SnowMule

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  1. I've got grip warmers. Inexpensive and they work great, as long as you have power on the bike to run them.
  2. Voyager's about equivalent to an early/mid-90s GPS receiver. Extremely basic, quite limited in functionality. If you're not a GPS super-user, the eTrex line is inexpensive and still offers more useable features than the voyager does. The older 60/76's are good too. Newer stuff gets expensive quick. Voyager Pro looks interesting.
  3. just replace the plastics. Not worth the time you'll spend scrubbing quality graphics (and adhesive) off.
  4. Lexol works well too.
    Stronger and lighter than stock. Powdercoat options available. Graphite-blend hyfaxes, drilled for more efficient lubrication in low-snow conditions.
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    Replacement slide rails for your Polaris Axys snowmobile suspension. Designed and machined from 7000 series aluminum with special attention paid to cutout design and location to create a stronger, more durable rail package then OEM. Classic rails are comparable in weight to OEM while being superior in strength. Bomber rails have fewer cut outs to create a much stronger, more durable rail that can withstand substantial abuse in the backcountry. To stretch your factory 155 Assault to 163 or 174" you can order the longer rails and they will bolt onto your OEM suspension.
  6. Huh? Are you looking for a gearbag for gear, or a backpack type pack?
  7. Nothing? Family doesn't do gift exchanges anymore. Haven't for years. Way less stressful. If I want something, i'll just buy it. Rest of the family does the same.
  8. 07 525 XCW. Almost 30k mi/1k hr. Yes, it's a noisy motor.
  9. Finally got cabin lights installed.
  10. Is that really a bad thing though? Hop on a 10-year-old sled. Not that "old". Take it for a spin. Climb a hill or two. Throw it around in the trees. Now pick those same lines on a new machine. Night and day difference. So much easier on the newer stuff. Then pop the side panels and hood off. While it's still fuel-injected, the maps have changed, the engine performance has changed. New stuff burns way cleaner, you get a lot more power out of hte motor (and useable power, not lop-sided to bottom or top end). And all the adjustments, maintenance, etc that had to be done with the older stuff. Now? My Pro needed a tenth the work my 900 did every season. The Assault i'm on now? Haven't done anything on the engine. Just the usual ski adjustments and setup between mountain and race track. I was riding at the potential of my 900 when I got rid of it. There were places I was taking it where it was holding me back. My Pro changed that. That sled was FAR more capable of going where I wanted to, than I was of getting it there. Assault's the same, if not more so. Track or backcountry. I'd rather be the weak link in the system, work to improve my skills as a rider, than be limited by the equipment i'm on.
  11. Snowmobiles are the same way. 10k+ just for the base model, then it goes up from there.
  12. Goes for any sled, really. Closer is generally "better", but toe-out is acceptable. Toe-in makes the ride extremely unpleasant. Most sleds are toed-out 1/8" or so, to account for slop/play in the system.
  13. Bushings won't be tight, and stackup between bolts/bushings/heim-joints etc will give you 1/8"+ of play on the ski alignment.
  14. I use a laser pen instead of an alignment bar. Process should be in the service manual, along with specs for your particular machine.