I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.
A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.
A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.
If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.
If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.
Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.
As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.
Have a great season.
From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.
Can't get the bearing to fully seat to get clip on in lower (driver) shaft. Anyone have any tips? Wondering if I installed new oil seal wrong. Anyone have a manual or pictures. Working on 144 to 159 conversion. Any help is appreciated.
Measure the bearing and measure the depth of the hole, you may have the wrong bearing. If you have the right one (3514309) make sure it slides on the shaft freely. You may need to use light emry cloth to true it up. Did you lock the bearing collar on the clutch side all ready? Both bearings need to be free for the shaft to slide either direction until you get the chain in and the gears tight on the drive shafts then you can lock the collar down.
No i didn't put the bearing on the shaft first. Not sure even if that's possible. I suppose it could be the wrong bearing and may be too wide. I'll have to check that out since the next step in taking is to take it back apart
Is the bearing not in the case? In general this is how you go about it.
1 - Case bearings installed and case installed.
2 - Clutch side retainer bolts out of the tunnel, clutch side bearing presses on.
3 - Bearing spacer and o-ring on the chaincase side of the shaft.
4 - Put the track up in the tunnel, put the drive shaft up and through the clutch side hole and shove it through as far as you can so that you can rotate the case side up.
5 - Slip the shaft through the bearing in the chaincase while pushing the track up into the tunnel enough to get the drive cogs to skip the teeth so you can slide the shaft in.
At this point I put the lower gear and bolt on to hold it in place while I bump, shove, swear and cuss getting the shaft all the way in to the chaincase so it bottoms against the bushing. Once it is fully seated I tighten the lower gear bolt down to hold it in place and then put the clutch side retaining plate in the tunnel and bolt it down.