Description - 2009 Yamaha Apex LTX GT
'09 APEX LTX GT (RX10LTGTYL) - 6933 miles. 330 miles on a NEW Camoplast 9079H Ice Ripper track 136"x15"x 1.25" lug with "built-in" paddle studs. Always stored in enclosed trailer. NEVER wrecked. This sled has so many upgrades I'm sure I'll forget a few. First, this is the most maintained machine I've ever owned, have complete records. Changed oil every year except 2012 because it wasn't ridden that year. Yamaha full synthetic 0w-40. Changed chain case oil regularly. New spark plugs at 6600mi.
Upgrades: Pulled all shocks and sent to Hy-Gear Suspension when brand new to have machine set up for a 6'3"/300lb rider. They re-valved and put on dual-rate twisted springs. Best $ spent ever! This sled can take whatever bumps you throw at it! I have the original 0 miles springs as well. Extra tall windshield and I have the original windshield too. Deluxe tank storage bags with map pouch. Front under-hood storage bag with a set of never used jumper cables. I sent seat out to upholstery dude to have it raised 3", a real knee saver. All new oversize Excel bogies, belly pan protector, lower control arm protectors (also help float in powder), "mountain" sled steering riser, marginal snow mid-wheel kit, custom machined rear cooler protector, added the 4th rear track wheel (they came with three). In 2013 put on the Yamaha Tuner skis with dual split carbides (really kicked the pushing these sleds were known for) and new Dupont HyFax at 3400 miles (They were .800" new and now they are at .690", the things don't wear!). Also in 2014 I had F&S Yamaha put an Ulmer (Stage 2 I believe) clutch kit in, that made a huge difference on initial take-off and overall performance.
Repairs made: 5740 miles - Replace all of the front suspension bushings with the Oil-Lite kit. New Excel oversize bogies and bearings, new carbides, new Battery (nothing was wrong with the old one just didn't want to take chance), new outer drive wheels, new running board coolers (they were starting to drip a little coolant).
6600 miles - Bad year! Threw studs through the coolers. Replaced front cooler (new), rear cooler was TIG welded, all new steering shaft bushings (OFT Racing), spark plugs, oil and filter, NEW style metal exhaust doughnuts (they were known to and starting to leak), bearings in small bogies, sent rear shock to Hy-Gear for rebuild, new drive belt, new front drive shaft bearings, new chain case seals gasket and oil. Installed OPT7 LED lighting system w/remote control (multi-colors, flash, cycle dim, etc.), re-enforce and TIG weld rear skid rails (where they are known to crack), replace oil tank and installed tank saver kit (they were known to start leaking at the seams from vibration, the saver kit stops that). Honestly, as of today and probably for the next few years this sled should need nothing but a happy rider. I can only put 20 pics in this ad, but I have plenty more if you want me to email them.