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so not necessarily a ski gabber topic, cause i am talking about snowmobiles, but back country skiing involves them so i am taking a shot. trying to get my hands on a good BC sled. i know a lot about engines and motorcycles and stuff but pretty clueless when it comes to snowmobiles. From what i have found out, when dealing with powder and stuff (which is what will be the main focus) its best to have at least an 800, with like a 151 track. trying to not spend more than like 3500 bucks but could be flexible. any advice?
forgot to use that wierd searchbar thing haha.....got some infor but any more would be nice. thanks
yeh im interested in this too
i used my friends rmk 900 in tahoe pow, i believe the track was 151...it was fucking heavy, but for BC that would probably be good...if your up for it, get a summit 1000 and you will be more than happy...but with that kind of wallet, you'll have trouble getting something that is really reliable, most used high end snowmobiles go for around 5k $, unless you get one thats older
Dont buy one, you will never ever want to go to a resort again... no but seriously what you need is at least one or two big sleds in the group (700, 151 min) I run an M7 162. If you have one or two big guys then you can use them as the towboat for hard to reach areas and to get out of sketchy spots. My buddy has a powder special 600 with a 136 track its okay to get to the easy stuff but defiently can not climb some of the tuffer slopes with two people.
haha true...you actually just stop skiing and start sledding more....a 700 is good enough...900s are made for like alaska and shit, but if you're doing some gnarly BC you will need something pretty burly
Where do you live? I am asking because you might be able to find one in the classifieds and/or you might not need a beast of a sled.
i live in upstate NY. a pretty good place to buy sleds this time of year. but i don't want to drive around all over creation looking at stuff i have no idea about. knowing what models to look for would make things easier
oh dude, you don't need anything insane then, I was thinking of getting a sled for jay peak backcountry actually
naw man, i live in NY in the summer time, but after christmas i moved to mammoth last winter and am doing it again this year. i'll be in the sierra nevadas. like sonora pass (sirriani sp? and idea crew turf) like real stuff
It is going to be very hard to find a new sled for your type of riding for $3,500. You should look into buying a used one, unless you want to more than double your price range. Don't fret, if you have any more information/questions just post up.
also intersted in this thread. i have no idea what i need as i have done no reserach. i thought about the idea of splitting the sled. cuts the price in half, and when are you gonna want to go sledding by yourself? i'll be in whistler and was thinkin around $4000 as well. any ideas. and bump..i guess.
I got a high five from Candide in the summer of 2005. i still haven't washed my hands!
after i made the thread, i used the search bar and just searched "snowmobiles". there is one thread near the top with a lot of good information
Again make sure you get fuel injection or something with a really good altitude compensator. I cant stress how important this is. If you know nothing about two strokes and jetting than this is incredibly important!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have an M7 from artic cat and its fuel injected and it is always running good with no adjustments needed, I would suggest Artic cats for this, they handle like shit though.
try to find a 2004-2006 ski doo rev 800 151" track. very reliable mountain sled with plenty of power.
my 2 cents.
craigslist usually has good finds, but for $3500 you'll get something about six or 7 years old
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