Have you ever had a hard time getting your snowmobile to start? Maybe it's boggy on the low end? If you have a carbureted engine, your carbs may need a cleaning. But what exactly is a carburetor, how does it work, and why would it cause you problems?
Carburated vs Fuel Injected
Carbureted engines work by doing the fuel/air mixture outside of the cylinders. They do this by regulating the amount of air and gas flowing through the carburator via a system of needles and jets, which make use of a venturi inside the carburetor.
Carbureted engines are easier to start, and easier to maintenance than a fuel injected engine. However, the fuel/air ratios may not be as precise as a fuel injected system, which shoots fuel directly into the cylinders. A fuel injected system maybe be more prone to flooding, but may be more costly to maintain.
How does a carburetor work?
A carburetor works via a venturi. This compresses air slightly, creating a high pressure, fast moving jet of air. This has the effect of mixing air and gas, and creating suction through the airbox on the machine.
What goes wrong?
Often times, particulates from your gas tank can get pulled through your engine which can cause a blockage. Burning ethanol rich gasoline will also deposit sentiments throughout your carburetor. These pieces can be extremely small, but have a huge effect on the overall performance of your machine. This ...
If you like winter sports, you're in luck. Gaylord recently received several inches of snow, and it looks like we'll be getting snow for the rest of the week. The tempatures are coming down, and the lake effect snow is firming up. The snowmobile season is on in full force. This weekend will have fantastic riding conditions. The late season appears to be paying off.
Most of lower northern Michigan and the Upper Penisula received a heavy coating of snow. Groomers are out and trails are ready to ride. Most of the snow has been heavy, wet lake effect snow.The forcast has called for fresh snow, allowing groomers to keep trail conditions decent while the snow hardens up.
With the long 3 day weekend coming up, trail conditions are prime. If you're making the trip to the Gaylord area this weekend, try to get here early in the week to get the most out of the snow.
Looking for additional resources for the Gaylord area? Check out these resources:
Waters Inn Snow Cam
Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report
Gaylord Michigan Forcast
Need a snowmobile, parts, or repairs for your sled? Give Precision a call. We service all major makes and models of snowmobile and have plenty of in-house parts to keep you on the trail enjoying this fantastic, although belated snowmobile season. Ride safe!
Gaylord Snowmobile Parts & Gaylord Snowmobile Repair – Precision Motorsports
Winter is finally here. We don’t have much snow, but the Gaylord area has snow on the ground, and snowmobiles have officially hit the trail. Colder weather is coming and the lakes are freezing over. It’s finally time to ride.
Precision Motorsports and Marine was established with the off-road enthusiast in mind. Our snowmobile parts and accessories are affordable and in-stock. We offer a wide range of services and parts to keep your Snowmobile, ATV, Dirtbike, Boat, or other performance machines running great.
Precision Motorsports has a fully featured shop, with a team that pride and dedicate themselves to quality work, a great customer experience, and a respected reputation. If you’re looking for Snowmobile parts, Snowmobile repair, Boat parts, ATV parts, or someone to fix your machine in the Gaylord area, Precision Motorsports and Marine can help you out.
Precision stocks OEM and Aftermarket shocks, windshields, belts, spark plugs, lubricants, bogey wheels, tracks, tires, and a huge selection of other parts for all of your off-road machines. Precision also has a machine shop. Precision aims to be a one-stop-shop
We have indoor and outdoor storage for your boat, ATV, or snowmobile. We also offer shrink wrapping services. We can help you ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape prior and post storage.
If you’re on your way through the Gaylord Area, feel free to stop by and check out our selection of parts, ...
Gaylord is a city which lives and breathes winter sports. Parked comfortably in the snow belt of northern Michigan, come this time of year, we are usually hammered with snow. However, the sound of sleds buzzing the many lakes in the area has been noticeably absent this December. We’ve only had a dusting of snow. However, worry not. This winter is sure to be prime for snowmobile enthusiast, even if it is a little late.
Gaylord is a great town with a rich and enthusiastic snowmobile culture. There are many restaurants, bars, and attractions geared towards Snowmobilers in town. Here are a few good ones if you happen to be in the area.
Tim’s is located centrally in downtown Gaylord. It has a good atmosphere, but it can get rowdy at times. They have an affordable menu, good dinners, and cheap beer. Just a bit off the snowmobile trail, Tim’s is a good place to stop for a quick bite to eat or a game of pool and a beer.
Bennethum’s Northern Inn
ennethum’s is located just off Otsego Lake, and has a fantastic, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Their menu is slightly more expensive. Some food and a drink might set you back $50, but you get what you pay for in this case. They have a great selection of micro-brew beers, spirits, and wine, not to mention fantastic food. A great stop that is easily accessible from the trails.
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If you’re working with a mechanic, or looking to do some repairs yourself, here are a simple tips when buying ATV parts that will save you time and frustration, and make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
There are a few different types of parts on the market. There are OEM parts, and aftermarket parts. OEM parts are made by the original manufacturer, and are an easy way to restore parts of your machine to its original manufacturing specifications. Aftermarket parts are parts which are made by the original manufacturer of your ATV. Each has their advantage and disadvantage.
ATV Aftermarket Parts
Aftermarket parts vary widely in quality. You can get fantastic aftermarket parts, which improve the performance of your ATV. However, the quality of the part you buy can vary depending on the brand. Some vendors study an OEM part and make improvements on its overall function and sell a higher quality product, while others may sell something which serves the same purpose, but is cheaper to produce.
With the changes in quality, the aftermarket part may be intimidating for some. However, an experienced individual can find the perfect balance between price and quality, improving your ride and saving you a few dollars in the process.
OEM ATV Parts
OEM parts will always be the correct part for the job. With OEM parts you can keep your ATV at stock settings, and you don’t want to have to worry about the quality. Most manufacturers will ...