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.
i took a piece of l shaped angle iron and bolted it to the steering hoop about 6-8 inches up the steering post and then bought another set of bushings/holder and bolted that on the top of the extension. the gen II is weak to begin with! i know if you do enough searches you will find some picks as many guys have done similar.
We just got a piece of solid rod that is the same outside diameter as the inside of the steering column. Take the bars off, you may have to use a dremel to clean up a little of the weld so that the rod will slide down inside the column... get a piece long enough to go clear down to the bend behind the air box.
Drive the rod in(you can find one that is a nice tight fit), tack weld it around the top, and put your bars back on. I even think my brother found that a 3/8" drive Craftsman extension was the exact right fit.
Does anyone know if they put a different one in the 2001 rmk. From what I've been reading in these forums and other places people have been putting 5/8 rod down the steering post to fix the weak stock post. When I went to do this to mine the hole in the top was maybe a quarter of an inch and there was no way this was possible. And that was the thickness of the tube itself and not just the plate at the top. It has a little flex but not a lot. Just concerned with bending it.