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Old 01-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #2086
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You guys need to get out and enjoy the snow and get your minds off bikes for a few days!
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:04 PM   #2087
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"Enjoy the snow..." Yeah...I don't follow??
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:13 AM   #2088
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"Enjoy the snow..." Yeah...I don't follow??
Chuck, stop by and borrow a sled for a day and go out riding (Try to stay off the main trails and go explore!)
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:49 AM   #2089
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Chuck, stop by and borrow a sled for a day and go out riding (Try to stay off the main trails and go explore!)
This really is a good answer.

I got a free 70s arctic cat around xmas time and put $100 in parts and a day's worth of carb cleaning and tuning into it and am having a blast

It is so narrow and has such crappy suspension it is like riding a dirtbike, you have to move your body a lot or you are going to tip over

Mostly it is great because of the boondocking. I can ride this thing through places my bike won't go in the summer and it's easy. Got a home built sled on xcountry skis with it, going to start using it to collect firewood and maple sap. At least I'm out in the woods!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:19 AM   #2090
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I'd like to pick up an old sled...I'd love an old "Bumble Bee" Ski-Doo like I rode when I was a kid. Something small, narrow and light...something I won't ride farther than I care to walk home. There are enough "outlaw" trails around me to have fun for hours.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:02 AM   #2091
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I'd like to pick up an old sled...I'd love an old "Bumble Bee" Ski-Doo like I rode when I was a kid. Something small, narrow and light...something I won't ride farther than I care to walk home. There are enough "outlaw" trails around me to have fun for hours.
Haha that is my deal so far, have not been willing to ride it farther than I am willing to walk home. That theory tested out sound on the first few rides and it got left in the woods overnight "Should be good to go now though." (where have I heard that before)

Still better than making payments for a lawn ornament and dead simple to work on
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:04 PM   #2092
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From 1975 to 1980 I made my living through the winters fixing those things. I worked for a Polaris Dealer. One thing I can guarantee is they will break. I got a life time of snowmobiles in 5 years. Enjoy your self.

They get stuck, break down, and crash all in the cold and wrong place.

Oh yeah in 1980 you could buy a new 244 cc single cylinder colt for $999.00 Liquid cooling was new and independent suspension was only on factory racers or had just come out for the public.

I rode a 1960 Polaris to work and school.

On the lighter side, Sunday is ground hog day. Our early spring is in some rodents hands.
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This is my snowmobile. Have them for many years.

Going out on them tomorrow. Won't go further than I can walk home.

Those of you that do not know, I grew up in Copenhagen.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:37 PM   #2093
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Nice classic shoe's bro! Prefer them over the new aluminum styles.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:12 PM   #2094
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Since we can't ride, we can shoot the bull. The front half of those shoes were in a fire and the "fine lacing" burnt off. Old man Snyder was a basket maker that lived on tug hill. I fixed his car as payment to have them relaced. That was around 1987. He showed me how to tie them on with clothesline. It does not stretch when wet like leather. I used to be able to run with them because the long tails. Now I'm too old.

They are great for hunting rabbits without a dog because you can jump on the brush piles. Now I go rabbit hunting on them but don't bring a gun.

Come On Spring!
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:40 AM   #2095
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Since we can't ride, we can shoot the bull. The front half of those shoes were in a fire and the "fine lacing" burnt off. Old man Snyder was a basket maker that lived on tug hill. I fixed his car as payment to have them relaced. That was around 1987. He showed me how to tie them on with clothesline. It does not stretch when wet like leather. I used to be able to run with them because the long tails. Now I'm too old.

They are great for hunting rabbits without a dog because you can jump on the brush piles. Now I go rabbit hunting on them but don't bring a gun.

Come On Spring!
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Can you elaborate on the clothes line? I have put a lot of miles on my pair of old shoes but have never found a binding setup that was worth a damn
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:40 PM   #2096
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I bought new rope just for this. I used 6' 7/32 all cotton clothesline rope.

Start here,



Right side under the shank. Wrap over top of boot
loop around first part.

I have to keep rotating the rope around the boot to keep the loop close to the ground. This is where the tension comes from.



These are not the best boots. They are steel toe for work.

Going for a 35 minute walk while the bread bakes. With a little luck I should not have to stop and tighten them. New rope, so I am not sure. I have only changed the rope twice since I got them fixed.

With regular boots, position the front loop as in the middle picture.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:47 PM   #2097
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Muchos gracias amigo, that is neat and I will try it out :)
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:08 PM   #2098
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After a hike,



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Old 02-04-2014, 11:38 AM   #2099
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More snow coming!

perfect little OLD sled for exploring and getting places, 340cc Fan cooled, long track.





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Sold the KLR today.
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