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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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I just got an 09 rmk this week. I live in the black hills. Last night we got about 2" of snow. Is this enough for me to take the sled out? I'm sure I can't ride it hard, but would it hurt to just put around for a bit?
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Is it trail riding or mountain riding your doing? If the ground is frozen it a enough to putz around i wouldn't go over board. Everyone going to give you a differant answer as for me since we had such a crummy snow fall last year i hit the two inches of snow.

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2" is not enough. You will scratch the dog doo out of your skis if you go on any roads with gravel. Off trail may be illegal at that depth, as well.

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I live in the mountains. Just drove my jeep back where I was thinking about riding it. Went back over my tracks and still can't see dirt. What do you think?
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Your call. If your skis are cutting to the ground, you will scratch them on the rocks. THe plastic is pretty unforgiving at taking that kind of stress. The ski shape digs down a lot farther than your tires will. It won't take long before the sound of the skis scraping will make you stop

It's not bad once the snow is hard, then it's like riding on ice. But fresh snow, I would wait for at least 5-6" and even then the skis will scrape. Patience is a virtue

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I live in the mountains. Just drove my jeep back where I was thinking about riding it. Went back over my tracks and still can't see dirt. What do you think?
Not close to enough... The black hills usually get a fair amount of snow, just be patient and wait! (nice area to ride, I make at least a yearly trip down there)

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I sure wouldn't. Maybe in your backyard if you just have to get on it.... 2" isn't enough for good lubrication or cooling. Slides will wear down fast. Tough on the carbides too. I'm sure my sled would overheat.......

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In my opinion, nowhere near enough snow.
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to wait. We should be getting some more snow here soon. Thanks again guys.

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I would snap it around my yard for 5 minutes or so just to get it out of my system. But that's about it..

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I can understand the urge... I'm in the north of the Twin Cities at the moment with the family, and in this area, soon as the flakes fly, the sleds hit the ditches (they call them trails for some reason!).
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I pulled it out to get the pic that's on my profile... We are suppose to get an inch tomorrow, 2 on Sunday, and 6 more Sunday night. If all goes well ill be riding on Monday.

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