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?
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.
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
2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah
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.......
'05 Yamaha RX1 ER 1000
'94 Polaris Indy 440 LC
'93 Yamaha Phazer II LE 485
'96 Polaris Ultra SP 700 - SOLD!!
2015/2016 miles: N of 500/S of 1000
2014/2015 miles: 17 Neck issues
2013/2014 miles: 290
2012/2013 miles: 654
2011/2012 miles: 737
The sled is fixed... Now my wallet is broke..
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!).