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.
Excited for the alignment process to be simplified a little.
For those who are skeptical or just curious about Tony's alignment specs. THEY WORK. I have a pile of old belts with pulled cords etc, all with under 200 miles. in the last 800 since I swapped to the TRS clutching and alignment. 1 belt got worn out and needed replaced around 600 miles. That makes me a happy camper.
Nice work Tony, thanks again for all your hard work and being such an invaluable resource.
Let us know when you get your alignment bars made. Are you selling them? Are you also going to offer machining the mounts? What other services are you going to offer this year?
Lastly, thanks for your attention to detail. Polaris does a great job of mass production, but bean counters would never allow for the time dialing in everything perfect along with ultra balancing. When Indy Dan machined and ultra balanced my last 850's clutches you could even feel the difference in handlebar vibration! Smoooooth....This message is supported by my crank bearings
Thanks for the inquiry.
Yes, the alignment bar will be offered for sale.
The alignment bar will also be a component of my clutch kits going forward.
As far as machining the mounts.......I’ll have to think about that one. I need time to ride also.