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Post by D War » Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:32:06


Now its really, really dead....

Rode halfway across Canada on my VTX last week - totally off topic but there
isn't any snow anyway...

www.bcsledhed.com/blog for story and pics

 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:09:03


Quote:
> Now its really, really dead....

> Rode halfway across Canada on my VTX last week - totally off topic but
> there isn't any snow anyway...

> www.bcsledhed.com/blog for story and pics

It's been a good bike summer down my way this summer also.
Sled interest will pick up by the end of Sept. .
Maybe not here though..........
--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700

 
 
 

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Post by Dennis Maye » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:51:29


Quote:


>> Now its really, really dead....

>> Rode halfway across Canada on my VTX last week - totally off topic but
>> there isn't any snow anyway...

>> www.bcsledhed.com/blog for story and pics

> It's been a good bike summer down my way this summer also.
> Sled interest will pick up by the end of Sept. .
> Maybe not here though..........

Working out an eye ball medical issue

Dropping out of sledding after (1972 start) 38 years of riding

Dennis from GBay, WI

 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:30:49


Quote:

> Working out an eye ball medical issue

> Dropping out of sledding after (1972 start) 38 years of riding

> Dennis from GBay, WI

Good luck on things working out..
Some of us will still be reading this group, at least while their is a
Usenet.
--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700
 
 
 

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Post by kewx » Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:39:20


Quote:
> Now its really, really dead....

> Rode halfway across Canada on my VTX last week - totally off topic but there
> isn't any snow anyway...

> www.bcsledhed.com/blogfor story and pics

This just in:  There are heavy avalanche warnings forcast for the
Hoppyzone this season starting now and ending in May.......
kw
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Bisset » Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:41:41

On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:30:49 UTC, "Repairman"

Quote:



> > Working out an eye ball medical issue

> > Dropping out of sledding after (1972 start) 38 years of riding

> > Dennis from GBay, WI

> Good luck on things working out..
> Some of us will still be reading this group, at least while their is a
> Usenet.

I started in 1969, with a 1967 Yamaha. I still ride (but not often) my
2000 Polaris 500 RMK. It is a tossup whether the RMK, or my 1977 TX
340 was the best sled I ever owned. Both seem to be bullet proof, but
the RMK looks a lot better than the TX did, after 10 years of riding.
Possibly, a smarter rider :-)

I still follow this news group, and I do not miss some of the more
irritating people who seem to have gone away. I do enjoy reading those
who still post.

--
Doug Bissett
dougb007 at telus dot net
(Please make the obvious changes, to e-mail me)
2000 Polaris 500 RMK

 
 
 

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Post by kewx » Wed, 25 Aug 2010 23:29:23


Quote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:30:49 UTC, "Repairman"




> > > Working out an eye ball medical issue

> > > Dropping out of sledding after (1972 start) 38 years of riding

> > > Dennis from GBay, WI

> > Good luck on things working out..
> > Some of us will still be reading this group, at least while their is a
> > Usenet.

> I started in 1969, with a 1967 Yamaha. I still ride (but not often) my
> 2000 Polaris 500 RMK. It is a tossup whether the RMK, or my 1977 TX
> 340 was the best sled I ever owned. Both seem to be bullet proof, but
> the RMK looks a lot better than the TX did, after 10 years of riding.
> Possibly, a smarter rider :-)

> I still follow this news group, and I do not miss some of the more
> irritating people who seem to have gone away. I do enjoy reading those
> who still post.

> --
> Doug Bissett
> dougb007 at telus dot net
> (Please make the obvious changes, to e-mail me)
> 2000 Polaris 500 RMK

Everyone knows that Yamaha has the best sled.
kw
 
 
 

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Post by Stig Arne By » Wed, 25 Aug 2010 23:44:09

Quote:

<snip>

> Everyone knows that Yamaha has the best sled.
> kw

Hmmmm....  Do you expect me to say "agree"....?

Regards,

Stig Arne Bye

92 Yamaha VT 480 TF/E (Venture)



Snail-Mail ..:  Axel Borgens veg 4, NO-9900 Kirkenes, Norway
Homepage ....:  UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  http://stigbye.footballclubs.io
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Located just about 70N 30E - Almost at the top of the world!

 
 
 

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Post by <dougb007!S.. » Thu, 26 Aug 2010 04:09:16

Quote:


...snip...
> > I started in 1969, with a 1967 Yamaha. I still ride (but not often) my
> > 2000 Polaris 500 RMK. It is a tossup whether the RMK, or my 1977 TX
> > 340 was the best sled I ever owned. Both seem to be bullet proof, but
> > the RMK looks a lot better than the TX did, after 10 years of riding.
> > Possibly, a smarter rider :-)

> > I still follow this news group, and I do not miss some of the more
> > irritating people who seem to have gone away. I do enjoy reading those
> > who still post.

> Everyone knows that Yamaha has the best sled.
> kw

Well, if you want to argue... :-)

The '67 Yamaha was ahead of it's time. If I remember correctly, it had
a 351 CC twin, which could, easily, outrun the 1969 Ski-doo 440s.
However, it pretty well disintegrated in about 3 months of riding. I
got it new in '69, but I know, for sure, that it was a '67 sled. It
was one of about 6 sleds brought into Canada, with a 6 volt lighting
system. I patched it up, and rode it for another year. in those days,
parts were cheaper than sleds :-) One interesting part, that broke,
was the fixed sheave on the secondary. After dissassembly, you could
see a Labatts lable on the belt side.

Then, I got a 1972 Polaris Charger 400 free air. There was NO CONTEST.
The Polaris outperformed everything in the area where I was riding,
except for one machine. That was a 1972 Polaris Charger 530 free air.
Nothing could touch either one, even the 440 Cats couldn't keep up.
After that, I always rode Polaris, and most of them needed minimal
repairs, for things that I didn't break myself :-)

My favorite sled was the 1977 Polaris TX 340 free air. It kept up to
the 440s, was very light, and turned corners like it was on railroad
tracks. Of course, there was almost no suspension in those things, but
I was a little younger then, than I am now :-)

I think my least favorite was the 1980 Centurion 500CC triple. It ran
great, and had lots of power, but it didn't have the indy front end.
It was a killer to manhandle that thing around corners (too heavy),
and hang onto it in the rough going. If the indy suspension had not
appeared, I probably would have quit sledding because of that thing.

It has been my experience, that every sled manufacturer has had good
sleds, and every one has had bad sleds. I was reasonably lucky, over
the years, and managed to get good ones. Now, if I could only get some
warranty repair work done to the old body, I could start over, and do
it right this time :-)

--
Doug Bissett
dougb007 at telus dot net
(make the obvious changes to e-mail me)
2000 Polaris 500 RMK

 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:56:58

Quote:
> Well, if you want to argue... :-)

big snip

My first sled was a '74 Poo Colt 250SS in '82 . $50 and got it running for
the price of a kill switch.
It would go anywhere at a max of 45 mph.
'78 TX 440 free air full mod was next. 38 carbs, stinger exhaust, ported. It
would run to 90 ahead of 600's and wheelie like a mutha.
Rode it a few years until a rod ventilated the bottom end. I miss that sled
and wish I still had it for it's fun factor on smooth trails.
Had several Poo 600's and 2 dozen pistons between them which put me on my
first new sled. That was my '99 XC 700 which I still have as a spare.
Started out as a Poo guy as they had hydraulic brakes and the best brakes
over the cable ones back in the day. The Colt had real brakes for the time.
Had a '76 ? Pantera 500 FA as a 2nd sled in the interim for the other half,
nice sled but the hardest pulling recoil of the time and a CDI box eating
POS.
AC electrics still haven't got any better IMO so the stator eaters have been
off my list for a long time.
Went to Doo in '04 for the REV ride and still on them.
My 1200 is the best sled for ride quality and quietness I've been on, and I
test ride them all. Power is good, fuel use great. Torque like a tractor,
will tow a dead sled with rider like it's not even there at 60mph. A true
300 mile all day sled. I call it my Sled DiVille
If I was a off trail rider I would be on a XP 600 instead of the XR, they
are the lightest sled for boondocking.
Yami's are the worst darting sleds, it's a shame you have to repl. ski's on
a new sled to fix the ping ponging back 'n forth. Had to do that to my Poo
XC, same issue.
--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700
'84 Indy 400

 
 
 

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Post by kewx » Fri, 27 Aug 2010 01:44:19


Quote:

> <snip>

> > Everyone knows that Yamaha has the best sled.
> > kw

> Hmmmm.... ?Do you expect me to say "agree"....?

> Regards,

> Stig Arne Bye

> 92 Yamaha VT 480 TF/E (Venture)



> Snail-Mail ..: ?Axel Borgens veg 4, NO-9900 Kirkenes, Norway
> Homepage ....: ?UNDER CONSTRUCTION: ?http://stigbye.footballclubs.io
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ? ? ?Located just about 70N 30E - Almost at the top of the world!

There was a time when that statement would start a firestorm of
responses.........
......
So, if Obama were to ride a sled it would be a SkiDoo right??
kw
 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:22:59

......
So, if Obama were to ride a sled it would be a SkiDoo right??
kw

Naw, it would be a sled built in Minnesota, that's where the most mosques
are.
--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700

 
 
 

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Post by kewx » Sat, 28 Aug 2010 02:41:28


Quote:
> ......
> So, if Obama were to ride a sled it would be a SkiDoo right??
> kw

> Naw, it would be a sled built in Minnesota, that's where the most mosques
> are.
> --
> John
> '09 GSX Ltd 1200
> '07 GSX Ltd 600
> '99 XC 700

I heard that the muslims have been successful in converting all north
American ducks to Islam and that they will be flocking to mosques this
fall all along their respective flyways.  There is a special 10 ga.
duck season starting Sept. 15th ... no limit.
It is now legal to shoot from a moving sled.
Anyone else heard this??
kw
 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Sat, 28 Aug 2010 19:29:12


I heard that the muslims have been successful in converting all north
American ducks to Islam and that they will be flocking to mosques this
fall all along their respective flyways.  There is a special 10 ga.
duck season starting Sept. 15th ... no limit.
It is now legal to shoot from a moving sled.
Anyone else heard this??
kw

Yeah but the tree cops won't open the trails 'till Dec. so that spoils that.
But I heard in NYC that the cabbie knife season is open.........