• 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.


Dang Electrical! 2000 RMK 700 Voltage Regulator Question

Feb 21, 2011

Back to working on electrical. :-(

My wife sled...2000 RMK 700.... Lost all electrical and tach on a ride this weekend.

Background: It was blowing bulbs earlier this season and I replaced the voltage regulator with the crappy Polaris VR that everyone says is garbage.

The sled ran great with light and handwarmers and all working as it should for the first 30 miles of the ride yesterday. 5 miles from the truck everything went dead. It still ran fine and we rode it back to the truck.

My assessment: I disconnected the yellow wire from the voltage regulator and started the sled WITHOUT revving it up. All the electrical came back. The headlight was obviously too bright and about to blow but at least all was working. When I plugged the yellow wire back into the center plug on the connector and started the sled all the lights were out again.

Bad voltage regulator AGAIN?

I have a hard time thinking its a stator issue since all the electrics work when the yellow wire coming out of the VR is unplugged.

Thoughts please its dumping in the Northwest finally.



Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Jul 3, 2001
Yes, another bad one. I had the same thing happen to a 1999 RMK. Replaced one regulator and all bulbs. It lasted all of about 10 miles and the regulator went out again. Replaced again and it was good until I sold it. Bad thing is there is no return on electrical parts.

LongHorn XC

Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Nov 27, 2007
Check your main connector block from the stator. I had the main power wire shorting out causing this same problem.
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