• 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.


Questions about my 1996 Indy Tran Sport


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Mar 14, 2014
I bought a used 1996 Polaris Tran Sport a little while back. The sled ran poorly, needing the throttle to keep it going. Once it had been running for a bit (don't know if I'd call it warm or not), it wouldn't restart. Plugs were wet...seems to me that it's flooding. It has never had any engine or carb work done (as I've been told), so I'm thinking it needs a full carb job. I bought the kit, and am working on some other odds and ends (replacing broken idlers, all idler bearings, new belt, etc. . .).

I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help me with:

1. The little brass nipple I highlighted in the picture, on the intake side of the carb, was leaking a lot of fuel out when running? From what I read it is an overflow, and will leak if the float is stuck or if the needle and seat need to be replaced, does that sound right? Based on all diagrams, there is supposed to be an 1/8" I/D rubber hose coming off of it, but where is it supposed to run?

2. That sled came with a 141" 2.52 pitch track, which is almost impossible to find. In the event that the track needs to be replaced, do I trim the rails, or is there another alternative to fitting a similarly sized track and making it work?

3. It's the first used sled I buy...compression is 120psi on both sides, which seems fine. However, seeing as how old it is and that it needs to be reliable for my 30km (one way) ice fishing trips, I'm wondering if I should dig into the top and bottom end and do a rebuild, and/or bypass the oil pump, or anything like that. Any other equipment I should rebuild or replace components on?

I've heard that the 440 fan is a reliable engine, but any recommendations would be much appreciated; thanks in advance!


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Lake Powell

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Dec 27, 2016
Silt, Colorado
On some of those older Polaris's the overflow hose would go tho the front topside of the air box and there are nipples there to attach to. Or the would just drop down below the carbs. Floats are definitely set way to high or stuck open due to dirt or just wear on the pin and float. Peter
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