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Post by <74444.742. » Fri, 22 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Being only 15 years old I have to ask questions which may to you sound silly
to most snowmobiling patrons. My father recently purchased 2 Polaris machines.
We rode them on the third weekend of November and twice a strange thing happened
to me. It has never occured before then again I only rode about 6 times before this
and never in such deep snow.

This is what happened. I rode off the trail and got stuck in snow up to my waist
my dad and I pulled the machine out and when I pulled on the clutch the macine
roared but I stayed stationary. Then finally it went away. This happened again
but I didn't get stuck it just moaned until it was ok again.

Why did this occur??

Paul

 
 
 

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Post by Chadek » Sat, 23 Dec 1995 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>>This is what happened. I rode off the trail and got stuck in snow up to
my
>waist
>>my dad and I pulled the machine out and when I pulled on the clutch the
>macine
>>roared but I stayed stationary. Then finally it went away. This happened
>again
>>but I didn't get stuck it just moaned until it was ok again.
>>Why did this occur??
>>Paul

>Probably spinning the track but not getting traction like spinning car
>tires on ice and going no place.
>Konrad
>Mn DNR Snowmobile Safety Instructor
>The only dumb question is the one that is not asked.

If the belt is wet you could get that sensation as well. And they clutch
could need cleaning or the belt may be worn.

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Mill » Sat, 23 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Paul,

Quote:
>This is what happened. I rode off the trail and got stuck in snow up to my waist
>my dad and I pulled the machine out and when I pulled on the clutch the macine
>roared but I stayed stationary. Then finally it went away. This happened again
>but I didn't get stuck it just moaned until it was ok again.
>Why did this occur??

2 Guesees. If no smoke billowed out from under the hood (which smells
a lot like burning ***), you got a bunch of snow on the clutch, and
and the clutch was slipping.
Also, sometimes you get enough snow packed under the rear that the
track has a tough time spinning.
In either case, you can burn a spot in your belt and ruin it.
When the first hint happens to me, I usually try to raise the rear
bumper so the track is off the ground and give it gas to spin the
track. Once it spins a little, it is usually ok!
-Doug Miller

 
 
 

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Post by Konrad Haski » Sat, 23 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Being only 15 years old I have to ask questions which may to you sound silly
>to most snowmobiling patrons. My father recently purchased 2 Polaris machines.
>We rode them on the third weekend of November and twice a strange thing happened
>to me. It has never occured before then again I only rode about 6 times before this
>and never in such deep snow.
>This is what happened. I rode off the trail and got stuck in snow up to my waist
>my dad and I pulled the machine out and when I pulled on the clutch the macine
>roared but I stayed stationary. Then finally it went away. This happened again
>but I didn't get stuck it just moaned until it was ok again.
>Why did this occur??
>Paul

Probably spinning the track but not getting traction like spinning car
tires on ice and going no place.

Konrad
Mn DNR Snowmobile Safety Instructor

The only dumb question is the one that is not asked.

 
 
 

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Post by Warren schust » Tue, 26 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Being only 15 years old I have to ask questions which may to you sound silly
> >to most snowmobiling patrons. My father recently purchased 2 Polaris
machines.
> >We rode them on the third weekend of November and twice a strange thing
happened
> >to me. It has never occured before then again I only rode about 6 times
before this
> >and never in such deep snow.

> >This is what happened. I rode off the trail and got stuck in snow up to
my waist
> >my dad and I pulled the machine out and when I pulled on the clutch the
macine
> >roared but I stayed stationary. Then finally it went away. This
happened again
> >but I didn't get stuck it just moaned until it was ok again.

> >Why did this occur??

> >Paul

> Probably spinning the track but not getting traction like spinning car
> tires on ice and going no place.

> Konrad
> Mn DNR Snowmobile Safety Instructor

> The only dumb question is the one that is not asked.

Maybe your snow is two deep and probably your clutches got wet,once it
burned off it was good...

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