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Dena's Geezer mobile

Post by Spud » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 15:42:40


Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only got
about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
snow.
I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I may
not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
soon.
Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
few years.
 
 
 

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Post by Michael A. Koche » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 12:55:18

Sounds like your best bet would be selling it :(.


Quote:
> Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only
got
> about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
> stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
> anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
> snow.
> I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I
may
> not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
> soon.
> Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
> the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
> before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
> few years.


 
 
 

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Post by _ZRt » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 14:35:09


Hi

        I would keep it its pretty much new by the sounds of it,  you look
at the seasons they seem to be getting shorter and shorter every year.  The
resale is terrible on one you never get your money back even if there pretty
much new you lose at least a couple of thousand on them once there out of
the crate so to say.  I think pretty much the machines 95's and up are all
pretty much the same sure the newer ones have a little nicer ride but they
all go plenty fast enough.  There also so many new modifications out there
for your sled that helps out if you want to tweak you sled to your
preference.  For me I just like to set them up the way it suits me and ride
them for as long as I can ;) I enjoy it my buddy's have new ones but it
don't bother me at all.....

just my two cents

L8r  KC

 
 
 

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Post by spark » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 21:05:53

Spudd,
The job thing is scary. All I can say is hunker down and be the best fricken
mechanic they have. If you loose that job and your the best you WILL find
another. As far as the toy is concerned, glad to hear it's paid for, nothing
worse than owing money on a toy. But selling it now sets a dangerous
precedence, your saying that your willing to give up your favorite hobby.
You work your ass off, you deserve a relaxing and exhilarating hobby. Maybe
you scale back in light of everything, but don't give up the ship, fight the
good fight, blah, blah, blah :)

--
Sparks....... '02 600 VES Classic (winter fun)
                   '99 400 Xplorer (summer fun)


Quote:
> Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only
got
> about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
> stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
> anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
> snow.
> I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I
may
> not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
> soon.
> Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
> the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
> before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
> few years.

 
 
 

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Post by Scott Rub » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 02:09:25


Quote:
> Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only
got
> about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
> stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
> anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
> snow.
> I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I
may
> not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
> soon.
> Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
> the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
> before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
> few years.

If you are happy with the performance of the sled, keep it.  Sounds like in
a "good year" you don't put that much riding time on a sled.  In a few years
will you be putting more?  Will you need more out of a sled, or just
something you can go out on, ride the trails and have fun on.  Most sleds
will give this level of performance.  I think I would make the trip, do a
good summerizing job on it, and put it in long term storage.

Best of luck.

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by srd1 » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 03:06:43

I was in a similar situation. We were having our first baby 2 years ago and
he was born on Nov. 5th. That meant pretty much no riding at all that year
and who knows after that! My wife and I both kept our sleds (thank God!!).
We weren't able to ride at all the first winter but last winter we were able
to have our boy baby sat at my in-laws (only 2 times) but those 2 times made
were worth waiting for! This winter we are more comfortable with him
spending the weekend with his Grandparents so we expect almost a normal
riding season. He likes spending time with them and they love it even more!
It sounds like if your snowmobile is already at your in laws maybe that
would make it easier to go riding. They probably would want to watch the
baby for a while and you go riding!! If you can hold on to it do it,
especially if it's paid for. You would be surprised how good it feels to
ride even one time and blow off some steam and clear the cobwebs!!! Just
curious, where do you live that you have to go 10 hours to ride?
 Greg
99 MXZ600
96 ZRT600 wife

Quote:
> Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only
got
> about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
> stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
> anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
> snow.
> I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I
may
> not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
> soon.
> Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
> the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
> before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
> few years.

 
 
 

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Post by Spud » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 06:21:21


Quote:
> I was in a similar situation. We were having our first baby 2 years ago
and
> he was born on Nov. 5th. That meant pretty much no riding at all that year
> and who knows after that! My wife and I both kept our sleds (thank God!!).
> We weren't able to ride at all the first winter but last winter we were
able
> to have our boy baby sat at my in-laws (only 2 times) but those 2 times
made
> were worth waiting for! This winter we are more comfortable with him
> spending the weekend with his Grandparents so we expect almost a normal
> riding season. He likes spending time with them and they love it even
more!
> It sounds like if your snowmobile is already at your in laws maybe that
> would make it easier to go riding. They probably would want to watch the
> baby for a while and you go riding!! If you can hold on to it do it,
> especially if it's paid for. You would be surprised how good it feels to
> ride even one time and blow off some steam and clear the cobwebs!!! Just
> curious, where do you live that you have to go 10 hours to ride?
>  Greg
> 99 MXZ600
> 96 ZRT600 wife

Here's a few (left out) details...
The sled is a 1990 Polaris Indy Sport GT, about 1600 kilometers, it's like
new. The in-laws were the original owners but it stayed in the family. Ski
skins were added but I put on a Pol. tach, Pol. mirrors. Thumb warmer and
Hot Grips came from Brian at SnowEtc. And finally, added a screen kit from
Royal Distributing.
Since it came from family, we only paid a thousand for it. With the age I
had to do a small seat repair which was the bottom 3 inches all around and a
new front all new material as well as a new piece of wood, this cost me a
hundred bucks.
As for the job, it's part cutbacks, part merger. We're combining 4 companies
into one and out of seniority I may end up being bumped out by someone who
doesn't work for us or has never paid one cent of union dues THNAKS A LOT
CAW!
We live in London Ontario where there is virtually no snow but the sled is
near Timmins Ontario. Right now I would welcome the layoff since I'm
considering going back to school. We don't like it here anyhow and try to
spend as much time as possible up north, might try to find something that
would allow us to relocate there.
 
 
 

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Post by Scott Rub » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 03:59:29

Quote:

> The sled is a 1990 Polaris Indy Sport GT, about 1600 kilometers, it's like
> new. The in-laws were the original owners but it stayed in the family. Ski
> skins were added but I put on a Pol. tach, Pol. mirrors. Thumb warmer and
> Hot Grips came from Brian at SnowEtc. And finally, added a screen kit from
> Royal Distributing.
> Since it came from family, we only paid a thousand for it. With the age I
> had to do a small seat repair which was the bottom 3 inches all around and
a
> new front all new material as well as a new piece of wood, this cost me a
> hundred bucks.

Especially with that description, I would keep it.  If you sold it what are
you likely to get for it?  If you sell it in two-four years from now, you'll
likely get the same amount.  Unless you need the $1,000 (or less) for it
now, I would keep it.

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by mikel » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 04:53:16

If you get laid off you'll have time to ride and time for your new child.
Keep the sled till mid winter anyway and see how things work out. Weather,
family and employment wise.

mikell

Quote:
> Here's a question for you guys. Should I sell my sled? Truth is we only
got
> about 6 full days of use out of it last year and this year it's going to
> stay parked. Wife is pregnant, baby coming very soon, how soon is November
> anyways? Sled is up north at the in-laws, 10 hour drive to where they have
> snow.
> I'm a mechanic and work for an airline. With the industry as it is now I
may
> not have a job much longer, 1000 people from our company to be laid off
> soon.
> Few things to consider. I can go back to school and pick a new career but
> the sled is bought and paid for. This means it could be parked for a bit
> before I start using it again or I can let it go and buy another one in a
> few years.

 
 
 

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Post by Spud » Thu, 04 Oct 2001 01:35:20

Good advice. We don't really need the money right now. What I'd like to do
is keep it and maybe in a few years get an Indy Wide Track or Trail Deluxe.
What I was really wondering was is it really worth it to keep but I'm really
looking at storing it for just this season. I have some jpeg's of the sled
from last season.
The reason I call it Geezer mobile...a post last year from Rob Lyons. I
thought it was funny and can't get it out of my head.
http://www.dennyshome.homestead.com
under SLEDS of course.