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Old 12-19-2007, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What was your first sled?

What was your first sled? The one you had fun on all of the time when you were a kid? I am a teenager and I got a 1979 Jag 3000 when I was 10 and I still ride it to this day.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A 78 Arctic Cat El tigre 5000 F/A. I took one ride on a newer one and never looked back. That thing was nothin but speed and BACKPAINS.Great runner though. I loved it when I got it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool, actually I forgot my first sled wasnt a Jag it was a 1974 El Tigre 340. My dad had it for 20 years. I drove it for about a 2 weeks and one day when i was in school my dad sold the el tigre and bought my jag. I loved that El tigre it was FAST!
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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1984 Yamaha Enticer 340. Am I glad I upgraded to the 94 Indy Lite later that year. (this doesn't include riding my parents' sleds, this one was mine)
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I didn't have a sled when I was a kid. I was 25 when I got my first sled...
'76 Ski-Doo TNT 340e. Basket case... Ended up parting it out.
Then I got a '70 Ski-Doo Olympique 12/3 that was a basket case. I rebuilt the motor on that one and sealed the gas tank. It needs a carb cleaning right now but it'll start and idle good.

Then what else, lessee:
'72 Olympique 335, '71 Nordic, '69 Panther 380?, '80 Polaris TX-L, '80 Trail Cat, '80 Blizzard 7500, '80 Polaris Centurion, '71 Panther 303, '81 El Tigre, '86 Panther.
I think thats all of them... 6 years, 12 sleds, thats only 2 a year...
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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1967 Moto Ski 292 with a flame job...
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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first sled was an 85 phazer, still have it, havnt rode it in a few years though since i put chunks out through the bottom of the case, i want to get that fixed but just cant come up with the money.

now im riding an 80 kawi ltd, and love the sled
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smallengineguy
1967 Moto Ski 292 with a flame job...
Except mine was brand new at the time.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This one was WELL used.....Got it when I was 12.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My first ride was a Polaris Playmate a 165cc back in 68-69. Then a pair of 75 Cats a Cheeta (with the lepord seat) and a Panther with the gas tank in the back??? I don't know is I could list them all but several El Tigre's and Jags, half a dozen or so Wild Cats as well as Enticers!
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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1972 340 chaparral firebird Bought it used in about 1977 when I was 16. Got it for 400 the guy who lived by me had it and couldn't stay on it when he rode LOL he kept falling off....
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My first sled, which I just sold to get my zr 580, was a 1994 arctic cat cougar 440. I beat the s**t out of that sled
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My first sled was a 72 polaris colt. It was a strong runner until my friend hit a tree.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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75 Cheetah, rode it until 1992. Traded it in for a 1990 Cougar. Just bought a 2007 Panther. New sled every 17 years or so.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I restored a 1979 Arctic Cat Jag 3000 did you end up with it 79stingman? Time frame would be about right I lived in Rochester Ny at the time. That sled was showroom gorgeous when it left. Rebuilt the suspension in my bedroom lol mom loved that.

Second was a 95 Puma bought for 500 at a repo auction in 97

3rd was a 95 zr700 I rode it from the trailer to the grage and then the garage to a new guys trailer lol decided I wanted a powder sled.

Then the rest that I still own but the franken panther is sold once its finished.
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