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Old 10-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Nice, I love the older ZR's. Great looking sleds. I have a 96 Z. Not that fast, but still a fun ride.

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Old 10-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I just sold my 96 z lol

My ZR is faster then your ZR
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #183 (permalink)
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This was my very first sled, I mowed a lot of lawns to buy this when I was 13, this is a pic of it in the current shape, I talked to the owner, only thing I had different was no windshield stickers and a red headlight cover
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #184 (permalink)
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My first sled

In the winter of 78-9 i was 13 and sold every thing i had to purchace a 1973 arctic cat 440 panther. It was a monster and i was a small kid...i brought a fat kid as a copilot so he could help me start it.....77mph on a good road...17 inch wide track..we stepped of the running board to take a leak one night and sunk up to our arm pits in the powder.... My 80 jag purchaced in 92 was my most memorable sled...even though i have had much nicer and faster sleds....thanks i think el tigre 250s rock too
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #185 (permalink)
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1980 skidoo citation SS. Traded it for my current sled just recently, a 96 Vmax. Why? because the track is so dang rare, and the guy who had the vmax really wanted a vintage. Even trade. I guess it pays to keep your sled as close to mint as possible!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Mine was a 1973 Polaris Colt 295. That was a great sled. My dad bought it for me new. I rode that sled until 1982, only replaced the belt once, put a track on it because I tore it and plugs. Never did a top end or any other engine work. All through elementary school I lived near Erie and rode it from October through April. Do not know how many miles I put on it, but it had to be a pile.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #187 (permalink)
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First sled was a 99 Skidoo Mxz 600, bought it brand new off the show room. still ride it to this day. its been a good runner, 7k miles and still looks new. motor has been rebuilt once.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #188 (permalink)
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My first sled was an 86 ski doo formula plus. It had been bored and built. It had 251 studs in the track and it would stand straight up. That sled was a rocket. Too bad I was young and dumb or I would still have it.


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Old 01-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #189 (permalink)
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My first skidoo was a 1965 10 hp.bought brand new. Right from mr bombardier himself.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:36 AM   #190 (permalink)
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^^^^^^^ wow! Something to be proud of Gary! Dad bought 68 Olympic. Then I bought a 70? Panther that came with a wankle but po put a 433 yami motor in it. It was fast up to about 55. Lotsa power. Thinking he didn't change the gear ratio in it lol.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:54 PM   #191 (permalink)
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First sled my Dad got for us was a 1969 or 70 Massey Ferguson SkiWhiz 350SS. I'm sitting right behind him and could hardly pull the starter rope. Then in winter of 78-79, I drained my bank account, buying as much sled as I could afford with cash, a '79 Yamaha 250 for about $1200. That was "the year" to have a sled, as we got dumped on. In 2002, I picked up on the cheap a late 70's JD Spitfire. That classic still runs!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:49 AM   #192 (permalink)
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my first sled was a 78 jd spitfire. i paid $400 (paper route) at the age of 13 in 1979.changing plugs took a whopping 2 minutes ! (slowest sled i ever rode ) LOL !
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Re: What was your first sled?

First and only sled, 87 indy 600 (85 engine) basically a franken sled from different wedge chasis'. X10 rear with fox shocks, early 90s slp skis. Stock drivetrain (engine/clutch/exaust) i love it
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #194 (permalink)
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What was your first sled?

1970 John Deere 400


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Old 03-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #195 (permalink)
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What was your first sled?

1971 Rupp Sprint34...picked it up in February!


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Old 03-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #196 (permalink)
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yes, thats me

Thats me on 'my' second sled, 67 Evinrude. First family sled was a 66 Johnson.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #197 (permalink)
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my first sled was a 86 jag 340 and a 78 jag 340 3000 pair great sleds quick for a kid ive had dozens now currently
80 yamaha enticer mod oval racer
73 rupp nitro 440
72 panther 440
74 cheetah 340
72 ski doo elan 250 twin
91 formula mach 1 617
79 kawasaki intruder 440
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What was your first sled?

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #199 (permalink)
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #200 (permalink)
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Re: What was your first sled?

After the 1965 we had a 1968 oly i think 320 then 1970 oly and 399 nordic. Then71 oly 335e a 72 tnt 340 73 oly 340 and 73 silver bullit294 74 340 tnt 76 everest340 e and 76 340 tnt rv.1979 blizzard 5500 79 oly 340e. 1986 mx 467 1986 safarie 377e 90mach1 90 safarie lce 91 mach1 93 mxz470e 94 formula z583. Our current sleds are the 79 oly purchased new in 79. 1999 formula deluxe 670 and my sled a 2002 skidoo legend 800 salt lake city edition.
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