• 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.

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    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.


Engines Temps


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Premium Member
Jan 13, 2016
Sierra Nevadas
My engine temps seem to run high. Loose/Fresh snow I'm running 160*-180* my buddy with same sled is 110*-120*. How do I test thermostat and or burp coolant system. Should this be covered under warranty? Any other thoughts? Thanks
2019 850 163 2.6


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Nov 1, 2008
Southwestern Idaho
Should be covered under warranty, so have your dealer look at this. They need to have record of this in case this a "root" of a problem that surfaces later. Those high temps are VERY unusual in loose or fresh snow, and are what you might see on hardpack or icy trails. I see 110 to 115 temps in fresh snow. Dealer will be able to properly burp the coolant system and/or test thermostat.

Wheel House Motorsports

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Nov 27, 2007
I do know there had been some isolated issues with the new thermostat system on 19 850s. Should be handled under warranty easily. Those temps are crazy, you should rarely leave your thermostat temps when riding in powder.
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