• 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.


2000 RMK 700 Grinding

Jan 3, 2015
Like the title says I have a 2000 RMK 700 with a 136x2" track. I was out riding today and while we were breaking trail in about 18" of new powder my sled started making a grinding sound. I stopped immediately and I could smell gear oil and noticed a small drip of oil coming from under the chain case. When I tried to go forward again with the hood up I hear grinding coming out of the chain case. Before the ride all oil levels were checked and were good to go. I haven't had time yet to tear into it, but I was wondering what you all are thinking about my predicament. I'm hoping for just a broken chain, but I'm usually not that lucky. While I'm in there what would you all check or replace because it is already torn down. I'm thinking water pump belt at a minimum plus whatever is broken? Anybody know what the Napa part # is for the water pump belt? Luckily the track is not locked up and we were able to tow it off the mountain after removing the belt without anymore grinding noises unless I pressed the brake. Let me know what you guys think, and thanks for any help you can give me.
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