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post #1 of 43 Old 01-05-2020, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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New here and also have a new to me Yamaha YT624 purchased it a few weeks ago. It had only about 2 hours use on it from last year the guy upgraded to the ys1028. The machine has been great so far although the shock has failed on it but the dealer will replace that on Wednesday. We are getting up to 50 cm (almost 20") of snow tonight so thankfully the machine is still useable.
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That will be a good workout for your Yamaha. I hope your utilities arenít effected by the storm.
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Just took the blower out the shock has completely failed. I hope the dealer doesn't give me too much grief on replacing it (4 years left on warranty). The machine is fairly hard to use now all it wants to do is climb in the snow.
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That is severely frustrating.

Warranty does not help get the snow off the driveway
You might try hanging weights on the front to get you through for now.

1998 YT624 Have Owners and Service Manual, Rubber Disc Drive (not hydrostatic)
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The big problem is the shock is now not grabbing any more. Before it just wouldn't expand as it should id have to step on the track to push them back to the ground. I could use vise grips on the shaft to keep the shock from retracting but fear the dealer will think I had damaged the shock.
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Agreed its a bad idea to mess with the shock.

You might look at just removing it and putting a piece of wood in there. Loose attachment at each end but enough to keep it from bucking back. Not pretty but get the job done for now. Wish I was a neighbor, I have the stuff to do things like that.

My roll up door spring broke, I rigged this up to open the door until I can get the spring in (and it warms up, we are down in the -15 and -20F are (-30C area) - I do a lot of stuff like that around the house and used to do it at work.
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Going to go to the Yamaha dealer in the morning if they are open and see if I can buy a new shock and replace the old one myself and have them warranty it and give me the money back. The shock new is $306 Canadian taxes in, I don't want to eat that cost. I went to the dealer Saturday to see about doing this but the service department wasn't open only the parts department so I could only get a price on a new shock. I don't care if they want the old shock back and they can check over the new shock on Wednesday when they have the machine for its first service. As for rigging up something with the machine I could do something like that being a Journeyman Welder and apprentice mechanic I have had to do all sorts of things like that but I want to try and avoid it if I can. If the shock wasn't so ridiculous in price I would have just bought it Saturday and not even worry about warranty. But at $300 + its pretty **** expensive
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New here and also have a new to me Yamaha YT624 purchased it a few weeks ago. It had only about 2 hours use on it from last year the guy upgraded to the ys1028. The machine has been great so far although the shock has failed on it but the dealer will replace that on Wednesday. We are getting up to 50 cm (almost 20") of snow tonight so thankfully the machine is still useable.

Here is a picture of a Norwegian YT624 2018 model doing 20 inches packed snow 2 days ago, my brother has this machine.
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There was a recall on the shock. Yamaha was replacing them regardless. Mine wasn't bad but they still replaced it. Just snap a pair of vicegrips meanwhile.


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There was a recall on the shock. Yamaha was replacing them regardless. Mine wasn't bad but they still replaced it. Just snap a pair of vicegrips meanwhile.


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I Wonder what you mean by "shock". (sorry if that is a very stupid question)


I have a 2014 YT1028, do they have this issue?


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