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    Selling my sled in Bend Oregon: $2400 '03...

    Selling my sled in Bend Oregon: $2400 '03 Polaris 800RMK 159" track, special seat setup for ski/board carry.

    I have an 800 RMK snowmobile. This has been upgraded with:
    - 159" Track, ported
    -...
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    I may not be describing it accurately. They get...

    I may not be describing it accurately. They get into it in this thread: http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/252-polaris-general-discussion/258860-very-good-info-800-crank-failures.html

    AFter...
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    Hmm, doing some research... it sounds like the...

    Hmm, doing some research... it sounds like the problem with these motors is that the crankcases are not perfectly true and aligned and then that causes undue stress on the crank, which eventually...
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    My 2003 800 RMK died the other day. We were going...

    My 2003 800 RMK died the other day. We were going in to Tam MacArthur Rim in Central Oregon. I was doing a little boondocking in the powder on the frozen lake surface. I was leaning off the side in a...
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    That's what i ride, exactly. Good machine, climbs...

    That's what i ride, exactly. Good machine, climbs well. Never had any problems with it, but honestly, i don't have all that many hours on it.

    If i didn't already have it though, i'd probably try...
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    If i remember right, simmons skis take a little...

    If i remember right, simmons skis take a little more effort to turn. I didn't really care for 'em that much. Because the carbides are not on the centerline, they tend to jerk the bars when you run...
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    The 2 moto bikes are insane fun when the...

    The 2 moto bikes are insane fun when the conditions are right. Coolest new thing i've done in a long time. I don't have one but i've ridden 'em a couple times.
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    Tilt deck + no reverse = Pain in the ass. Maybe...

    Tilt deck + no reverse = Pain in the ass. Maybe not too bad if it's a light sled and you have plastic ski runners to keep the skis pointing straight ahead. Generally though, pain in the ass.
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    Pancake, sweet shots! Dang, all you BC and Rocky...

    Pancake, sweet shots! Dang, all you BC and Rocky Mt people are making me whiney. We have a little bit of riding like that around here, but it's mostly illegal (wilderness area). They're getting...
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    Yeah, the stoke pictures are great. Good action,...

    Yeah, the stoke pictures are great. Good action, excellent photography as well.

    I've only put about 8 miles on my sled this season and all of that was very tame 2-up riding with my GF for a little...
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    Please don't encourage the ford vs. chevy...

    Please don't encourage the ford vs. chevy dick-swinging wars.
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    Damn. BC is friggin' ridiculous. I gotta get up...

    Damn. BC is friggin' ridiculous. I gotta get up there someday. I guess you can only ride that area on days when there's no chance of clouds coming in though, eh? You'd go blind pretty quick up there....
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    Yup, what a guy eh? :-) There was a stretch...

    Yup, what a guy eh? :-)

    There was a stretch where i was actually skiing down with the board still on my back... that seemed odd, lol.

    She had a bit of a rough day. I have a bad habit of...
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    Oh, also it was my first time sledding in ski...

    Oh, also it was my first time sledding in ski boots. I just picked up a pair of Scarpa Matrix for $75 on craigslist. THey have a full length vibram sole and in walk-mode they worked great for...
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    Sled jumping / freestyle does nothing for me. The...

    Sled jumping / freestyle does nothing for me. The guys got balls though, gotta give 'em that.

    I went for the first ride of the season shakedown run yesterday. Everything worked and i had zero...
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    550 Trail RMK is a cool little sled. My dad has...

    550 Trail RMK is a cool little sled. My dad has one as a secondary/play/loaner sled. He calls it the pup. He put a long track on it, way too long for a 550 i thought. I can't remember for certain but...
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    I would say 144 is the minimum track i'd be happy...

    I would say 144 is the minimum track i'd be happy with. Mine is a 159". 121 i absolutely would not buy. 136 i guess maybe if it's a smokin deal.

    Depends on what you want to do. A 121 will do fine...
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    I just got some used scarpa matrix boots from...

    I just got some used scarpa matrix boots from craigslist. They have a vibram sole that covers the arch (not just toe/heel). SHould work pretty well. The overshoe looks like a good idea too. My boot...
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    Hey, I sold your decks last winter (or tried too,...

    Hey, I sold your decks last winter (or tried too, the market is/was dead here). I used one of your expandable decks all winter on my personal truck. Was using it as demo/promo. Tried to raise some...
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    That's genious! Ok, ok. 2 pairs of boots is a...

    That's genious!

    Ok, ok. 2 pairs of boots is a bad idea, but not a TERRIBLE idea :rolleyes2

    I'm changing the subject!

    How much better do the new chassis handle compared to my old 2003 Polaris...
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    I don't understand why you would laugh at someone...

    I don't understand why you would laugh at someone doing that. I've sledded for 15 years and I can ride. I'm no dummy when it comes to sleds, and it seems like it would be a good idea to ride in...
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    LOL, bastards, i didn't think it was a stupid...

    LOL, bastards, i didn't think it was a stupid question! ;-) Oh well. So i guess i'll take those responses as a "no".
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    A ticket? I don't get it.

    A ticket? I don't get it.
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    Does anyone wear regular snow boots for sledding...

    Does anyone wear regular snow boots for sledding and pack their ski boots on the sled, then switch when it's time to ski?
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    Hmm. I only have alpine boots right now and i'm...

    Hmm. I only have alpine boots right now and i'm in the process of shopping for AT boots. I suppose it would be wise then, since i will be sledding, to choose boots with replaceable sole blocks?
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    This thread is gettin me excited. Just went out...

    This thread is gettin me excited. Just went out and fired up the machine to make sure it still runs! Haven't started it since probably late April or early May. Took a few pulls but she fired up. Man...
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    2003 800RMK - 159" - Custom seat - SLP...

    2003 800RMK - 159" - Custom seat - SLP pipe/intake - pretty stock otherwise. Climbs pretty good but i think the new sleds probably handle a bunch better. I haven't really ridden 'em and i'm not sure...
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