2014 Yamaha Viper MCX 162.

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Well ended up pulling the trigger on a 2014 Yamaha Viper MCX 190. Super stoked to be back on a 4stroke turbo...I seriously considered a sidewinder again, but decided to hang back and ride a viper for this year...I wasn’t looking for a big power house...just something to head out with the kids and a few buddy rides......So planning on doing a few things to it but not getting crazy
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I know it’s not the latest and greatest, but I love bringing old sleds back to new condition on a budget. Either with used parts, doing my own powder coating and changing them to work the best they can.
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So have since then tore this sled apart to make sure things are ok. This year I probably wont get out much but wanted something to ride with the kids. This is a definite budget build.




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So this sled has around 4700miles on it so I knew there would be some issues. Most of the miles were trail and meadows, so hasn’t seen a hard life.
The header was cracked, which is a typical issue in the 2014 sleds. Replaced it with a new 2015 take off.
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The rear suspension had a slightly cracked rail towards the tip. I believe the way he had the scratchers mounted and the miles of vibrations on the trail caused it. I was going to replace it but ended up welding and repowder coating it. It should be fine since there’s no downward pressure in that spot.

I installed a zbroz center shock spring also.
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I also had to replace the lower steering bracket as it was cracked. Something to watch out for on high mileage vipers.
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I added skidoo xm brake and rer button....I wanted push button start the same as I did on my sidewinder. Works great. I also added polaris handlebar & thumb warmer switches.
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I added a magnetic tether. Used a bracket from https://www.canadasledparts.com/to mount it off the riser. The bracket is meant mostly for the alpha vertical steering so I had to grind it a bit to make it work. He’s planning on make one specifically for the lay down steering on the Yamaha’s.
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So it’s coming along pretty well. I just installed a wrap from http://www.spiralusdesign.com/

I found a mtx seat and got a local upholstery shop to replace the bottom blue with black 5AF73BC3-F4D9-4D06-BEF2-8CF68EB4A9E8.jpeg
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Also getting Tom at https://xtremeairvents.com/
To cut a replacement vent for the one that comes in the mcx kits. I figured I’d have a hole through the screen ASAP. Lol. I sent the template so it should be an exact match if you want to order one.
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What are guys running for a helix with the 190mcx ? This sled had a reground 51deg with purple epi spring. I was going to try 47 with Yamaha white spring. Mcx recommends 43 with white spring.

I seemed to work ok with the 51deg
 
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