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.
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.
Hey, i just bought a 2001 rmk 800 and im going to be moding it very heavily. Just kinda wanted to see what some other people have done. Also if you know alot about polaris give me some tips on whats good and whats bad.
I have the same sled, an 01 800 151 snowcheck, that was the last year of the non VES 800 - a great motor. Here's some things I've done (that I can remember) : SLP single, can, and porting, dash vents, ditch the sway bar, narrow ski stance, taller seat, '03 steering post and riser (get a post from wildchild instead - much better and he'll build it taller and with a tip up if you want), simmons skis, removed all of the foam from the hood, removed some bogey wheels and added scratchers. Get the clutching right, if you arent sure of it yourself it's worth every $ to pay someone that knows what they're doing. Check the runout. The older chassis takes alot more work to ride than the newer sleds, it's nowhere near as agile, but it will go every where the new stuff will with a little bit of skill (or maybe its a lot of luck!)
my old man has an 01 800 snowcheck as well. it lost a water pump belt last spring and stuck the moter so now we're doing a major overhaul. bored and ported, wiseco pistons, redone crank and crank cases with the big bearing kit, cpc twin pipes and a cpc high compression head. throw all of the into a fabcraft 156 chassis and you have yourself one ripper of a sled!
I took an edge bulkhead and built my own. I cut the narrow running boards off, and fabricated my own. Built my own steering and had some local kids powder coat the whole thing, and dropped a 900 cat inside. ( Mainly because I can't afford to keep fixing Polaris's weak cranks). I don't know how or have enough time to post pics, but if you give me your e-mail address, I can send them that way. I also deleted all the stock coolers and am running 1 single cooler from an 800 summit, and jammed a 162 X 2 1/2 inch camo under it.
Anyone interested in 2 year old Gen II Diamond S Titanium Tube Chassis? I just bought it at Haydays today and am having some buyers remorse. The chassis is in perfect condition. New this was $8800 from Diamond S
Has belly pans, tank, lighweight hood, steering post, carbon fiber trailing arms plus all the parts on the pictures below.
I have $3500 in it and will sell for that if someone wants it. Could delivery with in reason or meet halfway.