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#16 Saber

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:33 PM

Ride in northern Maine, Caribou north,west, 2-300 mile days, fast trail riding and occasional ungroomed logging roads, and have a fun habit to play in places the 1200 shouldn't go. 

Well for sure you want to mount some carbide bars on the outside.  Just about anything will work there as they are more preventing ski wear and a little for darting prevention.  Shims are a good thing for bar wear and darting prevention.   Easy to make.  Recommend you replace the rubber at the same time.

 

For the center bar you have to consider that the more bit you have the harder it will be on your arms for a 300 mile day.  For a good bit, I found the Shapers work well but I won't use them as they wear me out too fast.  A good round bar with a lot of carbide will turn easier. Jim Jamison has been using a bar from Qualiport ?? Its a round bar with a bulbous head on it.  I have good success with shaper duce bars on my sleds.  Both Jim and I use 6.9 on 1200's however Jim has moved on to 900T's.  Being your going off trail some, I'd stay away from snow trackers


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:29 AM

Think I'm gonna go with the Doo 5" extreme bars in the middle (round bar) and the Doo 4" square on the outside rail, Is the bolt length the same on the 6.9"s as it is on the pilot TS? M10 X 130mm? long Thanks


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:43 PM

It's the same ski bolt.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:35 PM

It's the same ski bolt.

Yup, thanks, I put them on today and I gotta say I love the way they look, looks like its finally wearing the right shoes, Carbides and shims are in the mail, cant wait to try them in the fluff. Where about's in the county are ya? My father lives in Caribou and I ride up there often,actually it's the only place I ride,  been riding up there since '95.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:36 PM

I figured you figured it out by now.

 

I'm in Fort.  Caribou?  Never heard of it.  LOL  This will be our 3rd winter living up here, coming up.  4th season riding the County.  5th season riding Maine.  You may, or may not, remember....you and your father helped us with relocation questions a couple/three/four years ago.  The wife teaches high school.  Thank you both again for the help.

 

I'm still trying to figure out what carbides work best for me on my 1200 GT with 6.9's.  The 6.9's are night and day on mine (when off trail).  I think they work better than 5.7's on trail too....at least a little bit....especially when there's fresh stuff on top....or when it warms up and trail is soft and almost slushy (when EVERYTHING pushes real bad in the corners).  I'm also running an ice storm 150.  Again, night and day difference compared to the 1.25 rip saw that came with it....on, and off trail.


Edited by my87csx481, 16 September 2020 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:50 PM

I run 7.5 sharpens on outside and stock wearbars in factory position , like driving a slot car . I can take skis off and they sit upright/flat on the floor . Now gonna try it with 5.7s and if they work the same I will use them instead

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:56 PM

I quickly looked at trying to figure out a way to lower the outer bar to get it even with the center bar....but I had too much other stuff going on at the time, and abandoned the idea....temporarily anyway.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:04 PM

I figured you figured it out by now.

 

I'm in Fort.  Caribou?  Never heard of it.  LOL  This will be our 3rd winter living up here, coming up.  4th season riding the County.  5th season riding Maine.  You may, or may not, remember....you and your father helped us with relocation questions a couple/three/four years ago.  The wife teaches high school.  Thank you both again for the help.

 

I'm still trying to figure out what carbides work best for me on my 1200 GT with 6.9's.  The 6.9's are night and day on mine (when off trail).  I think they work better than 5.7's on trail too....at least a little bit....especially where there's fresh stuff on top....or when it warms up and trail is soft and almost slushy (when EVERYTHING pushes real bad in the corners).  I'm also running an ice storm 150.  Again, night and day difference compared to the 1.25 rip saw that came with it....on, and off trail.

 Yes I remember now! or maybe I just forgot with all the craziness going on right now,I Hope everything is working out well for ya, great place to live and ride. I ended up buying  the Doo 5" 60 degree round bar down the middle and 4" square on the outside, Rockerdan on this site liked that set up on his 1200 and he's tried em all it seems, so I'll start there, I liked the 7" with extra 1/4" height on the TS but any off trail or fresh 10" snowfall and it had it's shortcomings IMO, I can manage it with more throttle but from day 1 I thought the 1200 front end was to heavy for that narrow ski width, very much looking forward to the 6.9's with the Storm 150, should be like having a new sled this year. We hit a lot of the unplowed roads like Sullivan rd, and out by Cross and Square Lake and it should be a whole lotta fun this season. 



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:32 PM

I have a 16 1200x but it's the 129 incher. We put 6.9's on it before it even took it's 1st maiden voyage, along with the 4 inch round bar in the center and outer like rocketdan did. I found them to not be enough carbide. Been using the 7.5 that are in the doo parts book for 3 years now. Like the way it handles the corners better. Guess a lot has to do with your suspension setup and where to ride, oh and not running studs. Sled came with a ice ripper 1.25 and I swapped it out for a ripsaw 2 1.5

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 05:33 AM

I use Snow Trackers on mine and will never go back to a conventional carbide again. I had over 11000 miles on my first set when I changed them. There is zero darting and minimal steering effort. Several people have tried my sled and asked if it had power steering. 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:14 AM

 Snowtrackers for sure. Best setup I found on my 1200, and my 900. Others are just blowing smoke. These are the real deal. But this carbide thing is just like a oil post. If you never tried them you dont know how good your sled can work.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:20 AM

I'll second the snowtrackers. Wife is happy with the aggressive on her 137, power steering and it turns. Work great with me on it also. 

On my 120 the aggressive are too much, it turns great but heavy steering. Going to the semi's when these wear out on it. On the shorty there is too much weight on the skies for the aggressive, and I have the front spring cranked up fully. 240 lb fatso doesn't help either. 

I've had shapers, inside and outside and both. Nothing beats the snotrackers especially how they do not dart which was my wife's concern. Darting is a big concern with the girls, secure planted feeling front end will let them ride longer with less fatigue. 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:55 AM

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