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Timbersled Ski Maintenance Tips

Timbersled recommends periodically inspecting the ski of your snow bike for damage. Be sure to do the following:

  • Check the ski bolt to make sure it is tight. Torque to specifications, which is 33 ft-lbs (45 Nm) for ARO, RIOT and RAW models and 37 ft-lbs (50 Nm) for RIPPER models. Failure to torque fasteners as directed will adversely affect the steering system. This may lead to severe injury or death.
  • Inspect for cuts or peeled-up plastic that will cause the ski to handle poorly.
  • Inspect for bent, broken or worn-out ski skags.
  • Inspect the ski saddle for bends that may make the ski crooked.
  • Inspect the ski rubber to make sure it is not smashed or worn out.

Timbersled highly recommends that you DO NOT tie your bike against the front of the ski. This can permanently bend the plastic ski, causing your bike to handle poorly.

Ski Skags
Worn skis and/or skags will adversely affect handling. Loss of vehicle control may result, causing serious injury or death. See your Timbersled Dealer's studding chart for recommended skags.

Check skags before each use of the snow bike to ensure positive steering characteristics. Skags must be replaced when worn to half their original diameter. Carbide skags must be replaced if any abnormal wear or chipping is found.

To replace skags:

1. Raise and support the front of the snow bike so the ski is approximately 6 inches (15.2 cm) off the ground.

2. Remove the attaching nuts (1) and pry the skag (2) downward.

3. Remove the front end of the skag.

4. Remove the rear end of the skag.

5. Reverse the steps to install a skag.

Skag diagram

For more information, see your authorized Timbersled Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.

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