• 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

End of 19-20 season, 850 reviews?

Sorry I’m sure there are threads out there like this. Where it’s the end of the 19-20 season I’d like some reviews of the 2020 850s? I can pull the trigger on a 2020 850 for next season and it will come with warranty (I’ll probably get it anyways the sled anyways) but I’ve heard a lot of negative things said about this motor and should I be scared? So just be honest and give your reviews. Have the majority of the bugs been worked out in the 2020s?
 

madmax

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My Khaos 200 miles stock and about 600 miles boosted, not a single problem.
 

NHRoadking

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I thought some 2020s were having spark plug fouling and bogging issues? Did those get fixed with software updates?
 

Wheel House Motorsports

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2020 khaos 850, 1100 miles and counting. bogged like 1 or 2 times during breakin, otherwise the thing has run like a top. Stock plugs the whole time.

The 20's sorted out all of the original MFG bugs of the '19 motor and they are rocking now.
 

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2020 rmk 850 here. Love the sled/power but it did cut my last trip short. The exhaust valves motor is not working. Throws a code and runs like crap. Couldn't even wire them open and unplug it. Still ran like junk. Hopefully finally be able to have the dealer take it in this week and fix it for next season I guess. Stupid covid

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Is there any visual difference between 2019 and 2020 motor,so you can tell if 2019 with replaced engine has 2019 or newer engine.
 

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Sorry I’m sure there are threads out there like this. Where it’s the end of the 19-20 season I’d like some reviews of the 2020 850s? I can pull the trigger on a 2020 850 for next season and it will come with warranty (I’ll probably get it anyways the sled anyways) but I’ve heard a lot of negative things said about this motor and should I be scared? So just be honest and give your reviews. Have the majority of the bugs been worked out in the 2020s?
I have a 2020 Khaos 850 and it was 100% flawless this past winter...very impressed with the power and fun factor. I wouldn't fear the motor at all, the updates they made for the 2020 sleds have been successful IMO.
 

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Didnt get to ride as much as in a normal season due to covid restrictions, but my 2020 850 Axys 163" ran absolutely perfect. LOVE THIS SLED!!!
 

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Had oil line fix at 400km’s and it’s been a monster since.
The 18’ turbo at 10#s sits in the garage collecting dust.
 

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My '19 850/155 has almost 900 mountain miles now and I'm still on the original plugs, original flash, running VES extreme. Has not missed a beat in two seasons, could not be happier with it! Well, I had powder bogs season 1 but that went away with the SLP high flow intakes for season 2. I'm actually looking to pick up another 850 to keep it company and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another '19.
 

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1100 miles of beating the chit out my 2019 and I just love it, thing absolutely rips. I have had 3 times where its flooded when I go to start it in the morning, pull the plugs, clear the cylinders, new plugs and its good to go. I currently have the 19.5 flash, but will be getting the newest one before next season, they once again are claiming the starting issues have been resolved.

I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another, especially a 2020.
 

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Respondents--- mileage is important. Sleds @ 2000 miles can reveal a lot of issues that won't pop up in 3-500 miles.

2020 ProRMK 163, Khaos Geometry, 7" shorter tunnel running MTNTK 5' cooler (stock coolers are not plumbed in)

2400 miles--- no mechanicals
Couple of electrical failures-- Water Temp sensor (twice until the latest sensor fix good now), EGT sensor (same sensor they ran since 2018-- think it was an anamoly)

I would steer clear of a 2019 without the FULL 2020 updates (groove in case/ lockring versus loctiting bearing to case half)

850 motor pulls a LOT different than 800. My initial reaction to riding mine was "uh-oh" thinking I just wasted $15,000.... as the motor broke in, it got stronger and stronger. After rebuilding one of my 800s, I was able to ride them back to back in the same conditions. The 800 is snappier and revs faster, the 850 just PULLS like a freight train. Pulls a lot harder in deep, steep trees.

Will be transitioning my personal sleds (four Axys 800s, one 850) to all 850s.
 
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