• 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.


Axys 850 patriot service manual?


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Jan 28, 2010
Talkeetna, AK
Copyrighted.... I doubt you'll find it out there...

Heads up, if it pops up here.... I'll have to delete it... sorry.

Personally, I think it should be included with every sled !

That’s why I actively subscribed instead of just clicking the button. In the past, on other forums or course, I’ve been PM’d them from threads like this.


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Nov 26, 2007
I would love an electronic copy of the service manual. I’d be happy to pay for it if Polaris offered it. I have one for the Axys 800, Pro, and Dragon, and if you have a problem while riding you can look at the service manual on your phone.

Last year my sled acted up in Revy, and I was able to look at the manual while up on the mountain and figure out that my pipe temp sensor was shot. I was able to get one the next day and not lose a bunch of riding time. I was also able to study the wiring diagram for the Dragon and figure out how to set the TPS without any special tools. Service manuals (especially electronic ones) are worth their weight in gold.


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Dec 26, 2017
How does one go about getting a copy and or subscribing? Just looked on polaris website and nothing is available. There are lots of third parties offering them but I find it hard to trust that what I am getting is correct. Digital copy preferred so as others have stated, you can use it on the mountain. Need to look up some torque specs for my 2020 850 RMK. Thanks in advance!


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Jan 27, 2010
If you are good with your dealer service guy, just go see him. i get them to put the service manual on a flash drive, only takes them a couple minutes to Download.


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Dec 31, 2015
quebec, canada
Copyrighted.... I doubt you'll find it out there...

Heads up, if it pops up here.... I'll have to delete it... sorry.

Personally, I think it should be included with every sled !


they don't want you to start wrenching on these sleds! bring it to the "expert" dealer and pay the bill :D
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