• 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.


2017 RMK Sucked a reed


Lifetime Membership
Feb 27, 2008
Reno, NV
One of our riders was burning up plugs end of last season, so just brought it by for repairs. Compression showed 120/115. Not a total indicator, but you gotta start somewhere. 2126 miles, so I pulled the motor and tore it down. Mag side cyl looked good, but side play in piston was about a mile. PTO side another story. Piston hammered and signs of shrapnel on the crown. Piston actually had a lip around the crown from getting slammed into the cylinder wall. Cylinder badly scored, surprised it made 115 psi. Found it sucked a reed. 1 reed petal totally missing. Caused a lean burndown. New pistons, recon cylinder, new reeds, plug caps and wires, Repair all the cracks in the SLP pipe, and a handful of clutch parts. Think this one will live again.
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