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Installation Instructions for the
Arctic Cat Power Crank


 

POWER CRANK
Heart of the Friction Fighter Steering and Suspension System

Arctic Cat

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 looks "Hot".

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.

Components Included

  1. "POWER CRANK"
  2. 2 Ball roller bearings, (installed)
  3. Thrust washers----2 (1/2" x 1 1/2"
  4. Center insert

Installation Instructions

  1. Open the hood and remove the pipes, this will allow you access to the steering bellcrank.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 they're tightened.
  4. 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).
  5. Install the pipes, make sure that they are properly sealed.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 INSTALLED.