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by TheBearAk
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides !
Topic: Sunday, Feb 12th
Replies: 9
Views: 6309

Re: Sunday, Feb 12th

How did the ride go?
by TheBearAk
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Upcoming Rides !
Topic: Local - inside Fairbanks area trails
Replies: 5
Views: 4225

Re: Local - inside Fairbanks area trails

Quick note on the bike trails. In the Winter some of the Bike Trails are fair game for snowmachines, but some are not. They should be well marked. Always use caution when using them. There are many pedestrians and skiers. Also be aware that dog mushers also use many different trails. Something to lo...
by TheBearAk
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Best Riding Area
Topic: Summit is officially open for buisness
Replies: 5
Views: 6952

Re: Summit is officially open for buisness

Best to go with someone who knows the area.. You can get switched around pretty quickly in the mountains. There are some "trails". More like paths people commonly take. ha ha. Like all along phelan creek , which I suppose is covered by saying "pipeline". Some people will park at phelan creek and rid...
by TheBearAk
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Lazy Day Discussions
Topic: How much snow is enough snow?
Replies: 6
Views: 5474

Re: How much snow is enough snow?

I agree with it all depends on what you ride and what type of riding you do.

1985 Tundra, I'll drive on damp grass. Summit with 1 3/4" paddle, wait until at least 8" for basic trail riding, and at least 12" for playing in the fields.
by TheBearAk
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Sled Talk
Topic: Seat covers
Replies: 0
Views: 3712

Seat covers

I've taken a look at seat covers for my 1995 skidoo summit and 1996 skidoo touring E and it looks like saddleskin makes one that typically cost around $111-120. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they made out of decent vinyl that would not crack at at -20? Also looking at material and ...
by TheBearAk
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Sled Talk
Topic: Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 5003

Re: Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Tough to find pictures or videos. Most of the pictures are of the machine in motion, which means it looks like just about any other factory snowmachine.

Like to see more about the engines and suspensions they are trying out.
by TheBearAk
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Ski-Doo
Topic: New drive system
Replies: 2
Views: 4082

Re: New drive system

These guys have been around for a few years now, wonder how the development is coming along. http://www.youtube.com/user/RNDInnovators Few issues I would be curious of are how much added weight, and it looks like there is a dual-chain system to get the power back there...more chains, uhg. The issue ...
by TheBearAk
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Tuning and Miantenance
Topic: Stalling out... =(
Replies: 19
Views: 14895

Re: Stalling out... =(

I went back and re-read the messages and I'd bet that it had nothing to do with overheating. But rather a ring or skirt broke. I've had machines break the piston skirt. It acts like it is seizing, but once the debris is gone (typically spits out the exhaust in small chunks). It will turn over and ev...
by TheBearAk
Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Tuning and Miantenance
Topic: Stalling out... =(
Replies: 19
Views: 14895

Re: Stalling out... =(

This really sounds strange. Typically this happens because of lack of oil. What size motor is that? I just got through rebuilding a 370 and it really wasn't that difficult. Parts online are about 1/3rd the price. Depending on how scratched up the cylinders are and what they are made of, they may be ...
by TheBearAk
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Vintage Sleds
Topic: Need help with an old El Tigre
Replies: 6
Views: 13772

Re: Need help with an old El Tigre

For future reference: swapping the carbs would have told you if it was in the carbs or someplace else.
by TheBearAk
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Polaris
Topic: Ploaris trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 8595

Re: Ploaris trouble

Why? So you can go through more belts? :big_grin: