Ideas for restricting for beginners?

Mar 31, 2020
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I will be taking alot of new riders out this year. I have an 01 RMK 700, power special 600s, and an 06 rmk 700 as loaners.

However I am concerned with people hurting themselves. Would I be better off adjusting the clutch to engage low, or restricting the throttle? Or both?

The cats engage pretty high, and it seems like throttle restriction might be difficult to ride.
 
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It's definitely easier to ride a sled with lower rpm engagement but how much time and money are you going to spend on 15+ year old loaner sleds? I would just have a few wood wedges and electrical tape on hand to put behind the flipper until they get the hang of it or are in a more open area.
 
Mar 31, 2020
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I like the idea of tape! Thanks. This year I will be taking alot of new people out, last year I took out about 10 beginners. 5 of them went out and bought a sled for this year. I'm probably going to take out 3x as many new riders this year.


It's not too much to put a new spring in the clutch, just looking for ideas I might be overlooking.
 

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Hockey tape around bars behind throttle. Take one wrap off after each ride. Keep it simple.

If the sled is ever in a real bind.. You can rip tape off to get it out of there.
 
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1” chunk of heater hose, split to fit over the bar/grip, then a hose clamp with the mechanism positioned behind the throttle block.

My wife’s first time riding a snowmobile ever was on my Mach Z 1000; that was my solution.
 
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