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Old 01-28-2011, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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06 900 RMK replacement skis

I need to replace (1) of the ski's on my 06 900 RMK sled due to damage. I have been told that the Polaris ski's that came on later years of the RMK will greatly help with handling in the powder. Any one tried this and will they bolt right on my spindle? Any recommendations for a replacement ski or just go back with the stock ski that came on the 06 ( I think it was called a Sidehiller and had two strips of carbide on the bottom).
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a buddy with an 06 900, he replaced the Sidehiller II's with the Polaris Grippers. If I remember right, they bolted right on. I just went out and measured my 06 with the Sidehiller II's and my 07 with the Grippers and both skis are 3 1/4" at the spindles.

I really like the Grippers, they do a great job of flotation. I have a couple of friends that had 'em, went to after-market, then right back to the Grippers. The nice thing, even new from Polaris, The Grippers are less spendy than some of the after-market, and you should be able to find the Grippers for even less on Ebay or Craigslist.

My wife likes the Sidehiller II's, the dual runners decrease darting over the single runner Grippers. She doesn't ride off trail, so they work fine for her. If you ride lots of trails, you may want to stick with the Sidehiller II's.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I think I will give the Grippers a try.
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What about carbide's for the gripper skis. There are several lengths available (3", 6" & 8"). Any recommendations and does the length affect the ride?
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If you're riding a lot of powder or off trail, carbides aren't too important. On a steep climb, it's not likely your skis are touching the ground anyway The longer carbide helps the short track sleds keep the front planted, especially if the track has studs. I have not measured mine, but when I replace the wear bars, I won't go over 4".
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