Installation Instructions for the
Arctic Cat Power Crank
Heart of the Friction Fighter Steering and Suspension System
Thank you for purchasing your new "POWER CRANK". This is the finest
steering bellcrank that is made. It is lighter, it is stronger, it
eliminates the play normally associated with the bellcrank, and it
The "POWER CRANK" is made from aircraft quality 4130 chrome moly
steel, TIG welded, stress relieved, heat treated and is epoxy powder
coated. The bearings are sealed ball rollers that are greasable. It
has been designed so that the thrust washers seal out the elements but
allow enough clearance so that grease can pass through.
As with any performance oriented product, the full benefits can
only be realized if the other parts of the assembly are in proper
order. This bellcrank eliminates all the play normally found in the
stock steering arm. It is to your advantage to make sure the other
components in the front suspension and steering are set properly and
are not worn out! BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS APART, LOOK AT IT! All of the
components are assembled as they will be on your sled.
- "POWER CRANK"
- 2 Ball roller bearings, (installed)
- Thrust washers----2 (1/2" x 1 1/2"
- Center insert
- Open the hood and remove the pipes, this will allow you access
to the steering bellcrank.
- Before you disassemble anything, check out the original crank,
the rack, and the idler arm for play in the bushings. They all have
the same type of bushing that the factory bellcrank has. If there is
play in these other areas it will be necessary to change the
bushings to eliminate the play.
- Remove the bolts from the drag link, the rack, and the central
pivot. Notice which side that the drag link rod end is fastened to
on the bell crank. Remove the original steering crank and replace it
with the Power Crank. Replace all the bolts removed, make sure
- Check the condition of all the rod ends at this time and replace
if they are worn. (The better aviation grade last much longer than
the original type).
- Install the pipes, make sure that they are properly sealed.
- Set the toe on the skis at this time. Use the settings as
described in the owners manual or the shop manual of 0--1/8" toe out
as measured from the center of the wear bar carbide front to rear.
- If, after many miles, some wear should occur to the thrust
washers, replace them. (New thrust washers are available from your
supplier at a minimal cost.
ENJOY THIS, PLEASE REALIZE THAT THIS IS ONLY A PART OF A SYSTEM OR
CONCEPT AND TO GET THE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE, THE WHOLE SYSTEM SHOULD BE