Even before coming to the point you'd have to replace things there's a good chance you might hear something off or even feel it while ridin.gI always just sprayed the whole thing down. I guess if grease wear becomes an issue I'd just go ahead and replace it, but that really doesn't happen all that often if you clean it from time to time.
Not my video, just happened to come across it. I agree, that guy has a ton of good videos, we need more folks like that in the ATV community.I watch your videos on YouTube all the time they are some of the best videos I watch ..do you think you can do a video of an oil change sometime. ?.... thank you keep up the good work with the videos love them.....is your youtube name..... Polhamer?
same, I do take a paper towel and somehow wipe the mud out from the edges and underneathIf I was going to be pulling my skid plates to clean my atv, it wouldn't be anymore than once or twice a year but, that might be just me. Mind you, I don't bury the machine in mud either.
Definitely will be, my floorboard skids I manage to clean without taking those off. Spring time she will be getting a detailing everywhere and it is a day project. I am not a mud rider so i think there will be minimal mud and grime under the frame and plates.You could probably just loosen the bolts so the skids drop down about 1/8"-1/4". This would allow the mud and grit to more easily flow out. Def be careful with a pressure washer, even with a 40* tip, e.g. don't get anywhere near bearings, seals, electrical, etc.
After having gone to the Black Hills, last summer, and riding a good mud day mid-trip, I did need to drop my skids when I got home to get all of the dried up mud cleaned out. But it was caked up pretty good. If the mud hasn't dried, should be much easier to clean it out.