• I am getting worn out moving your "For sale" threads, including loosely veiled sales pitches for "How much is it worth) or Wanted to buy to the swapmeet.

    I will no longer be moving them for you as I have been in the past.

    Some days are 20 per day.

    If I see it, it will get deleted.

    I try to help you...please try to help me.

    Thanks.
  • 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"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    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.

    MH

2006 Edge Touring 550 jetting advice needed

In Winter we use our sleds mainly for transportation back and forth to mainland - which is less than 1km each way. Usually 2 up, often towing small sleigh. I have a 2006 Edge touring 550. We have always run fan cooled sleds as liquids either take too long to warm up, or overheat on bare ice.

I rebuilt my 550 with spi pistons and extra clearance. It has 280pto/270mag jetting. Needles clipped in middle.

It always seems to run too rich, especially in warmer weather. too the point of bogging where I have to coax it to get on the pipe.

I have read old posts where some people have used 220 mains. That seems like a HUGE drop from stock, but maybe it;s the way I should go? We do not use it for long trial rides - although sometimes kids go for a 25 minutes rip around island.

Can I safely go down to much smaller jetting to get better warm weather running? I know these engines have burn down issues.

Thanks and sorry for long email
 

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Experiment with the needle clips in the #2 position from the top. Mains are for high RPM performance. Needle clips are for idling and low RPM performance.
 

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Install a holzmann tempaflow on the sled. This device will adjust your jetting as the temps rise. I have installed them on over 10 different sleds between my own or friends sleds. You jet from the MFG jetting chart for -20 Deg F and it applies a vacuum to your float bowls as the outside air temp rises to keep the jetting where it should be. This device is truly a product that does everything it is advertised to do. There is also a way to make fine tuning adjustments if your elevation changes.
 

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You would want to check on how much oil you are burning per gallon of gas, and try to keep it in the 40 parts gas to 1 part oil range. As sleds get older, the oil pump mixture will vary to the point of burning up crankshaft bearings. Polaris always goes conservative on all of their jetting and needle recommendations, so that the engine don't burn down under warranty.
 
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