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    Rear suspension rocker broke

    Weirdest thing i've seen so far on this sled. A few weekends ago I noticed the rear suspension was bottoming out a lot while riding on the trail and out playing in the steep and deep. So i take a peak under the sled on Saturday and sure enough, I found that the rear shock was just hanging off the top mount and the rocker where it attches to on the bottom was broken off on one side. I also noticed that the long aluminum rods, which Ski Doo calls accelerations (?) were bent. I'm surprised that nothing else broke since I was riding this thing pretty hard the last few weeks. Anyone have anything like this happen to them?
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Yeah I have broken those before. They are built pretty flimsy.

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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by lilduke View Post
    Yeah I have broken those before. They are built pretty flimsy.
    Did you have any other damage other than a broken rocker?
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    have any pics?

    i havent broke one yet but If you've ever had a T motion skid out of the sled and moved it side to side you can tell its not the greatest design. That piece will only get weaker with miles. it flexes to accommodate for the t motion rather than having some sort of built in povit. Weak point IMO surprised i haven't seen more fail
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell View Post
    have any pics?

    i havent broke one yet but If you've ever had a T motion skid out of the sled and moved it side to side you can tell its not the greatest design. That piece will only get weaker with miles. it flexes to accommodate for the t motion rather than having some sort of built in povit. Weak point IMO surprised i haven't seen more fail
    No pics but i have the part pulled and will take some tonight. I've never pulled the skid and hope to never have too. This rocker broke off on one side and took the hardware, bushings, cushions,and axle bar with it.
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by AkNomad View Post
    Did you have any other damage other than a broken rocker?
    I have broke these skids at least 50 times.
    Sometimes you stab a track or bend shocks ext.
    (I have lots of pics too) I got a fabricator to beef the the whole skid up for me and haven't had problems since.

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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by lilduke View Post
    I have broke these skids at least 50 timed.
    (I have lots of pics too) I got a fabricator to beef the the whole skid up for me and haven't had problems since.
    I meant when you broke the rocker was there any other damage? Sorry, wasn't clear on that.
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by AkNomad View Post
    I meant when you broke the rocker was there any other damage? Sorry, wasn't clear on that.
    Probably, don't remember every single time some thing broke.

    Why do you ask?



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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by lilduke View Post
    Probably, don't remember every single time some thing broke.

    Why do you ask?
    Just curious, was wondering about any major damage it may have caused.
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    Re: Rear suspension rocker broke

    Quote Originally Posted by AkNomad View Post
    Just curious, was wondering about any major damage it may have caused.

    It can get ugly quick, but some times you get lucky. Bent shock or stabbed track is the most $$$ thing that happens.

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