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Snowmobile hitch installation?

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I recently bought a hitch for a 93 indy sport to haul the portable with. The hitch didn't come with assembly instructions. I sent an e-mail to company I bought it from and haven't heard back yet. Just wondering if any can give me a helping hand on how I put it on. Thanks.

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Generally, there is a part that will bolt to the tunnel and a part that will bolt to the bumper. You'll have to drill holes I'm pretty sure. I'd take pictures for you of mine, but my sleds are at the cabin.

I have also seen models that just bolt to the bumper and have nothing going back to the tunnel.

Depends on the style of hitch you got.

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It should just bolt to the bumper but there is another piece that is a 4 1/2" x 4 inch plate with it. The plate has 3 small holes for screws but didn't know what to screw it to since it doesn't really to reach anything on the sled. Maybe the plate is for other models. I could just drill a couple holes in the bumper, screw it on, leave the plate off and call it good but I rather do it the way is was designed to be installed. Thanks for helping, Gus.

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It should just bolt to the bumper but there is another piece that is a 4 1/2" x 4 inch plate with it. The plate has 3 small holes for screws but didn't know what to screw it to since it doesn't really to reach anything on the sled. Maybe the plate is for other models. I could just drill a couple holes in the bumper, screw it on, leave the plate off and call it good but I rather do it the way is was designed to be installed. Thanks for helping, Gus.

That plate usually goes between the seat and the tunnel.

Tim

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I could just drill a couple holes in the bumper, screw it on, leave the plate off and call it good but I rather do it the way is was designed to be installed.

Don't do that - you will end up with a bent bumper or stripped out screws holes in the bumper. The plate attaches between the seat and tunnel, as stated previously.

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Here is the one I put on my yamaha venture... and similar thing, it didn't come with instructions, and the little plate didn't really make sense on how the square holes were setup, as I don't think you want bolts going DOWN into the tunnel...

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So I just drilled a couple holes in rear of tunnel, attached using short botls going UP (so only heads were in rear of tunnel) and the flat bar just extended under the seat. On mine, the bolt around the bumper really support and hold the hitch, but the bolts under the tunnel keep it all lined up and straight. At least I think so smile

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That second part should attach to the tunnel and then to the back side of the bumper. The bumper will be sandwiched between the two parts. At least thats how it was on my long track. I think on my regular track I bought a different style of hitch that just bolted to the bumper and did not have a secondary support piece. Both work fine. No troubles with either. The older [PoorWordUsage] [PoorWordUsage] bumpers are pretty beefy. I pull my otter and a second sled behind that just fine.

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poor word usage! gotta love filters. Trust me no bad words were used in my post. good grief!

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