• 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.


Broken bolts - Motor mount bracket to motor

Dec 8, 2020

Last night I discovered a ton of movement in my motor. Tore into it today and discovered both bolts that mount the motor mount bracket to the motor were broken on the right side of the motor. See the circled bolts in the below diagram.

I was able to use an easy out to back the broken studs out but have a few questions on the replacement bolts. Any help is appreciated.

1. It seems the bolt hole is much longer than the stock bolts. Is there any reason I can’t use a longer bolt?

2. I’m surprised a lock washer isn’t used. Any reason not to use one?

3. What are the thoughts on using locktite: either blue or red? It seemed the old bolts don’t have any.

4. A shop told my buddy the torque specs a let 50 ft pounds; is this correct?

Thank you for the help!



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Dec 8, 2020
Thanks for the reply. I put it all back together and she’s been running great! The bolts other bolts were looser than expected so I think 50 pounds is sufficient. I’ll keep an eye on everything but should be good to go.
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