• 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

Any word on building sleds?

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Best source of market share is the voluntary sled warranty data that the OEM's share with the OEM manufacturing association, by make/model/year, who in turn tabulate and share with the OEMs. IDs the trends and shifts in the industry. Haven't seen it myself since early 2000's, assume it's still out there. Won't be accurate for 2022 models until much later in the season. If you can land your hands on it from someone you know in the industry.
 
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Did anyone notice if the driveshaft/drivers was updated on the 2022 snowcheck axys 2.75 sleds? All the ones at my dealer look like the old style
 

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Did anyone notice if the driveshaft/drivers was updated on the 2022 snowcheck axys 2.75 sleds? All the ones at my dealer look like the old style
I have a warranty track coming for my 21 Khaos at the end of August. It will be interesting to see if they shipped the new style with the extra drive nubs or the original series 8 design. They were out of stock on the original design for several months so it might be a mistake to keep building them that way when they have been talking about upgrading drivers and tracks on 2021 sleds that had the track ratcheting issues. The official word was that tracks were running too loose if they were ratcheting but mine started to loose the rubber on the inside of the belt where the wheels contacted. In my opinion this was from the spec being too tight for the thickness of rubber in that area. Time will tell.
 

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More coming out today from what I understand. (Info wise)
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I have a warranty track coming for my 21 Khaos at the end of August. It will be interesting to see if they shipped the new style with the extra drive nubs or the original series 8 design. They were out of stock on the original design for several months so it might be a mistake to keep building them that way when they have been talking about upgrading drivers and tracks on 2021 sleds that had the track ratcheting issues. The official word was that tracks were running too loose if they were ratcheting but mine started to loose the rubber on the inside of the belt where the wheels contacted. In my opinion this was from the spec being too tight for the thickness of rubber in that area. Time will tell.

My track is the same as yours .. full of holes along the track of the wheels and rubber completely gone at the rods.. I barely every ratcheted my track as I kept it to the spec religiously. Must have tightened it 8-10 times through the season

Definitely too tight for the track design, wheels are too small for the pitch and sled is impossible to move manually on the ground, wouldn't roll off my sled deck, and vibrated so much .. hoping new drivers allow for a bit more sag, and looking at putting in bigger wheels on my new machine hoping for a smoother ride.
 

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Doo 850 wheels work nice on the polaris, and they don't break the bank.
 
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My track is the same as yours .. full of holes along the track of the wheels and rubber completely gone at the rods.. I barely every ratcheted my track as I kept it to the spec religiously. Must have tightened it 8-10 times through the season

Definitely too tight for the track design, wheels are too small for the pitch and sled is impossible to move manually on the ground, wouldn't roll off my sled deck, and vibrated so much .. hoping new drivers allow for a bit more sag, and looking at putting in bigger wheels on my new machine hoping for a smoother ride.
I went to 9" rear wheels. I really like it. Not only does it rotate easier, it reverses better in deep snow
 

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who will have the first boost matrix off the assembly line. 🤔
 

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I talked to a Polaris Rep today and he said November too early December and he doesn't see any issues, or anything that should hold it up. Time will tell.
 
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