• 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.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    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.

    MH

Polaris driveshaft and track failure tally

volcano buster

Well-known member
Nov 26, 2007
3,785
1,215
113
Stayton Oregon
I'm seeing a disconnect.

The '13 drive shaft had the end come out of the tube thus the need for the clamp. The pictures of the '21 shaft failures appear that the clutch end simply breaks off at the end of the tube. A clamp won't solve this.
 
Nov 26, 2007
1,409
702
113
Elko, NV.
I towed a 155" Khaos off the mountain a few weeks ago with a broken driveshaft. He mentioned it had been ratcheting like crazy prior to it snapping the end off. I'm guessing this 3.5" pitch and no antiratchets on clips is the culprit. I believe it's the same pitch as Ski-Doo but they have clipped antiratchets.
 
Nov 20, 2020
40
30
18
Do I remember hearing that the 2.75/ QD2 got a new driveshaft as part of the package? I'm not seeing any 2.6/ QD1 failures on this list... Different driveshaft maybe?
 

kylant

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Lifetime Membership
Mar 4, 2011
1,372
260
83
CA
I towed a 155" Khaos off the mountain a few weeks ago with a broken driveshaft. He mentioned it had been ratcheting like crazy prior to it snapping the end off. I'm guessing this 3.5" pitch and no antiratchets on clips is the culprit. I believe it's the same pitch as Ski-Doo but they have clipped antiratchets.
what do yo mean by "clipped antiratchets"?
 
Nov 26, 2007
1,409
702
113
Elko, NV.
Most manufacturer's have anti-ratchets on the drivers that drive off of metal clips on the track widows. What people have been doing is putting a big anti-ratchet driver in the mid-section of the polaris track driving off of non-clipped rubber and polyester cords. In a few hundred miles these tracks are toast.
 

BrapBirk

Member
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Aug 8, 2017
21
18
3
My center driver has been slowly moving to the point where it now rubs the track window.

2021 pro rmk 850 155 series 8 qd2 500miles 30hrs

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Sheetmetalfab

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Oct 5, 2010
6,187
3,777
113
Ak
My center driver has been slowly moving to the point where it now rubs the track window.

2021 pro rmk 850 155 series 8 qd2 500miles 30hrs

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2x2 piece of wood and dead blow hammer you can center it up again.

Likely you should make your drivers on each side of the center driver tight to the inner or outer limits of the track nubs when the track is centered in the tunnel.

This will keep it from walking.
 

RanOutofTalent

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Dec 20, 2014
382
66
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Western Montana
21 khaos qd2 with the 2.75

My track has been tightened 5 times at 600 miles and finally stopped ratcheting.
I am quite disappointed as it has lost 2-3 paddles or split some.

I don’t get why this thing seems to be falling apart


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Nov 26, 2007
532
175
43
Alaska
21 khaos qd2 with the 2.75

My track has been tightened 5 times at 600 miles and finally stopped ratcheting.
I am quite disappointed as it has lost 2-3 paddles or split some.

I don’t get why this thing seems to be falling apart


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5 times! Those are rookie numbers!


I'm a little over 600 miles. I check and tighten it before every ride, and by the end (50-70 miles) its ratcheting again.
 
My track doesn’t really ratchet. I keep it adjusted to spec. But I’ve noticed the wheels are running off the rubber under the rods. Even causing 2 holes on the wheel tracks. Hoping for warranty on this one

Check your tracks and see if they are wearing out. Start a warranty claim if so !

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powwow

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Jan 16, 2009
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80
28
East Kootenay
Looks familiar. Wheels are packing snow right into the track. My buddies sled 1100 miles. All to spec
 

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