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#23719511 Like him or not...

Posted by ishoot on 07 February 2021 - 10:07 PM

The “Greatest Of All Time” just put on a clinic!  Mahomes looked like a rookie running for his life the entire game. Kudos to Tampa’s defense!


oh yeah...the halftime show sucked big time!



#23665261 Sno pro trailer vibration

Posted by ishoot on 13 January 2021 - 09:35 AM

Where’d you get them balanced ? 

Went to a specialty tire place in my town. I live on a large lake so many people bring boat and snowmobile trailers there for this service. One of the tires/rims was so far out of wack I had to replace it. I believe the center spindle or lug nut holes were out of whack. The other tire, no weight was added to it, I believe they just deflate it and move the tire around on the rim to get the best balance possible. I would have never known any of this had I not taken the tires to him.


It's perfect now and rides super smooth!



#23587023 2021 Sled Delivery

Posted by ishoot on 03 December 2020 - 06:48 PM

Gade XRS is in! Got the call today!



#23582673 2021 Sled Delivery

Posted by ishoot on 01 December 2020 - 12:53 PM

For what it's worth...My dealer just told me they were informed by BRP that the balance of all X and XRS sleds will ship tomorrow.  Still waiting for my XRS...


Keeping my fingers crossed!



#23561011 Heated gear advise

Posted by ishoot on 17 November 2020 - 04:30 PM

Look at the Gerbing line of 12 volt heated clothing. You can buy pants, vest or jacket and gloves and will work off one plug. I do recommend getting the dual controller to adjust heat setting for her comfort. 

Good luck!



#23534149 Clothing Help

Posted by ishoot on 29 October 2020 - 09:43 AM

For base layer clothing, I highly recommend 100% merino wool. In particular, Minus33 brand in expedition weight. It's not cheap but it is of amazing quality and warmth!  I swear by this stuff!!



#23405917 Need info on guided tp to Gaspe

Posted by ishoot on 14 May 2020 - 09:09 AM

I also would highly recommend "Bonvoyage Snow Adventures". Having gone with Gary on a number of trips including a few around the Gaspe, it is money well spent and would cost you the same or more if you did it on your own. 


If you can get a few of your riding friends together, (I believe 5 minimum) you could do a custom saddlebag Gaspe trip with Gary. He really knows the in and outs of Quebec snowmobiling and is very in tune with the Quebec snowmobiling infrastructure. He is also a great guy and has become a good friend over the years!


Always a memorable trip with Bonvoyage!



#23249145 Batt starter packs

Posted by ishoot on 05 February 2020 - 01:01 PM

Yup, I have a few of those Micro Starts! They work great! Cold does not seem to affect them either. Had one in my sleds for a few years now and always worked when I needed them. 



#23189367 Any fix for cold right foot?

Posted by ishoot on 08 January 2020 - 09:31 PM

I wouldn’t tell to try if I hadn’t tried it myself, works great, left side clutch throws warm air and right side muffler heat.
I ride in -30C so i know about the previously cold right foot. Lol.

Thanks!  Your original post didn’t state that you actually tried it. I appreciate the follow up!


Going to definitely look into it and give it a whirl!


Thanks again!



#23189017 Any fix for cold right foot?

Posted by ishoot on 08 January 2020 - 07:17 PM asking if someone has taken a safety feature off a sled without issue before doing so makes me less manly than you Junior?  I think not!  

Go back to your bean bag chair in your mom’s basement....

#23157045 Heated Phone bag Options ?

Posted by ishoot on 23 December 2019 - 06:35 PM

I bought a Phoozy at Amazon.


I use this case with ski doos 3 watt heater in it and put it in my glove box. it seems to work well!



#23142911 new fxr electric gloves

Posted by ishoot on 16 December 2019 - 09:34 AM

I have been using Gerging T-5 heated gloves. I have them hardwired to the battery with a controller. These gloves totally spoiled me and I would not be without them!! 



#23070985 Milwaukee heated gloves.

Posted by ishoot on 05 November 2019 - 01:51 PM

I wouldn't waste time with anything that runs on battery as the battery just will not last long or supply the necessary heat for any duration. 


I currently use a pair of Gerbing T5 hybrid 12 volt gloves but have them hooked directly to the battery through a controller mounted on my dash.  It's the only way to go to keep your hands warm all day and night if necessary!!  I have tried these gloves with the battery option but they just didn't last long enough, 3 hours at most and the heat wasn't nearly as warm as direct connect.


I can't say enough good about how warm these gloves keep my hands and they are very well made!  I do use Coldguards also which help immensely to keep the wind off my hands.  Last year at 27 below zero I was able to ride comfortably with my handlebar and thumb warmer on their lowest setting and my gloves on a low to medium setting. I have never had to run my gloves on the high setting except for initial warmup. Three years and the same pair is still going strong!!





#22707729 Charges laid over noisy snowmobiles

Posted by ishoot on 06 February 2019 - 01:11 PM

When dealing in decibel rating comparisons, a non-exact rule-of-thumb is that for every 10 dB increase is a doubling of perceived loudness. So some might say and think their can is only a couple decibels higher than stock exhaust but in reality what that really means is their can is 25% + or - louder than stock and that is a huge difference!!



#22615427 Security measures for trailers/sleds you take at motels

Posted by ishoot on 02 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

Whenever I go on my week long saddlebag trips to Quebec, I am always nervous about leaving my truck and trailer parked at a hotel for the week. Besides selecting a Hotel with security measures already in place, these are the precautions I take and so far so good for 10 years now...


I use 6 Tri-Max wheel chock locks, two on trailer four on truck.


Three puck style locks for trailer ramp door and side door.


I take trailer coupler off truck hitch and install a trailer coupler lock on trailer and then install a ball lock on ball.  I lower my trailer and slide under truck then tighten each safety chain as tight as possible and place a lock on both chains so there is no easy driving away! I also use a draw hitch lock.


I have wheel lock lug nuts installed on all tires on both truck and trailer.


For the hell of it and because I have it and use it for something else, I use a Kryptonite New York "Fahgettaboudit" lock between truck and trailer.


In my truck, I use a "club" lock on the steering wheel and also a brake pedal lock which is probably my favorite lock of all! Truck also has factory security system.


I completely cover my VIN #.


I have four cheap siren type alarms that get installed on ramp and side door of trailer as well as two on pickup tail gate. If doors are open siren goes off.


I utilize Onstars GPS monitoring which notifies me if truck is moved and can be tracked if stolen.


It takes me about 30 minutes to install all of these but I am hoping by using all the above, the scumbag thief will take one look at my truck and trailer and say *&%@ it and move on to something easier!!  If not, I know I have done everything I can and my insurance will have to take over!


Like I said so far so good in many trips to Quebec!