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Hilton Sno-Flyers, Western NY Snowmobile Club
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April 2014
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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Snowmobile Checklist

For a lot of you this is second nature, but this may be of help to some of our other members, you veterans may even see something on this list you may have forgotten.

Pre-Season Preparation Check List

  • Check the spring repairs list for necessary actions and take care of any problems noted
  • Chassis check – Inspect track, track tension & alignment, track studs, skid frame & mounting bolts, hyfax, idler wheels & wheel
    bearings, shocks & springs, steering system, skis & ski alignment, ski runners, tighten ski bolts, check all other fasteners, and repair as needed
  • Engine check – Inspect throttle cables, choke cables, fuel filter, fuel line fittings, exhaust system springs, fan belt or coolant l level, spark plug wires & caps, starter rope & recoil action, remove exhaust block rags, and service or repair as needed

    Check water level, charge up, and install battery

  • Check drive chain tension and chain case oil level – add recommended oil if needed
  • Grease all fittings – don’t forget the speedometer drive fitting under the driven clutch
  • Clean faces of both clutches and install/replace drive belt – follow manufacturer’s recommendations on clutch lubrication & replace belt if 1/8-inch narrower than specification
  • Add some fresh gas and run sled on jack stand to burn out storage oil in engine
  • Check all lights and kill switch operation
  • Check brakes for proper operation
  • Install new properly gapped spark plugs
  • Top off oil tank
  • Add owner’s manual, tool kit, spare parts, and tow rope
  • Apply new registration validation stickers
  • Wash and wax snowmobile thoroughly
  • Apply vinyl protectant to seat cover and soft plastics
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10 hours ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

All trails currently closed. We need more snow. Some areas got up to 6”, but it’s fluffy and dry. Hopefully the ground continues to freeze up and the “storm” next week delivers. Please respect our landowners and stay off the trails. Your trespassing if you ride on closed trail. Thanks! HSF ... See MoreSee Less

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11 hours ago

Patrick Dishaw

I'm new to the club as of last season. Can anyone help me with where to look for trail status? I can't find anything current, and with 12" of snow in Spencerport area, there must be an update, even if they are closed. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

Quick club update. Typically we hold a general club meeting once a month throughout the season. Due to restrictions on gatherings at our meeting venue, we have not, and likely will not, been able to this season. At those meetings we cover things like trails, budget, equipment, etc. We will be sending out an email to members shortly to cover these items in more detail. The short version, fundraising is down and membership is down, but for this season at least, our budget is solid. Our groomers are prepped and ready for snow. Trails are cleared and marked with a few exceptions to the south, but we should be ready when the snow hits. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors and keep the snow dance going! Thanks, HSF ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

Our January club meeting this Wednesday is cancelled. We are putting together information to share the current status of the club and trails. Look for this update Wednesday. Think snow! HSF. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Joe Streb

Hello, wondering who I need to contact to get the snowmobile voucher for being a landowner? Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

All trails remain closed. Not enough snow on warm wet ground as well as not all trails are marked and cleared. Thanks! HSF ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

Just a reminder for those that may not know, trails cannot open until after hunting season. Regardless of snow, the soonest we could open is December 23 this year. Riding on closed trails is trespassing, and if we upset a landowner, we loose trail. With our trail system, we are only ONE landowner away from closing large portions of our system. With the population density of the area, reroutes are often impossible. Please respect our landowners. Thanks, HSF ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Randy Spurr

Are the trails open? ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Carrie Pierce

Where is a reputable place to get Ski Doo sleds serviced? ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers

Our December 2020 club meeting has been canceled. ... See MoreSee Less

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