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Hilton Sno-Flyers

Hilton Sno-Flyers, Western NY Snowmobile Club


January 2018
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Snowmobile Checklist

For a lot of you this is second nature, but this may be of help to some of our other members, you veterans may even see something on this list you may have forgotten.

Pre-Season Preparation Check List

  • Check the spring repairs list for necessary actions and take care of any problems noted
  • Chassis check – Inspect track, track tension & alignment, track studs, skid frame & mounting bolts, hyfax, idler wheels & wheel
    bearings, shocks & springs, steering system, skis & ski alignment, ski runners, tighten ski bolts, check all other fasteners, and repair as needed
  • Engine check – Inspect throttle cables, choke cables, fuel filter, fuel line fittings, exhaust system springs, fan belt or coolant l level, spark plug wires & caps, starter rope & recoil action, remove exhaust block rags, and service or repair as needed

    Check water level, charge up, and install battery

  • Check drive chain tension and chain case oil level – add recommended oil if needed
  • Grease all fittings – don’t forget the speedometer drive fitting under the driven clutch
  • Clean faces of both clutches and install/replace drive belt – follow manufacturer’s recommendations on clutch lubrication & replace belt if 1/8-inch narrower than specification
  • Add some fresh gas and run sled on jack stand to burn out storage oil in engine
  • Check all lights and kill switch operation
  • Check brakes for proper operation
  • Install new properly gapped spark plugs
  • Top off oil tank
  • Add owner’s manual, tool kit, spare parts, and tow rope
  • Apply new registration validation stickers
  • Wash and wax snowmobile thoroughly
  • Apply vinyl protectant to seat cover and soft plastics

Upcoming Events

  1. Club meeting

    January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Club Meeting

    February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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We tried to get out to see if we could pack the snow so the ground could freeze. It didn’t go well.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday update, not much has changed. Water hasn't receded and it refuses to freeze. This is from this morning, 3 degrees and the water is still there. Not looking good and another warm up is coming. HSF
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I just checked my south of 31 trail for Salmon creek and We are staying CLOSED. Still a lot of water. Some one isout riding them still and headed west on your powerline section.. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have been out checking trail conditions. There is a ton of water out there. We will not open trails with these conditions. I know everyone wants to ride, so do we! We can’t predict what time will do. Hopefully the water drains off or freezes. We can’t get the groomers through this much water without getting stuck or causing property damage. It is very possible we will not be able to open for several days. HSF ... See MoreSee Less

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