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  • How-To: SkiDoo 600 HO Reed Replacement

    One can easily secure a set of the stock 800 HO reeds for less then $100 off eBay vs. almost $300 for VForce reeds.

    Nov. 12, 2009
  • Top Ten Pre-Season Snowmobile Tech Tips

    When you get the sled out in the fall be sure to clean the the storage spray off the clutch faces otherwise you could wear an hourglass shape in your belt and ruin it. A little acetone on a rag and the quick wipe on the clutch sheaves does wonders.

    Oct. 12, 2009
  • Dirt Sleds for Year-Round Riding

    RMSHA racer Trevor Erickson spearheaded the concept and contacted ZBroz Racing to help with the project. Before long Trevor had a Polaris IQ600RR ready to be ridden in the dirt. Black Diamond Extreme also got in on the project and had a Arctic Cat Sno Pro

    Aug. 17, 2009
  • Ask the Snowman: January 2009 Reader Questions

    Bars Leak to fix a serious coolant problem on a 1998 ZR500 snowmobile; what do you think, SnowMan?

    Jan. 05, 2009
  • 2003 Ski-Doo Rev 600 H.O. Arm Bushing Replacement

    Something wasn't quite right in the front suspension of my sled - on the trail could hear something banging. I noticed there was play in the bushings where the a-arms attached to the bulkhead.

    Mar. 05, 2008
  • Clean Your Snowmobile's Exhaust Valve

    When the motor runs dirty the power valve tends to get covered with carbon deposits and it impedes the valve's ability to slide. When this happens, the valve will "stick" in one position and your sled will either lose low end torque or high end power.

    Nov. 12, 2007
  • Keep it Together

    Quite a few people have emailed me about our trip on the Snow Train in Northern Ontario. Mostly they are wondering how we managed to pack enough gear to last us for 5 days away from the truck.

    Mar. 01, 2007
  • Sound and the Environment

    Sound levels for snowmobiles have been reduced 94% since inception. Pre-1969 snowmobiles were noisy. At full throttle, these machines emitted sound levels as high as 102 dB(A) from a distance of 50 feet.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Ski Doo Recalls and Updates

    Listed above are the recalls and updates we have been able to track down from friendly dealers, fellow sledders, you the reader, and the web. If you have one we aren't aware of, contact us so we can get a copy of it from you to share with others. Thanks!

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 2000 Model Year Arctic Cat Thundercats and ZRT 800s

    A couple of our faithful readers reported this one.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 1999 Arctic Cat ZRT 800 Performance Update

    For those of you not happy with the factory set-up of your '99 ZRT 800 Cat, check with your dealer for update kit #637-193.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Side view of tandem axles

    Side view of tandem axles.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • 1998 Yamaha SRX 600/700 Crankshafts

    1998 Yamaha SRX 600/700 Crankshafts If you own a 1998 Yamaha SRX 600 or 700 snowmobile, you might want to check your crankshaft??.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • INFO CENTER

    Listed above are the recalls and updates we have been able to track down from friendly dealers, fellow sledders, you the reader, and the web. If you have one we aren't aware of, contact us so we can get a copy of it from you to share with others. Thanks!

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

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    Nov. 01, 2005
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    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Rear view of ramp.

    Ramp mount, plastic ski runners, and sealed lighting.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • If The Riding Doesn't Kill You... The Cost of The Parts Will

    Let's face it, entry in to the sport of snowmobiling isn't cheap. If your significant other hasn't already pointed this out to you, we now have. However, just because we point it out now doesn't mean he/she won't bring it to your attention later.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Tips on Buying a New Snowmobile Trailer

    Buying a snowmobile trailer is one of the most important investments you can make. Other than buying Cisco stock five years ago. You'll own that trailer longer than the sled in most cases and its cargo is normally more expensive than the trailer.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Reversing the Process

    Putting the new track in pretty much involves doing all these steps in the reverse order. That is easier said than done, especially when it comes to putting the drive shaft back in. First off, if you have a buddy who can help this part is a lot easier. I'

    Nov. 01, 2005