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 put a boost bottle and the Power Packs on a 700 with the Keihins, it definitely helped with the low end "burbles" that the Keihins are known for. I also added Boyesen replacement petals on the stock reed cages a while later, they seemed to offer a bit quicker response, but it could have been wishful thinking... They were lots cheaper than going to V-Force III reeds.
Had them on without the boost bottle. It would still burp every once and a while. I ended up with a set of Flat sides. Way better than the Keihins. All you need is a pair of flat sides, choke and throttle cable. Here is another reason why I switched, if the seat won't seal (Keihins) with a new needle you have to replace the carb. Oh I about forgot, I still run the stock reeds. I also agree if you do go with reeds buy the pedals.
They do help a lot on an otherwise stock set-up. I found better luck without them jetted with 38 pilots, 1371G needle in #3 with mains 2 sizes smaller than what Polaris says. Float height is important on the Keihens. I set mine 1MM lower than recommended. I found the water traps were deteriorating causing small pieces of hose to get into the carb and causing the needle to not seat correctly.
The Kiehens are very picky on airscrew adjustment as well.