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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Sounds about right. I've always done my own work on my sleds (most of it anyway). As a result the only time I spend at a dealer is at the parts counter, and not very often as most parts are available...
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    This strikes me as odd. Kimpex makes replacement...

    This strikes me as odd.
    Kimpex makes replacement boots for most Doo models going back to mid 90's. They are considered by many to be better than OEM.
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    This...
    Also suggests that you are running Lean which can ultimately lead to burnt pistons. Carb boots, AKA reed cages on doo's seem to have about a 8 year half life before they start to crack and...
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    While i agree with this part of your statement,...

    While i agree with this part of your statement, (IMO) yarding the sway bar will yield enough of an improvement off trail to justify a little unruliness on the groomed. That said, if you are going...
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    I was once told that buying a used sled from a...

    I was once told that buying a used sled from a can00ker is like buying a dag from a pikey :fmicon:
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    Still have mine. They work fine, I just yank...

    Still have mine.
    They work fine, I just yank them off if the stuck is too bad.
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    Hey look at you all strapless and shiz...

    Hey look at you all strapless and shiz...
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    Interesting rack, what little information I could...

    Interesting rack, what little information I could find searching around the webz.
    Most of the images showed it holding snowboards, but I managed to find a couple of pictures showing the rack with...
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    Soon the be on the Timbersled conversion...

    Soon the be on the Timbersled conversion myself...
    Out the garage should be possible for sleds here, but it isn't due to local law enforcement.
    The snow-bike conversions OTOH have potential, albeit...
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    No fooling... Pretty much the dialog I went...

    No fooling...
    Pretty much the dialog I went through replacing the reed cages on both our Revs.
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    So what does that run a day? Just sold both of...

    So what does that run a day?
    Just sold both of our sleds.
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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cxcHJQedql0/URB...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cxcHJQedql0/URBSAm9vzvI/AAAAAAAACxE/qAqNwBtmNnw/s640/578235_554977971192643_930829355_n.jpg

    So, Yakima is making Sledbeds now?
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    A little stoke from the weekend before last... ...

    A little stoke from the weekend before last...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tTsj8vuuvpI/UQ_lE1x7LbI/AAAAAAAACww/AP9nE-OfWMI/s912/rian_jumps_1tweek_sml.jpg
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    Good use of the old school Rev tail light...

    Good use of the old school Rev tail light racks...
    You could also use UHMW-PE (layered up) which can often be purchased out of the scraps bin at Tap-Plastics.
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    X2 on the Boss seat. The extra ride height...

    X2 on the Boss seat.
    The extra ride height (while sitting) makes more difference then you would think, especially after the day starts to get long.
    It will also cut some weight off your sled.
    The...
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    ^ Replace the saddle with a Boss seat? You'll...

    ^
    Replace the saddle with a Boss seat?
    You'll cut a bunch of weight and raise up your seated ride height in the process...
    They come up used on Craigslist now and again.
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    Is there a sled in there?

    Is there a sled in there?
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    Gah, parts ordered and waiting for me to replace...

    Gah, parts ordered and waiting for me to replace the boots on both my 04 rev 800/151's...
    Anyone performed this task here? Words of wisdom?
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    FKNA, that does look good gwat!

    FKNA, that does look good gwat!
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    Damn I wish we had that kind of above tree line...

    Damn I wish we had that kind of above tree line access down here.
    Yes, I know there is some, however up there it's the rule not the exception.
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    oh snap!

    oh snap!
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    Maybe, but I know where that's at...

    Maybe, but I know where that's at...
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    I suppose it depends on where he is... There is...

    I suppose it depends on where he is...
    There is a pretty extensive groomed trail system in the PNW that would allow people with basic fan cooled sleds plenty of access to terrain where they can...
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    I resemble this statement...

    I resemble this statement...
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    X2 on this. This has happened to everyone I know...

    X2 on this. This has happened to everyone I know who has a Rev.
    And those bolts aren't easy to get at to check or keep tight, I ended up having to by an bondhus Allen extension on a socket.
    There...
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    Jebuz, It appears that Winter Wildlands...

    Jebuz,

    It appears that Winter Wildlands Alliance (along with anyone else who will sign on) is proposing in short, to eliminate Winter cross country travel for snowmobiles from all national forest...
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    Nice... GoNads, that looked like fun. you...

    Nice...

    GoNads, that looked like fun.
    you have the same issue I do with my POV.
    Cant wait to see the footage when you get the angle straightened out.

    I'm sure the pictures don't even began to...
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    That looks like it was incredibly fun. Happy to...

    That looks like it was incredibly fun.
    Happy to hear someone is getting snow.
    The PNW continues to get the short end of the stick.
    Sleds haven't been off the trailer since November.
    My throttle...
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    Some stock skis are more prone to this as well....

    Some stock skis are more prone to this as well.
    Replaced ours with Simmons skis and the problem all but went away.
    I have herd others say the same thing about SLP and other brans of aftermarket...
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    Nice looking snow eliminator running boards, like...

    Nice looking snow eliminator running boards, like the reinforcement that runs up on to the side of the tunnel. Those would be money in the PNW where snow tends to pack up under foot easily. Too bad I...
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    Yanked the sway bars out and bumped up the shock...

    Yanked the sway bars out and bumped up the shock preload a notch on both of our revs first thing and haven't looked back.

    If you are running the stock skis, they tend to want to dart a bit and it...
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    Way to get after it Chad and Nadia! Dammit we...

    Way to get after it Chad and Nadia!
    Dammit we need snow down here bad...
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    Not a jong question at all. The main thing to...

    Not a jong question at all.

    The main thing to be concerned about is your throttle cable(s). You want to avoid moisture getting in and freezing if at all possible.

    Zip tie a baggie over the...
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    A recent SW pole put Yami on the top with regard...

    A recent SW pole put Yami on the top with regard to reliability.
    Having owned two in the past myself, my experience was the same.
    Very reliable, excellent fit and finish.
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    Were the sway bars still installed on the XP? I...

    Were the sway bars still installed on the XP?
    I yanked them on both of mine (Rev not XP) and it made a world of difference.
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    Quoting a friend who somehow manages to ride...

    Quoting a friend who somehow manages to ride everything...
    The Nytro is a bit more cumbersome when it comes to boondocking, especially if things get tight. As a sled ski specific rig, I personally...
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    Hick, sorry to hear about your sled blowing up. ...

    Hick, sorry to hear about your sled blowing up.

    Nads, killer stoke.
    Wish we had your snow down here right now.
    This weekend = rain.

    Blurred, for fuck sake man, get off the fucking ski-doo psa...
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    Nice! I see three rev's without blown motors......

    Nice!
    I see three rev's without blown motors...
    Or did two of them get towed out? :fm:
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    Make sure to checkout the linked Dan Treadway...

    Make sure to checkout the linked Dan Treadway clips...
    Fantastic stoke.
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    Time to turn up the stoke in this thread... ...

    Time to turn up the stoke in this thread...

    TWyGgtkBIsI
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    Jebuz! Sorry to hear about the fatality. I'll...

    Jebuz!
    Sorry to hear about the fatality.
    I'll do the search to find out more.

    Troy, I run a rig sorta like Gonads.
    Put the ski boots in a bag which I strap the ski rack, use my snowboard boots...
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    Replaceable sole blocks probably won't help as...

    Replaceable sole blocks probably won't help as the area that gets abused the most is under the instep.

    While I found that the walking soles for my Adrenalins helped a little with traction on the...
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    Hate is a strong word. I know some Nytro MTX...

    Hate is a strong word.
    I know some Nytro MTX owners who are pretty happy with their sleds.
    That said, they all have turbos.

    From my perspective it's about power to weight ratio.
    4 stroke sleds...
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    Some serious good sled stoke right there. As...

    Some serious good sled stoke right there.

    As for the rest of this.
    Ride what you ride.
    Everyones experience and needs are going to be somewhat unique.
    What I have works and I'm sticking with...
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    Made the jump as well. Weak sauce on SW... ...

    Made the jump as well.
    Weak sauce on SW...

    Yeah, our Rev's suck too. :the_finge
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    Fixed it for you... Some summit engines blew...

    Fixed it for you...

    Some summit engines blew up due to cranks failing.
    This is/was a small percentage of sleds sold.

    A more common issue has to do with rings.
    The Rev series was very popular...
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    Blurred... Fixed it. Mark Menlove ...

    Blurred...
    Fixed it.

    Mark Menlove
    Advocating for the peace and quiet of winter
    by Nathaniel Hoffman


    Mark Menlove is the executive director of Winter Wildlands, a national group that...
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    Not to be a buzzkill....

    Found this on the interwebs with afternoon...

    http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/mark-menlove/Content?oid=1283089

    If these guys have their way, we wont be using our sleds for ski access on forest...
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    IQ Chassis = Goodness Nice sled.

    IQ Chassis = Goodness
    Nice sled.
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    Dooood... GoNads ain't no son...:fm: Stick...

    Dooood...

    GoNads ain't no son...:fm:
    Stick around a while, you'll figure out why.

    Loon, throttle is your friend, it'll also be your worst enemy if you are ham fisted with it. Trenching an...
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