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Hus ski quality control

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:56 am
by snocatpete
I was out in the shop this morning installing new skids on my hus ski 200A. I installed the first one and checked the alignment between the front and rear sprockets and was right on centre. So I moved on to the second one and again installing in the original mounting holes then checked alignment and to my surprise the skid was a good ¾” off alignment with the front sprocket. Further investigation in what the problem was, I found the drilling of the mounting hole in the frame was off centre. Easy fix – I redrilled and reinstalled skid and alignment is good. I also compared skids – the new one to the old one to check and see if they compensated by drilling a hole off centre in the skid. Not the case, the hole was dead centre of the old skid which meant the skid was always out of alignment.
This is just a curious observation and I wondered if anyone else had seen this. I also think it is good to have everything is in alignment. I am not sure if being off alignment would have an effect on driveability or track wear or anything else or no effect at all...
I have included some photos.

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 pm
by wallis1924
yes i had the same problem on my hus ski when i put new sliders on mine all i could do is mark the center of the hole and then drilled them to fit i used a orginal slider i had for a patteren and it would not line up to the holes in the other huski they must have been made for different each hus ski

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:58 pm
by snocatpete
I was just looking over my new 444 project this weekend and discovered that the slide was way out of alignment . Unlike the 200 , this time it is on the rear sprocket. I will give this one the benefit of the doubt because I don't know if this is the original slide or if it has been changed. I have included some photos which really show how out of alignment it is.

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:16 pm
by snocatpete
I was recently replacing the skids on a 200A that were worn right down to the to the carriage bolts and when I removed the tracks (which also needed to be rebuilt) I found that both skids were installed the wrong way (back to front). This means that the sharp edge at the rear of the skid is now facing forward to the oncoming cleat! Yikes! So i thought I would share this here for reference purposes only or something to check when buying a used Hus-ski.

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 pm
by snocatpete
I was refurbishing a pair of original skis with the original runners still on them. I removed the runners to re-varnish the skis and replace the rivets and carriage bolts. The reason I was replacing the rivets was not because they were worn but because they were extremely rusty and were about to fail
While I had the runners off I gave them a light sanding and a new coat of black paint and when I went to re-install the runners I discovered the holes were not exactly in the same location from ski to ski. This makes me wonder if drilling the holes for the rivets was done by freehand without a template. Another inconsistency I noticed is the location of the acorn nut at the tip of the runner - they are not in the same location in relation to each other.
Just an observation i thought i would share here.

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:16 pm
by snocatpete
new carriage bolts, new rivets and washers and 3 coats of varnish. In the following pictures you can clearly see the discrepancy in the location of the rivets. Also in one of these pictures there is a misdrilled hole in the ski for a rivet.

Re: Hus ski quality control

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:19 pm
by snocatpete
these final pictures are showing the tips of the runners and the acorn nuts and how they are different from each other.