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    At the end of the day upgrading to the Axys will...

    At the end of the day upgrading to the Axys will cost me money and not keep up with my turbo pro. So...yeah...my decision is made.

    Likely go to a new belt drive and maybe a 2.6" track.
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    Want to upgrade to the Axys. Bad. But a turbo in...

    Want to upgrade to the Axys. Bad. But a turbo in my Pro Ride (pump gas) has me thinking I'll be just fine for another year (assuming I don't grenade it).
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    I heard Wolfcree was all time deep. *too* deep. ...

    I heard Wolfcree was all time deep. *too* deep.

    Honestly I'm getting a turbo but its not because I need one and its doing so eyes wide open. They can be a mess.

    The best answer is to go T3...
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    http://earlyups.com/earlyups-project-sled/ ...

    http://earlyups.com/earlyups-project-sled/

    Figured you all might like this. More to come.

    In funnier news guess who now has a turbo? Yeah...that's like handing a rocket launcher to someone who...
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    The ATV thing can't be that good in anything but...

    The ATV thing can't be that good in anything but groomed. Just think about the numbers... (Float, horsepower, gearing, geometry...)

    On an unrelated note the Axys looks siiiiccckkk...
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    Is that how the Cat-Doo people utilize grammer?...

    Is that how the Cat-Doo people utilize grammer? ;)

    Cooz? Wot? Really?
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    Yeah - dude - what I saw on Saturday absolutely...

    Yeah - dude - what I saw on Saturday absolutely blew my mind. BTW - postpone your trip. SIA is coming and snow sucks.
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    FWIW - Rode with a few turbo'd Polaris dudes this...

    FWIW - Rode with a few turbo'd Polaris dudes this weekend. Couple thoughts...

    1) Turbos are amazing. The top notch Boondocker offerings sure do seem reliable to me.
    2) 95% of riders have no...
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    Is it the bendy magnet or just the telescoping...

    Is it the bendy magnet or just the telescoping kind?

    What bolt was it?
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    FWIW there are pros with reasonable miles in...

    FWIW there are pros with reasonable miles in these parts well within your budget. Maybe not what you are looking for but I sure like mine.
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    Piston update means a top end I assume. You could...

    Piston update means a top end I assume. You could pull and go. I'd do top end at 2K miles on that sled anyway - but with it having been done at 900 Go to 3K...
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    BTW muted, where are you?

    BTW muted, where are you?
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    Here is my $0.02. Sleds are expensive. Yes, I...

    Here is my $0.02.

    Sleds are expensive. Yes, I bought a new one (twice ;) ) and would do so again. Warranty, knowing how it was cared for, what oil was ran, if it was warmed up properly etc etc all...
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    None? Ha. I honestly have hated every XP I've...

    None? Ha. I honestly have hated every XP I've ever ridden. XM - different story. But if you are putting up money why get something that you'll want to change out?

    That said you could buy that...
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    Yeah - you need to get a real set of skis on that...

    Yeah - you need to get a real set of skis on that thing. Otherwise, good sled with a *strong* motor.
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/images/ci-images/3813...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/images/ci-images/38139/untitled-2__forum.jpg

    Haven't wrecked this one (yet). Day two. Amazing how good these sleds are...
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    Lets try this again. Picking up (another) new pro...

    Lets try this again. Picking up (another) new pro tomorrow. This time 163 and am changing the clutching and reinforcing the tunnel right away.

    So um. Less sucking this time!? Hope so!
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    I thought all sleds were like that ;) ...

    I thought all sleds were like that ;)

    Seriously, you may be right - but I have a heated garage and am always wrenching on something. Idol hands right?
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    My new plan is this... Buy a new 163 Pro or a...

    My new plan is this...

    Buy a new 163 Pro or a one year old 163 pro for $8K (with warranty). Also, buy back my totaled sled from insurance (usually 10%). Pull the motor from that one and drop the...
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    He's a good dude too. HURRY UP INSURANCE!!!

    He's a good dude too. HURRY UP INSURANCE!!!
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    Another big consideration is resale - If I want...

    Another big consideration is resale - If I want to dump the sled next fall and get something else I have a feeling it'll be tough with respect to the pros for a few reasons. 1) There are a lot of...
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    Interesting. I may do this - I really want a...

    Interesting.

    I may do this - I really want a 163 T3 - but they are A) hard to find and B) Spendy.

    I could pick up a Pro for so much less and put a fair amount into tuning. I also found a 163...
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    The glue part doesn't bother me. That glue stuff...

    The glue part doesn't bother me. That glue stuff is used in a lot of applicaitons...

    I do think the finish of the Doo stuff is better than the Polaris stuff. But I am honestly not a fan of...
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    So...uhhh...looks like I get to do this all over...

    So...uhhh...looks like I get to do this all over again. (I think).

    Do I go new XM or new Pro RMK.
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    Apparently not! Hard to find another hold over -...

    Apparently not! Hard to find another hold over - still not 100% sure it is totaled but my guess is yes.
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    Side note - if anyone hears of any smokin' deals...

    Side note - if anyone hears of any smokin' deals on a 14 hold over or (sigh) a 15 Pro let me know! Sticking with new. Can't go back to used ;)
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    Ha! I've always heard if repair is around 70% of...

    Ha! I've always heard if repair is around 70% of value they total it out. It has to be close...
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    Tunnel, bulkhead, plastics, bumper, pipe, can,...

    Tunnel, bulkhead, plastics, bumper, pipe, can, motor is crooked...

    Total at $7,500. Going to take it to another shop. I'd like this thing to total out. Anyone have any experience with that?

    J
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    Yeah - maybe it was more like 20-25 now that I...

    Yeah - maybe it was more like 20-25 now that I think about it? Picture attached to show what happened......
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    FWIW - it hit a tree doing oh... maybe 10? Dead...

    FWIW - it hit a tree doing oh... maybe 10? Dead on too...
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    I doubt she's totaled. Bumper, a-arm, pipe, can,...

    I doubt she's totaled. Bumper, a-arm, pipe, can, carbon fiber over structure, hood, plastics...
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    Yeah, about 100 miles on er! Honestly - part of...

    Yeah, about 100 miles on er! Honestly - part of learning...
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    Totally fine. Was a ghost ride into a tree....

    Totally fine. Was a ghost ride into a tree. (accidental ghost ride I might add...)
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    http://instagram.com/p/wC73njGjlw/?modal=true ...

    http://instagram.com/p/wC73njGjlw/?modal=true

    So...umm...is this bad?

    (Pro Tip: Insurance is a lot cheaper than this!!)
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    Sry - missed that it was Kilometers. Still, I'd...

    Sry - missed that it was Kilometers. Still, I'd highly consider doing one as it could save a LOT of money in the long (or short) term. No telling how the old owner treated the sled...what kind of oil...
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    Nice! With that mileage I'd do a top end without...

    Nice! With that mileage I'd do a top end without question. Pistons/rings cost nothing compared to throwing a ring through the system...

    Otherwise I'd check crank runout, track tension, clean...
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    Ha. There aren't many filters applied. Just a...

    Ha. There aren't many filters applied. Just a shit ton of brightness applied to an iPhone shot... There was a ton of smoke from mine lingering in the garage.
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    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1502479_10102714450087163_466109495622499270_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1502479_10102714450087...
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    2013/2014

    2013/2014
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    Anyone have any thoughts on insurance? I am happy...

    Anyone have any thoughts on insurance? I am happy to have a high deductible but yeah, I want insurance...
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    I just did it. New Polaris Pro RMK 800 - $8999....

    I just did it. New Polaris Pro RMK 800 - $8999. Sort of too good to pass up.
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    Really? Been out of the sled game for a few...

    Really? Been out of the sled game for a few years. My buds with Pro RMKs have had good luck...but all are really good at doing PM. New rings/pistons every season, good oil, let their sleds warm up...
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    Really want to find a blown up Pro RMK I can buy...

    Really want to find a blown up Pro RMK I can buy and fix. Or even an XP. Something I can get for cheap and throw a bunch of hours into to make work again...

    If anyone hears of anything. I'm your...
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    Off topic---KW, you sell your sled? Still riding...

    Off topic---KW, you sell your sled? Still riding the Rev?
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    Wow. Although I fully side with KW on this one...

    Wow.

    Although I fully side with KW on this one it really is 6 one way 1/2 dozen the other. It comes down to your *real* total budget and mechanical aptitude IMO.

    Nothing at all wrong with...
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    Summit 800 in great shape I'm getting rid of for...

    Summit 800 in great shape I'm getting rid of for a bit over $3K---PM me if you are interested. Great sled but the current job wont let me stay in sledding for this winter (super upset about this...
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    FWIW, I've ridden XPs and Revs a fair amount. The...

    FWIW, I've ridden XPs and Revs a fair amount. The REV is a bit heavier (50ish lbs) but all things considered, I don't think you'll go somewhere on the XP the REV wont get to. They both tip over...
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    Fack!

    I just noticed a thin oily residue near/around my clutches. Assuming my PTO seal is fucked (again).

    What kind of risk am I running if I take out the sled with this small leak? Its not like there...
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    My thoughts exactly. Doing it tonight...just need...

    My thoughts exactly. Doing it tonight...just need a new spring puller and a 6 foot two by four
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    Pushed my A-Arm back SLIGHTLY. (3/8"-1/2") ...

    Pushed my A-Arm back SLIGHTLY. (3/8"-1/2")

    Should I worry or align skis and say fuck it.

    Nothing LOOKS bent and it took me forever to confirm the bend but its there. Thoughts?
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