• 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

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Some guys like to save time and effort with sled recovery. (I’m one of them)

I think I probably carry even more than praynforsnow.

Something goes wrong in the group and I usually have a fix for it.

3x that much in the truck.
Plus a full front end, driveshaft, brake system, gears, chains, secondary, primary, spare ski, oil, antifreeze, bogie wheels, bolts, clutch puller etc.
Last time I had a sled go down I paid a guy $500 off the forum to go recover it while I was out riding 3' of fresh with my other sled. I didn't start snowmobiling to work on junk in the woods.
 

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Last time I had a sled go down I paid a guy $500 off the forum to go recover it while I was out riding 3' of fresh with my other sled. I didn't start snowmobiling to work on junk in the woods.
Haha At least you are proud of it.

You sure do have a way with words.
Nobody even needs to go fishing ???
 
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I have a question for those that have installed the DuraPro Dampner after installing the dampner do any of you have any excessive ski tip pressure? I installed the Dampner and I have lots of ski tip pressure, when I get in powder the skis tips dive down. I don't think it's the dampner causing the excessive ski tip pressure. I bought two sets, the other set did not cause pressure on the skis.
 
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Last time I had a sled go down I paid a guy $500 off the forum to go recover it while I was out riding 3' of fresh with my other sled. I didn't start snowmobiling to work on junk in the woods.
Axys 850= "junk" in the woods?

:ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:

Two types of riders:

Assets and Liabilities-- has NOTHING to do with financial standing.

On my time, I like riding with Assets...... spend enough time looking for liabilities with Search and Rescue.
 

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Axys 850= "junk" in the woods?

:ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:

Two types of riders:

Assets and Liabilities-- has NOTHING to do with financial standing.

On my time, I like riding with Assets...... spend enough time looking for liabilities with Search and Rescue.
It was actually a 850 Doo that grenaded in the woods...
 

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I have a question for those that have installed the DuraPro Dampner after installing the dampner do any of you have any excessive ski tip pressure? I installed the Dampner and I have lots of ski tip pressure, when I get in powder the skis tips dive down. I don't think it's the dampner causing the excessive ski tip pressure. I bought two sets, the other set did not cause pressure on the skis.
Sorry Just seeing this. My wife made me take her to Mexico for a couple weeks for our 25 anniversary....While there was snow on the ground!!
Can you post some pics of your dampers? Did you get the right ones because mine don't do that, so Im thinking something is wrong. My experience with these is they are the best performance improvement you can make under $100. The owner of Durapro is an awesome guy and would stand behind his product 100% if something is wrong.
 

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Where’s your spare throttle, brake and track tensioner spacer/bolt/washer?

Definitely the most common used spare parts i carry. (Mostly for buddies)

Upgrade your saw to the corona saw.
(Lowes or Home Depot often carry them)

It will double your alder cutting speed compared to the gerber.

Good catch, the small bag of bolts in the center of the pic has some, I have some more in the other bag with some suspension bolts. I also like and use that Corona saw. I keep that on in the top of my tunnel bag, the Gerber saw in my tool bag and another one in my shovel in the back pack. The Corona saw really cuts fast, my only complaint is some of the teeth are exposed when folded and can catch on things thats why I keep it in my tunnel bag.
 

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So far the Camso Epic track is holding up well. Im running Avid drivers which lets me run it a little looser but it seamed to stop stretching at 100 miles. So far Ive ran this track at near sea level in 3-4' of snow. Some of the snow has been wet and heavy for a great base and some loose powder on top. One of the 1st things we noticed compared to the same sled stock is that it runs cooler. Most of the time I was running right at 100 degrees compared to about 120 degrees on the stock track. Im thinking it's because the Epic is "cupped" and defiantly throws the snow more than stock. Note: I fully clipped the Epic track the stocker is not. The stock also folds over some on the wetter snow where the sides of the Epic are stiff like a finger track. Time will tell how it holds up and performs in the deep snow out west. I should be headed that way next week.
Anyone else use a sharpie mark on the adjusting bolt for track tension or do you make a notch in it to keep track of how many turns you've made? Then make sure you realign the track when done tightening.
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Anyone else use a sharpie mark on the adjusting bolt for track tension or do you make a notch in it to keep track of how many turns you've made?

Nope... too many years of working on motorcycles with unreliable hash marks on the swingarm. I just make sure the track is running center in relation to the hyfax/rails.
 

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Good catch, the small bag of bolts in the center of the pic has some, I have some more in the other bag with some suspension bolts. I also like and use that Corona saw. I keep that on in the top of my tunnel bag, the Gerber saw in my tool bag and another one in my shovel in the back pack. The Corona saw really cuts fast, my only complaint is some of the teeth are exposed when folded and can catch on things thats why I keep it in my tunnel bag.
Robert,
Make sure you have a current Christmas tree permit while riding on the forest.?
Keeps you from getting a ticket.
 

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Long story short....My wife is having some medical issues and I am going to sell this sled. I know this isn't the place, but I am just putting it out there as a heads up if anyone is interested. I only have 194 miles on it because I have several sleds and just got back from CO testing some other 850 Axys's and the new Skidoo 850. We all totally perfered the Axys accept one die hard Doo guy. Anyways, not sure what I should ask for the sled any ideas. Never sold one this new with this low of miles. Tons of extras in it as you can see in this post.
More later. Thanks.
 

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Long story short....My wife is having some medical issues and I am going to sell this sled. I know this isn't the place, but I am just putting it out there as a heads up if anyone is interested. I only have 194 miles on it because I have several sleds and just got back from CO testing some other 850 Axys's and the new Skidoo 850. We all totally perfered the Axys accept one die hard Doo guy. Anyways, not sure what I should ask for the sled any ideas. Never sold one this new with this low of miles. Tons of extras in it as you can see in this post.
More later. Thanks.
Ive been pretty tied up and haven't advertised this sled yet. Anyone know what I should ask it with these mods with 194 miles? Roughly $7300 worth of extras on this sled with free installation!
2020 Axys Khaos RMK 850
PIDD GPS gage $700
StrightLine performance ceramic single pipe, and light weight can $1099 kit
Strightline performance front bumper $304
TKI belt drive $700 https://tkicnc.com/product/2016-2019-polaris-axys-2-6-belt-drive/
Skinz heated break leaver $225
Skinz quick drive bash plate $109
Skinz primary/secondary clutch skid plate $109
CVcustoms PIDD power up kit and Anti-gravity 401 light weight battery $200
ICE Age Khaos Black anodized 162" rails pre cut for Anti-stab kit $495
Ice Age Anti stab kit $85
Ice Age 8" wheel kit $70
Camso Epic track from TracksUSA $865
Fully clipped each track window $100 installed
Avid Drivers 3" pitch $260
Polaris Lock & ride Burandt Adventure large tunnel bag $259
4 year warranty snow check
Snowchecked with powder coated black tunnel, rails, spindles etc.
INDY Specialty custom clutch machining, ultra balancing, custom mountain helix, adjustable weight & springs $1000
Tru-Shift primary clutch cover from Indy Specialty $225
RSI handlebars $95
Grips $25
RSI grip heaters and insulators $84
RSI Billet throttle block and kill switch $129
RSI billet brake bracket
RSI flexible Hand guards $100 (only ones that work in the mountains)
and more.
Durapro Ski rubbers $80
Everything is already installed and ready to go!
Local dealership is selling a 2020 850 Khaos with PIDD & black tunnel and rails stock for $15,696 zero miles new.
Only reason Im selling this sled is my wife is having some medical problems and needs to see some specialist outside of my medical insurance. I could deliver within a small range as well. Thanks. IMG_8899.jpg
 
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Not wanting to be captain obvious here, just trying to help. Timing-wise, many peeps interested in a "new" Khaos are going to wait until the 2021's are intro'ed in a few weeks to gauge what they may be missing. There are other dealers in the west still stuck and stung with snocheck backout 2020 850 3" RMKs sitting on the floor, lots of 800 Khaos and all poo is offering right now is a 3 year warranty and $300 gift card if financed. This runs through end of Feb. None of them are going to get MSRP - if they could get it they would have sold them already. To better address your Q, going out on a limb - something like a 20% deduct from sled MSRP, and 50% off mod MSRP might get some interest or marketability with three seasons left on the warranty if you want to move fast. Your mods are top shelf, gotta get someone who wants a 163 Khaos with that track and willing to take on some non-warranty stuff they didn't install. Just trying to help, and no one has thrown ideas out in the forum, yet. Maybe you have some private messages with better insight. If poo offers nothing big in 2021 it may move fast or you may do better. Best wishes to you and your wife - many of us have been there, and have great compassion and respect for your circumstances. Thanks again for all you share and do here for us.
 
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