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How to (get talked into and) install pink Slydog skis on your sled

How to (get talked into and) install pink Slydog skis on your sled

| On 28, Jan 2015

Dwayne and Cdub install Slydog skis in under 45 min. (The colour debate took 32 of those mins.)

Instructions:

  1. Remove factory skis.
  2. Install Slydog skis.

It really is that easy, but let me break it down into a play-by-play.

 

Tools required:

Please note that nowhere in these instructions will you find requirements for the following: Framing hammer, stapler, nail bar, adjustable wrench, vise-grips, tape, glue, or string. Do yourself a favour and go get a good set of tools for wrenching on your machine.

– Proper size socket and wrench to remove the bolt through the spindle and old skis. You may need pliers to remove the cotter pin from nut side of bolt.

– Long flat-head screw driver, as you may need to pry skis open a tad to slide ski onto spindle.

 

Timeline:

4:47 pm: Arrive at shop.

4:52 pm: Allow Dwayne to talk me into putting pink skis on my sled.

5:06 pm: Pull sled into shop.

5:07 pm: Remove cotter pin, bolt, bushings, rubber mount, and washers from old skis.

 

Remove gnarly, bashed up old ski that is probably rusted on there.

Remove gnarly, bashed up old ski that is probably rusted on there.

 

5:12 pm: Install bushings from bag of hardware into new skis. (Will need to purchase mounting hardware kit and new carbides).

 

Fresh rubbers and some shiny hardware… yeehaw!

Fresh rubbers and some shiny hardware… yeehaw!

 

5:14 pm: Install new carbides.

5:17 pm: Locate instructions and read.

5:18 pm: Remove recently installed bushings and re-install as per instructions. (There is an inner and an outer bushing). May need to re-use washers from old hardware, instructions will advise.

5:25 pm: Mount new skis onto spindles and tighten new hardware until ¼ turn before the bolt breaks. Then back off ¼ turn. Don’t forget the rubber mounts.

 

If you like getting your swell on like Colin does, you should have no problem lifting your sled and mounting skis by yourself—and defending your choice of ski colour. Win-win.

If you like getting your swell on as much as Colin does, you should have no problem lifting your sled and mounting skis by yourself—and defending your choice of ski colour to any haters for that matter. Win-win.

 

5:31 pm: Giver.

CDiddlydub

 

 

The finished product. Sexaaaaaayyy!

The finished product. Sexaaaaaayyy!

 

Oh yeah, and the why? We never found that out, but we can only assume it has something to do with the pink handlebars. But anyone who’s ever had some badass mod sled with purple powder-coated parts on it probably knows what we’re talking about.  – MS

 

 

The new ski has a longer platform with a mount point located farther back. And is pink.

The new ski has a longer platform with a mount point located slightly farther back. And is pink.

 

 

If it's pink and bigger than the other guys', you should get better action in the deep stuff.

If it’s pink and bigger than the other guys’, if should feel better in the deep stuff.

 

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