• 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.


2010 800 Dragon kills at 100 Degrees

Feb 26, 2018
Ok, I've gotten this far, as seen in other posts you may have read that I have another Dragon I can take parts from (bought it with a blown engine but have now decided against repairing it). I have a RK Tek head, pistons, and a SLP Pipe. The last time I rode the sled I installed a power commander 5 and I rode about 20 minutes then the snowmobile went into kinda like a limp mode. I was close to home so I limped it home. So far I have taken the Power Commander off, changed out the head back to stock, changed out the voltage regulator, coils, ECU, even replaced the stator and timing triggers. About the only part I haven't tried is the temp sensor. I've added a extra ground. Now I should state that I do not know the condition of the parts I used to replace but I would assume they were good being that the engine was blown. The snowmobile was running good up until this problem.

The snowmobile will start up and run good until it reaches 100 degrees then it shuts off by it self. It will start back up but then it runs as if in limp mode. Let the snowmobile cool down, and it will act normal until 100 degrees again.

I was throwing parts at it just to get through the season and hoping that something would work. Obviously this didn't work. Now that all our snow is gone here in west central Minnesota I am now in "fix it before I put it away" mode. Now that I have the time, I actually want to stop throwing parts at it and actually try to figure out the problem properly.

Has anyone ever seen a problem like this? What would you try? As of yet I haven't taken it to a dealer (they are a hour away, closest). Any suggestions would be helpful.


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First thing I would have done is check the wiring to the temp sensor and change out the temp sensor since that's what tells the ecm what temp the motor is operating at.
Feb 26, 2018
Update: it turns out the TPS sensor was bad. I had another sensor so I replaced the sensor, I also made a “sensor tester” using this site. I dialed it in and the sled runs as it should.
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