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Old 11-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who's getting ready?

So it's been AWHILE since I've posted on here. Some might remember me some may not. Well for those who do, nice to see you guys again. The last ride for me was in February of 2011 yes 2011 . I was riding my sled on the lake cruising at a good speed and boom, the track rip fall off hit me in the lower back (thank god the studs didn't hurt me). So I finally was able to stop the sled and look at the damages...no so good, I ripped the rear of the tunnel off, the rear bumper, holes into the new seat cover I had custom made and put about 20 holes into the heater core.

So the spring came and gone in 2011 and it was summer time again. I decided to sell my 14' aluminum boat and get my new chassis so I get my sled back up and running again and have it ready for 2012 season. Well that didn't happen......

After being screwed out of $5,000 from an ex-boss and working for some dick heads, I finally got a great job doing what I love to do and that's refinishing hardwood floors. Well things are going really really good for me now that today I got my new track and slides for the sled. Got to get my a-arms for both sides due to the old ones being bent so I can send all my suspension parts out to have them powder coated green and black in the next few weeks. Also going to the pipes ceramic coated at the same time. I just have to get a few things like the boogie wheels, gas lines, studs, a new seat cover made or have mine repaired, carbides, and I'm ready for 2013 riding season.

So who else is getting their sleds ready?

Pics will be getting posted soon of the new up dates to the sled.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well hello, I been getting my 97 580 efi dlx ready for the upcoming season. Put new springs in the back, shocks back and front new hyfax and finally get rid of the blue skis that didn't match anything and put my bright green ones on this weekend. Hopefully it will be a good snow season and we can get some good riding time in.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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in the process of getting my 2004 polaris xcsp 600 ready to go, putting on a new 1.25" ripsaw track on it with 144 studs, put a can on this year. some new carbides. give me another week and ill be ready and just need to add some gas. bring on the snow.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just put 153 up the middle on my F8. Can't wait to see what that does!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Be sure to post pics of the sled after the track exploded! WOW!

Haven't even started! Things have just been piling up! VW is down again! Cavl blew the motor, may have done in the skidsteer motor too! Had to replace the porch roof yesterday! Had a hard time getting the trailer out of hoock with the welder, had to get a loan!!!! It's been tough to say the least!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ive gotten my gade and olympic all ready
to go.
my formula III is all apart, im dooing
3pistons & gaskets. waiting on
said pistons from kccats. they
should be here right before turkey
day. also waiting on stingers from
aduck. so its work in progress.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank giving weekend blizzard heading are way. Wishful thinking or will it happen. Hmmm....
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This weekend is Deer season, Next weekend I'll start on sleds, I hope! Once the VW is done!
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have 2 of my sleds at home now and I'm picking up the other 2 on Friday.
I'm also helping my neighbor get his fleet ready for the season, that makes a total of 7 sleds. The most work to be done was on the neighbor's old Mach 1, it only needed 1 part replaced but as luck would have it it was the chassis! That project is done, so it's 1 down 6 to go.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've already been out riding with 2 of my sleds. Got the 3rd going today. Put about 10 miles on my RMK today getting the jetting right.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here are the pictures you wanted kccats.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So last few days I was able to get off work early and get a few things going. I got all the holes drilled out in the track and the new studs installed. I think I have a pretty good pattern that I'll be happy with. I also cleaned, sanded and painted my brake caliper red and painted the wilwood white.

This morning I took the parts that I wanted to be powder coated and the pipes to be ceramic coated to have a price done and the guy is charging me $530 out the door so once I get my a-arms then they will be sent out asap. Next week more parts will be bought, finally will have all the parts to get this project finished in the next few weeks. Can't wait for that adrenaline rush again.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Rough! Lookin good!
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