• 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

Xc Sp 700 Backfiring Problems

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Hey Guys,

My 99 Polaris Xc Sp 700 has a backfiring problem. I have cleaned the carbs and I have also replaced the reeds because they were bad and I read that bad reeds could contributed to a backfiring problem. The new reeds helped a little but it still backfires when idling and at take off. What could it be?

Thanks
 

minus40

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If it's popping in the carbs it's lean. Up the pilot or adjust the fuel screw. Keihin carbs are notorious for this. I used to adjust damn near daily. A neat trick was to use a welding rod, clean off the flux and hammer a flat end in it for a long screwdriver and store in the hood foam
 
Aug 22, 2017
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I just set the fuel/air screw to 1.5 turns today and that helped a lot. I have an exhaust leak so when I fix that, hopefully tomorrow, the backfiring should stop. Thanks for your feedback.
 
Aug 22, 2017
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Hey guys,

I am still having the same problem with my sled, I can't figure it out. I fixed the exhaust leak and I have done everything I can think of and it still backfires. Can anyone think of something.

Thanks
 

retiredpop

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Turn the idle mixture screws in until it idles without backfiring and has good throttle response. Turning them in richens the mixture as they are air screws. I believe we ran ours about 1 turn. If you get to less than 1/2 turn then you need bigger pilot jets.
 
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