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Old December 1st, 2011, 12:23 PM   #41
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i picked this up last week. waiting on a new wrap and some white ski's.
That is one bad ass looking sled. I bought Sly dog ski's for mine
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Old December 1st, 2011, 12:27 PM   #42
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I did sell it last fall when i started my divorce.

But i still hav my 03 F7 to ride if i get up there

I'm not really sure if that thing is awesome or hideous I might have to stick with awesome.





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i picked this up last week. waiting on a new wrap and some white ski's.
gay as all of your other power toys.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 12:28 PM   #43
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That is one bad ass looking sled. I bought Sly dog ski's for mine
i bought the new usi ski's,i like the wide project x.

hear is some shots of my place and my old doo's. wonder who that is stuck in the snow?
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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:30 PM   #44
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cracker this picture is for you....click to make larger.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:45 PM   #45
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:00 AM   #46
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Before the new windshield , riser and hand guards:
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:03 AM   #47
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cracker this picture is for you....click to make larger.
I've actually met the guy who owns that sled. He makes custom sliders for REV's and XP's. He's a nice guy.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:24 AM   #48
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also just ordered my skid plate for it!
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #49
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Yes i know Rick pretty good from the Harley business
rick is the picture perfect old school biker! Great guy, and for an old fart he can still get it on that ice bike of his. I've ridden it and it boogies. I'm friends with his son and he is big into the ice bikes as well....for the past couple of years they have been putting in a track on bald eagle lk in ortonville
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 06:12 PM   #50
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I rode one of those last winter. It made me want a sled again.

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i picked this up last week. waiting on a new wrap and some white ski's.
those graphics are ugly, no wonder you wanted to change them.

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No thornbirds?
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 11:48 PM   #51
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07 Phazer and I guess we're picking up an 05 Super Sport for my wife.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #52
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so im assuming all the long track sled guy go out west to ride?

i see very little use for a track that long in michigan.
a 121" or 136" with a decent paddle is plenty in most of michigan usually.

dont get me wrong they are sweet sleds, and make mine look like junk.

how often is a track over 136" really needed in michigan
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Old December 4th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #53
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so im assuming all the long track sled guy go out west to ride?

i see very little use for a track that long in michigan.
a 121" or 136" with a decent paddle is plenty in most of michigan usually.

dont get me wrong they are sweet sleds, and make mine look like junk.

how often is a track over 136" really needed in michigan
Depends on how you ride, and where you ride. The short tracks will have much better top speed....ie my RMK will only do about 92mph, where the same sled in a short track would do about 110mph or so. I have had 121s-163s, and they all have there pros and cons. I got my 163 stuck several times last year in the UP, but we were in some backwoods, deep pow. A 136 with a 1.75 track will do 90% of the things a 163 can do in the UP. My only problem with the 136 Back country X I had was it was a coupled suspension which is good on trail but terrible off trail. Not untill 2012 did skidoo make an uncoupled 136 skid on there sleds. The new 136 would be a sick sled for MI riding. Ever since I have went to longer tracks I cant stand riding a short track, even on trail. I feel so unstable, and so little of traction with short tracks. On straight up ice a short track with studs would dominate, but for the trails were on, they are typically not that way.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #54
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yea my new sled is uncoupled. it is a wheelie monster.

i have been in many places in the up and even around were i live were i wished i had a long track. we get in some strait up nasty spots sometimes. come on snow!!
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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #56
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i picked this up last week. waiting on a new wrap and some white ski's.
Sick sled... I love it
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #57
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Here's my '98 VMAX. Extended it to 136", put a set of Camoplast All-Terrain Skis on it, and have a different primary clutch ready to go on it. Still need to make new guards for the rear hoses, new snow flap, and some snaps for the seat. The rear shock inexplicably leaked all it's oil onto the garage floor this week so I'll need change that out next weekend and I'll be ready to go.



Maybe next year I'll upgrade to something a bit newer with a few more ponies. Last winter was my first season on a sled and I quickly found my little 600 triple to be underpowered when chasing a doo 800 and a Nytro
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so im assuming all the long track sled guy go out west to ride?

i see very little use for a track that long in michigan.
a 121" or 136" with a decent paddle is plenty in most of michigan usually.

dont get me wrong they are sweet sleds, and make mine look like junk.

how often is a track over 136" really needed in michigan
I have never been out of michigan and I loved my long track sleds.
Here I am on my polaris 144 in the lower between wolverine and Indian River. You just have to find the snow or go off trail sometimes. There are places all over that you can ride them in Michigan that a 121 might have a hard time doing what a long track could do with ease but then they are like riding a bus in the trails sometimes compared to a short track



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