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1975 INDEX
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MANUAL OporationIntormation

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INFORMATION
OPERATION
FUEL Thoroughly mix1 quartol oil to liveU.S. Carburetoradiustmentsare sensitive
gallonsol premiumgasolinein a clean lo tuel mixlurevariationswhich result
The 2-cycl6a r cooledenginein your container. Measure gasoline andoil ac- lrom use ol dilferentgasolineand oil
Ruppsnowmobile usesa gasolinoand curately.
Pour aboul a gallonof gaso- fallosdue to inaccuralemeasuring ol
oil mixturelor luel. Use Rupp Super line inlo lhe conlaineriirsl. Add the mixing,Be consislent.Prepareeach
SynlheiicLubricanto r a knownbrandof quartoJoilandshakevigorously io mix balchol fuelexacllylhe sameas previ-
SAE 40diluled 2-cycle cooledlype) thoroughly.Add the balance oJ gaso- ous one. Using more lhan the recom-
{air
engineoll. GASOLINETO OIL Mlx- lineandmixagain.At lemperatures be- rnendedproporlionol oil will cause
TUREOF20TO1 MUSTBEUSED,USE low lree2ing,oil does no! mix readily erraticcarburetion,excessive smoking
ONLYPREMIUIV GRAOEGASOLINE', wilh gasolineand exlra care must be and laster-lhan-normal carbon accu-
MINIMUMOCTANE92. DO NOT USE takento gel a good mixture, mulatioo.Using less oil will resull in
WHITE GAS, NAPTHA.METHANOL, damageto theengine.
OR OTHERFUELS. Cleanlinessis importanlin mixing Alter mixing,pour fuel into lhe snow-
fuel.A smallparticleol dirl can cause mobiletuel lank. Take care whenlilling
carburelortrouble.Always use lresh gas lank.Do nol spill Juelon the ma-
gasolne. chin€.WARNING: OO NOT FILL GAS
TANKWHILEENGINEIS RUNNING OF
FUELMIXING ' Non-orlow leaded gasolineshave HOTI
nol beenapprovedfor 2-cycleengines.
PROCEDURE Spilledgasolineon a hot engineor ex-
haust pipe will create a fire hazard,
WARNII{G: Observe lire prevenlion Gumand varnishdepositsloundin old Avoidproblems by allowingthe engine
rules.Mix luel ouldoorswheneverpos- gasolinemaycausecarburelorlrouble anclexhaustsyslemlo cool down prior
localion.
sible or in a well-ventilated and sparkplugloulins.DO NOTPOUR to addinggasoline.Use a lunneland
Putoutallcigareltes andnevermir luel OIL DIRECTLY JNTOTHE SNOWIIO. pour careiully.Wipe up any spillage
nearan openllame. BILEFUELTANK.
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IGNITION/LIGHT
SWITCH STEERING
The keyswitchon the dashcontrolsall Steering is conlrolled by lhe handle-
eleclricallunctionsoJ your snowmo- bars.Turningthe handlebars right or
bile. The "oll" posiliongro!nds lhe lelt will turn the vehicleintothe direc-
ignitioncircuit and stops the motor. tion ol lravel desired.
The headlighland laillightsare oper
atedby turninglhe key to the 'lights"
positionwiththe motorrunning. CHOKE
Nilro F/A modelshavea chokelev€r
on lhe dash (seeillustralion).Placethe
choke lever in "choke" position to
o richenfuel/air mixtureJor cold sta s
oa THROTTLE
and during inilial warm up periods.
I Throltle must be closed {idle position)
Chokewill nol
The throttleconlrol lever,or accelera-duringchokeoperation.
lor, is altachedlo lhe handgripon the tunclion il throllle is open. Do not
righlhandside oJ the handlebars. De- chokea warm engineor "flooding"ol
START th6 enginecan occur,
press the throltle l€ver to move the
vehicleiorward and 10 increasespeed
and power,Whenthe lever is released, KILLSWITCH
enginespeedwill rellrn to idle.WAR -
ING: CHECKTHROTTLECONTROLS The kill switchon the handlebarcon-
BRAKE TO AE SURETHFOTTLE RETURNS TO tfols has three posilions.The center
The brake control lever is at lhe letl IOLEFREELYANO NORMALFORCE posilion is the "run posilion.The
handgriponlhe handlebars. To operale TO OPERATEAOTH CARBURETORS olhertwo posilionsgroundlhe ignition
brake,squeezeleverwilh fingefs. IS FELTBEFORE STARTING ENGINE. whichslopslhe engine,Checkposition
WARNING: CHECK BRAKE CON- NEVERSTART NG E INE WITHOUT ot switchbelorestarlinq€ngine.USE
TROLSFOBPROPER OPERATION AE- FIRST CHECKING BRAKE AND KILL SWITCHTO STOPTHE ENGINE
FORESTARTING ENGINE. THROTTLE CONTROLS. IN AN EMERGENCY.
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4. Place choke lever in "oHOKE" 6. Whsnengineslans,il thechokels
TETHERSWITCH posilion,turn the ignition kev to "ON" still on, returnchoke lever 10 "off"
Telher swilch is located in the cenler (normalrunning)posilion.ll engine
of the dash, When the lether cord ls lalters, actuate choke as needed,Do
pulledthe switch kills" the engin€and not use chokewhen starlinga warm
NOrE: Choke only iunctionswhen engine,or tlooding may occur.
lhe lether cord "pops aparl To resel
throllleis in idle Posilion-
switch to run position,push red sleeve
on cord into swatch.eceplacle Wear 7. DO NOTuseor operalethe auto-
the blackslrapsuppliedsnuglyaround matic rewind starler while lhe engine
yourwaisl.Attachlanyardclaspto D" WARNING:WHENAPPLYING PARTIAL or damagemayoccurto lhe
is running,
ring on strap.CAUTION:COMPLETE THROTTLE THE TORQUE CON-
VERTERCAN UNEXPECTANTLY EN-
LANYARDHOOKUP BEFORESTART-
ING ENGINE, GAGE AND CA USE VEH ICLE TO
LURCHFORWARD. BE SURETHROT.
TLE AND BBAKECONTROLS OPER-
STARTING ATEFREELYAND AREAIN FRONTOF STARTING
EMERGENCY
MACHINEIS CLEARBEFORE START-
The starter handle is located on the
right side of the engine This sta er INGENGINE. lf,lor anyreason,lherewindstaflerbe_
is an automaticrewindtvpe and will comes inoperative.lhe engine can be
providemanyhoursof troublejreeser- 5. Grasp manual slarling handle siarled via an ernergencyslarter rope
vice by obseruing ihe properslarting lirmlyand pulloutwardslowlvuntilen- whichsholld be carriedin tool box ai
gagemenlof ralchetmechanjsmcan be
1. Be sLlrethat fuel tank conlalnsa lelt.Thenconlinueto pulloulwardwilh
a vigorousstroke.Do not allowropelo 1. Removelourcapscfews whlchse-
sufficienlamountof properlymrxed
snapback.Retaingrip on handleand curerewindslarierlo Janhousng,and
atlowrope10r€windslowly.Do nol pull removecomplele rewind slarler hous-
2. Be sure tether lanyard is hooked rope to end ol lravel. Relurn choke to ing assembly-
up to Yourwaislband open posilionafterlwo or threepulls
ol manual starler or alter engine has 2 Wjnd lenglh of rope around lhe
3. Check to see tha! tether and kill difection,
switchare in "run" Position tired tr avoidengineflooding slartersheavein a clockwise
YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED
SNOW- distanceeachtime on th6 sameamounl
MOBILERIDER. ol tuel-
1. Alwayswear a helm€tand Jace 8. Do not overload your machin€.
shie'd.The NitroF/A is not equipped Yourmachin6ia designed lor lhe diver
wilh a windshield andyourlace shield only.NO PASSENGEFS.
must f€place its function. 9. Always carry emergency mate-
2. Neverstart enginewathoullirst rials,extra spark plugs,torque conver-
hooking telher switch cord to strap lor belt,lools,knite,andsupplies.Ke6p
yourOwnels Manualwith the vehicle.
10. Jumping is fun but hard on the
3. Always check your lhrotllo and machjne.This lype of activity can put
3. To startlhe engine,pull lhe rop€ brake conlrolsAEFOREyou lurn on you and your machineoUlof commis-
wilh a vigorousstroke,lollowingthe lhe ignitionkey.
sion for the ssason,
Procedure Previouslyoutlined.
4. Neverrun enginewith the lorque 11. Oo not over-driveyour brakes.
CAUTIOII:STAYCLEAROF STARTER convenergoard femovecl. Tesl braking distanc€s at various
SHEAVEWHEN OPEBATING SNOW. speedson the snowand ice condilions
MOAILE W ITH REWINDSTARTEFI 5. Obsefveall ca!tiondecalson lhe
in whichyou will be operaling.
HOUSING REMOVED TO AVOIDSERI.
OUSINJURY-HAVE REWINDSTARTER 12. lf you are planning to exptore
REPAIREDAND REINSTALLED 6. Neve. smoke while relueling or new areas, leave word wilh someon€
BE-
whilecheckingluel l€vel.Fuelgivesoll oi your approximate whereaboutsand
inllammable vaporswhich can ignite eslimated lime of return,Flemember,A
instanllywjlhoul warning.Installgas snowmobilecan travet further in 15
SAFETYPRECAUTIONS minulesthan you can walk in a day.
Your Nilro F/A is a specialized high 7. Start each ride with a tull fuel 14, Do nol run snowmobiteleaned
Perlormance machineand is not de- lank.Checkluel supplyevery% hour. overoron a slandto cleafhack,Flying
signed for the novice rider- DO NOT Always leaveyoursell a salety rnargin. objecls thrown lrom the lrack are ex-
OPER AIE IHIS VEHICLEUNLESS A snowmobiledoes nol travellhe same
HEAOLIGHT 2. Removethetaillighilensby insert-
BULB
HEADLIGHT belweenthe taillight
ing a screwdriver
REPLACEMENT ADJUSTMENT lensand housingand pry oft lens.
bulb
The headlighthas a replaceable The headlightaim is adiustable-Four 3, P!ll outdelec ve bulbandreplace.
adjustment screwsare locatedin the
Turnthe scr€ws 4. Reassemblegasketand lens to
Jroniof the headlight.
beamin the de- housing- Be sure"Top" of lensis atlop
1. Openshroud. to movethe headlight
sjreddirectionunlil properadjustment ol body. Securewith screws.
2. Headlightassemblyis locaied on
the undersideol the shroud
3. L,nscrewplaslic cap to remove
headlighlbulband sealinggasket
4. Unplugwiringharnesslrom bulb
and replacewith new bulb.
socket in the
5. When reinstalling
headlightbe sure the locaiingnotch
"linesup.

TAILLIGHTS
LIGHTS
INSTRUMENT
T h e ta i l l i ght i s a si ngl e l ai l /stop l i ghl is equippedwith a
Your snowmobile
w i th repl aceabl ebul b. with an illuminating lighl.
tachomeler
T o re pl ace a l ai l l i ght bul b: The lights have a push in type socket.
The bulbs can be removedfrom the
1. Remove two screws relaining taiF socketby pushingin andlurningcoun-
l i g h t l e ns.

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DRIVEBELT 1. Remove
the torqueconverlorbelt.
REPLACEMENT 2. Placea slraightedge againstlhe
mov€able drivenflangeand us6lo see
Th e d ri ve belt is a v it al p a d o l l h e d ri v e lhal the fixed drive llange is offsel 7,
m e ch a nis m .F r equentin s p e c ti o no t th e inch inboardand parallello driven
belt is recommended and il il is lound llange. Check alignmenlal top and
lo b e se ver elywor n, r ep l a c ea s fo l l o w s : bollomoJdrivenllange,

3. Align by looseningboltsthat se-


1 . R a i s e lhe c enler s h ro u d , u n l a l c h cure rubberenginernounlsand shift
a n d ra i sebelt guar d. engioeto correclposilion.E€ cerlain
drive and dravenllanges remain par-
2 . Ap p ly br ak e lo pr e v e n tfi x e d h a l f allel.ll chaincaseis not perpendicular
of d ri ve n llange f r om tu fn l n g . R o ta te TOROUE
CONVERTOR shim by installingwashersbelween
t he mo vable hall of lhe d ri v e n l l a n g e chaincaseand chassis,
T h e to rq u e converl or does nol fequi re
an d p u sh it t owar d c e n l e r o t v e h l c l e
(co mp re s s ingt he s pr in g ). T h e n . s l i d e a n y m a i n l enanceother than peri odi c 4. The chaincasebracehas an ad-
t h e l o rq ue c onv er ler be l l o v e r th e to p l !b a c a ti o n ol l he shafl s and ramps tuslablebracketlo controllwist and
u p o n w h i ch i he movabl esheavessl i de alignmentol lh€ chain case.Loosen
ol th e mov abe dr iv en fl a n g e .
a n d f y w e ght pi vol poi nts ol the dri ve lock nut,lhen rotatebolt10obtainde-
to rq u e c o nveri or cover. U se a smal l siredalignment,lhensecurelocknul.
3. Alter removing the belt lrom the a m o u n t o f graphi l e base l o\,! l empera-
drve n sheav e.y ou c an w o rk i t o l f l h e 5. Check center dislance between
lhe driveand drivenclutchassemblies.
Ex c e s s i v e l ubri cant w i l l ' throw off" Distance shouldbe 2lo 2% inch€sfor
a n d c a u s e bel i sl i ppage.Torque con- oplimumperlormance.
4 . In stall new bell in re v e rs eo rd e r. v e rto r s h eave al i gnment shoul d b€
Do n o l l or c e or us e lo o l s to p ry l h e c h e c k e d p erj odi cal l y si nce mi sal i gn ll a lorqueconvertorsticksor operates
bel t In to plac e, as lhis c o u l d c u t o r m e n l o l l he torque converl or sheaves erratically.
il may be necessary to dis-
bre a k l h e c or ds in t he be l t. w i l l c a u s e premal urebel t fai l ure. assemble andcleanshaltandbearings.
PERFORMANCE BRAKE
SELFADJUSTER qualiliedautomaticlransmissionoil or
high qualjtymotorcycle chainOil suil-
ALTERNATES This brake systemwill need little or no able lor low lempefalures,
mainlenanc6.Check the bfake pucks
The following adjuslments can bs (wear shoes) tor w€ar occasionally.
made on your machineto give il lhe DRIVECHAINTENSION
"custom performance"you desife.
To check chain tension, rornoveth€
(a) The driven tofque conv€rlor chain inspeclionfirbber plug or cover
spring is laclory set lor optimum per- and pfess on the side of the chain.
lormanceund€rmost conditions.When Chaintenslonis correctwhenthe chain
a machine is us€d with exha heavy asnot so tighl as lo be preloaded,and
load,deep snow,steep hills or lake ice a slight deflection (slack in chaln)
it may becomedesirableto have your '6"
is noticeable when presslng on the
dealerchangethe springsettingto pro-
vide improvedpedormanceund€ryour NOIE| OveFlighl tension on chain
runningconditions. can cause premalure wear on
(b) Optionalsprocketsfor higher or sprockets, bearings, and chaln. Too
row€r g€anng. muchslackin chaincouldcaule chain
Whenlhe pucksafe worn thin, conlact to "jump ' te6lh on lhe sprockets,wilh
(c) Drive torqlre convertof springs, your Rupp dealerfor replacement. subsequentdamagelo sprockels,chain
to changeengagement RPM'sand shilt-
andlor cheincase.
ing pattern.
lf lhe chainlensionis incorrecti
CAUIION: The ebove modificalions CHAINCASE
should be perlofmed only by a con- 1. Removelefl tuned pipe and muf'
The lubricalionlevelin lhe chaincase flerassembly.
petsnt snowmobilemechanic.Be cer
should be checked periodically and
tainchangeswill not causelhe engin€ chanqedat lhe end ol each season.To 2- Tip the machineon the right sid6
check lhe chaincase oil, remove the to preventchaincaseoil leakagewhen
(d) For best p6rformanc6,lhe 440 oil litl plugwiththe machineon a level the coveris removed.
F/A should operale at 8500 RPM,the surlace. The oal should bs level with 3. Removethe chaincasecov6r by
34oal8750RPM. bottomot the lill plug hole.Use Derron removingthe two retainingnuts.
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(a) Wilh lhe lhick side ol the shim lor-
4. Loosenthe threer€tainingnuls se- SUSPENSION
ward. stider load is incfeasedand ski
curino the eccentricbarrel appro;r- ADJUSTMENTS load decreased.Accelerationand lrac-
malei lwo completetufns and lightly lion will b€ improvedbul decreasedski
lap bolts back lhe amoontlooseneo' Three adiuslmentsare provided wilh load will resuttin reducedlurning abil_
the slider suspensionto change han- ity.Hillclimbing abililyisalsoimproved
dling and ride characleristicsdepend-
ing on snowconditionsand riderweighl
{b) With the thick side ol the shim rear-
ward,corneringabilitywill improve'ac-
celeraton pedormance will decrease
1. The rearspring t€nsioncanbe ad' but can be improvedby an extremeait
iusted by means ol the eye bolt con- ridingposition. Hill climbingabilitywill
neciing lhe spring to the swing arm. A decreasedue to less Vaction
normatadiustmentwould provide only
slighl (l,6/')deflection(measuredat the 3. Slidersuspensiontraveland chas-
rear o{ the chassis),wilh lhe driver in sis ground clearance are adjustable
the normaloperating positionFordou-
riding Two edjustable screws limit the up_
ble ridingor rough,cross-country travelot the slidersystem-
5. Rotateeccentric barrsl unlil pro- morespfinglension will be required
per chain tension is achi€vedand se-
curethreerelalningnuts. Foi racingor highpe ormancerequire-
2.Thetension of thefrontl€alsprings msntsseveralvariations shouldbe lri€d
6. Installthe chaincasecover and can be adjustedwilh the laperedshim. lo providothe best performancelor the
securewith lwo retainingnuis To in- the shimbelweenthe spring
Inslalling sp€cificrider.
sure correct placement ol the cover and ihe springmounl changesslider
seal, posilionthe seal on lh€ case and Posilion,

7- Setmachineuprightandchecklor
leaksandproPeroillev€1,
8. Re-imtall luned pipe and mulller
{'a
SLIDERSUSPENSION
Properlracktensionandalignment are
essenlial 1ominimize wear lo the drive
componenlsand track - also to ma n-
tain ellicienl operationof lhe snow_
mobile.Checktracktensiontrequently
(every20 miles)in lhe initial150miles
of operalion.Aflef the irack conforms
to the suspension, check the tensron
andalignment every10 houfsof opera-

Adjusttracklensionas follows:
1. Loosenlhe lockingboTtson each
axle.
end of secondary .,*
2. Lay the sled over on its right side
so the trackis nottouchinglhe ground.
At the centerof the sliderarl,graspa
grauserbar with your indexfingerand
pulltrackawayfromthe slideraililhen
adjustuntildistancebetweeninsideof
trackandsliderailwearbar is 1 lo 1%
inch(bolhsides).Too loosea lrackwill
producea rachetinq noiseduringrapid
acceleration andshouldnot be allowed
lo continueor damageto the trackwill
result.Adjustment is madeby tighlen-
ing the adjustingboltlo torcethe sec_
ondaryaxleto the rearof the machine.
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Tlghlen unlil correcl track tension ls
attained.
3. Place rear of vehicle on suitable
blockingto raise track off ground ano
blockfrontendfor slabilily
4. Before starting engine be sure
orauserbarsare seculelylastenedand
ihe lrack is lree of all toreignobiecls
which could be thrownoul by lhe mov-
ingtrack.
5, Stad engineand run irack slowly
for a minuleor so thenlurnenglneon
6. With track stoppedand rear of ve-
hicle raisedoff the groundofrseweols-
tance beh/veenoutside of rear idler
wheeland insideedgeof internaldrive
luqs on eachsid€ lf ltrgson one side
ar; closerto the idlerwheellhanthose
on the oppositeside an alignmentad-
iustmentis necessaryAn impropeny
adiustedtrack will alwavsrun or drift
toward the LOOSEside, and lhis con-
dition requiresa track iension adjusl-
menton the looseside only.
7, When correcl track tensionand
alignmenlhavebeenatlained, retighten
lockinq nut relainingthe secondary
DI\I ALI(iNIUENT 4. Rolate tie rod adjusler to change To replacew6er bars on the bo[om of
tie-rod length€s r€quiredio mat(ethe the skis, proceedas follows:
The ski3 have been propertyatign6dst
skis parallel.
lhe laclory and will not need turther
l. Tip the vohicleto one sid€.
adiustoant unl€8sthe skia or st€oring 5. Checkto see that skis ar6 para el
naverec€tveda 36v6reimpact.Sk13are by mea3uringdlstancebetweenskis at 2, Remove lhe nuts and weer bar
In corroct alignment when th6y are frcnt and rear. stud3.
Parall€lto each other.
6. Tighlenlhe tock nuts. 3. Insertthe skaight snd ot th6 new
To cor16ctalignlnent: wear ber in the tront ski hots and alion
'l. Turn the handlebarso it is tevet. Z Oll spindl$ periodica y. the slud hol6sin ski
2. ll sleering is out ot adjustm€nt, 8. Lift front of machino olt ground 4, Replacethe nuts and repeatpro_
keepth6 handlebarteve n lhe straioht_ end ch€ck steeringfor binding. cesson the otherski.
ah€adp6ition.
9. Checkatl tock nutslo be surethey
3, LooS€nlock nuls on steeringlie_ are tight.
rod tib€ to be adjusted.

SKIWEARBAR
A replac€abtewsar bar (skag,skeg) is
taslenectto the bottom ol ihe ski to
proventski damag6when runningovsr
abrasiv€lerrain and to aid in turningin
herd-peakedsnow condi ons, periodic
inspectlOnis requlrcdso thatwornwoar
bars ar€ replacedb€for€Skisare dem_
aged and to malnteingood steering.
ADJUSTMENT
THROTTLE HIGHSPEED IDLII{G
The thfottle musl be p.operlyadjusted Carburetorshavea fixed highspeedjet The idle air mixturescrew(smallestad-
to preventstrelchingor lhe cable,allow which establisheslhe minimumamounl jusiing screw) is closedor enrichedby
wide open throllle, and synchronize ol tuel flow at high sp6ed.To fichen l!rningclockwise andl€anedor opened
carburetorsso that boih are open an high speedluel mixlurerolaleplastic by iurning counter-clockwise. Alter en-
equalamountat all limes. knob counter-clockwise.To establish gine is warm adjust air mixtufe scaew
correclseitingstarl with richestselling to obtain best runningcondilion,lhen
To adjustcable: and lest run vehicle in an area where richen slighlly (iurn clockwise)until
1, Loosenelbowlockingnut at car- full ihrotlle operation can be salely acceleration is withoulhesitation,
used.lf engine"blubbers'or "4-cycles"
stop engine and reset high speed ad-
2. Hold thumbthrollleopen.Adjusl juslment% turn leaner.Test run unlil
lhreadinghousing(at carb){or maxi- enginestops"4-cycling". Checkselting
mumlhrollleas handlebarthumbthrot- f.equenlly by ?eading" spark plug.
lle hits botlom lhen retighlenelbow
lockingnut, CAUTION:a loo lean conditionwill
causeseriousenginedamage, \,
3. Operate lhe hand lever to wide
open lhrollle posalaon,check the car-
buretorslor wide open lhrollletravel
wilhoutslretchlng lhe cable,
4. Be certainlhat you havelree play
in cablewith throttle releasedand bolh
carbsare in synchronization.

CARBADJUSTMENT Adjust idle 6peedscrew (large knurled


head)onbolh cafburetorsso that throt-
As lhe operalorofa NilroF/Ayou must tle openingis the samefor both and
maintaincorrect carbureloradjust- engineidlesat about1200RPM.lfidleis
setloo highchokebecomesinefleclive-
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IGNITION
SYSTEM TROUBLE
SHOOTING ENGINEWILL I{OT IDLE
' Faultysparkplug
All modelsar6 equippedwiih a capac- The followingare the most common ldlejel clogged
ilor dischargeignition.Rupps CD igni- lroublesexperiencedand the probable
lion conlains no wearing pans and is ' ldlespeedsetlingimproper
lactory presei.The super high onergy ' ldle mixturesettingimproper
characterislics oJ lhe CD ignitionvir-
tuallyeliminales plugtoutingandspark NOTE:ltemsshownwith an asterisk{t) EXCESSIVE SMOKE
plug-induced pre-ignition.
Normattythe may be corrgcledby owner.All others " lmproperfuelmixture
only ownermaintenance requiredis lo must be performed by an aulhorized 'Air inlakeblocked
check andlor replacethe surlace gap Ruppdealer. ' Incorreclcarburetoradjustment
sparkplug.The sparkplug shoutdbe
r€placed when the dislance kom ihe EI{GINELACKSPOWER
tip ot th€ center electrod€ lo the ENGINEFAILSTO STARTOR Carburetordirty or dahaged
threaded sndoflh€ plugis 1/32inchor STARTSWITH DIFFICULTY
grealer or wh6n il bocomesoit touled, ' Chokepartiallyclosed
Use Rupp part no. 25086or Champion ' Killof telhsrswitchnotin ,.run, lgniiionsystemmalJunction
N19Vsparkplugonly. Posalion Leakyheadgasket
'Spark pluglouledor lautty Wornpistonor rings
WARNIflG: IGNITION VOLTAGE IS ' Tfackor dive systembinding
VERYHIGH.NEVER ' Engineov€rchoked Torqueconverlor notlunctioning
REMOVE INSULA-
TORS WHILE SYSTEMIS IN OPERA.
TION.
' Obstucted
luelline ENGINEKNOCKS
'Nofuelintank Carbonin combuslionchamber
Looseor delectiveignition
Looseor worn connectingrod
Poo. compression
' Fuelocianetoo tow
Blownheadcaskel lmproperignitionljming
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ENGINEOVERHEATS and replacespark plug. lJse a good 5. lnstallbolt lhroughbrack€t,sp;n-
Carbonin combustion chamber qualityanlicorrosive
oil. dle, shockabsorberwasherand secure
with not loward center ol the snow-
Engineimproperly timed NOTE;RepeatstepNo.2 every60 days mobile.Torqueboll lo 60 loot pounds
' Excessiveloadin engins
' lmproperluel/oilmixlure 3. SiphonJ!el fromiank. 6. Repeatsteps4 and 5 for opposile
ENGINEVIARAIESEXCESSIVELY 4, Removetorque converlorbelt. ski.
' Associatedsquipmentoul of balance
5. The snowmobilemust be stored
Bent crankshaft wilh the trackoil the ground. CHAINCASE
' Enginenot securelYmounted Removeleft tuned pipe assembly.Tip
6. Covermachineand slore in a dry snowmobileon lhe right side. Refiove
PERIOOSOF POWERLOSS placelo preventrusting.
lhe lwo nuts that retain chaincase
' Fuellinecloggedor kinked cover. Check chain tension, re-anslall
' Faullyignilioncable SET-UPINSTRUCTIONS seal on edge of cas€,g€nlly set cover
' Walerin luel system L Bemovecarlontop and cut band in place-Chaincasecoveris pulledinto
whichsecureschassislo skid- properposjlionwhenlhe two retaining
STORAGE nuis are iighleneddown,do not push
2. Removebolts which secure the coveronto chaincase.with snowmobile
When lhe snowmobileis slored lake
ski spindleslo th€ carlonskid and re- on levelsurlace removeoilfillplugand
lhe tollowingstepslo Proleclil: move lhe snowmobielrom the skid. lill lo bottomedgeof lill hole.R6-install
1, Remove luel linelromcarburelors Retainlhe bolls, washersand nuts for iunedpipe and mufflerassembly.
and runthe engineat idleuntilit slops. allachingskls.
This uses up luel in carburelor. Aller HANDLEBAR
3. SKIS-Removeskislromchassis.
engineslops,shutoll ignilionswitch.
Wilhtheskisin a slraightloruardposl-
4. Tip lhe snowmobile on one side
2. Bemovespark plug(s) and put tion inserl splinedsleeringshatt inlo
and align ski springbrackel hole with
approximatelytwo teaspoons ol oil the bushinginsralled in the skispindte.
handlebarmount and securewathspe-
throughthe spark plug holeswith pis- cial lockingboli provided.CAUTIOI{:
tonsal "Top DeadCenter. Cranklhe IIOTE: Skls are right and left handi BOLT MUST AE TIGHTENED TO 15
engineover15 or 20 timeswith slarter inslallwith slopstowardinside. FOOTPOUNDS TOROUE.
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1975NITROF/A
Inslall handlebarsin Dositiondesired St{OWMOBILESPECIFICATIONS
and secure with bolts provjded.CAU-
TION:TIGHTEN NUTSEVENLYTO 10
FOOTPOUNDSTOROUE, 1975r{ttEo F/A

€ngin6Manulactur6r
K340-2FS K44G2FS
STIRRUPS 339 129,4
60 67
60 60
Sllrrups are included and may be in-
slalled al a posilion to suit the rider. 2/38 mm
CAUTIOI{:MAKECERTAINTHEYARE 20:1 201
INSTALLED IN SUCH A WAY THAT
THE RIDERSFOOTREGARDLESS OF cD l cDl
BOOTSIZECOMESFREESHOULO HE E ngi neTi fti ng .095BT OC .095AT OC
BE THROWNFROIJTHE MACHINE.
60/60 60/60

7.O:1 7. O : 1
2 2
WARRANTY TorqusConverterOriveSystem

SERVICEPOLICYANO WARBANTY TrackS!rlac€ B€arinqLength 34,5/


INFORMATIONARECOVERED
IN THE s5.0' 95.0"
SEPARATE "WARRANTY FACTS Heighrw/windshisld 30.0, 30.0,
BOOKLET,'' 1d, 16',
Slider Slid€r
3, 2G allons

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SNOWMOBILE
COVER SLIDERROLLERKIT
RUPPKLAWS SpecialRuppdesign,urethanecoated Includesboggiewheelsand mounting
Spiketypevactionstudswith a chisel nylonconslrucllon,
Eachcoveris cus- hardwareto add boggiesto slid€ rails.
shaped Karbide poinl. Large 1%" tom-litiedfor your padicular Bupp Letsyougo in marginalsnow.PN37717
square backing plate and T-shaped
anchornut anchorKlawsto the track.
Availablein packageol 20. PN 36993
SPEEDOMETER/ODOMETER
Pfecisionmadetor moreaccufal€read-
ings,Gearreducer,cableandmounting
hardwareincluded-PN 37728

KARBIDE
SKIWEARBARS
Get lhe competitiveedge. Wear bars
host slay sharp karbide inserts. Re-
placesstandardskiwearbar.PN369S1

RUPPKROWNS c
RUPPSUPERSYNTHETI TCSPRINGKIT
Krownshapedtractionstudswilh live LUBRICANT I The kit consisls of a seleclion ol 4
diggingpointsfhat altackin all direc- A chemicalbasedlubricant Torque Convertor Springs varied in
tionsfor excellentcornering,slopping, for all oul perlormance.
Mix tensionto allowyou to set your T/C
and acceleration.Heatedlreatedlo Jile with gasolaneor alcoholtor engagemenlal a speedbest suitedfor
sleelhardness, circledesiqncan'tbend lwo-cyclesor replacesSAE tr,Ll your typeof use.PN 32623
out ot shape.Rib head bolt anchors 20 lhru 50Win the 4 stroke
Krownlightlylo thelrack.Speciallock- crankcase.Virl!ally elimi-
ing nul with star washerpermanently nalescarbonbuild-upand I rt,|&I TC WEIGHTKIT
alfixed gives sure l ock mounling, plugfoulins.PN 33018 An assortmentol drive lorque conver-
Krownyour Ruppwith a packageof20. lor wejghlswhich can be usedto obtain
PN36992 !- variousshitlingpatterns.PN 37721

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