on Thu, 21 Nov 1996 05:47:07 GMT,
>>> I purchased a new 97 Cougar MC and found a problem in my first 20 miles.
>>> When the sled had lots of traction and I punched it, the main drive for the
>>> track slipped. I don't know if it means a loose track or there is a problem
>>> in the crank case. Could someone please help me? Thanks.
>> I had the same problem last night on my Formula 500. I checked the
>>chain tension and that was fine, the track tension was a bit loose. I
>>went one full turn on each take-up bolt. I think this is the answer. I
>>have to wait for some snow again to test it out.
>>>Chet, if your track was loose enough
> to slip under heavy load ,you`d best go
>another turn or two, to prevent sprocket
> and/or track damage. One turn will have
>put you on the borderline.
>> Kevin Muskoka Ont.
> OH GOD !! still no snow !!!
My buddy's '97 Pantera had the same problem, the drive sprockets were
slipping on the drive lugs. I tightened the track and it was better, but
it would still slip upon hard acceleration. I called the dealer and he told
me that the rear suspension cross shaft must be installed in the front hole,
they had assembled some sleds using the rear hole and were seeing the same
problem. (nice of him to call my buddy and check, eh?) Anyway, I moved the
rear cross shaft to the front hole, retightened the track and it was fine.
Might be something to check on your sled.