• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

    A Group Buy here on SnoWestOnline.com would be a situation where a normal member (non vendor or mfg) personally collects orders from other members. That member then uses those orders to negotiate a better price with the Vendor/Mfg for HIS/HER "Group" of buyers.

    Here is an example of a viable "Group Buy"


    A promotion that has the words "Group Buy" in the title is still a promotion, and from the rules that were handed down to me by Harris Publications is that non-advertisers cannot run promotions or open sales programs on the forums outside of the swapmeet.

    If a members wants to become a group buy manager, maintain a thread and collect the funds and negotiate a group buy... as a member, you are welcome to do that as long as you are not attached to the business of the vendor or Mfg.

    If you are a vendor/MFG and you want to offer an EXCLUSIVE "SnoWestOnline ONLY" promotion that is exclusive to snowest readers, please contact me and you'll be able to put it up in the Polaris forums.

    Also, before any vendors/mfgs get all "riled up" over this know that the moderators are strictly volunteers and do not receive a dime from any advertising $$ spent on this site.

    As ALWAYS, since DAY ONE of me becoming a moderator, I have pioneered, supported and encouraged vendors and mfgs in getting the word out to our readers with "New Product Announcements.

    Have a great season.

    From this point on, all vendors/mfg's promoting Pre-Season tiered sales programs, in the Polaris Forums, that are not paid advertisers will be appropriately moved to the swapmeet section of the forums.


04 pro xr 800 swap to a 600 ves

Feb 16, 2011
I am looking to swap out a pro xr 800 to a 600 ves, the 800 is done for, the 600 is coming out of a 02 xc sp 600, I was just wondering what parts do I need to get to make this work, motor straps?, reed boots? exhaust? I know that most of the stuff will swap over , from what I have read I will need a few different things to make this motor sit correctly In the xr chassis. I know there are a lot of threads on this, but I cant find the one with the answers I need, if anyone has a list of parts to do it that would be great or could steer me in the right direction , thanks


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Premium Member
Jul 20, 2001
You'll need an airbox, the correct pipe and y-pipe (can too, unless you want something aftermarket), engine mounting straps, carb boots. If you're still looking, I have some loose parts in my shop for this swap. Feel free to PM me.


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Lifetime Membership
Dec 27, 2007
You will need all of the electronics from the 600 chassis, wiring, CDI, oil pump. You can go to any polaris parts page and compare numbers and you will see that the 600 and 800 have very few common parts. Furthermore, the O4 probably has reverse and the 02 does not. OR you might experiment using the 800 stator, the 800 secondary clutch, the 800 CDI, the 800 electrical wiring to the left handlebar controls, just to see if you can get the 06 running and have a reverse on it. The 800 oil pump probably puts out oil faster than the 600 oil pump, but the 800 oil pump works in reverse, which is not a big deal if it doesn't because reverse is used only for brief moments. You will use the 600 carb boots and the 600 reeds. The 600 engine mounts are different than the 800. Look the parts numbers up at dealers websites.
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