• 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.


Genral maintance for GEN 2 sleds.

Jul 26, 2010
Rogers, MN
This fall i had to replace all of the gas line from the pickup line in the gas tank to the pumps to the carbs. what i found is that the pickup line got so brittle that it cracked and broke off in the gas tank (it was a bitch to fish it out of the tank). And obviously if theres a crack in the line, the vacuum system doesnt work, so it wont suck up any gas.
Jun 7, 2008
I'm also an advocate for the water pump belt, thats a biggie. Another thing I didn't see mentioned is the motor torque stop that pushes from the bulkhead on the clutch side. I noticed on mine the rubber had dissenigrated and when revving the engine I could watch the motor move about an inch rearward from the torque. I also had a broken front motor mount on the clutch side.
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