP skis
-Hubs front bumper
-38" '16+ front end geometry with Zbroz uppers and Fox Float X Evol shocks valved to my liking.
-BDX hood, intake, headlight delete (old style)
-Pulled in side panels
-900 BMP 197hp full motor kit + PCV with Timing
-Oil injection delete
-Diamond S Ti quiet can with muff pot
-2018 Primary clutch, MDS weights, Tied secondary, 2015 jackshaft
-2017 mountain cat tunnel and lower bulkhead with the lower driveshaft position and new upper chassis spars
-Arctic Cat Pro-Mtn running boards with outer screw traction.
-TKI Belt Drive geared 2.52, BDX lightweight trackshaft (old steel version), 8T drivers
-162 2.6 PC track
-Gen II Kmod with Raptor shocks and Ti arms.
-ROX chromoly handlebars, 6" riser, HCR style vertical post, stock controls, TKI brake protector, Canada Sled Parts steering Bushings, tether
-BDX/WRP low seat sitting on top of a Trail Tank
-PDP trimmed flap w/strap and stock tail light
-Wrap of my liking

The entire chassis is basically one year old now since I fully rebuilt the sled from the ground up and has 700 miles on it. The engine, pipe, fuel system and electrical have 2000 miles on them. Clutches have maybe 200 miles on them. Sled weighed 540 full of fluids with a pretty full tool kit and spare primary and drive belts. The wrap vinyl after application was 2.2lb and upgrading to the team clutches was 1.6lb. Plus the TKI brake protector should be 544lb. Before the season starts here's what it's going to get:

-Pistons
-Reeds
-New 3" PC track I have sitting in the shop (-2lb)
-Update skid to Gen III geometry

I have some other ideas depending on what I can muster for a budget and what I can find for Cat salvage parts. They include:
- 2017 Mountain Cat TCL plate (-0.75lb)
- BDX Ti jackshaft (-2lb)
- Aluminum Cat driveshaft (-2lb)
- BDX superlite rotor (-1.15lb)
- New cat brake setup (-1.3?)
- Alt Impact lower Ti arms (-3lb?)
- Alt Impact front end and ski bolts (-1.5lb?)
- Try some gripper skis (-3lb?) New chassis geometry and Kmod are making the PPs feel a little too aggressive now.
- Center drill my frame spar inserts (-0.75lb)
- Speedwerx lightened secondary spider (-.75)
- Ditch my tail light and that aftermarket flap I wasted money on (-1.5lb)
- Clean up my handlebar controls (-0.25lb)

If I can get all that done I'll shave off another 20lb for a theoretical RTR weight of 524lb. Not bad for a big wide 162 with a big fuel cell. I do realize that all the additional stuff would be non recoverable dollars spent. I think I can do it for $2k (about the same as a year of depreciation on a sled).
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:38 PM
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on my MC i think i would do the new bodywork through bdx and narrow it up to the new standards, getting rid of the big oil tank same time with a belt drive kit.
i think a nimble feel is as important as the actual weight. but thats if i kept my proclimb...
you might be able to swap your ski bottoms for mohawks and use your existing mounts/tips/skegs? just a thought.
just think, in a couple years you can probably get your hands on the new motor pretty easily too if you want that low end snap. the beauty of these sleds really- upgrade whatever you want as you go.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:12 AM
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You carry a spare primary clutch? are they that bad?
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You carry a spare primary clutch? are they that bad?


Spare belt... not a spare clutch LOL. That would only be necessary on an Axys because yes, they wear out in just a few hundred miles if you ride them hard.
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Since I crashed and had to have my 17 MC completely rebuilt last spring, I will be on it again for this season. Only mod so far is a lighter can. I will be ordering up the BDX chaincase cover with plastic oil tank though to replace that metal monstrosity they come with. If I like how the Alpha rides I would do the conversion with a belt drive and maybe ride it another season yet. By then we should know how the new motor is going to hold up. That is probably the extent of the mods I will ever do on the sled though. I am not a huge fan of wrenching on them and like how well the stock ones ride right out of the box these days.
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I'll be sticking with my '14 for a few more years as well. It doesn't have quite the list you have but it has the necessities. Skinny boards, pulled in panels, diamond s can, 38" '16 geometry front end, newer pc skis, track mod on the 2.6. think that's the majority of it. Only thing I'm planning this year as of now is adding the jaws single pipe for a bit more oomph. Possibly a new top end as she's sitting at 2700+ miles on the original at the moment, not sure on that one though.
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on my MC i think i would do the new bodywork through bdx and narrow it up to the new standards, getting rid of the big oil tank same time with a belt drive kit.
i think a nimble feel is as important as the actual weight. but thats if i kept my proclimb...
you might be able to swap your ski bottoms for mohawks and use your existing mounts/tips/skegs? just a thought.
just think, in a couple years you can probably get your hands on the new motor pretty easily too if you want that low end snap. the beauty of these sleds really- upgrade whatever you want as you go.
Very possible on the motor. Good thought for if my crank ever goes. Riding my dad's stock 2018 MC back to back with mine having the new clutch is pretty similar on the bottom end. Which is saying alot about the new engine stock. The ctec revs a little quicker too. The 900 has more mid and top once it gets spooled and carries 10mph more track speed in deep heavy snow. My bottom end crispness has been going downhill this last season. Hoping the reeds are the culprit.. Swapping the ski bottoms is a good thought too. Probably cost the same as getting a take off set of grippers. I was leaning towards them since I know they are quite a bit lighter and apparently handle well.

Forgot to add a recent pic of the ol' girl!
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I put 2600 miles on my BMp 900 end they like reads every 1400 miles if you lose the bottom end crispness give them a look.
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I’m sticking with my proclimbs for at least 2 more seasons as well. I have a 13 pro lite 900 down to 400 lbs dry. Putting a few more upgrades on like 36 front end, and dialing in my kmod skid. Can’t wait to see what it does tho
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