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Old 12-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Timbersled mountainhorse snow bike

Does anyone have one of these.

Not necessarily on a KTM, but on any bike.

What are your impressions?

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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I want one in a bad way. That looks like too much fun
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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Power World in Granby is a Timbersled dealer. About three guys up here have them. Personally I have not ridden one, but the guys say it handles like a motorcycle. Works lots better in the trees than a sled. Works great in powder, not so good on packed trails. You hafta have at least the power of a 450. Power World has a new Timbersled installed on a used KX450. If you're serious, PM me and I'll see if I can arrange for a demo ride. I do the IT work for PW and help out with sales when they need extra staff. Pat
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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I have two friends with timber sleds. One on a Honda 450 and another on a ktm 450. The one sold his snowmobile and rode over 80 days last winter. It is all he talks about. The other picked his up late last season. He is going to let me rip once we get more snow. Everybody who has them, loves the timbersled. Every year I see more of them. I'm almost afraid to try it because I love my skidoo summit!
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #6
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:09 AM   #7
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Guess I will need to stop by Powerworld and check it out, up close. I'd like to rent one for a couple hours. Might be the way to go instead of a sled.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:27 AM   #8
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I want a Timbersled!

I was sooooo close to demoing them in Gunnison last season. I just talked about them again last night and told my wife that it was a must have now that we're back in Pagosa. She actually said if we get her mare sold I could use the money for a Tsled....YES! I'll put it on my 525exc.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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Guess I will need to stop by Powerworld and check it out, up close. I'd like to rent one for a couple hours. Might be the way to go instead of a sled.
No need to rent one. We do demos. PM me and I'll be happy to set it up. (We have two in stock) In the meantime, do your snow dance. It's been pretty warm up here & we need a good dump!
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:36 AM   #10
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For sale ..wonderful 10yr old Icelandic Mare. Perfect ride for those tough winters. 4-leg drive, goes anywhere (even in Wilderness), $5,000 or trade for Timbersled......
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:42 AM   #11
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Just saw this for sale in Craig...
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #12
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Having ridden them a little bit, They are awesome in the right condition's. About 6-12" of fresh on top of a good solid base. If you get into conditions where the bike will fall through a crust layer and light snow under be prepared for a stuckfest. Remounting them is a bit of a challenge for an old broken up guy like me as you are no longer at the same level as the bike-rather you are postholing in the snow about a foot or two. And it's not too stable to get back on as the platform width is about 15"..

They are really cool and fun to ride, and the owners of them do like them a lot.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:21 AM   #13
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Thanks for all replies. A special thanks to Tha Rick that's exactly the input I was looking for.

Remounting isn't something I had thought about. Guess you have to stop next to a packed track and stand on the packed track.

How difficult is the installation/removal at change of seasons? Or do most/some leave the kit on and ride another bike in the summer. Certainly not in my budget.

Realistically, the kit probably isn't in my budget either, it just looks like a lot of fun and wanted some real user input.

Keep the replies coming.

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Old 12-08-2014, 11:43 AM   #14
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Been on a couple of them, on a couple different bikes.
They're not like a snowmobile, and not like a motorcycle. Sort of their own unique animal. They turn everything flat - "sidehilling" is a lot less of a thing on a snowbike, because you don't have two skis to contend with. You just kinda go.

SX kit adds an additional linkage/shock to the subframe - makes a big difference. ST and LT kits don't have that.

Displacement counts. KLX450F's that I was on were ... a little anemic. The 500+ bikes did a lot better. Some of that was transmission too, wider = better.

From what I hear, switching from dirt to snow takes about 2 hours. Not a huge pain to do, but more than I'd want to do twice a week. If I had one, I'd definitely want the 2nd bike option.

I want to ride a boosted snowbike sometime.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:56 AM   #15
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The install and removal I hear is pretty easy as it basically replaces the swingarm. Takes a bout 2-3 hours as there is some chain/gearing to do. Also, because the timbersled is always under load, it's a good idea to have good clutch component's and a decent top end...I found it was easier to start in 2nd and grab 3rd for a good track speed.

Keep an eye on the fuel as it will run through about 3 gallons in 2-3 hours.

Edit: Doh, 205'd by 'mule, I was wondering when he was going to chime in...
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