• 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.


Will an unbalanced clutch cause belt blowing?

Sep 14, 2020
This season I got a new to me 2018 axys 800 and its blown 2 belts within 100 miles. The only reason I have to believe that it isn't balanced is because I removed the electric start and the electric start ring around the primary. The first belt blew when I was climbing a hill on a deep day so I just figured that I didn't let if cool down enough. The next time I went riding it was fine all day and I had stopped to help someone get unstuck and by the time we were done I had to wait for the engine to get back up to temp so I figure the belt was plenty cool. It was also -5 f in that area but if anything cold weather helps belt life. So I did a couple short climbs on the way back then my cousin wanted to drag race a stock axys 800 vs mine with a slp pipe, can and clutch kit. The lake wasn't very big with 6 inches of soft-ish on top of a hard layer but it was wind blown. We were almost to the end of the short lake then I blew a belt and went flying over the handle bars cartwheeling a couple times, landing about 20-30 feet from where the belt blew. Not sure how fast we were going, I'd estimate 50-60mph but it could be less because I survived without a scratch (but I'm still very sore). Both of the belts were used and I have no Idea how many miles they had but I have to assume something is wrong for them to go that close together. I could've been easier on them but I've ridden other 800's just as hard or harder with no issues. The only other problem I could think of is that the sled is clutched for 6000' and we stayed down low that day around 3000', so it would have been over revving, not sure if that will cause belts to blow.


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Nov 26, 2007
Check fitness of primary..rollers..bushing etc..motor mounts..check secondary as well. Process of elimination. Were rpm spot on?
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