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drift raper
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Hi there ,

Off the hop , I was rasied on sleds & haven't had one ( that worked well ) in a long time .
I live in rural Ontario & I have to admit ......I see sleds fly by my house & my heart races & I leep to the window . Ya , just like when i was 8 ( i'm 31 ) ...........

I was hell bent for leather that i wasen't gonna buy another sled after my old pogo vmax - I was hard on her & she was hard on me .

Sure enough the snow flies & ****** ! Last year a local fella had a 1996 polaris xlt ..........it had sat for years - hood was toast & nose cone & bumper were missing . Other than that , a complete sled - he was looking for 200 & i walked for $150 .

Pretty sweet deal - I brought er home & got er running before sundown ( dirty carbs & wiring scabed together ). So , my 96 xlt xtra 10 ( Francene ) was a go go buggy - I tried to make that thing pop ! Better to happen in the feild behind the hosue - i can get it with the tractor .
She died the first outting with the fellas , I put her away for the year & swore up & down I wasen't gonna fork with Francene this season .

Ya ........the snow flies & my ********* ! In short I pulled motor , did all rebuilds & tinkered with that thing for a long time & it is a god damn rocket ship . 600 xlt WOW , make traction & hold onto ur piss wiskers .

The Point : Well , I have a manual machine shop @ my finger tips & a limited budget . I was thinkin on converting that old 121 track to a 141 & rasing the front of the machine . Wider front end stance maybe . Skys kinda the limit ......

Is there track rails that i can modify ? Trackusa has a kit ...but for $750 ? I am sure i can do er for less .

Could really use some ideas gentlemen ..........

Cheers
Scott

 

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Hank Scorpio
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You could always find a junked chassis w/a decent tunnel and scab the tunnel in.:dunno:
 

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fab up some arms or sleeve the one's you got for a wider stance.

You can make a tunnel extension.

Wider running boards?

DIY riser?
 

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Mad Snowshoveler
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You are a lucky man to have a machine shop! You could port the heads and shave them a tiny bit mabye .0005-.0010? I know on some machines they don't recommend it. I bet you could do the extensions yourself, just try to check out the pictures on tracks usa and then make some rough plans, aluminum isn't to expensive for how much you will need. Even if you have to do it a couple of times, it shouldn't take to many tries! lol. Good luck and update us with some good pictures.
 

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I suppose you could fab up some rail extensions, but it would be nice to have a set to look at in your hands. Fabbing some risers aught to be a walk in the park. Just enough rise so you don't have to mess with extending cables and such. How about making a better brake lever? I have this (Polaris - Wilwood Brake Cylinder Kit - Starting Line Products) on my Indy Trail and love it, but even a better lever is an improvement.

If you go with a 136" track, you can find them everywhere from junked touring models for very little scratch.

Shop built plastic skis and hardware? Take quite a billet of HDPE.

P.S. I went to school with a guy from a little town in SE Manitoba. I can hear him in the word usage in your writing. Brings back memories. Piss whiskers! Ha!
 
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