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 don't mean to be a jerk, but you're sure the post is bent abnormally? They have a big bend in them so they clear the air box.
That said, if you need to change the post you don't have to pull the motor. You can pull the airbox and carbs to get to the top bolts in the plate that mounts it to the tunnel and to the rod end. You can then pull the pipe and use an extension and universal joint to reach in from the front under the motor to get to the lower ones. If you can't quite make the work you can take the front 2 motor mount bolts loose and left the front of the motor to give yourself the needed room.
I have a 2000 RMK and it had the same problem. what i did was i took out the airbox, and removed the carbs, and everything unbolted fine with a socket extension. I didnt replace mine, I just got a rod of some strong alloy metal, cut the post at the bending point, bent it straight and i put the rod through the middle of the post (since its a hollow pipe). I placed both ends together of the post and put some weld around the post. I even went as far as extending it a little, so it has a 2-3" rise even at standard placing. its worked out very well for me. Hope this helps!