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looking for a good starter sled..
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littlerunner
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice! Looks to have been well maintained.

Whats the specs on it? Mileage, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlerunner wrote:
very nice! Looks to have been well maintained.

Whats the specs on it? Mileage, etc.


http://www.polarisman.com/site/DisplayModel.cfm?ModelID=95SNOINDYTRAILDLX&Year=1995

overall its in really great shape... it has a ton of miles on it.. close to 6000.. doing some research though, it looks like it may have spent all its life at a tourism place on groomed trails.. there is literally not a scratch on the hood and the underside has two inch long little marks and that it...

the stuff that i have bought for it are two rear bogies (one is starting to get some small cracks in it but the other one is still in perfect shape..) and I bought some steering tie rod ends because they are worn a bit...
I can tell that the starter was used probably all the time because the bendix drive gear is leterally half worn off.. the flywheel is in good shape though...
other than that I am happy... Lori and I went out for a first time yesterday around elstow. we made it a geocaching/sledding trip and it was tons fun.. I even got her to drive for a couple of kms and she did very good...
I see what everyone means though about having to work harder getting the sled to respond more when there is another person on the back... she has been on the back of my motor bike quite a bit so she knows how to react when I drive but Lori is still recovering from her operation so she cant move very well yet but we will get our rythm soom... when I was on the back i was playing with shifting my weight as she was turning and I made the sled turn really well... Lori was confident enough to get the sled to about 35 kms/hour... I had it around 55 but had plenty of power to go faster if I wanted..
overall i had a good time... I believe I am going out today and as well on the weeked we are going out to nisbet forest to do some geocaching/sleeding as well.... should be good!!!

here is the only 2 pics we got....




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool beans!!!

Since you are going to have more problems maneuvering and steering the machine when there are 2 riders on it, you may want to try playing with the suspension setup. By shortening or lengthening the strap and by adjusting the center shock on the rear suspension, if it is adjustable, you may be able to improve the responsiveness and handlin of the sled with 2 riders.

I have never played with anything but the rear adjustment on my sled and this winter am going to experiment with the other settings to see how much of a difference they make on the ride.
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2006 Summit 800 Adrenaline
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