Yeah tranny was an acceptable word years ago. But maybe not the best term to use in 2021 lol.As I recall there are some special tools needed to put the case apart. It is a bit of a puzzle in there so make sure you know what youre getting into if you do it. Removing the gearbox from the frame is easy. Just take things apart until it comes out. Leave all the parts you remove in a row so you know the order for them to go back in. And just to clarify, it is a gearbox, not a tranny, god I hate that word.
While that is true lol, I don't think you understand what I'm saying. That damage is not from running over a single obstacle. It's not consistent with just hitting something on the trail. I bet if you go back to the path you rode you can figure out what did it.I guess if a machine drags over something at 5mph, or 85 mph it messes shit up either way. Lol.
Hmm. I didn't think of that but looking at it I agree- I wonder if something got caught in that hole in the skid plate and dragged down the trail... I would think i'd hear that though... Maybe the snow dimmed the sound enough.Seems strange that there is what appears to be just a small hole in the skid plate, I agree that it looks like something slid across the case rather than hitting it, unless what ever it was went thru the skid plate and got stuck in there for a while and was dragging on the ground and finally broke off or came loose?
Yup. I think that's exactly what happened.You hit/skim the top of a largish rock (under the snow) in whoops, doing 85,,,,, that's exactly the kind of damage I'd expect to see. The gear box housing punched through the skid when impacted, contacting the rock, shearing off the gear box material. It all happened in a millisecond,,, but it looks like the "rock" slid down the skid for a decent distance.
The gear box housing bolt area was the low spot,,, hence it was removed after punching through the skid.
That's my thoughts anyway.
Even if it got stuck there the bottom of whatever was stuck would be ground down, not the gearbox.Seems strange that there is what appears to be just a small hole in the skid plate, I agree that it looks like something slid across the case rather than hitting it, unless what ever it was went thru the skid plate and got stuck in there for a while and was dragging on the ground and finally broke off or came loose?
I disagree,,,, look at the skid plate damage, not just the gear box housing damage. Looks like one good/hard/fast hit. Repeated hits would have caused much different (more, less consistent) damage to the skid. I'm very surprised the gear box punched through the skid,,, but it looks like one hit to me.Whatever did that either lasted longer than a millisecond or it happened over and over and over.