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86indy 02-04-2013 02:53 PM

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Who has sleds or a sled here on FRF?!? Post em up ill start! Please include model, year, and any mods.
Ill start..
Its a 1886 polaris indy 400, rebuilt from the ground up. New skis, extra-10 skid with fox shocks, rebuilt motor, clutched, painted, and a 4-1/2inch handle bar riser... And im still leaving out details lol

01_ranger_4x4 02-04-2013 03:06 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
Nice project there ^^


I have a pair of sleds, One is my wifes and the other is mine.

Mine:
2001 Yamaha SRX 700 Triple Triple.
Mods:
2009 Polaris IQ rear suspension, Hacksaw track studded. Everything else is stock. This thing is fast, really fast.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...20058618_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...29999703_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...88529310_n.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/P2260022.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/P2260029.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/P2260034.jpg

Wife's:
1998 Polaris XC Indy 600

Mods: Studs, thats it!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1825.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1815.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1774.jpg

(she likes to get it stuck)


And a few of my last sled. 97 VMax 700.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/PC290409.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/PC290404.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1826.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1835.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...1/100_1832.jpg

pikeapn 02-04-2013 03:31 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
SNOWMOBILES!!!!!!!!!:D

My 1974 John Deere JDX-6, 1971 Auto Ski 440 Avenger, and 1972 Olympique:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...2olympique.jpg

Still runs like a DEERE!:)
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...-jdx6-side.jpg

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...jdx6-front.jpg

My dad left his old JDX4 out by the barn and it was in pretty bad shape, but I have it running(barely) right now. Just not enough time to completely fix it up.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...x4-special.jpg

01_ranger_4x4 02-04-2013 03:34 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
Nice collection of vintage sleds there ^^ My buddy growing up had a JD 300, had boggy wheels only, no sliders so we would ride that thing year round. That was a fun sled.

pikeapn 02-04-2013 03:49 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 (Post 1237021)
Nice collection of vintage sleds there ^^ My buddy growing up had a JD 300, had boggy wheels only, no sliders so we would ride that thing year round. That was a fun sled.

Lol, there's nothing more fun (or more frustrating) than a vintage sled. I definitely have a soft spot for John Deere sleds.

CitySlick 02-04-2013 04:56 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
2012 polaris switchback assault 800

460 lbs, 155 HP

mods:

handguards
gripper skis
powdercoated aftermarket front bumper
underseat bag
studboy 6" shaper bars
gas can rack with gas can
windshield bag (cant see)
arcticFX graphic wrap
think thats it.

pics:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...psc2e17e90.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ps5e235115.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ps85838dfb.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...3/04d555de.jpg

and a video form novembers snow storm



Top speed ive hit so far is 96 MPH. havent found a smooth enough area to go any faster.
but it handles rough bumps with 1' whoops at 88 mph fantastically. was passing cars on the highway on saturday on an ungroomed ditch trail. rough as hell. sleds a beast.

86indy 02-04-2013 05:39 PM

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Awesome sleds so far great variety! I also a have a Polaris 440 1992 i think.. But my next sled sled i really want a polaris iqrr 600 ohh my god its perfect...yet so far away hah
Heres my buddies 1985 ski-doo safari 377 we bought our sleds in a package deal about 5 years ago

pikeapn 02-04-2013 06:20 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CitySlick (Post 1237169)
2012 polaris switchback assault 800

460 lbs, 155 HP

mods:

handguards
gripper skis
powdercoated aftermarket front bumper
underseat bag
studboy 6" shaper bars
gas can rack with gas can
windshield bag (cant see)
arcticFX graphic wrap
think thats it.

pics:


and a video form novembers snow storm


Top speed ive hit so far is 96 MPH. havent found a smooth enough area to go any faster.
but it handles rough bumps with 1' whoops at 88 mph fantastically. was passing cars on the highway on saturday on an ungroomed ditch trail. rough as hell. sleds a beast.

Wow, That's a nice sled! Ive got a friend who has one very similar to that, and MAN are they fast!:eek:

CitySlick 02-04-2013 06:42 PM

Thanks man.

Yeah, fast as shit. And it's not just the speed, it's how fast they accelerate. When I was passing cars on the highway, I had to stop for a cross road. One car passed me (he was going 60mph) and I caught him and passed him within probably 6 seconds at most. Really rips the arms outta the sockets if you aren't careful lol.

86indy 02-04-2013 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CitySlick (Post 1237445)
Thanks man.

Yeah, fast as shit. And it's not just the speed, it's how fast they accelerate. When I was passing cars on the highway, I had to stop for a cross road. One car passed me (he was going 60mph) and I caught him and passed him within probably 6 seconds at most. Really rips the arms outta the sockets if you aren't careful lol.

Yea awesome sled! This topic is why i will never dump shit loads of money in my truck..I want to many toys!

CitySlick 02-04-2013 07:39 PM

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haha yep. I could of done long travel ranger with a 302 for the amount i spent on the sled. but, sled is way more fun.

it actually cost more than my ranger lol

pikeapn 02-04-2013 07:55 PM

Re: SNOWMOBILE thread!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 86indy (Post 1237544)
Yea awesome sled! This topic is why i will never dump shit loads of money in my truck..I want to many toys!

I know what you mean, I'm the same way... :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by CitySlick (Post 1237588)
haha yep. I could of done long travel ranger with a 302 for the amount i spent on the sled. but, sled is way more fun.

it actually cost more than my ranger lol

They ain't cheap. Thats why I've never had anything other than vintage sleds. You need to have 3 or 4 of 'em, that way at least one should be running! :banghead:

motts27 02-04-2013 07:57 PM

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I've got a 1999 440 sno pro with a 1999 zr 700 motor in it, clutched and geared, rebuild 300 miles ago, I think 5 inch risers. It's a really fun sled. Supposed to be 450lbs but I think 465ish with the 700 in it. I also got a 1976 cheetah 5000, don't have any pictures of it though.

CitySlick 02-04-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by pikeapn (Post 1237614)
They ain't cheap. Thats why I've never had anything other than vintage sleds. You need to have 3 or 4 of 'em, that way at least one should be running! :banghead:

yeah my old ride was a 1983 motoski. 340 fan i believe it was. still have it, and it still fires up, but its so beat up. two seasons ago i was in some deep stuff with it (well, deep for that sled) and she started throwing sparks. not sure from where, but the underside of the hood is all black, and there were flames at one point shooting out of the hood louvers. was interesting to say the least lmao.

wanted something more reliable i could count on to get me home after a 200 mile ride, and i wanted something that wouldnt get stuck in 2 foot of snow. so i got my beast, and been loving every second of it. even though it still only has 250 miles on it. still brand new.

EMBRACETHEHATE 02-04-2013 08:37 PM

What the hell are those things!?!? Whats that white stuff??? Lol

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