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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'm always trying to improve my game so I thought if anyone had done anything to thier sled or gear they have found makes a big difference post er here. I have done a bunch of things to help. Some other people have told me about or advise from fellow doo talkers. Here is a quick one I did that I found worked real well. What brought this about is it was   -29c for the high and windy as heck and no one could keep their goggles from fogging. So that evening out came the leatherman and I nipped out the front of the toolholder on the clutch cover and since I always carry tuck tape I used it to enlarge the holder then a piece of 550 cord to extend the rubber latch. I keep meaning to do a nicer job but its functional and never got around to it. Then since there is no storage on my year of x package whatsoever I hollowed some foam out of the seat to put the tool kit in. 

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They Say getting stuck is half the fun. Which means all my friend are having just as much fun pulling me out of the rubarb all the time.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Take off your snow flap in deep snow. It gets you stuck. You will not overheat thats a myth. I put my goggles on top of my belt and put the hood back on. Dry in 4 minutes. Mine never fog tho just packed with snow sometimes.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

Take off your snow flap in deep snow. It gets you stuck. You will not overheat thats a myth. I put my goggles on top of my belt and put the hood back on. Dry in 4 minutes. Mine never fog tho just packed with snow sometimes.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

When its super cold i stuff tp under the goggle strap on the sides. Only spot that gets cold on me. Only have to do it when its -f

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Skid plate

Skid plate

Skid plate

 

Oh.......did I say Skid plate?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

Wider skis make a big difference.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

Skis, track, gears, vents, coupler block stoppers. I am going to make my flap easily removable, seems half the time I get stuck, it's acting like an anchor, particularly when the UP snow is settled & dense. I'll take that suggestion & run with it.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

grip n rip bracing and skid plate, short windshield and gas caddy (needed it once or twice on my 600 etec) wide skis with the shortest carbide i could still turn with on trail, coupler blocks small as possible and rubber stoppers flipped back, limiter strap out one hole.  


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

Yea grip n rip n skid plates are a must. I go through a few a arms a year but so far the G&R bracing has saved me any module damage My mud flap I just bend up like this that way I have it for cooling on hard snodu3a8yjy.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:06 PM

Steering post forward. Easy to do on revs and makes laying the sled over so much easier. Tall handle bars is the other major one. Had this argument with a friend, he swore up and down that the weight on the running boards is what flips the sled over, one ride on my summit and he was sold lol. 


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

Yea I hear the post forward makes a difference. Gonna do the BCX this year. A friend of mine snow checked a new summit and gave me everything I need for the post forward mod.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

skis help, softer front shocks, just bought a gas caddy and windshield, so I have not gotten to try those out. How does the seat come off? I would like to be able to put my tools under the seat so I can heat up my goggles.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:09 AM

skis help, softer front shocks, just bought a gas caddy and windshield, so I have not gotten to try those out. How does the seat come off? I would like to be able to put my tools under the seat so I can heat up my goggles.

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  I forgot to mention in my post the seat mod only works on the xp/xm chassis because the seat comes off in 2 seconds. the pic in yer avatar is a rev so wouldnt work but it does say you have a 2009 summit so you just slid yer hand down the front of yer seat between the seat and gas tank and you will feel a tab pull up on it while pushing back on seat.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:43 PM

Been wanting to uncouple the skid in the bcx as I find it is its Achilles heel when it comes to off trail The local dealer was kind enough to give me 60% of a rev 136 GTX skid which is the same skid that was in the ol 550f summit. Also kealo from powermodz let me pillage one of his old skids for some parts to save some $. Pic is crapy but I'm just at a stand still now waiting for shocks to be rebuilt n a buddy to drop off his 2.25 track

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Maybe start working on the post forward mod while I'm waiting. Picked up the bolts for it today now where the heck did I put my air chisel for the rivits?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:47 PM

Also punched the running boards last yryduma4u6.jpg


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