For support please email or pm Christopher christopher@snowestonline.com



Upgrade to Premium
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2018, 04:06 PM
Lwood Lwood is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Feb 2018
Basic Member
Age: 43
Posts: 22
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Lwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond repute
Default AER 48 for snowbike?

Has anyone run the AER yet?
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #2  
Old 09-02-2018, 06:25 PM
byeatts byeatts is online now
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 57
Posts: 3,043
Thanks: 156
Thanked 647 Times in 455 Posts
Rep Power: 21474850
byeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lwood View Post
Has anyone run the AER yet?
all the 17 seals will fail. All the 18 were rock solid no failures, they have different seals
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to byeatts For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-02-2018)
  #3  
Old 09-02-2018, 06:54 PM
KTM_FREERIDER KTM_FREERIDER is online now
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Hills of Southwest Montana
Basic Member
Age: 39
Posts: 37
Thanks: 17
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
KTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant futureKTM_FREERIDER has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by byeatts View Post
all the 17 seals will fail. All the 18 were rock solid no failures, they have different seals
I just bought a 2018 KTM 450 and the dealer that I bought my Timbersled from said that I will need the Trio shock due to all the failures. I am not questioning your statement, just want to make sure I don’t need a $900 shock.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #4  
Old 09-02-2018, 08:17 PM
Lwood Lwood is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Feb 2018
Basic Member
Age: 43
Posts: 22
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Lwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond reputeLwood has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have a new, left over 17. Are the seals interchangeable with the 18's? I have a Trio as well. I was planning on taking the 4CS off my 16' 450 and swapping around with the AER to the 17'. Little longer but that is no big deal to figure out. The 4CS is modified and valved up to my specs, so I hate to use it on a snowbike where that does not matter.

Do the seals fail because the pressure is pumped way up on the 17' AER for snowbike duty?
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #5  
Old 09-02-2018, 08:52 PM
Sheetmetalfab's Avatar
Sheetmetalfab Sheetmetalfab is online now
Currently: Getting the R6 snowbike ready......
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ak
Age: 32
Posts: 3,654
Thanks: 2,250
Thanked 1,331 Times in 824 Posts
Rep Power: 21474847
Sheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond reputeSheetmetalfab has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lwood View Post
I have a new, left over 17. Are the seals interchangeable with the 18's? I have a Trio as well. I was planning on taking the 4CS off my 16' 450 and swapping around with the AER to the 17'. Little longer but that is no big deal to figure out. The 4CS is modified and valved up to my specs, so I hate to use it on a snowbike where that does not matter.

Do the seals fail because the pressure is pumped way up on the 17' AER for snowbike duty?
Seals fail due to the cold. (They roll up)

Use the 4cs and trio.

Aer work really well on dirt.
__________________
Try again
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to Sheetmetalfab For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-02-2018)
  #6  
Old 09-04-2018, 02:32 PM
byeatts byeatts is online now
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 57
Posts: 3,043
Thanks: 156
Thanked 647 Times in 455 Posts
Rep Power: 21474850
byeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KTM_FREERIDER View Post
I just bought a 2018 KTM 450 and the dealer that I bought my Timbersled from said that I will need the Trio shock due to all the failures. I am not questioning your statement, just want to make sure I don’t need a $900 shock.
I build snow bikes , Not one failure on the 18,s, All the 17,s failed, I run 200psi

Last edited by byeatts; 09-04-2018 at 02:36 PM.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to byeatts For This Useful Post:
KTM_FREERIDER (09-04-2018), Lwood (09-04-2018)
  #7  
Old 09-05-2018, 05:41 PM
Jaynelson Jaynelson is online now
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nelson BC
Posts: 4,020
Thanks: 841
Thanked 2,498 Times in 990 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Jaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond reputeJaynelson has a reputation beyond repute
Default

As said - we had issues with the 2017 AER, nothing on 2018 so far.

**That said if you have a bike with AER forks and don't want them for winter use, I'm SURE you can find someone with a 4CS or Xplor who would swap you no problem. The AER is awesome for summer use.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #8  
Old 09-05-2018, 07:12 PM
boondocker97 boondocker97 is online now
Currently: working for the man
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Billings MT
Age: 30
Posts: 2,367
Thanks: 373
Thanked 778 Times in 526 Posts
Rep Power: 21474848
boondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond reputeboondocker97 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

If your '16 4CS is setup for dirt I wouldn't bother swapping it as the snowbike setups are much firmer. I'd run the AER with upgraded seals and you can at least bump up the air pressure. '18 seals fit the '17 forks. I do like my AER on dirt too.
__________________
Current Sleds:
2014-2018ish BDX Pro-Lite 900, 2005 M7 with upgrades - Ol' Reliable, 1974 Cheetah
Still in the Family:
2009 M1300, 2001 Mountain Cat 800 LE, 1972 Kitty Cat
Gone but not Forgotten:
1999 Powder Special 600 LE, 1998 Powder Special 600, 1993 EXT 550, 1980 JAG 340
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to boondocker97 For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-08-2018)
  #9  
Old 09-06-2018, 10:33 AM
byeatts byeatts is online now
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 57
Posts: 3,043
Thanks: 156
Thanked 647 Times in 455 Posts
Rep Power: 21474850
byeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond reputebyeatts has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boondocker97 View Post
If your '16 4CS is setup for dirt I wouldn't bother swapping it as the snowbike setups are much firmer. I'd run the AER with upgraded seals and you can at least bump up the air pressure. '18 seals fit the '17 forks. I do like my AER on dirt too.
yes Spring forks add noticeable front end weight on a snow bike. The AER really work, just assure 18 seals.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to byeatts For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-08-2018)
  #10  
Old 09-07-2018, 07:48 AM
MountainRider05's Avatar
MountainRider05 MountainRider05 is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kennewick,WA
Age: 30
Posts: 233
Thanks: 99
Thanked 58 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 3256643
MountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond reputeMountainRider05 has a reputation beyond repute
The Following User Says Thank You to MountainRider05 For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-08-2018)
  #11  
Old 09-07-2018, 11:04 PM
cbc76am cbc76am is offline
Currently: Cascade Mtns
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Woodinville WA
Basic Member
Age: 40
Posts: 119
Thanks: 6
Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 1282628
cbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

The Following User Says Thank You to cbc76am For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-08-2018)
  #12  
Old 09-07-2018, 11:06 PM
cbc76am cbc76am is offline
Currently: Cascade Mtns
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Woodinville WA
Basic Member
Age: 40
Posts: 119
Thanks: 6
Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 1282628
cbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond reputecbc76am has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

The Following User Says Thank You to cbc76am For This Useful Post:
Lwood (09-08-2018)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thread — 2018 KTM AER 48-Updated Parts? Thread Starter — TillTheEnd Forum — Snow bikes Replies — 15 Last Post — 09-24-2017 01:58 AM
Thread — WP AER 48 fork update Thread Starter — BendBrapp Forum — Snow bikes Replies — 2 Last Post — 01-29-2017 07:18 PM
Thread — has anyony tried the AER spring kit? Thread Starter — byeatts Forum — Snow bikes Replies — 20 Last Post — 01-22-2017 07:55 AM
Thread — 2017 KTM & Husky, WP-AER 48 fork settings. Thread Starter — Mawgly Forum — Snow bikes Replies — 8 Last Post — 12-07-2016 10:41 PM
Thread — 2017 KTM & Husky, WP-USD, AER 48 fork settings. Thread Starter — Mawgly Forum — Snowbikes & Parts (Swapmeet) Replies — 0 Last Post — 12-06-2016 02:46 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 PM.