• I am getting worn out moving your "For sale" threads, including loosely veiled sales pitches for "How much is it worth) or Wanted to buy to the swapmeet.

    I will no longer be moving them for you as I have been in the past.

    Some days are 20 per day.

    If I see it, it will get deleted.

    I try to help you...please try to help me.

    Thanks.
  • 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

New to me '01 RMK 800 prep

Feb 6, 2017
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5
3
SE Idaho
Long time trail sled guy here, now my first old RMK.

Its a clean "01 RMK 800. Been reading up all I can on them.

I know all the usual grease, lube, tighten stuff.

Gonna replace all fuel lines including in tank. What advice I am looking for is typical trouble spots on this model sled.

Sounds like motor mounts and water pump belt are common.

Any other typical items to get right before damage occures ?

Any place I can view on line for a service manual and jetting, clutching specs for altitudes ?

Any advice is greatly appreciated ! :)
 

Merlin

Well-known member
Lifetime Membership
Oct 7, 2004
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Medicine Hat, AB
Do a search for crankshaft related issues on the 800 to familiarize yourself.

In a nutshell, the PTO side of the crankshaft was prone to failure around the 3000 mile mark.

Running a worn out / unbalanced primary clutch combined with inadequate engine warm ups seemed to have increased the likelihood of failure.

You can remove the primary & perform a run-out check on the outer portion of the crankshaft taper. If more than .003" you are operating on borrowed time.

Several sled engine shops, such as Indy Specialties, offered PTO bearing upgrades intended to prevent the failures.





Long time trail sled guy here, now my first old RMK.

Its a clean "01 RMK 800. Been reading up all I can on them.

I know all the usual grease, lube, tighten stuff.

Gonna replace all fuel lines including in tank. What advice I am looking for is typical trouble spots on this model sled.

Sounds like motor mounts and water pump belt are common.

Any other typical items to get right before damage occures ?

Any place I can view on line for a service manual and jetting, clutching specs for altitudes ?

Any advice is greatly appreciated ! :)
 
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