'12-13 Snowmobiling season!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by SnowMule, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Haydays last weekend (Official kickoff for winter snowmobiling), and a new sled in the garage. Reports coming in of snow on the peaks of the mountains. Leaves are changing colors.

    Hopefully this year will be better than last year. :wink:
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  2. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Drove from CO to MN for Haydays. Lots of this...
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    Minnesota sunrise/fog as the sun rose (We drove straight through the night)
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    this place is -huuuge-
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    One of three swap meet fields :eek1
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    Got there and unloaded our junk
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    Did I mention *huge*....
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    Wind kicked up a bit saturday afternoon.
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    Didn't sell as much as I wanted to, but did get rid of some of some 900 parts. About 1400 I slapped a "Free!" sticker on the bulkhead, and an hour later someone took it home. :lol3 I think I got a better deal than they did. :rofl
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  3. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    And a new smowmobile for me :D
    '12 Pro-RMK 800, 155". A *LOT* lighter than the 900. Shouldn't have to pull this one apart every year to replace motor mounts and bulkhead braces. :doh

    Out of the crate...
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    ...and into the trailer. :wink:
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    Home!
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    It'll never be this clean and shiny again. :lol3
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    :eek1
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    Let the modding begin. :lol3
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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    As much as I hate the thought of winter coming, congrats on the new toy! Take lots of pics (again) this winter wouldya?

    M
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  5. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    When I rode from Kansas City to Halifax back in '04, it was interesting to note the change in toys in the yards along the way. Down here it's boats. Going through IL, IN, and OH, it transitioned to ATVs. Once I got up to NY, MA, and NH, it was snowmobiles.
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  6. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    you took the southern route.
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  7. NICO

    NICO Long timer

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    May be as 205 as Hitler's GS, but always worth a re-post...

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  8. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    I needed to be in Halifax, so I slabbed it. I took a right at Erie and ran I-86/88/90 across to Worcester, MA. It was my first long bike trip (and I still had the stock saddle), so it took me three days instead of two.
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  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    You will be happy to know we are getting snow up high in Revelstoke.
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  10. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Apparently we had snow up in the hills here last week. :cry

    Wish I could afford to run my FREE sleds this year, aint going to happen. I will live vicariously through y'all so y'all better be posting some good pics!
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  11. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    :roflThat's sig line material right there.:rofl
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  12. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    :clap hopefully that means we'll have a good year this year in the Rockies. It's no joke been T-Shirt weather here since mid MARCH! That's when I traded off my old Edge RMK for a Jeep and I drove the Jeep home with no top and in a T-Shirt.

    I'm ready for the snow to hit the mountains.
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  13. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Hopefully start riding later this month....

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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I can't beleive that as much as I LOVE motorcycles, that I have NEVER been moved to buy a snowmobile. I have never even wanted to ride one but once when a buddy asked me to ride his I did. It was fun but didn't make me want to buy one. I guess if it was as trick and as fast as some I would have been moved to buy one. It was a stock Ski Doo and had to be twenty years ago.
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  15. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    Might be time to give it another try.

    Sleds today are -nothing- like they were 20 years ago.
    Or even 10 years ago.
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  16. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    150 - 200 horses of two stroke goodness will pull your arms longer for sho!:clap
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  17. sledneck

    sledneck Adventurer

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    Have a 154 xm on order. Hoping this winter is as deep as last!
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  18. ROUNDSTOCK

    ROUNDSTOCK Been here awhile

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    can you school me on the sno mobile? is the rear fender ? that long to cover the track?more track ,more traction ? or is a it big rack for gear etc? anyways thats looks really fun.......................steve
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  19. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Its so when you fall of the back your arm doesnt get sucked in and ripped off... Oh, wait that happened. :norton.

    Longer track= more flotation and traction in deep snow, worse turning radius unless you know what youre doing. It IS a blast, whish I could afford to do it!
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  20. Trail Ryder

    Trail Ryder Your Hero

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    Mrs. Trail Ryder got a sled for this upcoming season (the one on the left):

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