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    Relative to the video, you can mitigate a whole...

    Relative to the video, you can mitigate a whole lot of those fails by ratchet-strapping the ramp to the hitch so it can't move backwards when power is applied.

    I've got one that's fancy enough to...
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    It's kinda like speeding—doing 10 MPH over...

    It's kinda like speeding—doing 10 MPH over (that's 16 KPH for you) on a rural, two-lane road in the middle of nowhere probably isn't a big deal as long as you can control your vehicle, keep it in...
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    I'd second that comment on trailer vs truck. Keep...

    I'd second that comment on trailer vs truck. Keep in mind that loading a sled into a truck can be interesting, especially if you're not 100% comfortable finding the clutch engagement point; search...
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    Out of curiosity, what are the "road...

    Out of curiosity, what are the "road frequencies"? The stuff I come up with Googling that turns up references to license-required bands (e.g. this, this and this) all mentions requiring licensing and...
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    Get a speaker mic, too, and depending on the...

    Get a speaker mic, too, and depending on the generation of radio you may want to consider an aftermarket antenna--the original UV-5R rubber duckies suck and there are inexpensive aftermarket antennae...
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    And this is why I stay on the WWA email list....

    And this is why I stay on the WWA email list. They provide good alerts when the USFS is accepting comments. Mine just don't usually agree with the WWA position.

    (I did submit comments for the...
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    I think unless you're getting into trail riding...

    I think unless you're getting into trail riding as a hobby, you'll get way more usage out of a four-wheeler and, given how rarely Vermont actually has multi-foot dumps, probably still get where you...
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    Your/your friends' private property, I assume...

    Your/your friends' private property, I assume (since there's unfortunately (almost?) no off-trail motorized-legal travel anywhere in Vermont)? Four wheeler or SxS with chains would be my first...
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    It actually seems like the...

    It actually seems like the questionably-mounted-with-ATV-gun-racks-and-ski-straps solution I've been using has an advantage there—I think the securing straps on the gun racks would fail before the...
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    Two-up motorcycle-style. On a shorter seat, it's...

    Two-up motorcycle-style. On a shorter seat, it's still be possible to have the passenger ride in front of the driver, uncomfortably close to the handlebars, with the driver standing behind. That road...
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    Picking up my girlfriend later tonight at YYC,...

    Picking up my girlfriend later tonight at YYC, headed to Kicking Horse for closing day, then to Banff for the rest of the week, planning to do a bit of touring in the national park and lift served at...
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    Unfortunately, going for 91 is the only way to...

    Unfortunately, going for 91 is the only way to get ethanol free here, and while I don't need the higher octane, I strongly believe that corn alcohol belongs in a glass, not in gasoline.

    Other...
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    The tank was about half-full of old gas when I...

    The tank was about half-full of old gas when I got the sled and filled it up with 91 non-ethanol. The first outing burnt through about 3.3 gallons in that tank, which I again filled before the second...
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    Thanks for the help. Yeah, I'm 100% sure I...

    Thanks for the help.

    Yeah, I'm 100% sure I don't have anything modifying the stock fuel map. I did get a copy of the install instructions on the y-pipe/single pipe combo from Speedworx, and if...
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    They are EFI, which was part of the appeal. I...

    They are EFI, which was part of the appeal. I like fuel injection, especially when potentially dealing with 5,000-foot differences in elevation and 60-degree differences in ambient air temp.


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    Fair enough. The number of "that's how it is with...

    Fair enough. The number of "that's how it is with old sleds" comments I've heard while trying to figure out the issue, though, has me scratching my head at whether or not my reliability expectations...
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    I picked up a pair of sleds (07 and 08 M8s) about...

    I picked up a pair of sleds (07 and 08 M8s) about a month ago, been to Cooke twice, and learned a lot. Unfortunately, part of what I learned was how to jerry-rig a sled after breaking a-arms on a...
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