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#3011404 - 02/12/12 11:58 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Well back to the ice screws, I bought Kold Kutter 1/2" fits standard lugs. 250 screws for $22 or 1000 screws for $62. I bought them on Ebay and the folks i talked to and looked at their tracks they seem to really hold-up. So going to try them out on the Brav's once they get here.

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#3011703 - 02/13/12 08:30 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 274
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
What kind of oil.

If you are premixing oil and gas. Is there any brand of two stroke better than another ? Can I just use out board motor oil ?

I have been doing this and have not had any issues..but maybe I am just lucky ???

Some are differant colors than others what is that all about ?

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#3011733 - 02/13/12 08:51 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: Nebraska
As long as it says on the jug of outboard oil that its for air cooled as well your ok. I use Merc Quick Silver but there are two kinds, one only says "outboard oil" on it the other says "multi purpose" and has pics of a chain saw and snowmobile as well as an outboard. It also says "suitable for air cooled engines" and "meets major snowmobile manufactures recommendations for air coold snowmobiles" The straight TC-Ws (Two Cycle Water won't say that and are designed to suspend different at the cooler temps of water coold engines.

Another thing to look for is that the oil is for oil injected systems and premix. Some do not recommend one or the other, not sure what the dif is.


Edited by Trapset (02/13/12 10:43 AM)
Edit Reason: Had the tcw as tsw
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#3011824 - 02/13/12 09:48 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: On a Call
What kind of oil.

If you are premixing oil and gas. Is there any brand of two stroke better than another ? Can I just use out board motor oil ?

I have been doing this and have not had any issues..but maybe I am just lucky ???

Some are differant colors than others what is that all about ?


Any oil rated TC-W3. Walmart oil is the cheapest( I think), but you can spend way more on oil if you want.

Now as far as color, that there is the critical factor. Personally I am fond of blue, but some guys on here that really catch the fur swear by purple. Usually the guys that don't catch jack use red. grin


Edited by Dirt (02/13/12 09:52 AM)
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#3012982 - 02/13/12 07:31 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Well I have used blue mostly but have found red in my gas cans once in awhile smile.

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#3031236 - 02/21/12 08:36 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
I took apart one of my two strokes. It has been sitting for years and I treated the fuel but it apprear it still gummed up and wher it dried corrosion took place.

Would this be a place for Seafoam ? Or just soak the carb in Chemdip ?

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#3043363 - 02/27/12 09:31 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Scrub it out with Gas and a small wire brush. Use an air hose on the small places. Always worked for me. When comes to cleanin parts. Oh yea use Chem-gloves.

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#3044174 - 02/28/12 11:38 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Armpit, ak
Well since FT ain't around to modify Bravos, I'll post a repair job. Bravo's ain't like the good machines. They break. If they get to be 20 or so years old they need repairs occasionally. The one below came with the existing repair except the aluminum plate I added last year. Things were getting a little sloppy by the end of trapping season, so I decided a better repair was needed. Being in the bush, I make do with what I have.





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After: Hopefully it will last for 3 or 4 more years.
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#3044215 - 02/28/12 12:03 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Dirt]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
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Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Originally Posted By: Dirt
Well since FT ain't around to modify Bravos, I'll post a repair job. Bravo's ain't like the good machines. They break.

I think he is busy trapping on his 340 Polaris smile

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#3044501 - 02/28/12 02:42 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Nice work Dirt, like the fix up on that. I've been neglecting my bravo. Been sitting all winter since i got the 440LT.

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#3044954 - 02/28/12 06:25 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: yukonjeff]
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I think he is busy trapping on his 340 Polaris

Just got back last night. But have to say the 340 with the FT mod is treating me pretty well. Love the box seat and higher sitting position. Was killing my knees. As bad as the bravo on my knees. This setup made a big difference.

The bravo box was too wide and had to go in sideways.
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#3045136 - 02/28/12 07:21 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: Nebraska
yukontrapper, Did you get your ice screws installed yet?
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#3045301 - 02/28/12 08:18 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
The 440LT has em' and it makes a noticable difference especially on ice/overflow. I think it'll really help the bravo with traction. I noticed a big difference dragging around the trapping sled. They are called Kold Kutter 1/2 inch and they screw into the track lug. I looked it over and haven't had any pull out. Pretty cheap on the Ebay route. 250 screws for $22 and 10 dollars shipping. I went and looked at all the other sleds my dad has and he has em on there. Good reviews so far. I noticed he hasn't had any come out. I jus think it'll suck when your skags wear out. Also thing to note is keep good rear schocks installed because it you bottum out your suspension it'll start wearing out the tunnel.

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#3046183 - 02/29/12 08:49 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Great thanks yukontrapper. I have seen people install old hyfax (slides) inside the tunnel so when it bottoms out it stops the track before the studs hit the tunnel. I was mostly worried about them pulling out and buggering up the track, sounds like its not a problem. Is 250 plenty for the LT?
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#3047906 - 02/29/12 10:30 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
I am unsure, i got it with them already installed. I have 4 accross then 3 on the next row. Tomorrow when i get a chance i can go out and count them out and find out. I'll get back at ya tomorrow evening.

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#3048329 - 03/01/12 08:24 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: Nebraska
Thanks, I appreciate it. I could have gotten a count by looking at my track but I left the machines up North, I plan on going back mid month.
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#3051667 - 03/02/12 07:12 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Well i turned the 440lt over, but the track would not turn...so i counted 100 screws then estimated the top side of the track @ 75 ice screws. So total @ 175 ice screws. One row has 4, the next has three and so on. I did find one not there but there was no damage to the track lug. The Bravo will use way less. I see a package of 250 Ebay for around $25 doolars and shipping. On Amazon, around same price but free shipping.


Edited by yukontrapper (03/02/12 10:39 PM)

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#3051931 - 03/02/12 09:15 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Loc: Nebraska
Thanks again! I just orderd 250 from ebay 16.95 pluss 5.95 shipping. Any chance you could post a pic of the studded track?
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#3052069 - 03/02/12 10:23 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Here is how my gramps put in the ice screws and heater Ducting and Axe Holder.










Kinda neat running around on his old sled! Now these ideas work on most sleds. Last time out breaking trail the windshield kept fogging up but the heater ducting thawed it out in 5 minutes or so. Works to thaw out googles and warm up gloves. Maybe a bit to warm for spring bird hunting though. Attaches to the schroud by a zip tie. fast and easy to remove and put back on. Axe holder has 4 rivets holding it on. They used the Dewalt 1/4" rattle screw gun made it fast and easy to install the Ice Screws. Hope it helps ya guys.


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#3052093 - 03/02/12 10:37 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 274
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Yukon...nice photos !

Nice way to hole an axe and handy.

That is exactly how I studded my tires on my three wheeler 30 years ago and now my atv's. Thank you for that post !


Edited by On a Call (03/02/12 10:39 PM)

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