Really Bad Darting Issue

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Dear Motorhead:

I have a question regarding a real severe darting problem with my Ski-Doo GTX 500 SS.

Its a 2-up machine, but I have taken the rear seat off and only ride one up now. I also have taken all the load off the rear suspension.

The machine always had this problem, but its seems to be worst now. The carbides are worn on the sides, but I have full in the centre.

Open to any suggestion even changing the skis.

Thank so much,



Thanks for your email!

I think you only need to do a couple small things here to fix or alleviate your problem.

First, check your skis for any toe-in. If you have even 1/8 inch of toe-in you’re in trouble. Always set to perfectly parallel with pressure forcing the skis out or at least 1/8 to 1/4 inch toe- out in static position on concrete.

Second, replace the outer carbides on your Pilot skis! This is critical as these skis are very stable with dual carbides but are very dart prone with only one carbide.

In your situation it’s time to replace the worn outer carbides and maybe the inner runners as well.

Hope this helps,

Motorhead Mark

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