The light-n-lively SRV is, sadly, going up on eBay.
Its condition is "non-running" due to bad crank bearings and a missing track wheel.
If I were staying in the Midwest I'd replace the track wheel and PTO crank bearings and continue to ride it. I enjoy this sled and have put parts into it to keep it maintained and current.
But, I'm moving to Colorado, so I don't think I'll move this fun midwestern trail sled with me to the mountains.
I've owned this sled for several years (around 2000). It was purchased from a buddy who owned it from new. It's always been stored inside (both owners) - it's clean and mainly free of rust and UV damage. It also spent much of its life being trailered in a salt free, enclosed trailer.
In the time I've owned it I kept up on the maintenance - so you get an unusually clean and current Yamaha SRV 540!
|1/23/2003||Manufacturer's Supply||Comet clutch rebuild parts||108.54|
|12/28/2003||Hoses replaced (fuel, pulse, fuel site)|
|1/4/2004||Mileage||Start of season - 6823 miles|
|1/29/2004||Manufacturer's Supply||Track skid slides - one set||20.78|
|1/29/2004||Manufacturer's Supply||New metal ski's - one set||113.90|
|1/29/2004||Manufacturer's Supply||6" Carbide runners - two sets||97.97|
|2/5/2004||Hammer Time Sports||One ski bumper (the rubber block on the ski)||12.39|
|5/24/2004||Hammer Time Sports||Track wheels, ski nuts and bolts, ski shim kit||564.83|
|8/21/2004||Hammer Time Sports||Something - remaining parts perhaps - bearings||36.01|
|1/10/2005||Hammer Time Sports||Remaining rear suspension wheels, bearings||103.58|
|1/14/2005||Hammer Time Sports||Track skid slides - one set||21.24|
|2/3/2005||Mileage||Last time it ran - 7516 miles|
On the last trip the motor 'ticked' and stopped (PTO bearing failure - no bent rods or other damage).
Not more than an hour or two earlier a rear track wheel fell off. Not a good day for me. The wheel issue was 100% my fault - I didn't replace the worn NyLoc nut that keeps the wheel on (nor did I put a cotter pin through the hole - just asking for trouble).