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    FKNA. Sounds like shes a keeper, so instead of a...

    FKNA. Sounds like shes a keeper, so instead of a ring get her her own sled!
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    Great advice to have a dedicated full face helmet...

    Great advice to have a dedicated full face helmet for sledding. I also have trouble breathing when getting unstuck, even without the winter kit, so it usually comes off when things get hot.
    And...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Tandeming with ski boots will work on a nice trail, but the more techy the trail gets, the harder it becomes. Should be no worries on a logging road. 20km up a logging road with ski boots is OK, get...
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    Sorry about your friend. Nothing changes your...

    Sorry about your friend. Nothing changes your life choices like witnessing a close one succumbing to living life well.
    Sledding carries risk, just like solo mtn biking, bc skiing, paddling, etc......
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Solo trips are the same for any activity. Keep the terrain/exposure mellow, register a trip plan with someone, have a means of communication out, and be ready to spend the night if needed. And ya, if...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    My stock 12 rev xp is 42 ski edge to edge, narrow setting. 4X8 3/4 ply, with notches for the rear gate fit just perfect, cant measure at the moment, but I think the wheelwells are 36. 2X8 just...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Are the wheelwells in the bed of the newer tacomas sufficiently spaced to fit the ski width of a sled? My 03 needed a raised deck to fit the sled. A couple of 2X8 supporting a 3/4 plywood deck does...
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    Closest to a single sled, low profile deck Ive...

    Closest to a single sled, low profile deck Ive seen commercially available is from ALFAB Mfg in Nelson https://alfabmfg.com . They dont fold though. They do custom work, but I have no idea what...
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    Respect for missing the little pine.

    Respect for missing the little pine.
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    No different than carrying any load for extended periods. Wear and tear and fuel economy type stuff. My summit lives in the back of my taco, which has extra leafs so it sits level. Higher COG on...
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Very happy with mine as well. Had to shave a bit off the inside of the mounts to fit a pair of skis together but otherwise it works great. Even fits a set of misery slippers (one each side) for when...
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    Been using royal distributors. They seem to have...

    Been using royal distributors. They seem to have the best price for new with free shipping. But I'll give Redline a look. Thanks!
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-snowmobile-parts-trailer-accessories/kelowna/snowmobile-ski-and-snowboard-fuel-rack-360-linq-compatible/1218874572?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

    And I miss quoted the...
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    ^^^ and this why I was very interested in hearing...

    ^^^ and this why I was very interested in hearing about Dustin's work. $375CND shipped. Now I just have to reserve funds for lower A-arm replacements, damn thin snowpack!
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    Thanks cmcrawfo! Good to know some local...

    Thanks cmcrawfo! Good to know some local verification.
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    For cmcrawfo and other Vernon dudes, there's a...

    For cmcrawfo and other Vernon dudes, there's a guy on kijiji selling CFR garage knock-offs for $350 out of your city, rack and 2 ski/board mounts. Anyone have experience with his work?
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Sweet! Just tore off the tarp and cover and opened a few panels, after walking the hound this evening. Upgrading the seat and a ski rack. '14 summit 600. No more sore back from an old Polaris Indy...
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    For an inherited machine, that older 4stroke is...

    For an inherited machine, that older 4stroke is fine as a low maintenance load hauler for up a logging road or other established trail. Gifted horses and all that.
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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    2500km means about 1500km more (or sooner) before the whole top end needs to be rebuilt, most rebuild the entire engine at that time. The 600's so far seems to not have that top end issue (I...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/32a385d5...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/32a385d5505535a3f5a55afff04ac5d2.jpg
    Just bought this off a older gent who felt it was time to give up the activity. 2011 600 etec with 1700km for a couple...
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    CO = Conservation Officer. And yes, they are in...

    CO = Conservation Officer. And yes, they are in full attack mode. Standard SOP when your funding is directly related to the number of calls you action, or tickets you write. The budget for the Env...
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    From the late 80's to the turn of the millennium,...

    From the late 80's to the turn of the millennium, the majority of my sled time was for work was on either skandics or 250 bravos. Used the heavy skandics to break trail and bring in the supplies, and...
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