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.
Thats interesting. I got one ride on my sled last spring with the old new map and with great results. The mechanic did tell me then that polaris was still working on getting the map better. Ill have to see if they will throw it in my sled.
From my Mar 21. 2019 post:
"After riding the 2020 at different locations in Colorado in different snow conditions and altitudes I can tell you the mapping felt different than even the 2019 reflash. I can’t compare it to my own 850 because I’ve made too many modifications to be apples to apples but we had other stock 2019’s to compare to. We didn’t experience any bogs or a hot start issues. Ran crisp and clean each day. Very snappy on the lower end as well. Yes there were crank bearing updates along with new check valve. Hopefully the EPA doesn’t mandate changes to this 2020 ECU mapping for the production sled."
With this said, we were told this would be the 2020 tune if EPA didnt find anything out of spec. No plugs fouled, ran crisp in the cold mornings to t-shirt weather in the afternoons. We rode these from @6000ft to 12000ft with no problems and were data logging the whole time. No telling if it picked up a few hp, but it felt different. (I dont believe you can feel a few hp). I ran it against a stock motor 19 one of the days but not apples to apples because we were trying some track and gearing swaps and didn't think about it other days.
Does anyone have the official Polaris bulletin for this? I live in Norway, just picked up a brand new 19 850. I told them to reflash ECU, and they did, but now this is coming up. Would like to reflash it again to get the 2020 map.
If your sled runs good, I would leave it alone. My organal map never had a bog or hard starting, but was very rich on the bottom end. Made the sled feel like a dog tell about 5500 rpm. So I had the mid season map installed, have about 6 rides on it, and now my sled bogs out of the hole some times. Major pain in the a$$. I have asked for the organal map back in the sled, but Polaris said no. So I hope this 2020 map works out to be nice and crisp like my axys 800 was.