• 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

My thoughts on the 2014 Standard RMK Vs the 2014 PRO RMK.

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I have had many Polaris sleds in my day, and I do agree that the chain drive has been very reliable. But I think the chain drive will suffer the same fate that metal skis did soon after the plastic skis came out.:face-icon-small-hap

I remember when they came out and people were saying plastic skis are a joke and will never work. Hahaha
 

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Does the 6 suffer the same cooling issues as the 8 in the Pro's with the absence of the front tunnel cooler?
 

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Yes my daughters ride 12 155 600's and my wife has a 13 155 600 I ride a 13 800 163 there's get warm just like mine maybe even a little quicker than mine I have a little more surface area with the longer tunnel. If you ride a lot of trails I would get the standard and upgrade the shocks. All of mine are pros with out the front cooler.
 

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Not a solid driveshaft...hasnt been solid on an rmk since 2007.

Jackshaft and brake rotor are solid on the RMK's though.

Steel hydroformed tubular driveshaft on the RMK with chaincase... Aluminum extruded driveshaft with collar on the PRO's with quickdrive.
 

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Second page of the 2015 pics??? thread, there are three shots of what I'm guessing is the 163 RMK with the right side panel open, and with the lightweight brake rotor installed. It makes sense, since on the line the cyclone/RMK brake assembly would be kitted for assembly, and same as the Assault. FWIW. Another Q for the factory connection before snowcheck is over.
 

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The Polaris factory had told me on release day that the brake rotor on the snowcheck std RMK would be solid even with the cyclone MS.

I see your logic and agree... I'll ask to clarify.



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The Polaris factory had told me on release day that the brake rotor on the snowcheck std RMK would be solid even with the cyclone MS.

I see your logic and agree... I'll ask to clarify.

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Thanks for checking into this.

I'm the one that took the pictures of the brakes from the Hill Climb event. The reason I took them was to capture the configuration for myself and everyone else interested. The rep told me that the 2015 would be just as shown. I'm hoping that to be the case because my decisions were based on the configurations I've seen. 163 Front cooler, Bonded A-Arms, Pro RMK Controls, etc. These are all configurations I've seen as part of the snowcheck, but I've never seen anything in writing that they are included.
 

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Any chance you'd be interested in writing something like this up for the 15's?

I already have....

All of the points that were covered here still hold... And now, for 2015, only with SnowCheck with the ONLY difference between the PRO and Standard RMK being the chaincase and the added cooler on the Std RMK ... even less reason, IMO, to get the pro.

ON the standard.. with SnowCheck.... you get, the same as the PRO RMK, Hi or Low ProTaper handlebars, console mounted switches, Cyclone master Cylinder, Walker Evans Clicker Remote Reservoir shocks front and rear, seat, running boards, lightweight a-arms, windshield/handguard choice, included electric start... and probably some stuff that I'm missing.

Snowcheck even gives you the same color options on the std and PRO versions.

For me... the ability to inexpensively change the gearing and the proven robustness of the chaincase... seals the deal.

Life is good.



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Quick question-
Looking at getting a 2014 standard and installing the mtntk drop and roll/belt drive. For that kit I need to have an updated jackshaft and brake rotor. If I get a take off jackshaft, brake rotor, and housing off a 2014 PRO RMK it will basically drop right into the standard and I will be good to go, correct?
 

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You should be able to use your current jackshaft if you cut it shorter on a lathe and re-tap it.

Other than that... according to MTNTK, you look good.

https://www.mtntkperformance.com/suspension/drop-and-roll-belt-drive-kit

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