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Old 08-13-2009, 06:46 AM   #11
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I own a snowmobile and, trust me on this, the quality of snowmobiles is in no way equal to motorcycles.

I hear that! And they get absolute madura for fuel mileage too.

The father in law's '93 Polarass XLT that I ride has 7500 miles!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:59 AM   #12
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I hear that! And they get absolute madura for fuel mileage too.

The father in law's '93 Polarass XLT that I ride has 7500 miles!!
I've got an '06 Polaris 550 Trail RMK with a Fuji (Subaru) engine. While it has been reliable so far it gets like 6 mpg. My last Polaris ('80 330) was a constant madura heap that gummed up a lot and was utterly shot at 7K miles.

I also had a Yamaha 250 Bravo which was pretty reliable, but had about as good a fit and finish as a Ural. It also gave up the ghost at around 6K miles. The oil injection didn't work at idle so you had to mix 80:1 premix to keep them from chewing themselves up.

I use the 'bile as a worker not as a toy. All in all I'd never own a snowmobile for "fun". Too much trouble. Worse than Buzglyd's boat!
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:07 AM   #13
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I've got an '06 Polaris 550 Trail RMK with a Fuji (Subaru) engine. While it has been reliable so far it gets like 6 mpg. My last Polaris ('80 330) was a constant madura heap that gummed up a lot and was utterly shot at 7K miles.

I also had a Yamaha 250 Bravo which was pretty reliable, but had about as good a fit and finish as a Ural. It also gave up the ghost at around 6K miles. The oil injection didn't work at idle so you had to mix 80:1 premix to keep them from chewing themselves up.

I use the 'bile as a worker not as a toy. All in all I'd never own a snowmobile for "fun". Too much trouble. Worse than Buzglyd's boat!
And you can't catch a 42lb seabass on a snowmobile. So there!
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And you can't catch a 42lb seabass on a snowmobile. So there!

One could if they used the Klazy Ken salt water immersion remedy.
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And you can't catch a 42lb seabass on a snowmobile. So there!
I'm not so sure. These guys might have a pontoon/propeller kit for snowmobiles pretty soon.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:47 AM   #16
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This trike is currently getting about 18mpg. I have had 10 Arctic Cats and have never had any problems with any of them. Arctic Cat uses a Suzuki motor. I'm not trying to force anyone to buy this product. If your interested it's available. Thanks for looking.
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This trike is currently getting about 18mpg. I have had 10 Arctic Cats and have never had any problems with any of them. Arctic Cat uses a Suzuki motor. I'm not trying to force anyone to buy this product. If your interested it's available. Thanks for looking.

Except for their new in-house engines.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:41 AM   #18
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I'm not sure I'd want to convert a snowmobile to a motorcycle, but converting a dirtbike to a "snowbike" is something that seems pretty cool: YouTube - SnoXcycle Kit for motorcycle , SnomoX the Home of SnoXcycle - The World Leader in Snow Bike Technology .
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I'm not sure I'd want to convert a snowmobile to a motorcycle, but converting a dirtbike to a "snowbike" is something that seems pretty cool: YouTube - SnoXcycle Kit for motorcycle , SnomoX the Home of SnoXcycle - The World Leader in Snow Bike Technology .

I'd rather have a SnoHawk or whatever they're called.
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Arctic cat does not have any in house engines. they are all made by suzuki.
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