YETI SNOWMX Cargo Rack (CARGORAK) is now shipping!

 
 

The CARGORAK is an easy to install and remove, secure, strong cargo storage area for your YETI SNOWMX model. Our Cargo rack is design with strong CNC aluminum
channels. There is three available sizes corresponding to the length of your YETI kit. 

For more information about our product visit our website at: www.yetisnowmx.ca

THE 2017 YETICAN IS COMING!

YETICAN INFO FOR 2017 YETI CUSTOMER ORDERS

The good news is that the first YETICANs will be landing shortly.  The first YETICANs to be shipped will be snowchecked orders, followed by backorders and then current orders.

The new YETICAN is now red in colour, as this corresponds to the international standard for small fuel storage and fuel carrying vessels. The YETICAN is manufactured in accordance to CSA standards and it will go through the certification process in the future. In order to satisfy the standards, the design and manufacture of this new YETICAN has taken more time than we expected, we are sorry for the wait. 

We thank-you for your business.

2017 YETICAN ratchet strap ( with quick release)

2017 YETICAN fuel tank mount with updated quick release strap.

2017 YETICAN fuel tank mount with updated quick release strap.

In addition to the YETICAN shipment, if your snow check order included a cargo rack, it will also be shipped with your YETICAN.

The YETICAN mount serves a dual purpose, it is the mount for your YETICAN, and it is the mount for the front of your cargo rack. 

Thank you.

 

YETICAN SHIPPING UPDATE

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YETICAN info for 2017 YETI customer orders.

The good news is that the first YETICANs will be landing shortly.  We will starting to ship these to our dealers the week of December 19, 2016. The first YETICANs to be shipped will be snowchecked order, followed by backorders and then current orders.

The new YETICAN is now red in colour, as this correspond to the international standard for small fuel storage and fuel carrying vessel. The YETICAN is manufactured in accordance to CSA standards and it will go through the certification process in the future. In order to satisfy the standards, the design and manufacture of this new YETICAN has costed us more time and delay in our production and shipping...we are sorry for the wait. 

We thank-you for your business.

 

The YETICAN for 2017 has a new mount with a quick attachment ratchet strap that is easy to use.

 

New YETICAN (RED) with heavy wall.

New YETICAN (RED) with heavy wall.

YETI CARGO RACK INFO.....FINALLY

YES, It has taken a while on this one, and we appreciate everyones input and feedback! We have built many variations of this rack and tested it with a few riders last winter. There are many options and we decided to make this part as simple as possible, yet flexible in design for each customer to adapt as you might see fit, for your needs.

We made the rack with 4 billet ends that have 4 threaded M6 holes, two vertical that are not used at this time and two horizontal. These extra 8 M6 holes will allow you to mount whatever you might like onto the rack, just fab it up and away you go. All parts on the cargo rack are anodized clear.

The racks are 11.25” I.D width, by 14” long for the 120 YETI, by 18.5” long for the 129 YETI and 23” long for the 137” YETI.

The YETI rack will come with the quick release rear pins, the rear plastic injected moulded mount, the foam for under the mount, the (4) billet rail ends, (2) side rails with multiple holes for attachment, (6) cross bars and all fasteners.

This rack system is quick release, and strong.

TITANIUM JACKSHAFT. YETI SNOWMX CUSTOMER APPRECIATION UPGRADE (CAU).

TITANIUM JACKSHAFT. 

Nothing is more exciting than a precision machined part out of titanium 6AL-4V. This year we worked extra hard to find a way to make the YETI SNOWMX BETTER HIGHER FASTER. For 2017 this shaft is OPTIONAL and is offered to each current YETI owner as a CAU option.

This titanium 1 1/16” jackshaft  weighs in at 9.4oz vs. last years jack shaft with at 1 pounds, 2oz a savings of 8.5oz.

 

How do I order? Each YETI customer can either order from your dealer of choice or order from our online store, and complete their purchase there. The new store will be open in September 2016. You will be required to enter your YETI serial number to qualify for the CAU special offer.

This part is CAU priced at $169.95 Canadian funds.

You can place your order in our store and choose the dealer you would like your parts to be shipped to. Your parts will be shipped to the dealer of your choice, and you can pick them up there. If there are no dealers close to you, you can choose the no dealer near me option and we will ship them directly to you.

If you have any questions please click on “Ask YETI” and send us an email, we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Thank you

YETI SNOWMX.

TITANIUM DRIVE SHAFT COMPLETE WITH DRIVERS. YETI CUSTOMER APPRECAITION UPGRADE (CAU).

TITANIUM DRIVESHAFT COMPLETE WITH DRIVERS.

Nothing is more exciting than a precision machined part out of titanium 6AL-4V. This year we worked extra hard to find a way to make the YETI SNOWMX BETTER HIGHER FASTER. For 2017 this shaft is standard equipment, and is offered to each current YETI owner as a CAU option.

This titanium 1 1/16” drive shaft with drivers weighs in at 3 pounds, 04 oz, vs. last years drive shaft with drivers at 5 pounds, 08 oz a savings of 2 pounds, 04 oz.

 

How do I order? Each YETI customer can either order from your dealer of choice or order from our online store, and complete their purchase there. The new store will be open in September 2016. You will be required to enter your YETI serial number to qualify for the CAU special offer.

This part is CAU priced at $399 Canadian funds.

You can place your order in our store and choose the dealer you would like your parts to be shipped to. Your parts will be shipped to the dealer of your choice, and you can pick them up there. If there are no dealers close to you, you can choose the no dealer near me option and we will ship them directly to you.

If you have any questions please click on “Ask YETI” and send us an email, we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Thank you

YETI SNOWMX.

 

TITANIUM UPPPER REAR SHOCK SHAFT UPGRADE. YETI CUSTOMER APPRECIATION UPGRADE (CAU).

TITANIUM UPPER REAR SHOCK SHAFT UPGRADE

Last winter we noticed a few guys after pounding the whooped out rock hard trails in the spring could bend the 7075 rear upper shock shafts, so we decided to upgrade these to titanium,

Once again, attention to detail, and feedback from our customers has helped up push the YETI to the next level. Though we don’t think everyone will need these upgrades, our goal is to over build each YETI, so you can enjoy many years of riding with no failures.

What we offer: We have designed the same part as last year our of 6AL-4V titanium, it is over 2x stronger and a tiny bit heavier.

How do I order? Each YETI customer can either order from your dealer of choice or order from our online store, and complete their purchase there. The new store will be open in September 2016. You will be required to enter your YETI serial number to qualify for the CAU special offer.

This part is CAU priced at $99.00 Canadian funds.

You can place your order in our store and choose the dealer you would like your parts to be shipped to. Your parts will be shipped to the dealer of your choice, and you can pick them up there. If there are no dealers close to you, you can choose the no dealer near me option and we will ship them directly to you.

28MM WIDE BELT UPGRADE. YETI CUSTOMER APPRECIATION UPGRADES (CAU).

28MM SYNCRODRIVE BELT UPGRADE

We thank you, our customers again for your feedback and learnings last winter! We appreciate your business, and we are here to build the best, most reliable YETI SNOWMX possible for all to enjoy!

What is a YETI Customer Appreciation Upgrade?

It is an offer to each customer who owns a YETI, at a very special price to allow them to upgrade their YETI with the new parts that are continuously developing.

They must be ordered from the YETI online store that will open in September 2016.

28MM SYNCRODRIVE BELT UPGRADE

We tested and rode the 21mm wide belt on many different bikes of all sizes, including turbo bikes, and even trimmed the belt to 15mm wide to ensure our belt was more than enough at 21mm wide. This winter we truly experienced the rental market, and that exposed us to some new learnings.

Rental riders would take their YETI and get it stuck and hold it wide open while sitting on the bike and drop the clutch repeatedly, hoping the bike would “hop” out of the hole they just dug with them on it. Sooner or later the belt would snap, at it would not take that shock load.

We did a blind test, and just swapped out the 21mm wide belts on the rentals for 28mm wide and did not tell anyone to ride any different. The result was no more belt breakage at all, since then.

They say ride it like you stole it (or rented it) and this has been a great learning for us. Rental customers ride YETI’s in a way the average person who purchased one probably does not, but it is our goal to build a YETI that can take all the abuse you can give it, regardless. At YETI SNOWMX we relentlessly keep improving the YETI to make it the best we can, always, period. We don’t care how hard you ride it, you should!

I have talked to customers who were mad and said “hey you said I would not need this wider belt, but now you have it on your 2017 YETI’s”, and shared that I have talked to lots of riders who never broke one belt last year, and they are not upgrading. But some riders were able to break a couple belts, and wanted the upgrade.

Each bike has different engine vibrations, harmonics, clutches, gear ratios, plus snow types, rider styles etc, there are a lot of variables.

The 21mm wide belt has an average breaking force of 5395 pounds, the 28mm wide belt has an average breaking point of 7445 pounds, substantial increase.

We learned that the 28mm wide belt will take the track ratcheting on the drivers also and it does not seem to matter, although we do not recommend it. And we learned that the 28mm wide belt can handle more range of belt tension with no problems. 

How do I order? Each YETI customer can either order from your dealer of choice or order from our online store. The new store will be open in September 2016. You will be required to enter your YETI serial number to qualify for the CAU special offer.

The special price for this offer is $299 Canadian, a regular $550 package.

When ordering the CAU’s on our website they will ship to the dealer of your choice.

If there are no dealers near you, you can choose “ no dealer close to me” and we will verify this and ship it to you directly, after we verify your location.

If you have any questions about the 28mm CAU package please click the “Ask YETI” tab and send me an email.

Thanks YETI SNOWMX.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 YETI SNOWMX A YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s been a great summer preparing for this winter! We’ve been testing the YETI in the dirt the heavy wet/icy frozen snow up until the start of July and on the water just for fun.  Going over every detail, working hard to make the 2017 YETI, BETTER HIGHER FASTER.

First, we thank you, our customers! All of you, who have called, emailed and given us their feedback to help us learn about their experiences, how they use their YETI SNOWMX, and how they set it up, and what they learned.  Based on customer feedback we have tweaked a few things, and learned a lot. We will share all these learnings and post them, so each of you that have a YETI can make it work for you, BETTER. Be sure to look in under the tools tab, then assemblies then tech tips for the latest info.

Next, stay tuned for video’s showing you new set up’s, which include the proper strut rod set up, for proper ski pressure in all snow conditions ( this has changed since last winter, and the original set up procedure has changed too), we will go over the limiter strap length, and how to check it, and some basic YETI maintenance items to look at.

Plus we will go over the new YETI Deflector design, and how to get your free one, part of our YETI ongoing product improvement plan.

We will also share news on our Customer Appreciation Upgrades (CAU) and how to order them.   Each customer with a YETI, can use their serial number to get an extra discount as a “Thank-you” from us on all the CAU parts, helping you, make your YETI the best it can be.

Finally, after we review the past winter, we will introduce the 2017 YETI models, the new team of professional athletes for this winter, the new online store, contests and more.

Hang on and we are going to get rolling! Here comes winter, and it is going to be awesome!


Belt Deflector (Product Improvement Plan)

YETI DEFLECTOR RECAP OF WINTER OF 2016, AND IMPROVED DESIGN FOR 16/17

Last winter, chances are I talked to you, and or your dealer about the YETI belt drive deflector. I want to thank you all for your patience as together we discovered that our new deflector was not up to the strength that we designed it to be.

You all were great! Most of you were all having so much fun riding your YETI’s that if you broke one of these deflectors, we just send you a new one (or two, or three) at no charge (customer paid shipping) to keep you rolling, and you all understood that a new product might have an issue, thank you for your patience.

When you purchase a high end product you expect support, and that is what we did, stand behind our product even when it is expensive and painful. We kept sending deflectors, while in the background kept testing and redesigning them.

By the end of the season, we gave away around 350 of them or $28,000 worth of deflectors to keep you, our customers happy not an easy thing to do in our first year of production, but that is what we do, provide support.

All that stated, this was our largest failure of last winter, and again we appreciate your patience, and even though we sent out all those parts, we still had lots of riders who never broke one.

What did we learn?

- The deflector was produced in the wrong material, after we traced it back to the supplier ( there are 6000+ types of material to produce this part in, we learned a lot)

- The way we fastened the deflector to the chassis using taper head M3 fasteners caused stress in the part as the taper head forced it’s way into the plastic taper, if you look at the picture below, when you hit a solid object, the stress went into these tapers and created a crack right to them due to the stress they were already under. Corrective action: We eliminated these fasteners and changed to a flat head with no taper.

- The incorrect material had no cold weather additive or strength, it was brittle. See the photo below. Corrective action: We changed materials and tested repeatedly.

- The bottom lip of the clear cover would flex a bit in certain snow conditions and force snow past the seal causing the belt drive to fill up with snow, and then break the belt if too much snow got in there before you noticed.  Corrective action: We added a protective lip to lock the clear cover in place and add more strength.

-The o-ring seal would come out some times upon removal of the cover. Corrective action: We have removed the seal it is no longer needed, and changed the design.

- Some customers forget to tighten their tensioner arm bolt (the 17mm nut) in the centre of the tensioner wheel. Corrective action: We have included a 8mm jamb nut to go on the end of the tensioner arm bolt. 

- The failure of this part lead to our Product Improvement Plan. To us this means our original part did not meet our expectations, and because of this we will supply to each YETI customer with a serial number one new deflector and fasteners free of charge (customer pays shipping).

Then on top of all that, because we really want to make the best design possible for all our riding enjoyment, we added 1.5mm to the floor of the deflector, and then 2mm to the entire walls and outside thicknesses and in our final revision we added 3mm to the very bottom on the deflector too. The load from impact on this part is transferred into the bearing plates, the 3mm fasteners only hold the deflector to the carbon.

In the end, we have produced, and tested this part for 6 months, on rocks, curbs, logs etc, and we have not shattered one, we have cracked them, but not broken one that would leave you on the hill requiring a change. Watch our video to see a strength test of this part.

HOW get your NEW DEFLECTOR KIT

We are going to ship each Canadian YETI dealer one new Deflector for each YETI that they had ordered last season on September 30th, 2016. We are providing these parts at no charge, the customer only has to pay shipping. 

Your dealer will contact you and arrange to get your new deflector to you.

If you do not hear from your dealer, or you get missed, you can goto our new YETI online store, that will be open later this month, you can order your new deflector kit there. You will need your YETI serial number to order it.

The part number for the new Deflector kit is YAPI2076, an (8) piece kit, includes a new deflector, 6 new titanium fasteners, and a 8mm jamb nut for the tensioner arm.

Select your part, proceed to the check out, you will then select your dealer that you wish to have it shipped to, then you will need to enter your payment info to pay for the shipping, and complete your order. It will get shipped to your dealer, and you can pick it up there.

If there is no dealer near you, choose the option at the bottom of the dealer list ( no dealer near me) and we will ship it to you directly.

If you paid for a deflector last winter, send me an email with a copy of your receipt, and we will provide you a credit on account here, or a second deflector at no charge.

If you have any questions, please click on the “ASK YETI” tab on the screen and fire me an email. 

There is an installation video at the bottom of this message.

Thanks for your business, we are here to help! 

YETI SNOWMX BETTER HIGHER FASTER


Material test photo.

Deflector hammer smash test. Parts were left out at -28 Celsius overnight, the original design was tested on both parts here in January of 2016, only test here was new material.  The Deflector shown on the right received 5 blows with the hammer to completely shatter it. The Deflector shown on the left received 15 blows with the hammer and only one chunk was broken off, though you can see the dents in the material and the places the hammer hit. After this test we proceeded to enhance the design and the thickness of the material, which again improved the strength as shown in the video.

Deflector hammer smash test. Parts were left out at -28 Celsius overnight, the original design was tested on both parts here in January of 2016, only test here was new material. 

The Deflector shown on the right received 5 blows with the hammer to completely shatter it.

The Deflector shown on the left received 15 blows with the hammer and only one chunk was broken off, though you can see the dents in the material and the places the hammer hit.

After this test we proceeded to enhance the design and the thickness of the material, which again improved the strength as shown in the video.


The taper head fasteners used in the original design, pre stressed the material causing a place for the impacts to crack to. This style of fastener is not used in the new design, this issue has been  eliminated.

The taper head fasteners used in the original design, pre stressed the material causing a place for the impacts to crack to. This style of fastener is not used in the new design, this issue has been  eliminated.

2017 DEFLECTOR DESIGN EXPLAINATION

How to replace your deflector video.


Second design Deflector test video.

This video demonstrates the strength of the 2nd enhanced design, even though through months of riding, and smashing on curbs we never broke this design, we still proceeded to the 3rd design and made it even stronger.