• 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

BULLSH** POLARIS (ELECTRIC RELAYS IN HARNESS GO BAD FROM WATER INTRUSION)

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ripnit

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Have a 16 Snowcheck with 4 year warranty and having problems with relays again....First time it was covered,

This time was told by dealer I need to buy a cover or an enclosed trailer.

With the overthehood snow this year there is always steam coming out of the hood, how long do you really think non waterproof relays are going to last.

4 year bumper to bumper means 4 year bumper to bumper, doesn't mean I have to buy jacks*** because you built an inadequate wiring harness.






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ripnit

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When relays act up.. no gauge and exhaust valve don't activate. Sled run like crap as if hitting Rev limiter at 6000 Rpms. Some of the places we go I WILL NOT be able to get out of when this happens. Luckily last time was able to tap on relays and get working again but could not shut sled off or it would act up again. This is the second set of relays, they last about 400 miles. Not 100 % sure but think the standard guage is the one that has relays the fancy one does not.
 

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My sleds always trailer in an enclosed, with a cover on an open trailer, or uncovered on a deck (which is about the same as riding the sled down the trail). Have had constant problems with the relays. Exhaust valve codes pop up. I have the "fancy" gauge and that continues to work when the relays are having issues. This happened to all 4 of the axys' in our group the same day in revy last spring. Not an uncommon issue.
 
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When relays act up.. no gauge and exhaust valve don't activate. Sled run like crap as if hitting Rev limiter at 6000 Rpms. Some of the places we go I WILL NOT be able to get out of when this happens. Luckily last time was able to tap on relays and get working again but could not shut sled off or it would act up again. This is the second set of relays, they last about 400 miles. Not 100 % sure but think the standard guage is the one that has relays the fancy one does not.

Look to see if your wires for the capacitor rubbed thru on the clutch cover
 

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I will look at that, but last weekend if I tapped on relays while sled was running they would work again.....And yes they have die electric grease on them.
 

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IMO this is unacceptable on a sled that's only a year old and cost $13000 to $14,000 if they don't fix it I'll spend my money elsewhere next time.....

With the simple fix of using waterproof or at least not "open" electrical components. These sleds were from multiple different dealerships as well, just fyi.
 

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With the simple fix of using waterproof or at least not "open" electrical components. These sleds were from multiple different dealerships as well, just fyi.

Is there a waterproof relay available? I asked a couple of dealers, they said No. That's when they told me a cover or enclosed trailer is recommended. If so a part # would be great.
 

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Is there a waterproof relay available? I asked a couple of dealers, they said No. That's when they told me a cover or enclosed trailer is recommended. If so a part # would be great.

I know that you should not have to but take your new relays and brush some liquid electrical tape on them this will act as a waterproofing. I go over every connector like this everywhere that a wire connects to some sort of connector.
I cannot believe the piss poor wiring and connectors on these sleds.
 

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The relay/wire harness is bush league at best for a sled costing this much. Last year had my power valve relay act up when riding in hood deep powder. Very fustrating as few times I had a severe lack of power & got stuck in bad spots. Since then I moved the relays in a upright position & covered them with a velcro bag. This is something Polaris should have done from the get go. There also is not enough protection for the wire harness near the clutch belt shield. I have added another cover to help protect the wires in that area.

The dealer stating you should transport the sled in a enclosed trailer is a moron. If you ride in powder or roll the sled after getting stuck you will have water/moisture drop down onto the relays. I now carry a spare set of relays along with a TSS bypass.
 
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