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September 5, 2008
Up Close with Dan Adams’ Turbo 700 RMK Dragon
Whenever you are out riding and you hear what sounds like a sled running a turbo, your mind immediately starts to wonder what having that kind of power would be like.
That is what happened to me two winters ago and I still get “shaky hands” talking about it now. Since my start in snowmobiling I was always more interested in suspension modifications due to all the jumping I did. My lack of interest in motor work made tuning next to impossible for me. Hey, I’m a carpenter. You want me to build something out of wood, no problem, but as far as rebuilding a motor, I leave that up to the pros.
Then the Boondocker Turbo system came along. I have never
been more impressed with a performance product in my life. Stock sleds are a
thing of the past. I’m hooked on power. Once you ride one, especially if it’s a
chassis you are used to riding, you’ll be hooked, too. The boys at Boondocker
Setting up a sled to perform as a good all-around vehicle
can bring up a lot of different problems. For my style of riding, I needed
something that could take a beating as well as handle well in the deep snow.
Timbersled Products out of
The rear suspension was given the same treatment from Timbersled with its Mountain Tamer kit. Install was easy enough that I pulled it off myself. The weight savings over stock once the Timbersled rear skid were complete was incredible. The Fox Float shocks really impressed me with their ease of adjustment. Creating the perfect ride with a simple air pump made dialing this sled a simple process. The rear suspension really improved the sled’s ability in the deep snow. The snow shedding abilities made this setup perfect for handling big drops as well. Thanks, Allen Mangum, for everything.
Now that the sled was performing beyond expectations it needed to be dressed up a bit. It took Bruce Sirjane and me about a month or so to come up with a wrap that defined the sled and made it one-of-a-kind. His imagination and creativity are awesome. The desert camo and guns blazing throughout the wrap was right up my alley. There have been tons of comments on the design. The material used was super strong and looks as good now as it did at the start of the season. Thanks, Bruce and Shannon. I’ll be sending you guys a lot more business for supporting me with such a great product.
The first thing I change on a sled has always been the
handlebars and risers.
As far as the rest of the aftermarket stuff on the sled, the Fire and Ice venting/gas rack, Mountain Machines billet pull start handle and 9-inch rear wheel kit all came from supporters who have helped me get where I am today. Thanks for believing in me and keeping the sport of snowmobiling alive. To see this sled in action be sure to check out the new Slednecks 11 and Danger Zone 3 from Extreme Team Films.
2007 Polaris 700 RMK Dragon
Timbersled Barkbuster Front-End Kit
‘09 Walker Evans Piggyback Front Shocks
Sly Dog Powder Skis
Fox Float Rear Shocks
9-inch Mountain Machines Billet Wheels and Axel Kit
‘08 Polaris 155-inch Track
‘08 Polaris Drivers
Sled Wrap from Sledwraps.com
RSI 4-inch Riser and Handlebars
Fire and Ice Cooling Vents and Gas Rack
F Bomb Racing Better Boards
Boondocker Performance Turbo
‘08 OEM Single Ring Pistons
Boondocker Control Box
Koso Twin EGT Digital Gauge
Air Box and Clutching by Boondocker Performance
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