Ah, now I know you. Yes, that was a long ways up there no doubt, I understand you had safe passage onwards to Kuuj. How was your trip back to Lab West?Thanks LabradorBoy:
Yeah he put one on my 03 SUV, awesome bumper, even put a 1.25 tube on for me for my winch. No offence to the BRP people but the accessory one I have on my SWT now doesn't hold a candle.... Nice for sliding along small trees and alders. I'll have to go see Pierre to see what he can fabricate. Buddy of mine put the skid plate on his Wide Track last weekend after a stick punctured right by his strut.
PS we spoke with you in Wedge Hills enroute to Kuujjuaq. Looking forward to 2014!
City Auto had a Skandic over there after the 2012 Cainsquest Race that had a nice rear bumper mod, was some talk of BRP adopting it perhaps. I have pics somewhere, Ill post if I find them.
Trip to Kuj was tiring but great, don't know if I would want to run the Baleine River in the dark again. Our team lost their suspension again enroute to Schefferville, timed out there. We had a good run back down, bit of freezing rain enroute to Schefferville. By the time we were heading back to town from Schefferville everything had froze solid again so holes were drilled in the back of the skis and bolts put down through as most of us had snapped off our scratchers. Gonna try the cable type ones this year.Ah, now I know you. Yes, that was a long ways up there no doubt, I understand you had safe passage onwards to Kuuj. How was your trip back to Lab West?
As for Pierre, yes he's something else, but the last time I spoke to him his services were in ridiculous demand and it was hard for him to find much time to make snowmobile bumpers. However if somebody committed to giving him a Skandic S/WT XU in the off-season, you just know he'd come up with a simple and strong solution.
Yes bring on the notes/pics of sleds/sleighs/boggans/etc All relevant to these type of machines in my books.I was planning on posting this same kind of stuff.. I'll be posting here rather than starting a new thread to illustrate some of the customizing we've done to Yeti II's, Expys, and particularly the XU SWT for our upcoming trip. I have all the pics, just a matter of sorting them out and typing up notes. Coming up in the next week or so:
XU dash defroster
XU custom rear rack
XU front bumper additions
XU rear box
XU dual batteries
XU wiring upgrade - how to make the hot grips and outlet come on at idle
XU wiring upgrade - how to add a self energizing circuit
XU wiring upgrade - how to add a switch to turn off headlights
winch/jumpstart kit for any machine
Yeti II dash defroster
Yeti II cooling mods
Yeti II rear boxes
Yeti II dual batts
V-800 breather upgrade
Also have a few notes/pics on making sleds / sleighs / tobaggons / skimmers. I heard of a seperate forum for sleds but couldn't find it. I'll post them here as well unless I hear otherwise..
I made my bumper from 1" steel square tubing, 1/8" wall thickness. 1/2" square bar for rear drop downs. Painted with spray-in box liner paint. So far its been totally solid when playing "tree pinball"!Like to see others pictures of mods they have made to their Skandics and Expeditions. We have had a lot of success up here with people making heavier bumpers, etc. but have yet to see much for the newer Skandics and Expeditions.
Iceman, what kinda box is that you have there??? What are the dimensions along the bottom if you don't mind me asking?Here's my rear end now that my -07 expo sport V-800 has a 155 x 1.75 track. 8 tooth in/out drivers to gear things down a bit...very smooth take-off. The brp parts are for an 09 tundra, the rest I made/had made or modified... (trading for an 09 tundra LT probably would have been a better move!IMG_1402.JPG
I did the same thing with the kolpin gunboot only one on each side for shotgun and rifle. The new smaller box that goes on in place of the seat is also excellent. FYI, Two of the smaller, new style cans will go side by side in rack, they are 18l instead of 20l if you can find the 18l ones, they are scarce, easier to get in yellow.I got the brp box and love it, lots of room for everything i need. I got tools,rope,sling,belt,gas line antifreeze,first aid kit,toilet paper,tarp, and a few more things. Ill tow a sleigh if i need more then this. As far as gun boot goes i bought koplin boot and mount, works great.