• 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.


Dim headlight, no dash readout?

Feb 6, 2010
Munising, Mi.
On mine voltage is good then starts dropping after about 4 minutes or so. When it gets to 7.5 gauge goes out. If I unplug hand warmers it goes up to 9. Unplug headlight and gauge it goes to 14. Put new voltage regulator and relay, and another stator from running sled. Still same result. Could it still be a bad new voltage regulator?


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Lifetime Membership
Dec 27, 2013
My 2009 Shift (carbed) dim the headlight and the dash lights and can occasionally go back to normal and then dim again. When it's warmed up it's fine so I'm thinking it's something with the stator.

My thinking is that the winding's or something shrink/expand with temperature and causing a voltage drop.


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Dec 1, 2007
Cody, WY
Runs fine but now my light is dim and nothing on dash but a blinking brake light. 2007 rmk 600 h/o. Help!
This was a typical problem on the 2007 carb model. It was fixed with a new updated regulator/rectifier. Some of them will need a new dash gauge, the failure burned the gauge.
Feb 6, 2010
Munising, Mi.
so, as i was unplugging tail lights, hand warmers,etc,the ecu burned up ,bought new one and there is no spark. i cant get it to power up with ecu power up wires, is there a fuse that could have blown or any other ideas to look for now
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