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Old 02-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #166
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Some great sled pics, good to see some people getting out there.

Took a few inmates up to camp last weekend and had a couple of good days of riding.















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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #167
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Gotta love those old steamers, they remind me of my dad's Evinrude snow machine like the cops rode in Minnesota, they had one little gumball on the hood, a ticket book and police stickers, no radios

We didn't have any trouble out running them around town on our TNTs, TXs, Scorpions, Rupps...goood teenager fun, back in the days when they had real snow





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Old 02-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #168
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Thanks for the advice Snowmule. The service manual I just got calls for zero toe in or out- the old sleds I'm used to called for some toe out. I'll have to lay a tape on it and see what it's got.

I believe without clutch tools, I can only take the primary apart so far. We'll see how that goes.
Usually want a little bit of toe-out (about 1/8" per side) to take up play in the heim joints.
http://backcountryrebels.com/showthread.php?t=25878
And camber alignment: http://backcountryrebels.com/showthread.php?t=26888

With the clutch ... right, you'll need some fixturing and tooling to break it down all the way, but you can pull the bolts off the outer cover and remove the spring, the sheaves will drop together giving you a little easier access to the internals. Weights come out real easy with the cover/spring off, or wedge a wrench between the spider and sheave to get the spider off the weights.
Need a clutch puller to get the clutch off the PTO end. Good tool to have anyways.

You can pull the helix out of the secondary with a couple of bolts, which gives you access to the rollers inside. Wipe it down, blow that out with compressed air and check everything over.
http://backcountryrebels.com/showthread.php?t=18526
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #169
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Went out today after we got a 20" blast in less than 12 hours.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #170
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Nice pics!

I got mine out last week for a spin. Only put on about 50 miles this year.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:17 PM   #171
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Went snowmobiling last weekend for the first time. My friend Geoff loaned me this to ride



It is an Article Cat F8 SnoPro.

I liked it so much that on Monday, I bought this.


A F8 SnoPro RR



Heading North this coming weekend for first ride on my new sled. Very excited.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #172
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #173
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Good to see the differnt types of sledding shown here, been pretty crappy winter around here so Ive only got a few hundered miles on riding from my door. We did get north for a week a couple weeks ago for a good ride, ya we get 150-200 miles a day as well, mix of bush trails, logging rd.s and lake running.

Mines in the middle, pre "angry bug" look








Pull up to the dock at the marina for fuel



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Old 02-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #174
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We got another foot or so of snow in the past two days, and today was perfect and sunny for tearing it up.
Short tracks got nothing on tracks that have an extra 5' to 'em, so I had to pack myself a trail to get to the top of the field... but damned if I didn't get there



After tearing things up (going downhill, so's I wouldn't get stuck) and making a bunch of laps and generally feeling like a Snow Hero, and after getting stuck 3 times (3 times you're out, time to go home) I headed down. Gotta watch out - sometimes you see some cool shit like a frozen wave:


Mother Nature treated me well, and I had to stop here to get a pic of the rainbow that was shining like a field of diamonds reflecting in the sun. Doesn't show up on this pic, but each of those bright spots in the snow was a rainbow of color. Stunning! Of course, stopping in deep snow on a short track 'bile means... yup.... I was stuck again



Snorkel snow, face shots all day - standing up
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #175
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3 pages back....time to move it up.

Last weekend



This is how you pull of a 230 mile day.... that and getting on the trail at 6:00 am.





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Old 03-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #176
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I was able to get out again this weekend. It was probably the last hurrah for this season for me. I went up to a friend's place near Wausau, WI and we got in about 60 miles Saturday night and about 130 today. He did break down but luckily it was in his back yard so he used a back up sled.

We were the first ones out on fresly groomed trails this morning.



We found a spot do do some sweet jumps. Don't laugh SnowMule. This is big air for me!



My buddy Scott:


Scott also did a little inadvertent ghost rider while playing in a field:


2twisted, love your pics. I need to up my photo game a little bit I see.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #177
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Thread needs moar mountains.
Not a lot of pics this weekend, just Dogmeat and I so we did more riding than stopping for pics. Lots of exploring at Rabbit Ears.

37 miles on saturday ... kicked the crap outta me.






Good spot for lunch.




Finally made it up to buff pass... 7.5ft on the stick




Blast on the trail back to the truck ... Dogmeat got a room in Kremtucky, I camped out friday and saturday night.
Cook some burgers while the neighbors got the campfire going


Oddly, the crew next to us was from my neck of the woods too, turns out we live about 5mins away from each other.






Sunday we poked around by the Ears


Then wandered around towards area 54


This is where things got stupid - Pulled a couple of long-ish sidehills in deep snow (I my Pro ) and ended up back in rather dense woods, dropping down into a drainage. After consulting Google Earth, we found the trees only got thicker and we'd have to snake through the steep drainage about another mile north to get somewhere we could make it over where we wanted to go.
Marked the spot in the GPS, there's some great play areas back here... but not when we're already tired from 2 days of riding.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #178
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Snow is melting fast,prolly get one or two more weekends of riding before the mad rush to get the bikes all tuned/spooned n ready.


An old ice fishing pic from the late 70's or early 80's, Brassua lake, Me.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:36 PM   #179
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Up to the Ears again.


*All* the way up to the ears. Found the trail to the top this time. We were looking too hard two weeks ago.






Looking towards Area 54


Standing on the head of the bunny.




Boondock through the trees


Play around in Area 54. First time I've been back here with the Pro ... it eats up the sidehill a lot better than the old 900 did.


Down into the valley at the bottom for lunch


Red tracks to the north are from two weeks ago. 002 is where things got stupid and we turned around. The valley is 1/4-mi from 002.


So we headed that direction. Found the "easy" way through this time! We were too far west. Rode back to 002 and played around back there a little more, it is a fun area.




Back through to the valley near 54. It was easier going down than it was coming back up.


Looking up at the continental divide


And back down into the valley at the rest of the group.








Sun's going down, start heading back to the truck




stop and play on the drifts along the way.


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Old 03-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #180
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I spent a couple of hours in the garage messing around with my clutch. Looks like the primary needs to be rebuilt. Found a guy near me from a snowmobile forum that has tools & parts to rebuild it.

Also got some sad news, my "Polaris guy" neighbor with a cabin up north is moving. :-(
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