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Snowmobiling!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Simon's Mom, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I know a few ride here so thought I would start a thread. This is by far my most expensive sport. My new to me sled is a 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO, also have a spare 05 Polaris 600 Classic as a backup & for friends. Plus I am always looking for more & shouldda never sold the sled my username is about an 2003 Polaris 500 XC SP. :eek: Yeah I like Polaris :p

    Vermont has about 4500 miles of maintained trails, www.vtvast.org, mostly on private land. Many thanks to the landowners who graciously give the usage of their property for nothing more than a free trail sticker ($100 value).

    FWIW, both my snowmobiles are trail sleds, not meant for the deep powder riding & hope to get a chance to do that someday. Our trails are more switchbacks, open fields, and small bodies of water that are hopefully frozen. :eek: Mainly ride midweek when there is less traffic or night ride so I can see people coming.

    So fellow sled heads, post up some pics of your rides & favorite trails, areas to ride etc.


    Here are mine from yesterday

    outside lowell.jpg
    eden 1.jpg
    more snow.jpg
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  2. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    moserjjx

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    best recreational sport for sure. i used to ride all the time but its been years - had to sell the sleds since it just didn't snow enough to justify riding a few weeks a year. i sure do miss it!
     
  3. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    BUMP!!!!


    im thinking of having my sled shipped from ny to cali... anyone know of riding places near cali? i hear tahoe is nice. always guaranteed snow unlike some of the northeast where its hit or miss...
     
  4. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    ya all we ride is yamaha in my family.

    got a 97 vmax 600 with 18,000kms on it

    a 97 vmax 500
    and a 94 vmax 600.

    older sleds but still alot of fun and i dont feel like spending 10,000on a new one!
     
  5. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    ive got an 05 yamaha rage

    looking to get a newer phazer for the wife, would love a an apex or nytro. have a buddy in ny with two nytros.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Awesome, its great just to get out there on the trails, I cannot wait.

    My riding buddy sells polaris so all my sleds are used Polaris sleds he finds.
    I'd really like him to find a used AC 500 snopro but Chris would never go for that. :rolleyes:

    My neighbor is SkiDoo all the way.
    Hope mother nature is good to us this year!
     
  7. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    i like polaris... i prefer yamaha or skidoo...

    my yamaha gets about 23 mpg and its pretty damn fast...

    i love 4 stroke yamys but cant beat the skidoo 2 strokers, they are damn fast. really like the handling of the polaris' ive riden
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    too bad you have to rebuild the engine on those ski-doos every other year:p
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    That is great gas mileage! Mine is like a 110 miles per tank, it is certainly not 23 mpg! Now that you mention the 4 strokes, I would love one of those too. The smell after an all day ride can give me a headache at times...but my budget is low it will be awhile
     
  10. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    Damn that looks like fun! There are some things I miss about Indiana I guess :eek:
     
  11. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    theres snowmobiling in flagstaff, theres rental places up there too
     
  12. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    yea i get like 300+

    i really miss it. i might have to put other projects on hold and get a new sled for some of the back country/ powder over here

    my buddy has had a few 2 stroke yamies and they need rebuilding all the time too... any 2 stroke... rotax engines are some of the more reliable 2 stroke engines
     
  13. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    snowmobiling is pretty popular in my neck of the woods
     
  14. Nov 28, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    awesome, thats about 8-9 hours from me... not too too bad. a little further and i could be in tahoe which i hear is absolutely amazing
     
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    yeah ive been to tahoe a few times and nothing can compare
     
  16. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    thought about trying snowmobiling while out in Tahoe this January, is it hard to catch on? Handling pretty simple or does it take some getting used to? I imagine that turning isnt precise [i.e you still slide out a bit before the sled starts turning], or am I wrong to assume that?
     
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    just rebuilt the Kohler 340FA in this 79 John Deere Spitfire last month. if we get enuf snow this weekend i'm going to try it out. fun little sled and best of all it was free to the wife a couple of years ago. Forgive the wife, she's a Packer fan.

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  18. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Vermont's snowmobile 2010/11 season officially opens today. :woot:
    Many clubs still putting finishing touches on the trails.
    Mine is still dealing with many huge pine trees that came down during the 100 mph gust wind storm. www.vtvast.org
    4500 miles of trails, you can ride border to border!
    Soon the groomed blankets will look like below (pics from last season)
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    This was posted on the Vermont section of the snowmobile forum I belong to.
    The rider was wearing a gopro, sleds going about 30 mph, no one got hurt, sleds had to be towed out.
    video was slowed down for effect.
    I am so glad no one was hurt!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Fx6_IwB3Y
     
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