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sledjunk last won the day on September 13 2019

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About sledjunk

  • Rank
    Trailer Trash
  • Birthday 05/12/1955

Profile Information

  • Location
  • Main Riding Area
  • Club
    Heart Of Ontario
  • Sled
    2015 Yamaha Vector LTX (7539 Km)
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2015 Yamaha Vector LTX (Moosifer) (28585 Km)
    2012 Yamaha RS Vector (Ms. SJ) (20100 Km)
    2007 Yamaha Vector GT (Sold) (30638 Km)
    2002 VMAX 700 DLX (Sold)
    2001 VMAX 600 DLX (Sold)
    1995 VMAX 600 DLX (Traded)
    Best Year 16 / 17 7923 Km
  • 18/19 Mileage
    6792 Km
  • 17/18 Mileage
    7281 Km
  • 16/17 Mileage
    7923 Km New Record
  • 15/16 Mileage
    3887 Km :-(
  • 14/15 Mileage
    7254 Km New Record
  • 13/14 Mileage
    6794 Km
  • 12/13 Mileage
    6879 Km Woo Hoo
  • 11/12 Mileage
    4795 Km
  • 10/11 Mileage
    4161 Km
  • Interests
    Sledding, Car Rallying, Ham Radio
  • Gender

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  1. sledjunk

    sled rental Pembroke

    The 'doo dealer in Petawawa has rentals
  2. sledjunk


    My sleds have been fairly reliable over the years, but since 07, I have been putting on 4000 - 7000 Km per year, and there are bound to be a few 'experiences'. in '09, finishing off the 2nd OC Ride for Kelly, my sled ('07 Vector) coasted to a stop. It cranked very quickly so it was obvious that the timing chain was gone. I found out later that this was a recall on the engine and everything (long block) was covered under warranty, and I was back on the snow the following weekend. A week later, just after breakin, the oil light came on. Turned out that the oil tank was cracked and leaking. Patched it up with JB Weld and was towed part way to Timmins while Evil and Hubby raced ahead to Timmins to get oil. I was only down a liter, so topped it up and finished the trip. 2013 RAP Tour, Moosifer was now riding the '07 Vector, and on Day 2, blew a chunk out of the track at high speed going across Talon Lake near Bonfield. Thanks to a friend living in Mattawa, who ferried all of the sleds to Mattawa, then the dead sled to Parry Sound for an emergency track swap and back. Then ferried our remaining three sleds to Pembroke so that we could continue our trip. 2014 RAP Tour, as we finished the trip, Moosifer noticed that the W Arm had broken and was gouging the left rail. Trip was over and the repair was made later. Over the years, I have had other failures, and most have not been catastrophic. My PB-80 blowing up a couple of years ago, comes to mind. These sleds are really used in a harsh environment and stuff is going to break. I love this sport, and all of these incidents simply enhance the memories and experiences.
  3. sledjunk

    Very sad

    Tragic! Condolences to family and friends.
  4. sledjunk

    2021 Yamaha’s

    More Cats?
  5. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    Thanks. Brad at Blue Beacon is friends with Terry and has purchased from him before. If there is anything that is not a normal wear item, I am sure he will check with Terry rather than Yamaha. Cannot wait for Tuesday when stuff can start moving forward.
  6. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    The speedo on the Yamaha is a electronic pickup at the end of the shaft. If the bearing starts to fail, the pickup gets intermittent and then fails as well. This did not happen on mine, hence my suspicion that it is the chaincase side that is the issue.
  7. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    Only around 8800. Not too sure. It is in at the ex-dealer's now but it is a long weekend so no report until Tuesday at the earliest. I am a little worried that there may be extraneous damage to the chaincase housing and other parts. The tech at Blue Beacon is really good and thorough, so I am confident it will be done right. So much for my plans to ride this week, though. The track was swapped early last year with only 747 on the clock. I did not want the studded track that was on it and opted for a pre-studded track instead. I assume that the bearings would have been in good shape at that point, so I have no idea why the premature failure. I am not comfortable with opening the chaincase, so it is in at a shop. Maybe it is time to get familiar with the inner workings and do it myself. I did see how easy it is to replace the clutch side jackshaft bearing, as long as the jackshaft bearing s it is not seized to the shaft. This summer, I will be investigating removing these bearings on the other two machines to make sure they are not seized to the shaft. Incidentally, the shop it is in now, always serviced the jackshaft bearing and speedo bearing as mentioned above by regreasing. Never had an issue before and I am really surprised to have one at such low mileage.
  8. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    After having my sled in at the Yamaha dealership in Petawawa for a vibration and squeal that I thought was jackshaft bearings on Wednesday, they changed both the clutch side bearing and the chaincase bearing, but the squeal and vibration was still there. Riding to Barry's Bay, the problems got worse. It is apparent that the problem is the chaincase side driveshaft bearing. My RAP is over and a big thank you to OF7 for coming to my rescue.
  9. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    I guess you now know the answer Great seeing you and your group.
  10. sledjunk

    Where Did You Ride Today?

    Great report, Nunz. Started a 5 day RAP Tour in Huntsville at irREVerent's with irREVerent and a friend from New York. Day 1 took us to Dinner Bell in Bonfield. Trails varied between 5 and 8 on a scale of 10. The fresh snow was a nice touch and a lifesaver on the looong road running stretches. Off to Deep River tomorrow where we'll spend an extra day in the Missing Link and NRSA area.
  11. sledjunk

    Chapleau to Timmins

    Probably because you sent the tracks in for them.
  12. sledjunk

    Chapleau to Timmins

    I hope so!!!!
  13. sledjunk

    Look out on East side Algonquin?

    Good info.
  14. sledjunk

    Look out on East side Algonquin?

    The lookout is close to Mattawa but is very easy to miss. From my flawed memory, if you drop down to a level swampy area, you have just passed it. (Helpful, right ) As you are riding the higher part of the trail through a wooded section, there is a small wider area off to the right. You need to walk a bit further off the trail to actually see the view.
  15. sledjunk

    2020 Great Big Loop/Northern Blastoff

    PLC, we are staying at the BonAir in Timmins. While Revrnd is heading back to Cochrane, the rest of us are heading to Gowganda Lake and then back to Cochrane. That would be great, Ski. I have your cell # and will call you when we get in.