• 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.

Feb 11, 2015
I blew my top end on my 2001 xc sp. I was out riding for about 5 miles and I pinned it 0-60 and lost the top end. I didn't know it at the time and rode it home which made it a whole lot worse. I ended up with 1 shattered piston and 1 that was starting to crack. The bottom end turned out to be ok. Do i have a cooling issue? An oil pump issue? Heat sensor? If so what should I be looking for? My sled overheats at idle and has never been reliable as far as cooling. I want all the kinks out as I start over.


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Dec 25, 2007
That's odd. From my memory and experience the xc sp sleds were pretty well covered as far as staying cooled assuming you were not idling for long periods of time-which no liquid cooled sled can handle.

Have you ever flushed the coolant system? The other question is whether you see coolant puddles on the floor-even little ones? And of course, if it is a big block twin, did the water pump belt frump out? The last one was fairly common and pretty much a death warrant to the coolant system...and the rest of the engine if you don't stop...

Good luck!
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