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Everything posted by PolarisCobra

  1. I have to say it is comfy. Smooth, the 4 stroke is quiet and as powerful as I need it to be. I get extra points for the heated seat in back when my wife rides along. It has a set of fiberglass helper springs that I can engage when riding two-up. Never bottoms out. It fits my needs well, surely isn't for everyone. Just don't get it stuck, because it is as heavy as it looks, maybe more. No one has to worry about me going off trail, that is for sure.
  2. New Random photo thread...post them if you got them!

    Near Dixville a few weeks back. Another member here, who will remain anonymous, unless he claims the pic.
  3. I rode through Franconia Notch on Saturday. It really is a cool trail, great views. Fun cruising under the highway. Just be ready to give a wide berth to the groups on the rentals. You of all people know they can be a bit unpredictable.
  4. Christmas bulbs

    Maybe it's time to take them down? Seems like winter has finally arrived...
  5. You have been waiting for this day to come for quite some time. Well done!

    I have parked my sled there, and gone in for a meal. Noticed the trucks parked out back, thought it was nice of them to let people park there. You would think that it goes without saying that you would at least come and get something. There are usually dumpsters behind a place like that, no excuse for leaving junk on the ground...
  7. Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Things can only be so good if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, which is not happening. Cancelled a trip this weekend, because I think the conditions will be lousy. Hoping for a change in the pattern for sure.
  8. Vintage Sled Ride Jan 26th, no reg required

    I agree on the Baker River part. I can manage riding from there on a day trip from where I live, and I try to do it a couple of times each season. Might manage to do a trip next weekend with a little luck. By the looks of the skid under that thing you should be able to run circles around most of the other sleds there. And if it's sunny, blind them with those skis!
  9. Vintage Sled Ride Jan 26th, no reg required

    You going to head south and give that thing some exercise?
  10. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    Thanks for the update Welcome to the forum, don't be a stranger, there is a good group here. I would have expected that coverage would have been better. I think I would have found a way to get off those rail beds in those conditions, even if I had to ride around in circles. Glad you didn't get hung up on one.
  11. Starting to look a bit like winter finally...

    Nice to see people getting out. Hope to ride a bit this weekend, waiting to see what Mother Nature gives us...
  12. Changing color of a plastic part, Wrap?

    I have had good luck with painting plastic items like that. Clean it good, sand it lightly, and use Krylon paint. Be sure to let it dry for a few days inside where it's warm. If you aren't sure if the paint will stick, spray some on only the back side first, where it would not show if you don't like it. Then you can flex the panel, rub it with something, and get a good idea if you will be happy with the results before you paint the top. You're only risking the price of a can of paint...
  13. Merry Christmas!

    Hope everyone had a great day, and that you are stretching the festivities into the weekend. Sled.jfif
  14. How much air is in your spare?

    Call this a public service announcement if you like – When was the last time you checked the air pressure in your spare tire? My daughter came home last week, parked, and heard hissing. We figured out pretty quickly that she had run over something, got stuck in the tire. Thankfully, she was in the driveway when she found it. I got her spare out, and put it on, she took the car her cousins shop the next day, he fixed the leak, and put the tire back on. When I put the spare on, it was easy to see that the pressure was low. Got the tire gauge out, 20 PSI, should be 60. Filled it up, she was good to go. Made me think, so I checked one of my cars. Had not checked that tire in several years. 16 PSI, should be 60. Point is, if that flat had happened on the road someplace, the spare would not have been much use, unless there was a gas station close by to limp to. Might want to check your spares, to know they will be ready if you need them. BTW - While you are at it, check the spare on your trailer...
  15. How much air is in your spare?

    I suppose it doesn't matter how much air is in the tire if you can't get it out from under the truck...
  16. Christmas bulbs

    I'm guessing CKF is in his basement, saying some not-so-nice words...
  17. Early riding

    Nothing wrong with that. At least you know nothing is coming out of places where is isn't supposed to be, or not flowing through places where it should.
  18. Contact List

    It is that time. Breaking them seems to bring snow. Or at least we are all a little less stressed.
  19. Contact List

    If it's time for lights, it's time to think about the contact list. If you are on the list, you know what it is all about. If you aren't see below. This kind of thing is a benefit that you won't get on something like Facebook. We have been doing it for years, and many have us have benefited. The list goes in a protected part of the forum, only members have access. It has never been abused. There are dozens of names on the list, to give you an idea. If you are on the list, have a look, let me know if any of your info needs to be updated. How it works is you have to PM me here at SLEDNH to have access to see and be on it. I will update it often as possible so it should be updated as I get new information. How that works is you PM me the following ..... Your Site Name Here Your REAL first & last name Your Town & State Your Contact telephone number Home or Cell or BOTH (up to you which you want to use and please put either a "H" or "C" in front of the number so I know which it is) Your Contact E-mail address The RULES are ..... This LIST is not to be given to ANYONE not on this LIST. The LIST is not to be used to send SPAM, CHAIN LETTERS or JOKES to anyone on the LIST. Lastly NO ONE that is not on this LIST will have access to see or print this LIST. This LIST is for your benefit to be able to ride with others and to make new friends and ride new places and see new trails. Please DO NOT abuse this benefit ! I will let the Administrator's here deal with any and all offenders.
  20. Contact List

    OK - So its that time again. See above, I won't bother to copy and paste everything. If you are interested in having a sure way to contact other from this site for sled related stuff, this is a great way to do it. Over the years, I have met and rode with several people this way. If you are interested, or need to update your contact info, send me a Private Message.
  21. 11 Degrees, Tow Job, Vintage Sled, Funny Stuff!

    Whatever it takes to accomplish the task at hand. But - I will never understand why people go out knowing it will be really cold, without the proper warm weather gear. Maybe it's a lesson from the Blizzard of '78, where lots of people got stranded in their cars overnight, but I always have the right gear in case I need to change a tire, or walk a mile or two. You just never know...
  22. Electric recreational vehicles

    Yup, that's a problem, they will have to find a way to assure a good range, and we would need some infrastructure for charging. time will tell.
  23. Electric recreational vehicles

    You can get tremendous performance from some of the electric cars. But, just like with a gas powered car, using that performance puts a real limit on driving range. some of them are advertising 300 mile plus ranges, but if you are pulling away from stop lights at 0-60 times under 4 seconds, you are not going to get 300 miles on a charge. My truck can squeeze 450 miles out of a tank of gas if I go easy. But I bet I can get that down to about 200 miles if I wear my lead shoes. I am sure the same will go for sleds. 88 miles is a decent range, but most of us will be too hard on the flipper to get that far. But, if they can sell some of these, and work to improve the technology, we could be at a real life 200 mile range in 10 years I bet.