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Dura Flex Scratchers

Discussion in 'Switchback Assault' started by Bigfuse, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Bigfuse

    Bigfuse Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    608
    Location:
    Sunny Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    50+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 IndyXC 850
    How many on here are using them, where are you mounting them, and how? My rails are pretty scratched up and wearing from them. Where are you guys mounting them and how are you protecting the rails from getting wear marks in them? Also mine randomly will somehow get back up on the rails or come off of the rails and really make a mess. :mad:
     
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  3. racerdave

    racerdave Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    1,058
    Location:
    Will County, Illinois
    Country:
    USA
    Years Snowmobiling:
    since 1976
    Snowmobile:
    AXYS Switcher 800,Indy600sp,XCSP600ves
    I bought a set and also the plate's for the rails. Never mounted them for fear the plates would eat the red paint on my 15 Anniversary AXYS.
     
  4. rabbi

    rabbi Active Member

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    253
    Location:
    Tomah, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Years Snowmobiling:
    38 Years
    Snowmobile:
    2016 600 Switchback Adventure
    Ed, I don't have an answer as to how to keep it from happening, but mine will occasionally pop back up on their own when deployed down. As far as keeping them up when you want them up, I use zip ties to secure them, and a side cutters on board to cut the ties when you want to drop them down.
     
  5. racerdave

    racerdave Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    1,058
    Location:
    Will County, Illinois
    Country:
    USA
    Years Snowmobiling:
    since 1976
    Snowmobile:
    AXYS Switcher 800,Indy600sp,XCSP600ves
    In over 800 miles down on my Indy they have stayed down
     
  6. coryatver

    coryatver Active Member

    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    PA
    I use them. Cut some hose in half and zip tie it on top of rail where you hook scratchers up on rail. Mine stay up no problems even hard riding. I bought the Gottaway mounts look him up on hard core sledder no drilling required
     
  7. Dirigo Dog

    Dirigo Dog New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Western Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Years Snowmobiling:
    30
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Assault 144, 2014 Freeride 155, 2010 Vector lax, 2010 Backcountry
    I use them, they work great, I don't hook them on the rail , I use a zip tie and leave it (loose ) when deployed then just hook back on the zip tie loop when up , seems to have less stress making for less bend memory, I have 1200 miles and only replaced 2 zip ties
     
  8. Bigfuse

    Bigfuse Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    Sunny Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    50+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 IndyXC 850
    Thanks for the tips guys. Zip ties it is. Div20
     
  9. Bigfuse

    Bigfuse Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    Sunny Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    50+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 IndyXC 850
    The Assault rail is totally different from a Switchback rail.
     
  10. JMAXDOX

    JMAXDOX Member

    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    maine
    On the Assault there is a guy from Maine that makes mounts to fit the Assault without drilling holes. (( ONE RIG DESIGN )) Look him up online if interested. Mine are Black but I think he does other colors? These ones are molded plastic
     
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  11. Bigfuse

    Bigfuse Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    Sunny Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    50+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 IndyXC 850
    Just checked out the site. The mounts to mount them to the rail are fine but when the scratchers are not in use you have to hang them up on the rail which is what my problem is.
     
  12. Ray Desjarlais

    Ray Desjarlais New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Northern Manitoba
    Country:
    Canada
    Years Snowmobiling:
    25+
    Snowmobile:
    2020 Assault 144
    one rig design also makes rail guards for both spring and cable scratchers
     
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