• 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.


Riding with leaky pipes?

Well I hit a tree with my Xcr 800 mod and dented one of my pipes in 2 places and it logos life they got a little bent too. They still go to the right holes in the muffler they just fit looser and leak. My exhaust sounds louder and kind of crackly now. Is it going to hurt my engine, or anything else for that matter, if I finish out the season with the dented leaking pipes?


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Lifetime Membership
Jul 3, 2001
If the pipes themselves don't have any leaks from a split seam or a hole you'll be okay. The dents will give you a decrease in performance but I don't think you will hurt the engine. As far as the poor fit into the silencer that won't do anything other than the noise you mention.


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Premium Member
Dec 13, 2007
id put yur mechanic gloves on and pull the springs, investigate, and re-seal with high temp rvt. shouldnt take more than an hour.
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