Probably gonna take the plunge and get a sled this summer so I can access the goods. (No idea what I'm getting yet)
Any slednecks out there?
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You wanna get yourself one of these
SkibumsmithYeah I've had a few people tell me to get a summit. Somebody also recommended getting a Rev? (I don't see that model on their site). It's mostly for access to the alpine but I would like to have the ability to lap ski on deep days. I've got 5k budget USD.
Yeah I've seen my friends drain their bank accounts buying parts, gas etc haha. This has been a long time coming though. I'm going to try to stay mostly human powered but where I live (Kootenays) you need a sled to get most places.
eljefeFor sled skiing in my experience, Doo's tend to double up better than cats and poo's. Get an 800 or 850 with a 154 or longer.
When you go look at it, as one person before said, check the compression. Have the seller tip the sled on its side and check the carbides and hifax that they have adequate wear left. Start the sled. More than 3 pulls and sometimes there are challenges. If you can have a buddy hold the track off the ground, and open all the side panels and rev the engine and spin the track. You are looking to see that the clutch sheethes are engaging and disengaging freely and that the drivers are spinning the track easily and not binding.
Look the bottom of the machine up and down for any impact areas. You are trying to see that the bulkhead is straight. Look the tunnel up and down to see that its straight and doesn't have any creases or dents. Wiggle all the A-arms and see if there is much play in the bushings.
Machines that have been ridden really hard and not maintained, you'll find faults in these areas. Heavy tunnel wear, bend running boards, blown out bushings, low compression, usually show up on sleds that were manhandled more.
If buying used, the sled you're looking for is the sled of someone not particularly aggressive, who has money, who didn't ride it nearly as much as they thought they would, mostly rode the trails and open powder areas, didn't get into aggressive climbing and boondocking.
Also, people who maintain machines well are proud to tell you about it.
Hope this helps.
SkibumsmithI finally did it!
2014 Ski Doo Summit 800 163
mvfIf you don't already have them installed, consider getting airbag suspension support for that truck. Your leafs will be happy.
johnoblecompletely different kind of snow pony, but been refurbing my great-grandmothers old sled as a tow in machine this winter, if i get really ambitious ill take it out on the sled trails looking for sidecountry hits to hike. this definitely isnt the place, but if anyone has carb advice for me id take it, i cant get it to rev out even after a full rebuild, new jet, check valve.
SofaKingSickyou guys are a bunch of douchebags, it's super rude that you'd make this thread just to taunt me with the fact that you're out snappin necks and cashin' checks, blazing around on sleds while i'm sitting in an office like a tool