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Has this unit been sitting for a while..??.. have the fuel system cleaned and make sure all your fuel vents are clean and open...

Winter Sports | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

You may have to remove the armature?..That usually requires a "special tool".. time.. the stator usually just unbolts/unscrews and come right off.. make sure you disconnect the battery first.. and disconnect the stator wires

Winter Sports | Answered on Dec 08, 2019

It's pretty basic and old school on all 550's and 380's unplug the back of the ignition ( it will now start without the key using the pull cord) remove the rubber boot from the ignition and unscrew the nut holding the ignition. Don't know why it needs replacement they pretty much never fail my 09 gtx 550 has over 12k and no problem except freezing occasionally.

Winter Sports | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

There are two main types of ski gloves: mittens and traditional gloves. Mittens are warmer than gloves, while traditional gloves allow you to move your fingers more easily. For more information on ski gloves types and materials, check out this website:

Winter Sports | Answered on Nov 20, 2019

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Winter Sports | Answered on Oct 30, 2019

I did a lot of research on forums about this and wanted to consolidate the results:
1. Don't use WD40, it attracts dust and grime later, use Silicon Spray or graphite dust
2. The main reason I'm posting, once it's free to open, lubricate behind the sliding locking bars with Silicon Spray, this helps A LOT.
3. Also consider what I did which helps 99% of the rest of the way: buy a couple feet of PVC, large enough to cover the sliding locking bars, cut it in half the long way, attach it to the box over the locking bars (I drilled holes and used zip ties).
The only remaining issue I have now is if I pile stuff too high and it puts upward pressure on the box lid, so don't do that. ;-)

As to the PVC, I think it was 1", and in fact it was not really big enough to completely cover the locking bars, so I didn't tighten the zip-ties down all the way, if I did it again I'd get bigger pipe or heat it and flatten it out a bit, but I just tested this setup on a 1200 mile trip and it worked great, noticeably smoother opening and closing.

Thule 668... | Answered on Oct 27, 2019


Winter Sports | Answered on Oct 26, 2019

first, make sure your board fits in the bag. Than, think if you need or want it to fit something else. After that. Choose the type by price and needs. Padded or not, with wheels or not etc…

Ogio Agent... | Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Thule customer service is excellent and they will be happy to give you the exact answer you are looking for.

Thule 686... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

Make sure it is not stuck. Spray some cleaner into the throttle. Make sure the cable is returning all the way.

Arctic Cat 2004... | Answered on Mar 16, 2019

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