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  2. SkiDoo fire hazard recall

    I have been formed that my 2019 Renegade X is also part of the recall. I spoke to the good people at HK Powersports in Hooksett and they informed me that they will have the parts end Aug begining Sept, and will start taking sleds in round Sept to do the worka
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  4. SkiDoo fire hazard recall

    There's a safety recall on several 2017-2018 SkiDoo sleds with the 850 E-TEC engine due to a fire hazard. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/brp-expands-recall-of-snowmobiles-due-to-fuel-leak-and-fire-hazard-recall-alert
  5. Spammers

    The incidence pf spam is getting more frequent. I have zapped a few lately. pathfinder
  6. Spammers

    Roger that
  7. Spammers

    Whenever you guys come across spam posts just drop myself or one of the other moderators a private message so we can mark them as spammers and delete their posts.
  8. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    The first part is to handle ''fade''. It is a comparable to the OHRV 96dB regulation. Stock exhaust tend to lose sound dampening ability over time, and when deemed beyond the maximum allowable dB limit need to be replaced. The exhaust ''stamp'' has various renditions going back to the mid 80s, and was not used by all manufacturers... sometimes even being a sticker that burned off. The exhaust engraving covers all manufacturers in 2007, and should be easily read for the life of the component.
  9. Slowly collecting parts

    LOL!!!!!!
  10. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    What I'm suggesting is that the new regs simplify the measuring process, I'm not saying that there isn't a good deal of discretion in the stop. The old regs called for a measurement process that wasn't possible in the field.
  11. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    When was the last time you met up with a F@G crew with all the gear necessary to make a judgement? Or even understand all the steps in making the test? It's basically a subjective decision of the officer on scene. Most times it is influenced by the mood and conversation that is carried on with the officer, and how "in control" the offender deals with the officer. pathfinder
  12. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    The first part of the new reg would seem to include all snowmobiles, including vintage: No person shall sell, offer to sell, or operate in this state a snowmobile which produces total vehicle noise of more than 82 decibels sound pressure on the "A" scale as measured using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2567 standard. Back in the 1975 the regs called for a max of no more than 78 dB(A) from a distance of 50 feet while traveling at full throttle when tested under the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J192 procedures. The new regs max of 82 db uses SAE J2567 which measures noise while the sled is stationary and at 4000 rpm and the microphone about 13 feet from the sled.This standard seems designed to simplify the work of law enforcement in measuring sound after a stop. Here's something from the IASA: http://www.snowiasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-IASA-Sound-Test-Presentation.pdf 6.0 Procedure 6.1 The snowmobile shall be parked at the test site with an operator seated in the normal operating position, and the forward traveling path of the snowmobile clear of obstructions as required in 5.1. 6.2 The brake shall be set throughout the test. 6.3 The engine shall be started and run until reaching normal operating temperature range, as specified by the manufacturer. 6.4 The operator shall slowly open the throttle until a steady 4 000 rpm ± 250 rpm engine speed is achieved, while holding the snowmobile stationary by applying the brakes. 7. Measurements 7.1 The sound level meter shall be set for A-weighting network and slow dynamic response. 7.2 The sound level meter shall be calibrated and adjusted, if necessary, so that the meter reads within 0.1 dB of the true level at the microphone. 7.3 The microphone shall be located on the side of the snowmobile towards which the exhaust outlet(s) is (are) directed. This is generally on the right side. The longitudinal axis of the microphone shall be in a plane parallel to the ground plane. There shall be no physical attachment between the snowmobile and the microphone/sound level meter. 7.4 The microphone shall be located at a distance of 4.00 m / 157.5 in from the longitudinal plane of symmetry and 1.22 m / 48.0 in above the ground plane in line with the exhaust outlet. If there is more than one exhaust outlet. I'd guess that a lot of the real old stuff won't pass the 82 db limit, but we won't know until tests are done on the trail.
  13. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    I'm glad the new law excludes vintage sleds " No person shall operate a snowmobile manufactured after February 1, 2007 " otherwise my old Rupp Nitros with "rams horn" exhaust would not comply with DB numbers for sure. I can feel a confrontation with F@G is in my future, as soon as they hear me coming. Very few of them know what constitutes "stock" from that far back... The new law is a good thing and needed, by what I hear around Young's on weekends. Some aftermarket pipes are ridiculous and can irritate the heck out of land owners who are keystones of lots of trail systems in the state... pathfinder
  14. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    That seems to clear the whole 'I can modify my sled as long as it meets the sound requirements' problem better than a flat out 'must have factory exhaust'. Problem is, I don't think any of the aftermarket companies get their parts certified. If they go to the expense of doing that now, riders may have the option of a lighter exhaust system that is legal. Seems like a good thing to me. Note - I will be leaving my factory system on either way...
  15. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    HB 591 has been signed into law, and some changes were made to the snowmobiles rules around exhaust systems. It appears that a different SAE standard will be used, and all sleds must comply with that standard. No person shall sell, offer to sell, or operate in this state a snowmobile which produces total vehicle noise of more than 82 decibels sound pressure on the "A" scale as measured using the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2567 standard. No person shall modify any snowmobile in any manner that shall amplify or otherwise increase total vehicle noise above that emitted by the snowmobile as originally manufactured with the original muffler nor shall any person operate any such snowmobile. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to snowmobiles operated at permitted snowmobile events as defined in the department's administrative rules, FIS 1501.01(d). No person shall operate a snowmobile manufactured after February 1, 2007 that does not display on its exhaust system's critical components the letters “SSCC Certified,” a visible and unaltered certification marking issued by an independent organization, the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee (SSCC), that certifies snowmobiles for uniformity of safety features and noise levels. The letters shall be legible and have a minimum height of 4 millimeters. The marking shall be on the exhaust silencer, visible and legible to an observer by lifting a snowmobile hood and without detaching or dismantling any component parts. The markings shall be embossed and pressed or attached in a similarly durable manner to the outer surface of the exhaust silencer assembly, and shall be resistant to alteration. The markings shall be so affixed that it shall be difficult to remove, replace, or alter without detection.
  16. Free- Polaris speedometer

    While cleaning out the cellar I came across a speedometer from a Polaris Indy or TX. It's about 3¼" round. I tested it with an electric drill and it works, and it looks OK. Update: Just found the tachometer for the same sled. I'm leaning towards the sled being a TX. Didn't test the tach.
  17. OT .... Re roofing a house

    Add two layers because one protects the other layer and save money from calling roof repair experts again and again.
  18. Slowly collecting parts

    Amazing how your yard looks a lot like mine. Projects everywhere! Tough part is completing them before you get to the point where you pick something up and say to yourself, "what the heck does this go to?" Like your logic on going back to old faithful. I 'm getting to prefer older sleds myself, although I have access to later Renegades and an 800 summit 154. pathfinder
  19. Slowly collecting parts

    Riding season will be here before we know it.
  20. Slowly collecting parts

    All looking good Steve. Can't wait to ride.
  21. Slowly collecting parts

    Haven’t checked in lately, been busy collecting parts and salvaging some spare parts for my sons Sprint....still need some stuff for Doo, a medium tinted windshield, battery, mirrors, carbides, and a couple of ball joints. I’m sure I’ll need more once I tear into it. But i’m Bring the STX out of back up duty and making it my main sled again...why you may ask? Why not? Last winter I rode them back to back and decided I liked the STX better than the Z even though the only difference in clutching and carburetor size.
  22. Sold Two 2016 Skidoo MXZ Blizzard 800E-Tec & 2018 ProLine IS716 Inline Trailer, all like new! 1 Sled is just out of break-in, at 549 miles, and the other at 4% left at 524 miles. Sleds run perfectly, are meticulously maintained, and cared for. Mostly ridden in Pitsburge, NH & Rangeley, ME. Some of the accessories included on the sleds are: LED auxiliary light, 12V plug kit, glovebox extension w/ liner, chassis reinforcement kit, full body skid plate, heated visor kit, mirror kit, tunnel & ski mount ice scratchers, Montana GPS mount kit w/ Garmin Montana 650 GPS w/ two installed trail maps of New England from BackwoodsGPS & GPS Trailmasters. Added upgrades include: Dupont vespel sliders, 4th wheel kit, billet alum. wheel spacers, heavier center assist spring from Monster Performance, pull starter kit, non-oem chain case bolts, nordloc washers on manifold bolts, and more. Many tools & extra parts include: Mad Sled aluminum lift, clutch tools, exhaust spring puller, track tension gauge, side riser kick stand, 6 gallons of XPS oil, dust covers, LinQ gas caddy & locks, heated riser bag, saddle bags, oil/goggle clutch cover bag, and much, much more. Ridding gear: * TEKVEST*, helmets, jackets, bibs, gloves, balalava's, base & mid layer clothing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trailer: Only driven one trip up north!, two tone paint (pewter/charcoal), electric brakes, maxxfan deluxe automatic roof vent, 4 adjustable side vents, 110V battery package, spare tire mount, inside LED lights, outside LED loading ramp light, back-up lights, and rear LED peripheral lights, Caliber trax mats, low pro glides, edge glides, trax grabbers. Sadly, I'm having to leave the sport, and am selling everything snowmobile related. This would be a perfect package for a couple wanting to get into the sport, as everything is here. I have a lot of stuff! I guarantee you will not find a nicer, more complete, and meticulously cared for equipment than mine. Anyone who's followed me & my post on "DooTalk.com" or "NHSled.com" know what a "fanatic" I am with my machines. $19500.00
  23. Two 2016 Skidoo MXZ Blizzard 800E-Tec & 2018 ProLine IS716 Inline Trailer, all like new! 1 Sled is just out of break-in, at 549 miles, and the other at 4% left at 524 miles. Sleds run perfectly, are meticulously maintained, and cared for. Mostly ridden in Pitsburge, NH & Rangeley, ME. Some of the accessories included on the sleds are: LED auxiliary light, 12V plug kit, glovebox extension w/ liner, chassis reinforcement kit, full body skid plate, heated visor kit, mirror kit, tunnel & ski mount ice scratchers, Montana GPS mount kit w/ Garmin Montana 650 GPS w/ two installed trail maps of New England from BackwoodsGPS & GPS Trailmasters. Added upgrades include: Dupont vespel sliders, 4th wheel kit, billet alum. wheel spacers, heavier center assist spring from Monster Performance, pull starter kit, non-oem chain case bolts, nordloc washers on manifold bolts, and more. Many tools & extra parts include: Mad Sled aluminum lift, clutch tools, exhaust spring puller, track tension gauge, side riser kick stand, 6 gallons of XPS oil, dust covers, LinQ gas caddy & locks, heated riser bag, saddle bags, oil/goggle clutch cover bag, and much, much more. Ridding gear: * TEKVEST*, helmets, jackets, bibs, gloves, balalava's, base & mid layer clothing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trailer: Only driven one trip up north!, two tone paint (pewter/charcoal), electric brakes, maxxfan deluxe automatic roof vent, 4 adjustable side vents, 110V battery package, spare tire mount, inside LED lights, outside LED loading ramp light, back-up lights, and rear LED peripheral lights, Caliber trax mats, low pro glides, edge glides, trax grabbers. Sadly, I'm having to leave the sport, and am selling everything snowmobile related. This would be a perfect package for a couple wanting to get into the sport, as everything is here. I have a lot of stuff! I guarantee you will not find a nicer, more complete, and meticulously cared for equipment than mine. Anyone who's followed me & my post on "DooTalk.com" or "NHSled.com" know what a "fanatic" I am with my machines. $19500.00
  24. ?? Is Nipmunk Water Skips on going ? ?

    You missed july will be one in August. Will post the date when I find it.
  25. 2011 Polaris Shift 550 Fan

    139 Days Until winter!!!
  26. ? ? Will the Nipmunk Water Skips in Union CT, be taking place in July & Labor day ?
  27. Voices Thread

    This thread was accidentally deleted. Apologies from a guilty moderator. Can't get the responses back, but we can re construct it, as it generated some interesting responses. I think the pic speaks for itself and hits a familiar emotion in all of us. pathfinder
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