• 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"

    http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269222

    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.

    MH

Tools that you carry on your sled.

klarkkentster

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Working through some projects to get ready to go sledding - decided I needed to make sure I have everything one can use to fix most issues on the mountain. Besides the below - what are some necessary tools you all have with you?

Lightweight Wrench SAE – Open End/Box End - 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Lightweight Wrench Metric – Open End/Box End - 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2", 9/16”
¼” Ratchet
¼ x 3/8” adapter
Allen Wrench Set – Folding SAE
Allen Wrench Set – Folding Metric
Torx Wrench Set – Folding
6 in 1 Screw Driver
6” Crescent Wrench
Needle Nose Pliers
“L” Allen Wrench 6mm
“L” Allen Wrench 4mm
8mm 3/8 Drive Allen Socket
15mm 3/8 Deepwell Socket
10mm 3/8 Deepwell Socket
1/2” – 3/8 socket
12mm 3/8 socket
13mm 3/8 socket
16mm 3/8 socket
17mm 3/8 socket
7/16” ¼” drive Deepwell socket
8mm ¼” drive socket
10mm ¼” drive socket
Spanner wrench for shock adjustments

Anyone has a cheat/special tool to get the 850 spark plug boots seated completely down on the spark plugs?
 

Sheetmetalfab

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Working through some projects to get ready to go sledding - decided I needed to make sure I have everything one can use to fix most issues on the mountain. Besides the below - what are some necessary tools you all have with you?

Lightweight Wrench SAE – Open End/Box End - 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Lightweight Wrench Metric – Open End/Box End - 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2", 9/16”
¼” Ratchet
¼ x 3/8” adapter
Allen Wrench Set – Folding SAE
Allen Wrench Set – Folding Metric
Torx Wrench Set – Folding
6 in 1 Screw Driver
6” Crescent Wrench
Needle Nose Pliers
“L” Allen Wrench 6mm
“L” Allen Wrench 4mm
8mm 3/8 Drive Allen Socket
15mm 3/8 Deepwell Socket
10mm 3/8 Deepwell Socket
1/2” – 3/8 socket
12mm 3/8 socket
13mm 3/8 socket
16mm 3/8 socket
17mm 3/8 socket
7/16” ¼” drive Deepwell socket
8mm ¼” drive socket
10mm ¼” drive socket
Spanner wrench for shock adjustments

Anyone has a cheat/special tool to get the 850 spark plug boots seated completely down on the spark plugs?

Add basic elec tape, zip ties, hoseclamps, baling wire, assorted nuts and bolts. (Find same sizes)

(Hoseclamps hold tie rod or wrench to broken A arm to keep riding)

Spare parts in group.
Tie rod, tie rod ends, steering post block, Brake lever, throttle lever, ski rubber, TSS bypass, rear axle bolt, washer, plastic spacer, rear bogie, upper bogie.

Spare parts in trailer.
A arms (all 4)
Side panels
Ski
Front shocks
 
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summ8rmk

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Gotta have some vise grips and duct tape.

A metal cutting blade from a sawzall or jig saw, a long reach magnet for getting those dropped nuts and bolts. Emergency hose repair tape. Small brass barbed fittings to mend the small coolant hoses that like to rub holes in themselves.

Sent it
 

damx

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I just push the spark plug caps down with my fingers, there a bit of a pain, but they always go on.
 

Dartos

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Working through some projects to get ready to go sledding - decided I needed to make sure I have everything one can use to fix most issues on the mountain. Besides the below - what are some necessary tools you all have with you?

Lightweight Wrench SAE – Open End/Box End - 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Lightweight Wrench Metric – Open End/Box End - 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2", 9/16”

What are you using for light weight wrenches?

I have been looking and not been impressed with what I’ve found (except for the $300 titanium wrenches - way too much to spend).
 

klarkkentster

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What are you using for light weight wrenches?

I have been looking and not been impressed with what I’ve found (except for the $300 titanium wrenches - way too much to spend).
I copied that list from the lightweight tool kit off Burandts website. I'm with you. Not going to spend that much $$. I'm going with some thinner craftsman ratchet box end wrenches. Not exactly light weight - but cheaper for me since I have most of them already.
 
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