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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2019, 10:35:01 PM »
This one look like a good deal, and it runs for $950 more.😉

https://spokane.craigslist.org/snw/d/college-place-yamaha-sx-viper/7036131111.html

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$1000 for a blownup 23yo sled isnít realistic.
$2k for a running 16yo with extras is a much better deal
Plus, I love my Yamaha sled
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2019, 10:39:33 PM »
This one look like a good deal, and it runs for $950 more.😉

https://spokane.craigslist.org/snw/d/college-place-yamaha-sx-viper/7036131111.html

 :yeah:

$1000 for a blownup 23yo sled isnít realistic.
$2k for a running 16yo with extras is a much better deal
Plus, I love my Yamaha sled

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Sleds depreciate pretty fast donít they?
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2019, 09:01:39 AM »
I should have been more clear, I'm only looking for a Skandic or a Tundra. 
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 09:22:34 AM »
having pieced more than one together (i'm cheap and love to tinker), 1k for one thats blown up isnt a great deal. I'm always leary of how they *know* what the issue is without starting to tear stuff down, then you get to piece together the jigsaw puzzle of parts not labeled, just thrown in a box/bucket and inevitably parts are always missing.
I may have a sled for you unless your set on a tundra though (2002 Arctic cat 660 touring) its a 4 stroke, elect start 2 seater, or take out back seat and have a large cargo area....
(not actual sled, but shows you what its like https://www.snowmobileforum.com/attachments/camp-sheldon-020-jpg.16403/ )

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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2019, 09:40:43 AM »
If I understand what Machias is doing or wants to do, he's going to want a lightweight wide track sled. 



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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2019, 10:00:43 AM »
 :yeah: :tup:  I think I found a perfect one over in Lolo, MT, if they'll just answer my messages.  :)
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2019, 09:00:04 PM »
If I understand what Machias is doing or wants to do, he's going to want a lightweight wide track sled.

Same thing I want one for probably, minus the trapping part.😉
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2019, 10:05:37 PM »
Fred, I recently bought a 2007 skandic SWT with 5k miles for $1750, it has the old 800 4-stroke and seems to run decent for what I paid. I've had a chance to run it alongside the tundras we have and I pulled some heavy loads with a passenger too, it's a beast as far as pulling. But any of the tundras will go faster/farther/climb steeper hills in deep powdery snow. On deep heavy wet snow I think the skandic might outperform the tundras but I haven't been in that situation yet to actually compare.

We have two tundra 600 ACE 4 strokes, one tundra 600 etec 2 stroke, one old 2000 skandic 2 stroke (which is physically more like the newer tundras than a skandic swt), and I also recently purchased two more new tundras with the 550f. I'm not completely in love with the 550f engine, it's a 2 stroke fan cooled (no radiator) but considered very reliable, so far no problems, we've put 700 miles on them. The 550f tundras are pretty affordable for new sleds, I figured I could rebuild them once or twice if needed for the price difference.

FYI - I did overheat the 600 etec last February one day and this winter I must have over heated it again on a warm day because I seized a cylinder, I waited for it to cool down and the piston broke loose, the engine ran well enough to get me 10 or 12 miles back to the truck, that engine is in getting rebuilt right now. Less than 3000 miles on that sled, but I learned that the 600 etec without a radiator/fan is more susceptible to over heating on warm winter days, I probably won't buy another sled with that engine because we always have a few warm winter days every winter. We ran the 600 ACE snowmobiles the same warm days and they did fine, but they have a radiator with a fan. We also ran one of the 550f tundras the same day I seized the 600 etec and the 550f didn't seem to over heat.
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 06:10:45 AM »
Just got my Skandic going yesterday. It was running fine in summer but I had to take carbs off and spray it all with carb cleaner even though it looked the same as when I cleaned it in summer. Started up and Iím using it to check bobcat traps today since we got even more snow last night. Itís just the 380 but seems like itís got a lot torque behind it. Bought mine this summer for $650 so for the same one not running and $350 more? Probably not a good deal.
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2019, 08:16:35 AM »
Thanks Dale!!
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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2019, 08:29:27 AM »
If I understand what Machias is doing or wants to do, he's going to want a lightweight wide track sled.


In my lifetime we always ran Arctic Cats, except for one Ski-doo.     It was always the hunting sled.  It would go on snow the Cats never could because it was lighter and had a wider track.  Its funny because it had the least amount of power but it was always the trail breaker.    It also ran the coolest and you could idle along looking for tracks or hunting, without burning it up.  Snowmobiles have changed SOOOOO much since then with their track design, but it seems Skidoo still seems to have the corner of the "hunting" market.

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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2019, 11:16:14 AM »
Arctic cat makes a 550 bearcat wide track, but hard to find in the wide track version.

I kinda want a 4 stroke to keep the smoke and scent down, 2 strokes coat my hunting gear pretty good

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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2019, 11:22:23 AM »
It does for sure.   

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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2019, 11:23:28 AM »
I was going to go that route because they banned 2 strokes in Yellowstone.  Iím not sure if that still is in effect, but thought I might get there someday.

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Re: Snowmobile Guru's
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2019, 12:24:46 PM »
https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/newbatlist.htm




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