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 Post subject: Would this be cheating?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:48 am 
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Looks seriously good where access is intermittent snow/bare plus they'll trail or break trail in winter conditions but no where near as fast as a sled. There's several places near home that this would save lots of tourtime = more turntime especially early/late. Anyone ever used 1? Are they as good as the hype? Good - 4 stroke/not so loud/not really terrain destructive since they have such a large surface area. Bad???

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Here you go. Not sure what I did different than you.

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 Post subject: Re: Would this be cheating?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:40 am 
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lewmt wrote:
Looks seriously good where access is intermittent snow/bare plus they'll trail or break trail in winter conditions but no where near as fast as a sled. There's several places near home that this would save lots of tourtime = more turntime especially early/late. Anyone ever used 1? Are they as good as the hype? Good - 4 stroke/not so loud/not really terrain destructive since they have such a large surface area. Bad???



I doubt it will be very easy to switch between tires and tracks for switching between tires and tracks... it's a pretty cool idea though for someone who already has a 4 wheeler. I have seen a similar setup on a suburban.

this would be my choice for enviro-conscious snomoshredder...
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelfeatures/512/0/features.aspx


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Ouch $7200 for a 500 cc. The 4 strokes are starting to be nice but are still way too expensive.


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mtnrider wrote:
Ouch $7200 for a 500 cc. The 4 strokes are starting to be nice but are still way too expensive.


Agreed, that's why I didn't get one. The newer two strokes are fairly clean running and don't make that much noise if you keep the pipe stock. Snowest classified online is a good place to find a deal.


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Thanks RF, I got a couple 800 Summit 151 last season. Just waiting for the snow to fly. 8)


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mtnrider wrote:
Thanks RF, I got a couple 800 Summit 151 last season. Just waiting for the snow to fly. 8)


Nice... Me too peaks around here are starting to get white.. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:15 am 
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I doubt it will be very easy to switch between tires and tracks for switching between tires and tracks


I'm figuring only 2x/yr would I ever switch tires>tracks & back. If they'll go where a sled will go & actually break trail, and handle the intermittent conditions early & late it would be a better alternative to a sled(maybe)?

Not looking for massive hillclimb rocket power. Also not looking to yo/yo the backcountry via this thing - just a way to save tourtime especially in the eary/late season times when a sled becomes useless.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:56 pm 
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Sleds will run on gravel... not ideal but in spring and early fall patches of gravel on the access are part of the deal. If you want a sweet a access machine look at a wide track skidoo tundra.
I'll take my summit 800 any day over a touring machine but the tundra will get you and a friend out there no worries as long as you don't have to break trail.


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