Ermengardi Snowmobile May 30th, 2018 - 17:23:56
If you participate in the sort of snowmobiling you probably know that you need to take safety precautions like driving sober watching for other snow sport enthusiast watching for cars when you cross roads and wearing reflective gear and a helmet. And if you participate in another winter sport such as skiing or snowshoeing you need to be aware of snowmobilers in your proximity and wear reflective gear so that they can yield to you. But sometimes no matter how careful you are accidents do occur-often because of other negligent snowmobilers but sometimes too because of a default in the construction of your snowmobile or because of negligence on part of the land owner.
But keep in mind youre still of vital importance to the driver and the snowmobiles handling. After seating yourself behind the driver grab on to one of the rider holds: either the backrest bars the strap on the seat or of course the driver. Remain aware of the trail and upcoming turns. For best handling mirror the movements of the driver and lean when they lean. Anticipate bumps in the trail and use your legs for shock absorption. Finally abandon ship with the driver as its much safer to let the snowmobile stop on its own.
With over 20000 groomed snowmobile trails a favorite pastime for thousands of Minnesotans is snowmobiling. Keep in mind however that a snowmobile is only as safe as its driver. Before you jump on your sled and hit the trails give yourself a little refresher in snowmobile safety. Minnesota is a "Zero Alcohol" state. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while riding a snowmobile. Safety perception is altered after only one drink. Since over 70% of all fatal snowmobile accidents involve alcohol* staying sober can help you and others stay alive to enjoy another ride.
If you insist on leaving gas in your engine for more that six months at a time then you need to add a stabilizer to the fuel system so that it will preserve the gasoline and keep it from deteriorating over time. It is probably a good idea to drain your fuel system at the end of the winter before storing your snowmobile for the summer in a protective snowmobile cover. Is the battery dead? The easiest way to check the battery is by turning on the headlights. No lights- no charge in the battery. Have you checked the cylinder head gasket nuts? Locate the cylinder head nuts on top of the engines cylinder block. If they are loose tighten the head nuts with a wrench and then check the gaskets for damage.