• 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"


    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.


Oil lines after disassembly?

Mar 10, 2014
Putting together my 2000 800RMK engine, and mostly got it back together, and got the oil pump attached to the housing. I bleed the oil pump by removing the top bleed screw and let oil come out. I have the plugs removed and the fuel line turned off, and with the throttle locked open, so that the oil pump is open fully, I see no oil coming out of the lines when I pull about 20 times on the recoil rope.

I removed on oil line right at the pump and I don't see any oil coming out that one line?

I have a new belt on the water/ oil pump drive, so is it possible I don't have engaged correctly? It seems like I turned it to key it in the drive?

Was planning on doing mix in the gas for the first couple of tanks, but wanted to get oil to the bearings too....

What am I missing? is it going to spin faster once it's started and fill the lines? Or do I need to fill the lines to get the air out?
Any advice or links would be appreciated
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