• 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.


09 Dragon Rear Shock snapped


New member
Lifetime Membership
Feb 3, 2010
Hey guys, can any help me out here. I had my rear shock snap in half (see pics). This was my first ride after replacing a rail that was damaged, does everything look installed correctly? Maybe the shock was damaged the same time as the rail and this next ride finished it off?


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New member
Lifetime Membership
Jan 3, 2017
Moses Lake, WA
Looks like all was put together correctly, if you can get some once the snow has melted off might be able to see more.

Really looks like shock body and shock rod plate decided to mate together on the down stroke. Possibly a bent rod on the shock itself or on the shock rods caused it?

Mitch P.

Lifetime Membership
Nov 26, 2007
Snohomish, Wa
Were those rods bent like that before the shock broke? They are supposed to be straight, but there is no mention of them being bent anywhere.
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