• 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.


'88 Indy 400

volcano buster

Well-known member
Nov 26, 2007
Stayton Oregon
I would just check it over for general condition.

How about taking a compression test on it? Just thinking that this sled may have sat for some time during its life and may have had some rust causing cylinder damage and compression loss.

Before putting the plugs back in, drizzle a little fuel down the holes and see it if will fire on some fumes :face-icon-small-hap


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Premium Member
Feb 3, 2009
Hot Springs, SD
I have an 87 400. They are a fun and reliable little sled. Performs well for a 400 if geared and clutched right. Mine is used as a kids sled, cargo hauler, hunting sled and a trail sled when I do not want to ride the mountain sled. Mine has a 136 1.5 inch track with RXL drivers and the large RXL tank. It also has Skidoo plastic ski's and an Arctic Cat tank cover. It is geared down and has an added a handle bar riser.



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Lifetime Membership
Nov 2, 2017
Roberts, MT
Good sled, really no big problem areas, just the usual wear and tear stuff. The engine is a Fuji, basically the same thing as the legendary 500 (488) that came out a couple years later. Really nothing bad about them, other than it's a 30-year-old sled, so it's going to ride and handle clunkier than a new sled even if it's been well kept up. Still, plenty of fun to be had depending on your expectations. Standard warning on buying a sled that's been neglected or abused – it's usually not time or cost-effective (I would know).
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