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#6212886 - 02/23/12 04:59 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: skudrunner]
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Finally got my skandic just about finished so went with a ride with the boy on Monday





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#6213399 - 02/23/12 06:40 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: 458 Lott]
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Loc: Alaska - N63, W162
Those remind me of the days when dividend amounts determined the color of the machine crop in a village many years. Lower amounts meant the yellow brand. 'Course that was just a bit earlier than these year models, since a better dividend meant more people could afford the brand with "IFS". I miss those days. My first new machine was a Skandic 277. I don't miss that machine. whistle
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#6213985 - 02/23/12 09:46 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: 458 Lott]
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He's getting to be packing-size, Paul!
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#6216032 - 02/24/12 12:28 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: Klikitarik]
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Originally Posted By: Klikitarik
Machines our here get used daily. At less than around -20 many of them begin having starting problems. -15 is generally okay; -25 gets iffy. The new EFI Honda ATVs are worse than the older carbureted models. Many of the newer snowmachines which are supposed to run cleaner have a difficult time without adding heat. A heat gun is a wonderfully simple and useful tool in the cold. You quickly discover that most battery chargers and other electric devices don't have insulation on their wires that are good for much in terms of deep temps though.
I was contemplating a four stroke 'Cat a couple of years ago with some concern about starting in severe cold. They had an accessory package that would automatically start the motor and warm it up whenever it began to get too cold. It was supposed to prevent cold start-up problems resulting from being left overnight at -30 or whatever.
take a mapp gas tourch with u heat the y pipe in front of the cyc head......pull the rope...off u go ....we use them on the trail/cabin at 37 to 42 below(we have temp gauges installed on the sleds get'em at power and transmisson on van horn/its a kenworth gauge-if anything it will show u where not to park/camp)
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#6216141 - 02/24/12 12:59 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: atvalaska]
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ATV, so Mapp gas will light/vaporize at lower temps than propane? If so, that is good to know.

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#6216222 - 02/24/12 01:22 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: atvalaska]
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Used to ride Arctic Cat ZRs in the mid to late 90s. A mortgage and kids put an end to that.

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#6216232 - 02/24/12 01:24 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: Take_a_knee]
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i keep it inside the cabin , and keep it handy enroute. i have never left the /a bottle outside to test (i use propane to) but if i have to go i grab a bottle from inside and head out the door to get her started....my 800rmk aint no fun at those temps. a guy showed me the trick about 10 years ago.
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#6216272 - 02/24/12 01:35 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: atvalaska]
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Like a Reddy heater and metal dryer pipe for a vehicle!
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#6216320 - 02/24/12 01:45 PM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: ironbender]
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6' stove pipe with a 90 on the end, that and a weed burnner is my friend.
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#6218321 - 02/25/12 12:01 AM Re: lets see them snowgo's!!...whos riding what?? [Re: AkMtnHntr]
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Registered: 03/18/11
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Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: AkMtnHntr
Here's mine sitting in the driveway.


Spring in Petersville.


YO! We talked about you guys having sleds, but I didn't know you guys rocked it like that! wink Way cool, brother.

Two questions:

1. Can you 'wheelie' them consistently?
2. Which one do I get to hurt myself on, er, I mean go for a spin on?

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