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    Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Just thought Iíd start a post on my current Yamaha Sidewinder 174 build. Also probably keep the thread going through the winter on how the sled is working. Hereís a brief overview of what Iíve done this summer . Installed CR racing 174 tunnel extension, boards, and exhaust. I went with camoplast 174 9271m mostly because the deal was worth it...i figured worth a try......installed avid drivers. I kept the suspension in stock configuration for now. Iceage cut me a set of 174 rails...i am planning on going with different ski and rear skid shocks...currently working with a company in canada to get that figured. Also have wired in push button start and reconfigured the handlebar controls. More to follow....will post some details over the next few days.
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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Looks good man. congrats.
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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Last year I only rode the sled a handful of times, including the demo ride....which sucked my right back to Yamaha. The sled worked so unbelievably well out of the box I was impressed. There were a few things, like always, I need to change to make it better for me riding style.



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    First off, I’ve always liked the feel of a 174” track, floatation, and traction.
    Chad at CR does an amazing job with the parts for these sleds...I installed the 174 extension and CR extreme boards. Install went pretty well....make sure to take the time and square up things to the sled prior to putting the rivets in. The new extreme boards should work well on the deep days. Boards have been one thing I haven’t liked about many of the sled manufacturers....better boards are a must.
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    I then wanted a bumper that I can actually grab when buried in the snow. The LMS (Lethbridge Machine Shop) bumper looked like exactly what I was looking for. So I bought a used pro rmk one, cut it to a taper and welded the ends shut. Installed rivnuts to make it a clean install....it worked out pretty well.

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    Since I really liked how the sled handles stock ...I wanted to keep it as close to stock with going to 174 rails. Iceage cut a sweet set of black 174 rails. I added skidoo scratchers since I tend to wreck the non reverse kind. Lol. As for shocks I have been working with John at Accelerated Technologies in Ontario. http://www.acceltechracing.com/
    Im planning on going with Elka front ski shocks and rear skid shock. Elka doesn’t make a ski shock yet to fit the mtx ...so John is working with them to make a custom angled rezzy shock.
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    Steering/controls was a big part of the modification I wanted to do on this sled. I really like the idea of a push button start on the bars. Also clean up the controls and have a cleaner setup. I am pretty close to how I want them now, but not completely there. First off the brake and hand warmer switch block had to go. Coming off a skidoo xm I figured it made the most sense to go that route. So I installed a 2015 summit brake and rer/dimmer cluster. Wiring it in was relatively easy. I basically series/paralleled the key switch circuit . I added a mini hella waterproof really and a programmable timer relay to kill the power to the switch after it’s started. The main relay is there basically because I don’t think the rer contacts are rated very high. I set the timer for 20 seconds..so after the key is on, kill switch on and tether installed it kills power 20secs after. Power cycle resets it. Also taking the key out will still secure the sled...if you used a higher rated start switch you would only need the timer relay...here is the circuit. Disregard the scribbles on the key switch diagram I was thinking out loud. Lol.

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    Now I needed to do something with the dimmer and hand warmer switches...dimmer pretty easy wiring to the rer dimmer switch. Hand/thumb warmers I wired to pro rmk switched in the console along with the tether. Worked out really well. I may try a Munster finger throttle if they start making one for the newer yammies, but not convinced yet. I am running CFR turcotte bars, skidoo adjustable riser and summit grab strap. I was running the CFR knucks risers prior but couldn’t make them work with the skidoo strap. I will mention in order to run a skidoo riser you need to grind the point of the tee post.... Not that bad though.


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    Motor wise I’m planning on running stock with a CR racing resonator exhaust. Possibly a cold air intake, but I have a couple things I might do intake wise. The stock Can is fairly heavy so it’s a easy weight savings. Also has easy access to the chaincase adjuster then. I powder coated my heat shields in high temp black. They don’t get that oxidized aluminum look then.
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    I was planning a cool wrap for the sled, but decided to just go with a Yamaha themed tunnel wrap for now from Marc at http://www.spiralusdesign.com. He did a great job on all my sled wraps...also if anyone needs a wrap for there 174 CR tunnel he will have the measurements now. We will probably have to tweak a bit after I get it, but after that should fit. I also have a few other cool things I’m working on...will post once I have them figured. All for now... any specific questions post them or pm me I more than happy to help out.
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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Kurt at Canadian sled parts http://www.canadasledparts.com has been working on a linq bracket system and platform design. Iíll be running the Polaris burandt bag and linq gas can same as I had in my summit. Here are a few pictures of the brackets
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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Why are all the links broken on the pictures? Off topic but I want to see this build!

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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Can’t see the pictures? You many have your settings wrong ...anyone else have problems?

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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    I canít see them on Tapatalk either. Lots of people having the same issue. Just seems to be on snow and mud. Can see all pictures on dootalk just fine.
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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    This is an awesome build, you and Lund will be some of the first to run these Yammies on 174. You guys sleds are almost copies other then color LOL, using the same aftermarket parts and all.
    I almost went the same rout after seeing Lunds but opt to the new 18 Cat. But that was before seeing these builds, now I wonder if I made the right decision.



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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Thanks...I am a big CR Racing fan....I looked at some other options but hard to beat Chads craftsmanship and knowledge. I agree Lund’s build is spectacular.

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    Re: Sidewinder 174 build and season ride report

    Also if anyone is looking for non carbide wear bars ACS-008-25126w through Motovan $27 a set.

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