Below you will find some How-to's to help assist you in setting up your YETI SNOWBIKE for hours of fun in the snow this winter. The YETI SNOWBIKE can be adjusted to fit anyone and their preferred riding style. If you run into troubles getting you Yeti setup, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to help out.

 

You can contact us anytime: (208) 667-8515 or (208) 691-1343

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm pst

Saturday: 10am - 2pm pst

 

 

  • RG3 SUSPENSION SETUP

    One of the first things that every snowbike rider should do is get the forks on their snowbike setup correctly. With the addition of a snowbike kit to a dirt bike frame causes a geometric change which lends to a soft front end on the snowbikes.

     

    There is a need to re-valve and re-spring the forks to balance the motorcycle and keep the front end up in its stoke. The proper combination of re-valving the main compression stack and the mid valve along with the rebound stroke, mated to the proper spring rate will result in a balanced snowbike that wont push through its fork stroke.

     

    The overall results to the rider is not just a well balanced snowbike but also now the ability to ride harder without blowing through the stroke and 'plowing' the front end (which also robs horsepower).

    Please have the following information ready when you call.
    1. Year:

    2. Make:

    3: Model of your bike:
    4. Rider Height:

    5. Dry Weight (typical rider wears 22lbs of gear) of rider when calling or sending your forks in to RG3 Idaho.

     

    If you have any additional questions about setting up your forks on your snowbike, please feel free to give us a call at

    (208)691-1343.

  • RRS SHOCK SETUP

    NOTE: Setting up the RRS shock is an important step to proper Yeti SnowBike handling. Adjusting the RRS shock length will drastically effect how your Maxkeel Ski handles in different snow conditions. You need to know how to adjust the RRS shock strut to suit your riding style.

     

    Each complete rotation of the rod end on the RRS shock is equal to .050" of rear suspension rail lift or drop measured at the rear shock shaft. Each 1/2 rotation of the rod will adjust rail tip .050".

    NOTE: The lower rod end is a left handed thread.

     

    Each full rotation of the rod end COUNTER CLOCKWISE will shorten the RRS shock and raise the REAR of the  suspension rails measured at the rear lower shock shaft .050"

     

    Each full rotation of the rod end CLOCKWISE will lengthen the RRS shock and raise the FRONT of the suspension rails measured at the front lower shock shaft .050"

    We have found the best initial setup for the RRS is to first set the track perfectly level to the ground. Then adjust the rod end 5 turns (1/4") longer. This should give you the best setup for your RRS for all conditions and rider styles.

     

    WHY DOES MY SKI DART OR GRAB?
    The front ski will DART or GRAB when there is too much ski pressure or when there is too little ski pressure. The effect will feel almost the same.

     

    The pre-load on the front RRS coil shock will also effect the amount of ski pressure. More preload on the spring will lighten the ski pressure and less pre-load will put more ski pressure on the ski.

    NOTE: Check the shcok spring pre-load specifications diagram under the 2017 Raptor Coil Shock Setup

  • 2017 RAPTOR COIL SHOCK SETUP

  • 2016 FOX SHOCK SETUP

  • GENERAL MAINTENANCE

    Check all your bolts on your YETI SNOWBIKE every few rides for proper torque. We recommend torquing all the 8mm bolts between 18-20 ft/lbs with BLUE LOCTITE. Lube you chain as per your MX bike manufacturer's recommendations with a good chain wax. Check your brake system regularly and top off the master cylinder with brake fluid as needed. Remember to fill until it is full and then put the cap on so it spills over. Make sure to overfill because there is no expansion due to overheating.

    When taking to the trail or the mountain valley's it is suggested that you pack the following tools:

    • 10mm Wrench
    • 12mm Wrench
    • 3/8 Driver Socket
    • 12mm-3/8" Socket
    • 17mm-3/8" Socke
    • 2-3" 3/8" Extensions
    • 3/8" Drive Ratchet
    • 7075 Black YETI Socket
  • FIRST RIDE CHECK LIST

     

    *NOTE: In the morning, although you warmed up your bike on a cold riding day, your syncrodrive belt is not warm. Always start out easy, this is a precaution usually 1/2 - 1 miles of easy riding will warm the belt.

     

    Proper track tension is important to maximize horsepower, provide proper suspension travel and prevent premature slider wear. Proper tension is 3/4" deflection at 13-15lbs of force. Track tension is measured at the center of the two shock shafts. To set track tension, loosen the two rear axle nuts, then turn the axle adjuster bolts clockwise to tension the track. Check track tension by applying 13-15lbs of force to the track in the center of the two shock shafts. The track should move down 3/4". Once you have achieved correct tension, re-tighten the axle nuts.

     

    *NOTE:  If the rear suspension seems stiff or is binding, or if you smell rubber / plastic melting. You have the trcks too tight, it will require loosening to achieve full travel and reduce friction on the sliders

     

     

    Proper track tension is important to maximize horsepower, provide proper suspension travel and prevent premature slider wear. Proper tension is 3/4" deflection at 13-15lbs of force. Track tension is measured at the center of the two shock shafts. To set track tension, loosen the two rear axle nuts, then turn the axle adjuster bolts clockwise to tension the track. Check track tension by applying 13-15lbs of force to the track in the center of the two shock shafts. The track should move down 3/4". Once you have achieved correct tension, re-tighten the axle nuts.

     

    The MAXKEEL SKI was designed with an exoskeleton to make it strong. The center skag and side blades are made from an extremely durable Hardox that is extremely wear resistant. They will withstand many road crossings and gravel road rides, but they do wear. Inspect them and be sure to replace them as required. During regular inspections focus on the bottom plastic surface of the ski from the rocks, tree stumps, road debris etc., be aware that missing chunks of the plastic will weaken the ski. It is easy to inspect your ski with your bike on the Freewheel kit, as you can look underneath your ski or remove you ski and leave the wheel kit on to support our front end while the ski is off.

    *NOTE: The MAXKEEL ski rubber bumper is a maintenance item, we suggest you inspect and replace as required.

     

     

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