By Steve Vanvelzen
I have a 2021 Massimo T-Boss 550 which now has a crack in the rear gearcase. A few weeks ago during my usual fluid checks I noticed that the gear oil was very low and there was an oil film on the outside of the case on the side where the plug is. I topped up and cleaned it up. I assumed the the bolt was not sealing properly so I ran it as usual and same thing again and again. So then I was thinking that maybe I need a new washer or something. I cleaned the outside of the casing and was about to top up the oil when low and behold.......I noticed a crack across the top right side. OMG, this thing is only a year old. Any ideas out there on how this would happen and most importantly....how can I fix it?
Any advice would be appreciated because as we all know on this forum it is hard to get shops to work on these wonderful machines. And if I need parts, wish me the best of luck.
Lost a center hub cap on the trail the other day. Who has a good source? I bought one from MotorcycleDoctor last year but now he wants $20 for ONE. I looked up the Yamaha Rhino ones and they don't look like they fit: the four tabs aren't there.
Addons for 2022 Tracker 800sx crew, and looking for other alternatives to OEM. Turn signals, wiring it up.By Greg In Iowa
10:31 AM (9 minutes ago) I'm always trying to add more options, when it comes to parts, fluids or anything else, if it's good quality and saves me money. I want it to look right also. My new 800sx crew is just about broken in. I'll use Amsoil 0w-40 engine oil. After pounding around in Google for a while, I found a couple of oil filters other than Chery.
I was hoping for a little more quality, and found Wix 51394. I got it at O'Reilly's for 13 American. I wanted to be sure, so I stopped into Bass Pro. I asked for an oil filter for my machine. The guy went over to the shelf and opened an oil change kit from Tracker. (You know, the oil and filter kit for 69.99.) Inside the box was a Wix 51394. I'll change the differential and trans-axle fluids at the same time. I think I've found some fluids, other than Tracker/Artic Cat.( I did end up with Artic Cat trans-axle fluid, still looking for a good alternative.) Has anyone already found something? It would be great to know?
I also put a Kenimoto turn signal/horn kit on it. I did have to lengthen the wires from the switch on the steering column into the firewall and then back to the rear turn signals. I went to the battery for power. It looks and works great. You will see that my turn signal indicator lights are out on the hood. I'll have to extend the wires to get them into the cab area. As it works out, I like the added lights outside on the front and I see the lights easily.
I bought a 6x10 canvas tarp, added a couple of grommets, used the black rubber stretchy tie downs and I now have a nice top that does all I need it to do until I get a hard top. I did this for under 60.00.
I did roll roll the front with a 1/2" fiberglass rod that I got at the farm and home store. I used 1/2" insulated clamps from the electrical isle. I did have to puncture the canvas for the screws. On the back I used one of the bicycle/moped fiberglass flag poles. It stays tight, keeps the sun off the passengers and would repel rain.
I'm still in the break in period and this thing is vacuuming up all the dust in the world. I had sealed up my old one pretty good but this one, wow. Looking to hear some input on where to duct-tape and seal, and what you guys use for same. I blew it out today with my compressor and I'm sure I should check the air filter already. Only 9 hours on it but I bet it's bad. I'll be adding soundproofing materials as a winter project, like I did on the old one, and that's when I'll have all the plastic under-seat panels out, so I'll be able to seal up everywhere I can.
The other question is, do I run the risk of trapping too much heat if I do too good a job? How critical is the air intake behind the driver's seat for the belt cooling duct? Should I extend the duct out somewhere? I have the dust/heat shield on it, the one that stretches behind the seats and comes up behind to deflect dust out back. It doesn't seal the under-seat areas very well, though.
I was wondering if anyone has plated one of these machines in any state. I'm in FL and am going to try to plate my T-Boss 550x Golf. Talked to a State Trooper who said it's absolutely plateable the way it sits and also talked to my insurance company and they said the same. I'm not sure what they will consider this type of machine, a golf cart or low speed vehicle. Their are different stipulations for both. I'll keep this thread updated once I get an inspection.