SLIDE RUNNER INSPECTION/ MAXIMIZING DRIVE TRACK LIFE
SLIDE RUNNER INSPECTION 1. Inspect: • Slide runner 1 Cracks/damage/wear → Replace. 2. Measure: • Slide runner thickness a Out of specification → Replace. Slide runner wear limit: RS90/RS90R/RS90M/RST90/ RST90TF: 10.5 mm (0.41 in) RSG90: 10 mm (0.39 in) È RS90/RS90R/RS90M/RST90/RST90TF É RSG90
MAXIMIZING DRIVE TRACK LIFE Recommendations Track tension During initial break-in, the new drive track will tend to stretch quickly as the track settles. Be sure to correct the track tension and alignment frequently. (See pages 2-35 ~ 2-36 for adjustment procedures.) A loose track can slip (ratchet), derail or catch on suspension parts causing severe damage. Do not overtighten the drive track, otherwise it may increase the friction between the track and the slide runners, resulting in the rapid wear of both components. Also, this may put an excessive load on the suspension components, resulting in component failure. Marginal snow The drive track and the slide runners are lubricated and cooled by snow and water. To prevent the drive track and slide runners from overheating, avoid sustained high-speed usage in areas such as icy trails, frozen lakes and rivers that have minimal snow coverage. An overheated track will be weakened internally, which may cause failure or damage.