• 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

2020 850 Khaos leaking oil tank

goontwo

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Was out for a ride last weekend, after returning home to do after ride inspection found that i had oil all over the plastics and belly pan full of oil...Cleaned it all up and looked for the obvious, figured it came from crappy cap to tank tolerance....so i wrapped a rag around the cap to catch oil on next ride. This weekend deep snow and great day till about 30 minutes into ride belt started slipping real bad, popped the side panel and oil everywhere again on clutchs and drive belt....cooked the belt. Not a drop from the oil cap as the rag and top of tank were dry, seems the grommet that feeds the line at the bottom of the tank is leaking??
So on goes the spare belt and my is day ruined along with two belts...WTF Anyone else have issues with this??
 

turboless terry

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I don't know but i have one you can have if you need it. Just pay shipping. Put a skinz tank on my wife's kaos. Has cap just not breather. Had to use it. Going to be gone to alpine for a week. So it would have to be after that.
 

Sheetmetalfab

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Was out for a ride last weekend, after returning home to do after ride inspection found that i had oil all over the plastics and belly pan full of oil...Cleaned it all up and looked for the obvious, figured it came from crappy cap to tank tolerance....so i wrapped a rag around the cap to catch oil on next ride. This weekend deep snow and great day till about 30 minutes into ride belt started slipping real bad, popped the side panel and oil everywhere again on clutchs and drive belt....cooked the belt. Not a drop from the oil cap as the rag and top of tank were dry, seems the grommet that feeds the line at the bottom of the tank is leaking??
So on goes the spare belt and my is day ruined along with two belts...WTF Anyone else have issues with this??

I’ve seen blown belts or sloppy mechanics pop the oil line out 1/8” and make it leak.

Push it in and good to go.
 

goontwo

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The reddish-orange Rubber grommet for the feed line is the culprit, everything was seated properly...I did manage to remove the tank in the field and get a set of vise grips on the grommet and turn it about 180* which nearly stopped the leaking and I was able to ride very gingerly for a bit. Unfortunately the oil everywhere was wreaking havoc on the clutch and belts causing way to much slipping to continue riding hard.
Thought I would mention this for folks that may be experiencing something similar and avoid them losing an awesome snow day!!!
 
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