• 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.


2001 800 RMK Assistance

Jan 24, 2017
Hoping to get some help on diagnosing a problem. Had to leave my sled in a difficult area and I am hoping to go back and fix it rather than tow it out. Sled started out the day running great as it usually does. Shortly after it started bogging badly but more like a cylinder was cutting out not like it was getting loaded up due to jetting. Occasionally while feather the throttle to get it go it would kick in for a few seconds and run like nothing was wrong. Often times when getting read to start from a stop i'd have to step off to get it moving so the problem was worse with a load on it. I'm really getting the feeling it's and electrical issue. The headlight has been unusually dim for a while and recently it brightened back up like it should be and then the day before it crapped out the light was flickering from dim to bright. The machine had persistent stator problems in the past but not for a while. Also during the ride, but noticed after the problems started, the exhaust developed a large leak, could improper back pressure cause the symptoms as well? Plugs were not great but they were not fouled out either. I changed to a new set and it ran good for about 10 seconds and the problem continued. Thanks for any help.


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Jul 3, 2001
High temp JB weld to get it out? Thoughts?

Maybe not the best idea to use JB weld as it takes a few hours to totally harden. It could break up and get sucked back into cylinder. Is there room to make a "bandage" out of light steel and clamp it over the hole in the pipe?
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