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Hilton Sno-Flyers

Hilton Sno-Flyers, Western NY Snowmobile Club

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2023-2024 Season

The 2023-24 season is almost here! Join us for the first club meeting of the season on Wednesday September 20th @ the Spencerport American Legion

Snowmobile Checklist

For a lot of you this is second nature, but this may be of help to some of our other members, you veterans may even see something on this list you may have forgotten.

Pre-Season Preparation Check List

  • Check the spring repairs list for necessary actions and take care of any problems noted
  • Chassis check – Inspect track, track tension & alignment, track studs, skid frame & mounting bolts, hyfax, idler wheels & wheel
    bearings, shocks & springs, steering system, skis & ski alignment, ski runners, tighten ski bolts, check all other fasteners, and repair as needed
  • Engine check – Inspect throttle cables, choke cables, fuel filter, fuel line fittings, exhaust system springs, fan belt or coolant l level, spark plug wires & caps, starter rope & recoil action, remove exhaust block rags, and service or repair as needed

    Check water level, charge up, and install battery

  • Check drive chain tension and chain case oil level – add recommended oil if needed
  • Grease all fittings – don’t forget the speedometer drive fitting under the driven clutch
  • Clean faces of both clutches and install/replace drive belt – follow manufacturer’s recommendations on clutch lubrication & replace belt if 1/8-inch narrower than specification
  • Add some fresh gas and run sled on jack stand to burn out storage oil in engine
  • Check all lights and kill switch operation
  • Check brakes for proper operation
  • Install new properly gapped spark plugs
  • Top off oil tank
  • Add owner’s manual, tool kit, spare parts, and tow rope
  • Apply new registration validation stickers
  • Wash and wax snowmobile thoroughly
  • Apply vinyl protectant to seat cover and soft plastics

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5 days ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
2/18/25 1 PM - All trails remain closed. While there were some decent spots, the fields are bare and rough, in the wooded sections, we broke through the ice in one pass. Any traffic at all would make a quick mess of what snow we have. Sorry for the bad news, but this is what we have. Pics in the comments. Thanks HSF ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
2/18/24 10:30AM We have scouts out in the North Will post an update shortly. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
We have a few different text groups that you can opt-in to. For general texts on things like trail openings and closings, text SNOFLYER to 84483.To get notifications of upcoming work details, text WORKDETAIL to 84483For those of you that are trail bosses, text TRAILBOSS to 84483.You can-opt out at anytime by texting STOP to 84483. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
1-21-2024 6PM All trails will close tonight @ 8. Thanks, HSF. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
Would highly suggest staying away from the junction south of Churchville to powerlines,, ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
If you’re wondering why we are not grooming? 1 pass with the pan and it turned to dirt. 8” to nothing. Now run a few sleds over it. Grab it while you can. We’re trying. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
***UPDATE*** 1/21/24 11:40am. We have been aggressively scouting our trail system for our landowners and your safety. We are opening most of our trails. We are opening from Ridge Rd (104) north and the canal south. We don't have approval for our reroute over the Canal yet. Ogden Town Board will let us know Wednesday. It is not marked and we can not ride it yet. North of The Hojack Trail to Hamlin the fields are windblown nearly bare. If you live up there you could ride to get to better snow but you probably don't want to ride there otherwise. S44 East you will be able to reach the Dakota and Pettinari’s but east of that there is minimal snow and more windblown open fields. They will not be good to ride. The South looks a little better but won't last long. There isn't enough snow to groom so our groomers are not out. Expect Marginal conditions, possible water, mud, bare fields. What we have won't last long. Please be respectful to land owners and don't tear up their land. STAY ON THE MARKED TRAILS. There are trails a short drive to both the west and east open although there conditions are marginal too and won't last long. We are doing our best but we don't make the weather. Enjoy it and ride safe. Please report any unsafe conditions that you encounter. Rick Wilson President, Hilton Sno Flyers ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
1-21-2024 8:30 AM We cleared a tree off the trail in Churchville so you can drop in the park and travel west to the Sleds of Stafford trails. Please use CAUTION and report any issues. I can’t open the NYSSA trails for such a small section, but I will mark up a map in the comments. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
Message from the President, We know you want to ride but we just can't open our trails yet. This is our current status. In the North toward the lake we have about 3 " of fluff. Where the ground was exposed it is frozen but if there was any snow it is pure mud underneath. From 104 south We have anywhere from 4 to 8 " of fluff. Almost everywhere the ground is unfrozen underneath. 2 times over it with a snowmobile and there water or mud exposed. In that section there might be a mile here or there that is ridable but that is all. We were considering opening from Churchville park to the west, To give access to trails to the west but the connecting trail in Genesee county is still closed. If this trail opens we will open that trail. Until then please be patient. There are trails a short drive to both the west and east open although their conditions are marginal as well and won't last long. We are doing our best and will open when we can. Rick Wilson President, Hilton Sno Flyers ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Hilton Sno-Flyers
1-19-2024 Trails are still closed at this time. Conditions vary considerably and while it looks like a decent base, it’s all fluff. One pass and your on grass. We will be out in the morning to evaluate further. There are a few clubs open to the south and west, but it doesn’t sound like conditions are very good there either. Stay tuned…. ... See MoreSee Less
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