• 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

Torque limiter lets loose=Damage!

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My Polaris '99 XCR700 suddenly decided that the torque limiting plate, adjustment knob, and rubber bumper didn't want to be attached anymore. All the pop rivets tore out, allowing the plate to come free and lodge in the 2ndary, grinding up the 2 faces of that clutch and shredding a new belt.:mad2:

Prior to this lovely event, I was under the impression that torque limiters were a mod add-on, and probably only used by purists trying to extract the last few HP from their machines.

As I attempt to restore the drive and driven mechanisms, is there any advise I should be aware of?
 

sno*jet

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its really common. just rivet or bolt er back in pace, check the motor mounts, and maybe think about an aftermaket torque arm. slp used to make em, its a puller style..
 
Dec 10, 2012
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Arrghhh!

its really common. just rivet or bolt er back in pace, check the motor mounts, and maybe think about an aftermaket torque arm. slp used to make em, its a puller style..


Unfortunately I believe it was an aftermarket arm that became detached. While it was in place, I don't see how I could have forseen the sudden release, short of taking it off or backing it off and trying to 'wiggle' the engine.

This was definitely an enthusiasm dampening event.:mad2:
 

sled_guy

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Check your motor mounts, especially the front left one. They break and then the motor moves a whole bunch more than its supposed to... pounding torque stop to pieces.

sled_guy
 
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