2001 Yamaha Mountain Max Service Manual, Page 40Get this manual

2001 Yamaha Mountain Max Service Manual, Page 40

MAXIMIZING DRIVE TRACK LIFE Recommendations INSP ADJ MAXIMIZING DRIVE TRACK LIFE Track tension During initial break-in, the
lakes and rivers that have minimal snow coverageAn overheated track will be weakened internally, which may cause failure
or damageOff-trail riding Avoid off-trail riding until there is sufficient snow coverageIt generally takes several feet of
snow to provide good overall base to properly cover debris, such as rocks, logs, etcIf snow coverage is not sufficient, stay
on trails to avoid impact damage to the drive trackStudded track In general, track life will be shortened when studs are
installedDrilling stud holes into the drive track will cut the internal fibers, which weakens the trackAvoid spinning the
drive trackStuds may catch on an object and pull out of the track, leaving tears and damage around the already weakened areaTo
minimize possible damage, consult your stud manufacturer for installation and stud pattern recommendationsYamaha does not