Are Your Snowmobile Shocks Bad? 5 Ways To Tell

Are Your Snowmobile Shocks Bad? 5 Ways To Tell

Your snowmobile shocks are bad if you feel resistance while riding, when the piston of your shock moves more freely and easily than expected, when there’s fluid leakage or a low level of fluid in the shocks, and when there’s uneven tire wear. Snowmobiles are a convenient form of transportation, recreation, and sport. One common…

Is It Safe To Put a Longer Track on a Snowmobile?

Is It Safe To Put a Longer Track on a Snowmobile?

It is safe to put a longer track on a snowmobile, but this modification may have adverse side effects. Installing a longer track can improve stability and handling in deep snow but at the risk of negatively impacting the snowmobile’s acceleration, braking, and cornering.  Snowmobile enthusiasts often modify their machines to make them faster, more…

Snowmobile Without Spark? 7 Things To Look

Snowmobile Without Spark? 7 Things To Look

A snowmobile won’t spark if the electrical system isn’t functioning correctly. The electrical system includes the battery, alternator, ignition coils, spark plugs, and wiring. If any of these parts are damaged or worn out, the snowmobile’s engine will not start. This article explores some of the most common reasons why a snowmobile loses spark and…

Can You Put a Twist Throttle on a Snowmobile?

Can You Put a Twist Throttle on a Snowmobile?

You can install a twist throttle on your snowmobile. However, while this may increase your comfort level, you will sacrifice safety, maneuverability, and precision. Therefore, the thumb and hand throttle are preferable. Twist throttles are popular among e-bikes for maintaining steady motor speed, especially in cold weather. Therefore, they can significantly increase the speeds at…

Can A Snowmobile Engine Run Backwards?

A vehicle that can maneuver in the snow is ideal and essential for any upcoming snow-related trip. However, can a snowmobile engine run backwards? You can run a snowmobile engine backwards. Mountain snowmobiles have a two-stroke engine that allows for faster and more agile performances while still keeping the overall snow vehicle lightweight, allowing you…

Do Snowmobiles Have Alternators?

Do Snowmobiles Have Alternators?

Snowmobiles do have alternators. The electrical system on the snowmobile is more like a car system and needs an alternator for battery charging and running accessories. The magnetostator system used on UTVs, ATVs, motorcycles, and jet skis doesn’t provide the electrical output needed to keep the battery charged. There are many different motorized vehicles out…

Is It Bad To Run A Snowmobile With No Muffler?

You can run a snowmobile without a muffler, but is isn’t a good idea. Besides being illegal in most states, the machine will produce considerably more noise. Running without the muffler can cause backfiring and severe damage to the engine.  Running your snowmobile without any of its parts and pieces of equipment might have some…