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.
I have a 01 Polaris Xc Sp 800 that has very little power under load, I am able to ride it but it bogs down and doesn’t have much power. I cleaned the carbs and rebuilt fuel pump and it hasn’t changed. Compression is good. What could be the issue?
It could be a broken reed, or the high low headlight beam switch may have malfunctioned and is screwing up the electricity coming from the stator. Or then the stator could be bad. The CDI box may have also be the culprit. The cheapest way to find out the problem is by borrowing the components from another 01 and plugging them in.
Fuel pump could need rebuilding, by flipping the nickel size clear plastic valve discs over, in order to get a better seal.
The coolant sensor could be on the verge of going out completely. Test by disconnecting and insert U shaped wire into the end of the 2 wire plug that you just disconnected, on the stator side of that connector.
In 01 and 02's, when the black factory suction hose from the bottom of the engine to the fuel pump is replaced with a plastic hose, the plastic hose collapses when the engine heats up and you lose most of the fuel going to the carburetors.
A while back, I was going to replace the impulse line with some black fuel hose I had sitting around. I cut it to the same length, but it looked kinked at the angles. So, since the original hose still looked fine, I'm still running it. Definitely not the hose to replace with just anything.