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Any members here that have sleds too?

Trials

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I've got one day in so far. Just a brutal winter, even if it got cold enough just to run the lakes I'd take it at this point. Fingers crossed Feb has some decent snow.
Snow is deep enough here now, but there is a Lot of water in the layer of snow just above the ice, that is usually good for getting really badly stuck once it collects on the track and adds about a hundred pounds or more to the machine. Glad I sunk my coin into another bike and not a new snowmobile this year, I fear global warming and short seasons might kill the Ontario snowmobile industry. ... and I'm an optimist!
 

blackcamaro

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Snow is deep enough here now, but there is a Lot of water in the layer of snow just above the ice, that is usually good for getting really badly stuck once it collects on the track and adds about a hundred pounds or more to the machine. Glad I sunk my coin into another bike and not a new snowmobile this year, I fear global warming and short seasons might kill the Ontario snowmobile industry. ... and I'm an optimist!
Wishing I had another bike right about now instead of a sled as well. One good dumping and that all changes though.

I do know guys have been running some ice for a little bit. Lots out on Lake Couchiching when I was there a week ago. I heard the tree line went up on Georgian Bay out of Midland end of last week. Pretty sure my buddy ran it up to the islands this past Saturday (haven’t talked to him yet) but it’s way early for me. I don’t mind crossing the odd open spot but it just seems pretty warm still.
 

MLadin

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Got about 300 km's in so far. It's painful to watch two sleds sitting and here we are mid February.
 
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Hardwrkr13

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anyone going out tomorrow or Wednesday; if so shoot me a message if you don't mind someone tagging along
Sorry just saw this otherwise would have invited you out yesterday.
Took the chance of going out yesterday and it was perfect with the groomers having been out overnight with the cold temps freezing everything up. Did 7hrs yesterday, and now a very sore body today.. What a fun day though and blasting through the forest makes you forget all about bikes until the Spring. Headed back out on the trails with the wife tomorrow (albeit at a much slower pace).
 

MLadin

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Sorry just saw this otherwise would have invited you out yesterday.
Took the chance of going out yesterday and it was perfect with the groomers having been out overnight with the cold temps freezing everything up. Did 7hrs yesterday, and now a very sore body today.. What a fun day though and blasting through the forest makes you forget all about bikes until the Spring. Headed back out on the trails with the wife tomorrow (albeit at a much slower pace).
Bancroft seems to be the place to go.
 
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blackcamaro

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Well I’ve been getting out a little bit on the weekends but conditions still haven’t been great with limited snow. Beggars can’t be choosers though and I’m not looking at driving way north to ride.1661D213-A490-4684-B6C1-3237B6871F32.jpegDDD9D6D4-1BEA-44DB-9E5A-547753033C59.jpeg
 
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infernobuster

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Nice. Ive got on around 1500 kms so far, with one trip way up north coming up at the end of the month.
Im hoping this will be my best season yet at close to 4000 k once the season finishes up..
 

blackcamaro

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If I end up with your current 1500km I'll be okay with it. 2000km would be nice though. How are you liking that rocket ship sidewinder? What do they run tapped out anyways, 120-125 mph?
 

infernobuster

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So far so good .. still trying to figure out getting traction up front. It pushes alot but recently upgraded to bergstrom triples.
We were up north and had a good km or so run on the lake, and hit 196 km/h. Still lots left.. TD claims i should top out somewhere closer to 250 km/h.
 

blackcamaro

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250 km/h!!!! 🤟 That would be a wild ride, report back if you get close. I’ve had a Ski-doo 800 show 118 mph on the dream-o-meter so around 185 km/h...I thought that was pretty good until now lol.

I assume you’ve been playing with the front track shock to try and get a little more ski pressure. Might need to go to a aftermarket ski. Never really hear much good about the Yamaha tuner skis. I’d like to pick up some C&A skis or similar but the sled budget is toast for this year.
 

infernobuster

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Yeah ill need a big section of lake to top it out im sure ..

Right now im trying out the bergstrom triples this year, and than moving onto the snowtrackers. Those are the only 2 recommended for these skis ..
My budget for this thing is tapped this season, as were headed up north in a few weeks for a 7 day ride.
 

Hardwrkr13

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Rode Port Perry to Campbellford and back yesterday and finished the day with ~325km. Northumberland forrest is really good with lots of snow. Shows green but I had my doubts.
I've been dividing my time between two sleds this year but in total I've got around 1500km so far as well. Weather is cooperating lately and with mostly below 0c temps and more snow next week it'll help.
My dream meter on the MXZ this year:
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Hardwrkr13

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Saturday was expensive although could've been worse. Blew a belt in the trails near Fenelon Falls (not surprising, it looked good but had 2000km of mine on it plus whatever the previous sled owner had).
Another hour of ripping and a drag race against a stage 3 Turbo 1100F (I lost) I blew my spare (used belt) belt coming across Lake Scugog. My Polaris was at the house on the edge of the lake though so it was a easy and quick tow back. Was probably some belt shrapnel inside the clutches I didn't see from the 1st belt which took out the 2nd one. Luckily for the Turbo 1100F he found a bad fuel leak when I blew the second belt so that may have prevented a burned sled.
 

blackcamaro

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That's a downer but glad it was just a belt. Still a pain especially with the spare going as well but like you said can always be worse.

Our weekend also had it's ups and downs. I was just pulling out of my buddies to go for a quick ride Saturday afternoon when he was coming back on his sled...down 1 cylinder. So I told him let's get into it but I'm going for a quick rip first. After going out with my gf for an hour or so we headed back I dropped her off at the cottage and went back to his house. So we had compression, spark, pulled injectors and were getting fuel. By 11pm we had pulled the reeds and found our issue. We hit the phones seeing if any friends had a set of reeds kicking around but couldn't find a set so called it a night. 10:30 the next morning he had tracked down a set of reeds and cages from a friend and we got back to work. Hit the snow around 1:00 pm and had a great 5 hours. Good snow cover on Georgian bay, trails were decent and temps were ideal.

I rode with the GF for a few hours yesterday morning before heading home. Buddy went out with his GF and did their thing, he text me last night and it's blown a piston now....
 

Hardwrkr13

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My sled mechanic works at pretty much beer money rates and likes to chat. Great guy who also dirtbikes, and lives 5min from where we're building our new home so win-win. Anywho, he pulled my clutches and found some junk in there, did my chaincase (needed to do clutches anyways), and slightly moved motor inline, etc. No damage or parts needed so good to go for this weekend plus he spent an hour teaching me how to adjust clutches (I'm still new to sleds but enjoy learning because it gives me something else to tinker in the garage on).
 

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