• 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

Kreating Khaos, 162" extreme and other easy mods

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Next is Skinz Protective gear Heated Break lever. Ive ran this for a while now and find I can't live without it now! It is easy plug and play on the connector and as you can see has a much better angle for using a single finger. It's also adjustable for every size hand. Be careful when you remove the tiny clip under the break reservoir. You will also have to reuse the spring for the break lock shown below. If the powder coating is to thick you can lightly drill it out with a 5/16" bit.
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Battery was made by Ballisitic. I believe they went out of business due to all the overseas batteries.
 

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Great thread. Interested in how that track works.
Thanks Madtown, I have a lot more coming. As far as the track, here is a little more info from Camso on the new Epic:
“At Camso, we ask ourselves everyday: is there a better way? The new EPIC 280 is definitely a product that aligns with this claim,” says Bruce Dashnaw, Sales & Marketing Executive Director – Powersports at Camso. “We’re always seeking new ways to push further the limits of snowmobiling, trying to quench our riders’ thirst for powder power.”

The new standard in mountain riding, the EPIC 280 makes use of Camso’s unique, deep cup lug design to extract every ounce of traction in deep snow. Its lightweight design strategically positioned support columns and balanced 6-pitch lug sequence ensures the right combination of grip and floatation, while optimizing the track speed and reducing vibration.

“The unique paddle of the Camso EPIC 280 track cups the snow while compacting it underneath the track instead of blowing the snow out. This means more traction for your sled, even on the fluffiest days,” claims Steve Martin, snowmobile ambassador, who has been trying out the track in the deep mountain snows. “I definitely see a quicker throttle response. I like to go wide open a lot, and it’s amazing how much more track speed you get with the EPIC 280!”
 

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Definitely waiting patiently for reviews not only on the "163 Khaos" but also this new track!!!

On a side note, have you heard of anyone putting a turbo on a Khaos?? With the suspension changes and the weight transfer I would be curious to see how a Khaos handles boost?? Over backwards ? Trench monster ? .........or works great?!?!?!
 

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Next little safety item is as many of you know or have experienced is the toe hoops are too small on the Axys. I tore the meniscus in my right knee from this and really messed up the rest of that season. Everett's ankle savers are cheep insurance and they can be set up custom to your style of riding. I run mine at about a 45* angle (different than some) so I can still get as far forward as I need, yet not get locked in the sled if things go wrong. Quick and easy to install and supports a fellow Snowest'er at http://everettsports.net/anklesavers.html
Yes, you could bend your hoops, Ive tried that and it worked, but there was no adjustment after doing it. I also cut them on my 2017, but when I sold it, some buyers weren't impressed and walked on the sale. These dont modify anything and if you want, they can be taken off and moved to your new sled...Money well spent.IMG_7464.jpgIMG_7468.jpgIMG_7474.jpgIMG_7475.jpg
 

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Im on the fence on the tether. Here is the factory 850 tether switch kit P/N 2883823. It worked on my last 850's, but wasn't really impressed by it. I will use this until I decide on maybe the magnetic Cat plug. Anyone else using the new Cat style and liking it?IMG_3893.jpgIMG_3892.jpgIMG_3891.jpgIMG_3890.jpg
 

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Yes, they are now out of business. Which is a great loss. Murph may have a source.
It was an electric start harness, Polaris, that I modified.
 

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Next little safety item is as many of you know or have experienced is the toe hoops are too small on the Axys. I tore the meniscus in my right knee from this and really messed up the rest of that season. Everett's ankle savers are cheep insurance and they can be set up custom to your style of riding. I run mine at about a 45* angle (different than some) so I can still get as far forward as I need, yet not get locked in the sled if things go wrong. Quick and easy to install and supports a fellow Snowest'er at http://everettsports.net/anklesavers.html
Yes, you could bend your hoops, Ive tried that and it worked, but there was no adjustment after doing it. I also cut them on my 2017, but when I sold it, some buyers weren't impressed and walked on the sale. These dont modify anything and if you want, they can be taken off and moved to your new sled...Money well spent.
Thanks for the Ankle Savers mention, Robert!

It's kind of interesting how I came upon making these, because I typically never ride with my boots anywhere near the hoops. So I just ignored all the reports of guys getting their ankles tweaked, until it happened to me.

I was rippin' up a steep hill and needed to squeeze thru two big pines. I got too close to one and a branch clothes-lined me. I flew back as my foot shot forward and wedged itself under the hoop. It took quite some time to get myself unhooked. Luckily, my sled didn't roll and I came away with only a minor twisted ankle. So, to the drawing board I went and came up with the Ankle Savers. I believe this will be my 5th season with them.
 

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I bought the Cat terther & holding plate from TKI. Also bought 3 sets of Everett savers for that insurance, excellent person to deal with. Also thank you Robert for all your advise you give me on my 850 Khaos.
I love that bracket that TKI makes! I will need to order this kit I think as well. I just need to see if it fits with the Sled Solutions E-Series Quick lock handlebar bag.
 
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