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.
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.
The motor will fit easy. One of the coolant lines is little different and the coil system is quit a bit different. Just use the coil off you 700 and remount it on your 800. To get the pipe right just order a pipe for a big bore 700 and the should take care of it.
I ran a 02 in a 99 700 chassis. The 99 bulkhead is the same as the 98 but has different plastic. I ran the 2000 SLP pipe with a Y pipe off a 01 XC. The 01 XC was a VES motor mounted straight up and down instead of tipped forward. No mods needed to the pipe. SLP said the 800 non VES pipe had the same volumn as the VES 800 and it worked great on mine. I still have the Y pipe if you need it.