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Snowmobile Pre-Season Checklist

Trail Etiquette

You will be sharing the trail with other users no matter where you ride. They may be other snowmobilers, grooming equipment, other recreational users, road users if the trail is on a road, and, most definitely, wildlife. Most, if not all, will have just as much right to the trail as you do. How you approach their presence makes a great deal of difference in how safe the trail is for everyone.

Stay to the Right

Yield to other traffic when necessary.

Be aware of faster riders overtaking you from behind. Let them pass.

Never block an intersection.

Never stop side-by-side on a trail.

Never stop in the middle of a trail.

Yield to trail groomers.

When encountering automobiles and trucks on shared-use roads, stay to the right, go slow, use the kneeling or standing position to be more easily seen, and always yield to the vehicle.

Be polite to other trail users: remember that you are an ambassador for your sport.

When you encounter skiers or snow walkers, slow down to the minimum to maintain forward motion. When you encounter dogsleds or horseback riders, slow to a crawl, and yield the way.

If you encounter ATV's or motorcycles, remember that they do not have the control and maneuverability of a snowmobile, and must be given lots of room.

If you are lucky enough to encounter wildlife on the trail, slow way down or stop entirely so as not to alarm the animals. You'll get a better look that way. Never chase or harass wildlife.

No matter who you meet on the trail, ride sharefully. It protects your right to ride.

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Read the owner's manual written for your model snowmobile. If adjustments were not made in the Spring, they must be completed before using your snowmobile for the first time.

Ignition * Replace spark plugs. Be sure they are gapped to manufacturer's specifications and are the proper heat range.

Carburetor/Fuel * Check fuel filter, replace if necessary. Check fuel lines for cracks or leaks. * Check fittings for leaks.

Drive Belt * Check for wear and cracks. * Measure width of belt and compare to specifications. * Be sure you have a spare belt in your snowmobile.

Track * Examine for broken cleats, loose or torn drive holes, and ply separation. * Alignment of track. * Track tension.

Skis * Alignment * Examine for loose weld joints, loose or worn out wear rods. * Check ski bottom for excessive wear.

Chain * Lubrication * Check chain tension

Shocks * Check for oil leaks

Lights * Replace burned out bulbs. * Apply brakes to check stop lights with engine running.

Clutch * Check owners manual for recommendations.

Brakes * Proper adjustment. * Free operation. * Worn pads.

Check for loose nuts and bolts on the snowmobile.

Suspension * Idler wheels * Lubrication * Axle wheels and bearings. * Loose nuts and bolts. * Broken welds and springs. * Slide rails.

Check spare parts and tools. * Light bulbs - pack so they won't break. * Spark plugs need to be gapped. Check owner's manual for proper setting. In an emergency, a match cover will approximate gap. * Spare belt. * Tools (pliers, adjustable wrench, screwdrivers: flat and Phillips, lockable pliers). * Starter pull rope. * Owner's manual. * Emergency survival kit.




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Frontier Sno-Riders Inc.

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Greenwich Trailblazers

Mulleyville Trail System

Nick Stoner Trailers

Oppenheim Trail Blazers

Sacandaga Snow Mobile Club

Southern Adirondack
Snowmobile Club, Inc.

Snow Reports

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