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    Never ridden a sled in ‘real’ ski boots, only...

    Never ridden a sled in ‘real’ ski boots, only touring boots, which aren’t to bad since you can unlock and flex your ankles. Having said that I went back to snowboarding for pure sled laps and only...
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    How long did you try the Alpha for. ? I’ve only...

    How long did you try the Alpha for. ? I’ve only owned Cat, few times I tried a Doo it felt like it didn’t want to go where I wanted it to go. Pretty sure it has nothing to do with the sled and...
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    Doo riders who hopped on my 2014 Cat used to fall...

    Doo riders who hopped on my 2014 Cat used to fall over as soon as they tried to sidehill as well. :rolleyes2. Maybe that’s who you are seeing trying to ride the Alpha?
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    People don’t seem to have trouble doubling on...

    People don’t seem to have trouble doubling on Doos, even with the t-motion, not sure why it would be worse on the Alpha. Might even be better when you have to sidehill across tracks to get up a hill...
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    Should fit with just a sheet of plywood then,...

    Should fit with just a sheet of plywood then, maybe a flat 2x4. Wheel wells slope a bit so just getting the skis up a bit gains some clearance.
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    2018 Cat with skis set on narrowest setting just...

    2018 Cat with skis set on narrowest setting just fits with 3/4 plywood as a base, I don’t know how wide Doos are?
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    Make sure you do something to protect the...

    Make sure you do something to protect the tailgate. Tacoma tailgates can’t support the weight of a sled driving on and off, you will bend it in the middle. So some sort of extended platform is...
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    My sled has been in the back of my Taco the last...

    My sled has been in the back of my Taco the last three winters. Last year I rented a spot in one of the underground Whistler parkades so it melted off between trips. This year parking outside again....
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    Suzuki Engine is pretty bomb proof, 2.8 track...

    Suzuki Engine is pretty bomb proof, 2.8 track must be a Conquer 280, very light but some reports I have read say it trenches worse than the Cat 2.6. Others than that 2016 has the narrow front end,...
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    Still waiting for snow here. Wintering in...

    Still waiting for snow here. Wintering in Kimberley this year and it is a slow start. Although it doesn’t seem much better in Whistler. Once things get rolling will need to hookup with some new...
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    Truck vs trailer is really dependent on where you...

    Truck vs trailer is really dependent on where you are riding. If it is out of plowed staging areas with lots of room a trailer is fine. If you are up a narrow logging road you might find yourself...
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    My 2014 Ac is for sale. 5900.00 Started life...

    My 2014 Ac is for sale. 5900.00

    Started life as a 153 but now 162.
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    Tons of upgrades and updates.
    2016 36" front end, updated rear skid to 2016 rails and pivots.
    Proclimb Running...
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    I love that the Polaris boys were disappointed....

    I love that the Polaris boys were disappointed. They all wanted a factory turbo. :cussing:
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    I wonder if they can do something that works the...

    I wonder if they can do something that works the same and not infringe the patents? I guess you could try doing a real narrow skid, still based on two rails. Biggest problem I can see, is the...
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    Only thing is, I think the Alpha will have more...

    Only thing is, I think the Alpha will have more resistance because it isn’t a loose linkage, it works by flexing the track. Guessing it will be more progresssive. But it’s all noise until we can...
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    It sure is, but doesn’t sound like something that...

    It sure is, but doesn’t sound like something that is going to be what you want if you do a lot of doubling or riding long hard trails to where you need to go. But I guess they are adding this an...
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    First if you are riding anything other than a...

    First if you are riding anything other than a smooth trail, anyone sitting down will have their teeth rattled, or knocked out, second, riding with one person standing on each board allows you to...
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    I ride An AC and it if you get a 2014 plus it is...

    I ride An AC and it if you get a 2014 plus it is probably the most reliable sled you can own. The 800 engine had been bullet proof since the M8 days, but the 2012 and 2013 has clutch issues which...
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    Actually Pano Dude and I are agreeing. 2” 144...

    Actually Pano Dude and I are agreeing. 2” 144 Sled will work, if you are already a good rider so you can keep your speed up. If you are a beginner it will make your life hell. ��. If you have to...
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    Well a Fan cooled 550 isn’t going to help much...

    Well a Fan cooled 550 isn’t going to help much either. 2” track on that would be as much as it would enable to spin anyways. Assuming you can even get it to fit. If you can build a gradual enough...
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    A 1” track sled will NOT go uphill in a foot of...

    A 1” track sled will NOT go uphill in a foot of powder unless you have a huge run at the hill, no trees in the way and a short hill. Add a passenger and forget it. As an access sled on a groomed...
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    Going to be in the Creston area from Saturday to...

    Going to be in the Creston area from Saturday to Saturday, bringing the sled along, anyone around there who wants to ride? Willing to drive some to meet up for a day.
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    Posssible your radiator cap wasn’t completely...

    Posssible your radiator cap wasn’t completely tight? I did that first thing this season and it puked out enough coolant to cause the warning light to come on.
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    Been good sledding lately. 221759

    Been good sledding lately.

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    Yeh, always thought Cat made some of the most...

    Yeh, always thought Cat made some of the most aggressive looking sleds, now they also work the way they look.
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    So far pretty good, the motor is awesome, the...

    So far pretty good, the motor is awesome, the clutch is something you have to experience, it is so smooth and you pretty much start moving as soon as you give it gas, it feels like someone is...
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    Finally got out for a ride on the 2018 yesterday....

    Finally got out for a ride on the 2018 yesterday. Was running in break in mode so just kept hammering the throttle and dropping off once it hit the rev limit, acceleration was good as far as it went...
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    I have a CFR racks on both my AC sleds. I mounted...

    I have a CFR racks on both my AC sleds. I mounted them just behind the bag behind the seat, I figure it is better to put the lightest stuff the farthest back so only have like a belt bag on the...
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    With my wife she sits on the front of the seat...

    With my wife she sits on the front of the seat and holds onto the middle of the bars, I reach over her and steer, helps if you aren’t wearing a full face helmet as you usually end up constantly...
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    Sled is ready to go. Heading to Whistler on...

    Sled is ready to go. Heading to Whistler on Sunday, hopefully it starts snowing again shortly AFTER we arrive.


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    Yep, I may have to find someone locally who wants...

    Yep, I may have to find someone locally who wants to do that swap.
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    Do have the stock ones but the only one that...

    Do have the stock ones but the only one that would fit would be the front skid shock, went frm the 38” to 36” front end and the 2016 skid needs a longer rear shock. But might be interested in a...
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    The motor was one of the reasons I was going to...

    The motor was one of the reasons I was going to wait, but I have been reading about people who had already put over 1000km on the early releases with no issues at all, at AC certainly took their time...
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    Yeh, going to try to leave this one alone. I am...

    Yeh, going to try to leave this one alone. I am having the dealer install better running boards and bumpers, but that’s is it.
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    Well so much for waiting, walked into the dealer...

    Well so much for waiting, walked into the dealer today to pickup some parts for my sled, walked out the owner of a new 2018.

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    Forget a new engine, new sled is where it’s at!

    Forget a new engine, new sled is where it’s at!
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    Assuming the cylinders are in spec and ,the crank...

    Assuming the cylinders are in spec and ,the crank is good. Way more work if you need to take it down to the crank.
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    This will be my 3rd winter, last year finally got...

    This will be my 3rd winter, last year finally got to the level of being able to ride well enough to really start getting into the places with good terrain . As well did more sled skiing and assisted...
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    So time to bring this back up, what's everyone's...

    So time to bring this back up, what's everyone's plans for this winter? I am making do with the 2014 for one more year while I wait to see how the new AC 800 motor works out. Done everything to it...
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    Well I might, not a brand fan boy so I don't...

    Well I might, not a brand fan boy so I don't really care what I ride. It won't be for this winter. Going to wait and see if Skidoo fixed their first year issues with belts (which I beleieve was...
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    No modern snowmobile sucks. All of them have had...

    No modern snowmobile sucks. All of them have had issues of some sort, and some people simply like how one or the other rides. In the case of AC the early M's clutches sucked, or at least that was...
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    You want crazy? You can find a brand new 2015...

    You want crazy? You can find a brand new 2015 Arctic Cat M8000 for $7300.00 with a warranty right now in Alberta. Great time to be buying, not so much if you want to sell.
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    Well first ride and I am not impressed with the...

    Well first ride and I am not impressed with the belt drive, top gear lost one of its guide plates and chewed up two $120.00 belts before I got back to the truck. Not exactly confidence inspiring...
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    That is a bit of an upgrade as well :D

    That is a bit of an upgrade as well :D
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    I thought about selling and buying a 2016/2017 as...

    I thought about selling and buying a 2016/2017 as well, but after running the numbers, I took 1/2 the money I would have spent. and did a major upgrade on the 2014. New front end, updated rear skid...
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    Conditions this year certainly are better than...

    Conditions this year certainly are better than last.

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    In Whistler, heading up Brandywine tomorrow,...

    In Whistler, heading up Brandywine tomorrow, anyone around here want to go? Just to play around the meadows and immediate area and work on sidehilling etc.
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    Bumping this back up as a I got out on the sled...

    Bumping this back up as a I got out on the sled yesterday. Was only a short shake down ride up and down the road towards Brandywine as I spent most of the day unpacking the sleds from the move, and...
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