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Snorocket - the future?

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Saw this thought the forum might find it interesting or amusing:

 

Sheetmetalfab

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Les built and sold a few of them.

There’s a build thread on snowest from around 2013 or 2017 it all blends together.




And the original.
 
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kanedog

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That is a work of art. Dude knows what works. Nice
 
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Anyone know what they weight? I've seen them around for a long time but never got to ride one. Looks like the ski pressure should be light enough with the engine way back. I just know what I can do with 70hp and a great box I don't want any more. The biggest problem with snow bikes is they don't have the correct geometry to transfer the weight onto the track when there's no traction in baseless snow they can't transfer at all like a sled does. 3-in paddles helped but they just fix the geometry we wouldn't need more power or bigger tracks.
 

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Anyone know what they weight? I've seen them around for a long time but never got to ride one. Looks like the ski pressure should be light enough with the engine way back. I just know what I can do with 70hp and a great box I don't want any more. The biggest problem with snow bikes is they don't have the correct geometry to transfer the weight onto the track when there's no traction in baseless snow they can't transfer at all like a sled does. 3-in paddles helped but they just fix the geometry we wouldn't need more power or bigger tracks.
He says 390# in one thread.
 

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Looks like the future to me.
But only if someone can manufacture them and provide parts for them. That takes some serious investment and R&D.
I'd ride it for sure.
 

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I’m not sure a 400 lb snowbike is the future. If they were that rad we would have heard alot more about them for the people he built them for. Im just having a hard time picturing flicking it around tight trees down hill on 30-40 degee North facing powder slop.Not saying I wouldn’t give it a try though!
 
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