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Old 01-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #31
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how bout www.snowmobilesforfkgrent.com
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:51 AM   #32
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I've done it since I was a little baby riding between Dad's knees. I loved it and thought nothing could be better, until I rode dirtbikes. Then, the sleds seemed a little ungainly compared to a bike.

However, a couple of years ago a company called 2Moto came out with a kit to turn your bike into a sled. Sounds great, but sleds need track surface for powder flotation. It didn't seem like a great idea, but then I saw this video at the last SnoWest show here in the great city of Puyallup.

http://www.youtube.com/user/2Moto

These things seem to kick ass in all kinds of snow! Plus they make a kit for my Husaberg! The jury is still out on this one, but the company is supposed to be giving test rides in February and I will BE THERE. At $4k it's steep for a kit, but that's not unreasonable considering the cost of a sled and if the fun factor is higher, then it's the way to go. Plus, all you do is throw the track kit and ski on a shelf for the summer rather than storing a whole sled. Seems like a winner if the performance is there.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #33
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We rented some last week and had a blast. Big ol SkiDoo 800's...155" track. I hadn't ridden a snow machine for about ten years and was blown away by the power these things have.

As someone else said, if you like to ride motorcycles, you'll love snowmobiles. 4' deep powder with 150HP is a kick in the ass!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:36 PM   #34
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These pics are from my Lake City recon I did over Christmas 07!!








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Old 01-05-2008, 12:46 PM   #35
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Now you need to take a couple in on trade.
Then you can test ride the hell out of them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #36
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Sorry to brag about alaska...but, I can safely say NO ONE has ridden big until they hit Alaska or the Yukon....in fact, if you got the balls and shitloads of cash...the annual Arctic Man Festival will blow your mind...




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Old 01-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #37
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The leader of our group had a Ski-Doo MXZ that he let me ride, it was like riding a Ferrari!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #38
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Nothing like breakin the ass end of a snowmobile loose in corner
and peggin the throttle on the way out.


well, except for bikes.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #39
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Had a Polaris XCR600 and then a an XT700. The wife had a Arctic Cat ZL600. Sold them after the kids were born and our free time took a dive in the shitter. We'll get new ones when the girls are old enough to ride.
We have over 6300 miles of snowmobile trails in MI so it's a pretty big deal here. Even though I'm taking a break from the sleds, I've been keeping up with what has been going on.
As far as rentals out west.
I know you can rent sleds in Yellowstone. In fact, because of the eco-Nazis, Pretty much the ONLY sled you can ride in Yellowstone is a rental on a guided tour.
I also see a lot of ads for rentals/tour packages out west so it shouldn't be to hard to find something with a little google help.

Try this site http://www.amsnow.com/sno/default.aspx?c=ss&id=16

For the haters, don't scoff at the lowly snowmobile. The sleds that are available now are nothing like what you may have ridden 15+ years ago.
Do yourself a favor and take a spin on a modern sled and I'll bet you won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:47 PM   #40
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I live in 'da UP, so of course I have a sled!!!

Yamaha Warrior 4 stroke that put outs just a shade over 140 h.p.!!!!!!

Gotta do something for 6 months out of 'da year. It's just like adventure riding on two wheels, but with a track and skiis.









Wife and kidlet ride also....

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Old 01-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #41
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Going on a ride today.
Here is sled in driveway. I pull a sled behind to pack fishing stuff.

Here is another shot Im leaving in 5 min.

Ihope I dont brake down its a 91 with a lot of mismatched parts.
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I'd like to nominate this n00b for official den00bing.

Under a hundred posts, and the fucker actually used the fucking search engine, unlike most of his class brethren...
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #42
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They get stuck way too easily, and are twice the bitch to get out compared to a motorcycle.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:27 PM   #43
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:51 PM   #44
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Grew up with them.

We had 2 SkiDoo Everests back in the 70's and early 80's.

The mid-atlantic used to get great snow back then. We'd take them out every weekend.

Big fun.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:01 PM   #45
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For the haters, don't scoff at the lowly snowmobile. The sleds that are available now are nothing like what you may have ridden 15+ years ago.
Do yourself a favor and take a spin on a modern sled and I'll bet you won't be disappointed.
Took my 'new' one out today...



On North mountain looking towards the South mountain (Uncanoonucs).

Beauty of the vintage sleds is if it doesn't snow you don't care as much. If it does, you get to get out for a while and enjoy the outdoors. Oh, and it's $38 to register - forever. At least here in NH it is.
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