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#1 mikmac

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

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started this thread for my projects on the skidoo. 
it will start slow with cosmetic, rider control, some machined/ turned parts and weight loss mods as 3yrs is a long time for warranty on an engine.

picked this summit up last December and there are some things that really need to be changed and some things that are just mods going on it this summer. 
so here goes. 


started with putting it in a tree well within 15mins of having it out in the snow and bent the bumper and ripped an air vent so put a skinz bumper on it and some vent protectors with a new air vent.

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also had issues with the 8" massive riser every time i hit jumps or really put some input into the bars it would fold forward. extremely frustrating. threw it in box in the corner of the garage where it belongs and put some proper bars on it. 

Renthal fat bars RC HIGH Rise 3-3/8 rise with 2" RSI risers. total rise: 5.38" ish

Id like to add that im 6'2" and this setup feels extremely comfortable compared to the 8" riser block with stock bars, my arms are no longer bent at a 90° angle and i think it will greatly improve my riding, especially the ability to stay on the sled on a sidehill instead of it throwing me downhill.

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 stock bars removed.

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 renthals with RSI's poorly made risers.  (make sure you use 10 gallons of loctite because the person who machined these risers didn't know how to use a tap or match a drill size for a tap putting a bolt into any of the threaded holes is like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.. loosie goosie)

 

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upclose.

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some handwarmer detail.

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finished with the install.

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 side pic. took the "O" out of the skidoo lettering to use for a scale tool while designing a wrap.

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#2 mikmac

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 08:41 PM

ordered the wrap that i designed over the past weeks. should be here soon, will have pictures of an install sometime soon! 
also needs a can, some chassi braces and other odds and ends mods.

 

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:39 AM

Any plans to upgrade the shocks? I got a set of ras2 kyb shocks for sale! that wrap is gonna look awesome

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:04 AM

Any plans to upgrade the shocks? I got a set of ras2 kyb shocks for sale! that wrap is gonna look awesome


Its a possibility, was thinking floats next year, what are you asking for the kybs? Front and rear?

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 11:17 AM

Am I the only one who can't see pics?



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 02:17 PM

I think so, build pics look good to me :smile_old:


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 06:22 PM

Its a possibility, was thinking floats next year, what are you asking for the kybs? Front and rear?

only selling fronts. 250$ shipped in da US. I upgraded to evos.

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:07 PM

Bret Rasmussen makes all of his sled have that short of a riser, says it takes a lot of effort and body strain out of the ride.. Might have to give it a try! Keep them pics coming! 


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:13 PM

A taller bar/riser setup gives more leverage helping initiate a sidehill, shorter gives you more control while in the sidehill. Just have to find a happy medium that works for you.
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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:19 PM

Got the wrap on this evening, it got dark before I could take pictures, will take some soon of the wrap it looks amazing!

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 10:17 AM

Looks good, keep those pics coming!

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 08:54 AM

So bumper, bars, can and a wrap is considered a build? Lol... what else you got planned for this thing? What is it a 146, 154?

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 09:29 PM

wrap is on. next is probably some a arm braces, skid plate, and trying to find some time to fabricate a cross brace for the rails.


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:51 AM

Bret Rasmussen makes all of his sled have that short of a riser, says it takes a lot of effort and body strain out of the ride.. Might have to give it a try! Keep them pics coming! 

sure, if your 5' 4" and weigh 140 lbs...

 

at 6' 7" and 275 a low riser is pointless...

 

the doo adj riser would be the best for most, find your sweet spot...BJ


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 10:56 AM

sure, if your 5' 4" and weigh 140 lbs...

at 6' 7" and 275 a low riser is pointless...

the doo adj riser would be the best for most, find your sweet spot...BJ

For a 6'7 275lb guy a 8" riser would probably be a low riser haha! 5" rise would make for an uncomfortable standing riding position for a really tall guy.

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