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#23275881 2021 Snowcheck 850 vs 900 Turbo

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 17 February 2020 - 10:46 AM

Following this thread.  I am on my 2016 1200X I purchased new as a snow check 4 years ago.  I am tempted to make the change over to the 850 but I love reviews and feedback folks are giving on the 900T.  I am stuck and just not sure what to do yet. Will be reading to hear real world feedback.




#23033373 Munising as a Home Base

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 08 October 2019 - 09:00 AM

I see what you are saying about amenities being more scarce in those towns.  I have been spoiled in I the Hancock/Houghton area for the past handful of years.




#22887533 Cleaning Chrome Trim and Diamond Plating on Legend Trailer

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 08 May 2019 - 04:56 PM

That looks really good. I agree with care. They are to expensive to just use, put away and repeat.


#22881637 Cleaning Chrome Trim and Diamond Plating on Legend Trailer

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 03 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

I polish the diamond plate on my trailer with a Maguire's Powerball on an electric drill with aluminum truck box polish (White Diamond).  I get the polish at Fleet Farm but I've also seen it at chain auto parts stores.  I wash my trailer after every use and polish the diamond plate every spring. The White Diamond works great and if you do it at the end of the season it takes minimal time and will keep your trailer looking new for years.  My trailer is 10 years old with heavy usage and still looks like new.  ;)

Thanks for this.  I am going to have to try this out. 




#22672269 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 24 January 2019 - 10:34 AM

I would wait until the reports are final before making premature conclusions on the alcohol factor.

 

Update: 10:40AM EDT- I just called the Michigan DNR Law Enforcement Division at 517-284-6000 to understand their definition of what the Pending statuses were.  I was told that its not a "black and white" definition.  This could be for a variety of factors that law enforcement divisions that were included in the incident haven't provided their final reports, medical exams, papers are still in the mail, pending lawsuits, all necessary parties haven't had the chance to sign off it authenticity.  I was transferred to what they named the Program Lead to understand more about the statistic.  I believe it crucial and fundamental to spread evidence based knowledge within my snowmobiling circle as well as local clubs.  If I find anything additional I will be glad to update the group.

 

If alcohol was suspected on any of those other ones, they would have put that next to it.  I agree its still pending but you and I don't know if that's a pending more data or pending closure of autopsy reports. 




#22672221 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 24 January 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lots of off trail accidents when riding powder but at slower speeds and fewer personal injuries. The sleds do get really messed up sometimes. Don’t see guys in the mountains bar hopping or drinking trail side like you see in Mn , Wi, UP.

 

Here is some data I found from this source, http://www.snowmobil...g-fact-book.pdf (Page 15).  I understand this is one source but its a start to some documented information.

 

"Well designed, signed and maintained trails and riding areas not only provide enjoyable recreational snowmobiling opportunities but have been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of a snowmobiler being injured. Safe trails and use areas remain a top priority and concern of the snowmobile community.

Statistics indicate that only approximately 10-15% of snowmobile incidents occur on well maintained and designed trails where as much as 80-90% of all snowmobile riding takes place."

 

So that leaves 85%-90% of other incidents happening on non designated trails where only 10-20% of the riding takes place.  If I am reading between the lines correctly.




#22672115 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 24 January 2019 - 10:07 AM

Mountain riding, which is what vinci_78 was referring to, has to have fewer injuries and fatalities as compared to midwestern/eastern trail riding, simply because their are far fewer mountain riders. Obviously, being caught in an avalanche is the greatest risk to mountain riders. Second to that danger would probably be hitting a boulder/tree/stump hidden just under the surface in the early part of the season.  

 

Other things factors into this as well, like the fact that we don't have anything like the endless groomed trail networks that you all have back east. We don't have old rail bed trails, or long straight summertime forest roads that resemble multi lane freeways for snowmobiles. Rather, our "trails" are often just a few miles of whooped out switchback forest roads (sometimes infrequently groomed, often not at all) to get you up to the high alpine meadows.  Fair to say that the opportunity for high speed riding, and the risks that go with it, doesn't exist out here in the west. 

 

Is this really the case though?  Do you have data to back this up?  I would not with certainty say there is less accidents off trail then on.  This would likely be even tough to report on since I bet lots of off trail accidents go unreported to law enforcement. 

 

This comment---- Fair to say that the opportunity for high speed riding, and the risks that go with it, doesn't exist out here in the west. 

This is saying that all accidents are caused by speed.  Check out the link I put above. 

 

We can't continue to make blanket statements based on gut feeling that one type of riding is safer than another.  Where is the evidence?  Let's be educational here. 




#22672085 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 24 January 2019 - 09:59 AM

Feel bad for families of the accidents.  But I get tired of reading on here how everyone blames alcohol.  For those that don't drink and criticize it, do you think you are an expert rider and can do no wrong?  Do you make those assumptions for everything else in your lives, too?  Not much different that being racist in my opinion. All you are doing is generalizing.  Inexperience is a huge underlying factor in snowmobiling. But everyone would rather jump on the alcohol bandwagon

 

You said it perfectly.  There is no emotional support for the families of any accident, really.  A trend in society is to immediately label the accident as "alcohol related" and then dismiss all the emotional trauma the families and loved ones endured.  They are labeled as at fault and thrown away in a sense.  The data I linked above show a much more detailed view of snowmobile deaths than only alcohol.

 

https://www.michigan...ry_510404_7.pdf

 

 

What also surprises me are those who say,"well I don't drink when driving sleds". Its good to know that they are 100% safe then and I shouldn't worry about anything else then those that ride under the influence.  

 

The public is ignorant by default and its scary that these people are making decisions that affect my loved ones.




#22671193 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 23 January 2019 - 10:45 PM

I do not enjoy the same sport as you guys. We rarely ever see people where we ride. Far into the mountains, jumping, dropping exploring. If I was on a trail or there was a chance I would run into someone.. I would not ride. Really sad.


Just wanting to know more about your safety approach of riding off trail. Are you saying there are less injury to sledders off trail compared to those who ride on trail? Any links to publications that can support either perspective of this?


#22671155 9 snowmobilers killed already in Michigan..slow down

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 23 January 2019 - 10:30 PM

Alcohol is not always the factor. Fact. So far this year based on the 2018-2019 publication, two of eight deaths are suspected impaired driving.

I am going to put this right here. Data should speak for itself. Not all of these are alcohol related. And for those who think they are all the millennials, it’s not.

https://www.michigan...ry_510404_7.pdf


#17634930 QRS 47/40 Helix

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 03 December 2016 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Now I just need snow.


#17611786 QRS 47/40 Helix

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 01 December 2016 - 12:54 PM

Going to follow this thread.  I found my stock 2009 1200 shorty helix, 50/44 and am toying around with the idea of throwing this on with the beige doo spring.




#17601362 Problem with brand new 2016 Lynx Boondocker 800 E-TEC

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 30 November 2016 - 03:53 PM

May be completely off here but just an experience I had with my 2014 800 etec.  Gauges would shut off and then at at the last of it before I needed a tow, complete power loss and very boggy an barely get moving momentum.  A week later dealer traced it to a bad capacitor that was responsible for the injectors and other voltage regulation.  Not saying this is your issue but figured I would throw it out there.  This is the blue capacitor I believe on the oil tank side.


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#17160178 Edrive Rebuild and Dalton Springs Results!

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 19 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

I have a 2016 1200.  Secondary spring has been updated to BRPs beige spring.  I would like to change the primary spring.  Can someone outline a couple choices and my gains I would see?  From my research, an RPM increase should be expected.  If I need to start another post I am ok with that but feel the folks in there likely know the answer.

 

Thanks.




#16324858 Upper RMotion Bogey Wheel Bearing Play

Posted by Doonteatyellowsnow on 27 April 2016 - 04:40 PM

Since sled is under warranty still, does it make sense for me to take it to the dealer with my concern and if there is something wrong they can submit it to Ski doo?  Or should I just drop the skid, change hyfax to the Duponts that I have here, get my shocks sent out to Ian at monster performance and while I am at it and, check those bearings.