• 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.


800 cfi rebuild..

Mar 31, 2021
So im 21 years old and I'm attempting my first rebuild on my 16 axis 800. Well once I tore into it, looking into the reed port on the PTO side I noticed this chip at the end. Was just hoping it would be a top end but looks like I've got bigger issues. Wondering if its salvageable or if I'm SOL and need a new crank case. Also threw in a pic of my shot piston and wonder if the jug looks fine or would that need work too. Any advice helps as I'm pretty green to engine rebuilds.


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Oct 19, 2008
south jordan ut.
the chip on the case won't be a problem . it would be wise to check the crank over carefully to make sure nothing is floating around in there . you need to pull the cylinder and inspect for damage . i would bet a piece of the piston is missing .
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