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  1. #2201
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    Better hope that new motor works out

    Congrats man! I was looking at one of those today.

    Throw some polaris gripper skis on there while you're at it and she's good to go.


    Let me know if you want to sell those shocks off your 2014.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

  2. #2202
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Better hope that new motor works out

    Congrats man! I was looking at one of those today.

    Throw some polaris gripper skis on there while you're at it and she's good to go.


    Let me know if you want to sell those shocks off your 2014.
    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 getting it out, so I rolled the dice

    You know, everyone says change the skis, and I did on the 2014 because the stock ones were shit, but I haven’t read any reviews of the 2018’s where they mention the skis as being an issue. I am going to ride it and see what they feel like first.

    Can’t sell the shocks, don’t have any that would fit the 2014 if I remove them. I would have to get the old ones shortened and then I would still need a new rear shock since that was different for the 2016 skid as well. I am going to see how then QS3 shocks are and if I don’t think they have enough adjustability I will swap the Elka’s that will fit onto the 2018. As far as I can see, that would be the front ski shocks and front skid shock.
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  3. #2203
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    Obviously the benefit of buying new is having a warranty. Stoked for you, those things look pretty good. As long as nothing weird happens with the clutches or motor that's going to be a badass toy this winter.

    Cool on the shocks. I figured you might still have the stock ones. He'll I'd even trade you the evol floats that came on my 16 ltd plus some cash if you got motivated. Ski shocks I mean.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

  4. #2204
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    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 swap plus cash. Where are you located, send me a PM.

  5. #2205
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    damn that's right.

    If you sell me those you're still chasing down shocks. If trading the skis and front would work but I forgot mine was different for the rear track shock. I was just picturing a scenario where you still had some functional stock ones and could make more money selling both separately.

    I'm in California so extra hassle anyway.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

  6. #2206
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    Yep, I may have to find someone locally who wants to do that swap.

  7. #2207
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    Day 1 of the season was a gooder

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  8. #2208
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    Looking good a little further north too. I was too scared to take the sled into much of the untracked but people were putting mid winter hill climbs in. Deeper pockets for repairs than i have. Lots of uncovered rocks. Skiing was decent though.

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    Looks good.
    I made the mistake of checking out the 2018 Summit X last week.

  10. #2210
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Looks good.
    I made the mistake of checking out the 2018 Summit X last week.
    Did you buy it? They are awesome. A bit tippy for tandem riding but can go anywhere. You won't be disappointed!

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  11. #2211
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcrawfo View Post
    Last Nov I smashed in my bulkhead and bent a rail ( 2 separate incidents) Did Not notice the extent of the bulkhead crack until Dec. Super pricey start to the year, but I got to be first .. so... there was that.

    Winter is shaping up nicely, I am just here to see other ppls sled stoke for now.

    Brapp.
    Damn thats a big one. Yeah i was shocked what people were willing to ride. I watched a guy on one of the creamsicle doos smash a rock and go over the bars. Also saw so many "uncovered" rocks. I don't think i left a track that already existed. Heres the pit we dug. Very supportive 5cm rain crust down about 20cm. Will be a good one to watch as the surface snow was a bit slippery on it.

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    We didn't brap to much other than shuttle up to pow surf.
    Snowpack was really Good, small crust 80cms down. No facets under it but ground is still not frozen.
    First day on a new to me xm, big upgrade from the m7. Estart and reverse is very nice on my old man body....


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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Quote Originally Posted by crashidy View Post
    Did you buy it? They are awesome. A bit tippy for tandem riding but can go anywhere. You won't be disappointed!

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    No, not yet.
    Like to milk another year out of the old girl.

  14. #2214
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    About fifteen years ago I sent a lot of time on this 1989 Arctic Cat Jag. I have fond memories of riding this sled to the highway with Mrs. SIJ holding Liberty as an infant wrapped in a blanket. It has been a great sled and is very peppy. A two or three pull starter consistently every time.

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    It never started last Winter despite numerous attempts. A local sled mechanic says the stator is bad can none are to be found. He also says the modern era for snowmobiles is mid 1990s and parts for those before are non existent. I have no reason not to trust this guy. Despite it's great condition, sled guy says it needs to be tossed, or as he put it - parked behind the barn- forever.

    We rode it for three winters and grew very fond of it. The girls want to ride it a lot & hopefully sled ski in the Gros Ventre.

    Thoughts on this whole stator thing?

    We will be riding another Arctic Cat , a 1996 650 work sled. Very big and heavy. Real bitch if (when) you get stuck. Not nearly as fun as the "little sled".

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    You may not be able to find the exact part (it's at least worth trying) but stators can be rewound.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

  16. #2216
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    Is it a 440?
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1989-ARCTIC-...xYSyWG&vxp=mtr

    I have an old Tundra (and an old Honda xr250l) and have found all sorts of crap on flea bay I never thought I would find. Also, there are probably others of this vintage kicking around behind other people's barns. Put the word out and buy a couple if you have the space. Often folks move on and non-runners can be very cheap. All it takes is one or two useful parts to make the investment worthwhile.

    My kids love putting around on the old Tundra and it is a great cabin sled - would never want to park it for something like a stator. Although, granted Tundra parts are easier to come by than old AC around here

  17. #2217
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    Awesome^^^ will research. Did eBay already.

    Sled guy said maybe eBay and I ordered one- then he said no workie. I may drive it to a larger company in Idaho Falls. We kinda need two sleds this Winter.

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    Maggot snowmobile thread

    Years ago my kid wrecked a “friends” old sled in Sagatuck Mi.
    He wanted me to pay $2k to fix an $800 sled. I offered to buy him newer sled, but he wanted this one fixed.
    I found the parts for< $300 at a sled junk yard in Grand Rapids.
    Tons of old sleds with very few miles in the Midwest.
    Same with boats.

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