• 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

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Although this method may only take a couple of hours, the removal and reinstallation of the track involves removing the chain case, the drive axle, 4 bolts that tend to spin since the other end cannot be held in place, muscling the rear suspension out of the sled, all before the track can be removed. And then the event is reversed to reinstall. That will add at least 5 hours to this 2 hour drilling. When in fact, the holes can be drilled with the track still in place on the sled.
True that – removing the track just to port it probably isn't worth the time. Wasn't thinking about it that way since I'm doing a track/skid swap. As I mentioned, my speedo recently died, so it's probably due for bearings anyway. Somehow the driveshaft bearing doesn't seem terrible, so it's a little strange it broke the key (maybe the speedo cable is going bad too). The bearing on the 800 that I'm parting was in obvious distress, but somehow the key was fine – go figure.

the holes look good, you didnt overdo it like most people:face-icon-small-coo
whenever we took a track out of those sleds we always added outer drivers to the drive shaft. all pre-97 rmks used to come this way. they grip those outer lugs and allow you to run the track a little looser without ratcheting. looser track spin easier. I liked this better than extrovert drivers i tried once. i know all the new sleds run extros now but the 4 introvert drivers spin smoother. a little tougher getting the driveshaft in and out but not as bad as extros.
Thanks! I kind of wondered about the drivers – I'd noticed most (maybe all?) triples had the outer drivers back in the day. Unfortunately, it's a little late to dig up a set as I'd like to have the project done this weekend. Maybe down the road (especially if I find a lightweight driveshaft). The more I read about porting, the more it seemed a little is good, a lot is not. In particular, reading about Ski-Doo's experiment with the cheese-grater idea tells me not to try too much. So I kept it minimal, plus there's the fact that trying to shave an EDGE into a lightweight is fairly impractical to begin with.
 
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