doing some riveting

doing some riveting

Post by JD39 » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>I have a 87 Formula Plus and the boots went bad one time a year after I had
>it.  I put new ones on and used a Pop Rivet gun that I bought at the flea
>market.  You do want to use the rivets from Skidoo though as they have a
>bigger head.  I even was able to get the Red ones for my Plus from them.
>Once you change them the key to keeping them in good shape is to keep them
>out of the sunlight when storing the sled and always use some kind of
>protector on them .  I use Silicone spray to keep them plyable.

>--
>L8tr...
>Steve m....

thanks for writing steve!
unfortunately, my sled is not a plus ;-(
looks like i will be calling the dealer, and adding those rivets
to my order. unfortunately when i ordered it, the microfiche
was kind of hard to read. the part that looked like it
was called "tie rod end cover", i think, 13.75 each. seemed
alot cheaper than i thought it would be. sound about right?

john d

 
 
 

doing some riveting

Post by MDMe » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>>I have a 87 Formula Plus and the boots went bad one time a year after I had
>>it.  I put new ones on and used a Pop Rivet gun that I bought at the flea
>>market.  You do want to use the rivets from Skidoo though as they have a
>>bigger head.  I even was able to get the Red ones for my Plus from them.
>>Once you change them the key to keeping them in good shape is to keep them
>>out of the sunlight when storing the sled and always use some kind of
>>protector on them .  I use Silicone spray to keep them plyable.

>>--
>>L8tr...
>>Steve m....

>thanks for writing steve!
>unfortunately, my sled is not a plus ;-(
>looks like i will be calling the dealer, and adding those rivets
>to my order. unfortunately when i ordered it, the microfiche
>was kind of hard to read. the part that looked like it
>was called "tie rod end cover", i think, 13.75 each. seemed
>alot cheaper than i thought it would be. sound about right?

I replaced them on my '86 Ski Doo a couple of years ago.  $14 seems about
 right.  As for the rivets, I went to the Home Depot and bought rivets there.
 Since the heads weren't big enough, I just added some rivet washers (also in
 the rivet section of Home Depot).  I hate paying dealer prices for things like
 rivets, nuts, and bolts!

Matt
Yamaha owner

 
 
 

doing some riveting

Post by JD39 » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>I replaced them on my '86 Ski Doo a couple of years ago.  $14 seems about
> right.  As for the rivets, I went to the Home Depot and bought rivets there.

> Since the heads weren't big enough, I just added some rivet washers (also in
> the rivet section of Home Depot).  I hate paying dealer prices for things
>like
> rivets, nuts, and bolts!

>Matt
>Yamaha owner

good tip. the inability to get in and out of a dealer quickly
is almost worse than the prices sometimes.

john d

 
 
 

doing some riveting

Post by Peter M Sampso » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>>>I have a 87 Formula Plus and the boots went bad one time a year after I
had
>>>it.  I put new ones on and used a Pop Rivet gun that I bought at the flea
>>>market.  You do want to use the rivets from Skidoo though as they have a
>>>bigger head.  I even was able to get the Red ones for my Plus from them.
>>>Once you change them the key to keeping them in good shape is to keep
them
>>>out of the sunlight when storing the sled and always use some kind of
>>>protector on them .  I use Silicone spray to keep them plyable.

>>>--
>>>L8tr...
>>>Steve m....

>>thanks for writing steve!
>>unfortunately, my sled is not a plus ;-(
>>looks like i will be calling the dealer, and adding those rivets
>>to my order. unfortunately when i ordered it, the microfiche
>>was kind of hard to read. the part that looked like it
>>was called "tie rod end cover", i think, 13.75 each. seemed
>>alot cheaper than i thought it would be. sound about right?

>I replaced them on my '86 Ski Doo a couple of years ago.  $14 seems about
> right.  As for the rivets, I went to the Home Depot and bought rivets
there.
> Since the heads weren't big enough, I just added some rivet washers (also
in
> the rivet section of Home Depot).  I hate paying dealer prices for things
like
> rivets, nuts, and bolts!

>Matt
>Yamaha owner

 I just paid $9.00 for two exaust studs. I kown they need to make money and
don't mind it but give me a break