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Everything posted by RK-SXViper

  1. Anyone using a vintage plate?

    Sorry no pics I sold the sled years ago. I think i removed the windshield and mounted the bracket where the windshield would hide the screws.
  2. Anyone using a vintage plate?

    I made a bracket and mounted it inside the windshield. It could be seen clearly and didn't damage the sled
  3. NHSA Sno Traveler promoting ME sledding

    Trails aren't the issue, its the volunteers needed to maintain the system that is the issue and $ isn't the answer to that problem
  4. NHSA Sno Traveler promoting ME sledding

    Dave I respectfully disagree. Grooming $ is NOT what is killing clubs, lack of volunteers and members are what is killing clubs off. The volunteer mindset seems to be a thing of the past and its getting harder and harder to get volunteers to do the tasks needed to keep the trails and clubs open. If your looking to get enough $ into GIA to pay for all the currently volunteered services than you'd need to triple if not quadruple the registration cost. After talking to a few registration agents the number of people registering as non club members this year will give GIA a decent boost, but at the cost of a few more clubs. At what point does it all collapse onto itself? I think we're starting down a long and bumpy road!
  5. NHSA Sno Traveler promoting ME sledding

    Just get yourself a 95 sled and modify it to have the best suspension and any other new features you like and put a vintage plate on it. Older sled are all rebuildable and the newer sleds are basically disposibal anyway.
  6. NHSA registration portal

    Both Steph and Dan are super nice and always very helpful !!
  7. NHSA registration portal

    Sounds like something went wrong so call the office tomorrow and they'll straighten it out for you.
  8. OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    The proposed rules changes were all posted here and on other forums: And yet only a few clubs showed up at the public hearings to discuss and object to some of the proposed changes. If clubs don't like the new rules, then maybe they should have attended the hearings and voiced their concerns. We can't just bury our heads in the sand and hope everything will be the way we like it.
  9. Trail conditions

    Trails bureau is supposed to put out a trail report on opening day (saturday)
  10. Attn Attn Attn

    I'll take your old leftovers!
  11. Attn Attn Attn

    I need my xmas stress reliever
  12. Someone is in trouble.

    We'll see if there is any update to this at tonight's board meeting in Tilton. Oh goodie another long wasted night!
  13. Just don't forget to make a donation to your local club and/or where you ride.
  14. United Snowmobile Alliance

    I believe they are another organization similar to the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA). ASCA is based in the mid west and it sounds like this other organization is trying to be more of a national organization unlike ASCA who doesn't seem to care about the northeast.
  15. How high could sled registration go?

    Because there are too many hands in the cookie jar. Snowmobiling in NH is a self funded sport unlike Maine and VT which have state control over the sport. NH clubs are non profits and can have no connection to a state agency (F&G) so there will never be a one stop website to register your sled. Like Jeff mentioned if you register as a non club member and pay the extra $30 per sled, all of that $30 will go into GIA for all clubs to use. So if you really want to help the sport register as a non club member then go and make a donation to your local club
  16. How high could sled registration go?

    Very well put Jeff. This issue has no simple solution and just throwing more money at it will only push more people out of the sport which will have ripple effects across many towns and other organizations.
  17. How high could sled registration go?

    You won't see the trails from Derry up to Candia going away because they are primarily Rail trails with State parks and town forests. So unless there is a significant investment in rerunning trains those trails will always be there.
  18. How high could sled registration go?

    Even with the higher pay rate for grooming it would take my club 25+ years to get enough money to replace our large groomer at current prices. We have an 84 Piston Bully for grooming so if your 2002 or 2003 are looking for new homes I'll let you know where to drop them off. I'd have no issue with Coos county getting new groomers every couple of years if they DONATED their old groomers to southern clubs.
  19. Very sad to hear, RIP Dave!
  20. Bravo 250 fitting help

    Anytime Dave, let me know
  21. How high could sled registration go?

    This is going to become a hot topic very quickly as we get into the riding season. Being on that committee I totally agree that we need to do something to help better fund our trail system but I don't agree with the amount of the increase. All clubs in Rockingham county are against this increase but also agree that something needs change. We'd like to see the fines (off trail, unregistered, loud exhaust) up'd to $248 each and the rental sleds registration increased first. We feel that we should go after the low hanging fruit first then look at what the shortage is and adjust accordingly. Plus this years voucher issue at dealers will cause more people to register as non club members, giving more $ to GIA. This issue plus the whole NHSA voucher # requirement for registering this year will most certainly have a major impact on smaller clubs and I'm sure we will have more clubs drop out all together. In my personal opinion between the price of new sleds, trailering to the riding areas and the registrations this sport may be on the verge of pricing itself right out of existance. I really hope not as I've put a lot of time into trying to keep this sport around for my kids and future generations.
  22. Bravo 250 fitting help

    Dave Does that just press into the carb or is it a thread in piece? If you can get it out of the carb we should be able to match it up to something, I have a box of misc old carbs just let me know. Or you could swing by Daves sm engine in Raymond, Gary or Dave should be able to hook you up with something
  23. Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    Sounds to me like there was a lack of communication between the three states, and someone dropped the ball.
  24. Dave your post is spot on and very well said!! We either work together or we sink alone.
  25. Registration increase being proposed

    I don't want to beat this to death but the $96 registration Jeff is referring to is the CURRENT Non-club member registration cost.