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#23319513 Opinions on which motor ??

Posted by don'tletoff on 11 March 2020 - 02:46 PM

850=racer guy,  9t=cruiser guy


Not true at all.  I just want to be the racer guy who does not have to worry about rebuilding his engine anymore, so I'd go 900T.  If I was racing I would have a 600RS.

#23313565 ECM reprogram for headers and rev limit

Posted by don'tletoff on 08 March 2020 - 09:35 AM

I researched this for maybe 2 months. I would send my ecu to boost engineering. His tune is excellent. I searched every way possible and read for hours upon end and he is the only one I’ve never found anything negative about. Only positive outcomes. My 2012 runs perfectly.

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#23307619 Oxygen vs Modular 3

Posted by don'tletoff on 04 March 2020 - 02:35 PM

for the cost of the oxygen helmet, you might as well save that money and invest in Lasik and see awesome and wear whatever helmet you like!  My wife calls her eyes now "robot eyes"

#23307051 2009 MXZX 1200 best performance bolt on?

Posted by don'tletoff on 04 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

Becareful on TOO many studs.....    ;)               



If there was a laugh button instead of like I was going to hit it!  Put that 45t in there and send it!

#23305277 SnowTracker Aggressive Carbides

Posted by don'tletoff on 03 March 2020 - 01:37 PM

I've been running snowtrackers for the last few years. I don't think the second keel (out side carbide) will add anything. It may not even make contact. The snow trackers work very well by them self.


Well I have been told to either take a planer down the outside keel or switch the skis.  guys who have taken down the outside keel have noticed better cornering since the snowtrackers work better with the single keel skis.  They just talked about this a good amount in the 900t section

#23304167 2009 MXZX 1200 best performance bolt on?

Posted by don'tletoff on 02 March 2020 - 09:41 PM

do you plan on staying stock?  Regardless, get a PB80.  Pm wowchad on here and he will hook you up.  Cudney helix is nice but if staying stock you can probably save your money and update your secondary spring to green compression spring and stay stock helix, 47/40?  get it to spin 82-8300 and you will pull away easily from that 600sdi.  what are your RPMs now?  I bet the ramps in that tra are flattened out.

#23282517 Carbides for 900 GSX

Posted by don'tletoff on 20 February 2020 - 08:47 AM

wife has aggressive ST, I would go aggressive.

#23278523 2021 Snowcheck 850 vs 900 Turbo

Posted by don'tletoff on 18 February 2020 - 12:21 PM

Should’ve picked one of these up!


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#23266437 Out of shape riders

Posted by don'tletoff on 13 February 2020 - 07:10 AM

^^^ Agreed.

Wait a few years, things will change again.

In my life I've seen the "experts" say...

Coffee will kill you - coffee is good for you.

Red wine will kill you - drink red wine and you'll live longer.

Steak is good for you - red meat kills you.

Paper bags are destroying the environment - plastic bags will save the environment.

Oops - plastic bags will destroy the environment - paper is good for the environment.

Margarine is good for you - butter will kill you.

You get the point. Just keep in mind, as Dave Moody on NASCAR Radio says, "Father Time is Undefeated". Enjoy yourselves.



very true, heck I have to teach this stuff and what I used to teach 13 years ago when I started has drastically changed.  The biggest factor that killed us was when we said "Fat made us fat".


Overall, enjoy things in moderation, eat some things that actually have nutritional value (no i'm not talking protein), and get your butt moving.  I try to live the part but I do not pass up a good margarita when the wife and I go to La Carreta!

#23264065 Out of shape riders

Posted by don'tletoff on 12 February 2020 - 12:10 PM

^^^ BAD nutrition may trump good genetics, but bad genetics trump good nutrition every time. I'm the perfect walking example of that. My aortic aneurysm was 100% genetic. I don't smoke, I don't have high blood pressure, and I'm certainly not a couch potato - I do have a bicuspid aortic valve. Not one bit of any kind of diet or exercise would have caused that or changed that.  


With that said, I agree that in most cases it is a lifestyle choice and the bad can be corrected with proper diet and exercise. 



Sorry, what I meant was genetics concerning weight gain, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, etc.  I also don't believe bad genetics trump good nutrition.  To me that is saying, sorry you're dad died of a heart attack, you will too.

#23263483 Out of shape riders

Posted by don'tletoff on 12 February 2020 - 08:25 AM

I personal train a lot of people, it all comes down to if they want to change or accept change, and what they were taught back in the day, is not always right.  Nutrition is the biggest part, bigger than genetics.  Moving is 2nd, the problem is we have lazy people in the world who refuse to pull start a sled these days.


My recommendation to everyone trying to lose weight is educate yourself.  This is not hard to do.  Many informative documentaries out there about food and nutrition.  Some of them completely contradict themselves, example "Game Changers" and "The Magic Pill".  Both on Netflix, both I recommend to watch.  My friend lost over 90lbs in a year after watching the Magic Pill, he needed it, he was a big boy.  Now after watching game changers, he is going to now try a different approach to lose even more weight, and hopefully be a bit healthier.  I guess whichever path you choose is ultimately better than being morbidly obese.  He lost that weight because a small free documentary made him believe he could.  Btw, this was diet only, he did not workout, and he changed from ipa beers to whiskey straight lol.


Training - the best strength coach I steal stuff from said "Train everyone like an olympic sprinter"  Aka, train for power.  No, that does not mean olympic lift with everyone, but you can sprint and box jump and lift heavy, even kb swing!  Training should make you feel better and prevent injury, if you're getting injured in the training, you're doing it wrong.



Again, it is a matter if the person actually wants to do it.  My dad is so stubborn it doesn't matter what I say, it will take a stroke or heart attack for him to even think about changing lol.  Some people are okay with that, and honestly, it is their life and their choice, I respect that.

#23248051 Considering going 4 stroke

Posted by don'tletoff on 04 February 2020 - 09:08 PM

No doubt those of us with older sleds, 800's 1200's etc. would like to be on 850's or 900T's but I'm sure there's a little bit of irrational exuberance over how much better they really are in order to justify the money that was spent to get on them. I'd be the same if I got a new 900T or 850. I remember riding an old zx chassis and  guy with a new rev told me how much better his sled was than mine, of course he was right but I'm sure as soon as the XP came out it was again so much better than the rev and now the G4 is worlds better than anything before it naturally. Ideally I'd have an 850 for short local rides and a 900T for long trips but the wife wants new flooring.


The ZX to Rev = worth the money.  Rev to XP/XR = worth the money when the Rev started getting miles.  XP/XR to G4 = Well i'm still on an XR so right now it is not worth the money to me because the 1200 engine doesn't die and I can't justify 17k for a sled.  But if money was unlimited for me, I'd be on a 900T set up by Martin and an 850 just for the hell of it.

#23247139 Considering going 4 stroke

Posted by don'tletoff on 04 February 2020 - 02:28 PM

Brunettes are the way to go, more dependable, do not act so erratic out in public, and when you want to have fun, you still can for sure!


I love my 1200 with bolt ons.  Feels as light as 2 strokes i'm riding in.  They get more tired than I do, especially when trying to keep up.  I also don't sit on my "edit for bad language" all day for a job so.

#23244487 Anyone run an 850 stock for stock?

Posted by don'tletoff on 03 February 2020 - 10:46 AM

Op, you should have taken videos.  I love watching a good drag race vid.


 I have raced a 850 tnt that belongs to my brother. Yes they are quick but as others have stated if your 1000 is in proper tune then you are in good shape. Just remember its tough to get the big z rolling from a stop without spinning due to the torque. There has still not been a 2 stroke snowmobile produced that will beat a mach z 1000 in proper tune.



Now after reading this and I have yet to see a Mach z 1000 actually run well.  Everyone I have seen on trail had a problem or something, and the owner didn't know how to remedy it, they bought it because it said 1000.  So many of these sleds are for sale for cheap, somebody else's headache.  I almost picked one up but then I raced one years ago with my 600ho and completely killed it.  Owner said erave valve problem or something.  I myself stayed away from these because of the observation that they just underperformed big time.  I would have liked to ridden a fast one, just to see what the hype was actually all about.

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#23224239 Stage 2 kit what’s everyone seeing for speeds

Posted by don'tletoff on 24 January 2020 - 12:21 PM

Nice, I was on ice road the other night was -18 Celsius plus wind chill. Very crisp night. Had it hit 8700 and dropped to 8500 so will remove a bit more but only had 108. Normally it would keep climbing but that was all it was going to do.


did you file down the pucks in the pb80?  Top end the pucks can rub against the cover causing rpms to drop.


Edit: i'm assuming you're running PB80, if not ignore.