Below you will find some How-to's to help assist you in setting up your YETI SNOWBIKE for hours of fun in the snow this winter. The YETI SNOWBIKE can be adjusted to fit anyone and their preferred riding style. If you run into troubles getting you Yeti setup, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to help out.
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm pst
Saturday: 10am - 2pm pst
One of the first things that every snowbike rider should do is get the forks on their snowbike setup correctly. With the addition of a snowbike kit to a dirt bike frame causes a geometric change which lends to a soft front end on the snowbikes.
There is a need to re-valve and re-spring the forks to balance the motorcycle and keep the front end up in its stoke. The proper combination of re-valving the main compression stack and the mid valve along with the rebound stroke, mated to the proper spring rate will result in a balanced snowbike that wont push through its fork stroke.
The overall results to the rider is not just a well balanced snowbike but also now the ability to ride harder without blowing through the stroke and 'plowing' the front end (which also robs horsepower).
NOTE: Setting up the RRS shock is an important step to proper Yeti SnowBike handling. Adjusting the RRS shock length will drastically effect how your Maxkeel Ski handles in different snow conditions. You need to know how to adjust the RRS shock strut to suit your riding style.
Each complete rotation of the rod end on the RRS shock is equal to .050" of rear suspension rail lift or drop measured at the rear shock shaft. Each 1/2 rotation of the rod will adjust rail tip .050".
NOTE: The lower rod end is a left handed thread.
Each full rotation of the rod end COUNTER CLOCKWISE will shorten the RRS shock and raise the REAR of the suspension rails measured at the rear lower shock shaft .050"
Each full rotation of the rod end CLOCKWISE will lengthen the RRS shock and raise the FRONT of the suspension rails measured at the front lower shock shaft .050"
We have found the best initial setup for the RRS is to first set the track perfectly level to the ground. Then adjust the rod end 5 turns (1/4") longer. This should give you the best setup for your RRS for all conditions and rider styles.
Check all your bolts on your YETI SNOWBIKE every few rides for proper torque. We recommend torquing all the 8mm bolts between 18-20 ft/lbs with BLUE LOCTITE. Lube you chain as per your MX bike manufacturer's recommendations with a good chain wax. Check your brake system regularly and top off the master cylinder with brake fluid as needed. Remember to fill until it is full and then put the cap on so it spills over. Make sure to overfill because there is no expansion due to overheating.
When taking to the trail or the mountain valley's it is suggested that you pack the following tools: