PolarisCobra

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  1. Sled would not start

    I suspect it happens fairly often on older sleds. Seemed like it was worth sharing the experience, might save someone else from doing a lot on unnecessary work. Took me a lot longer to figure out the first time it happened for sure.
  2. Snowmobile Trailer Tie Down Brackets

    Do you trip over your tie down bars when unloading your sled? Have you run them over when loading? Do your bars slide down the floor of your tilt trailer when you are loading or unloading? These brackets will give you a secure place in your trailer, where they will be up off the floor out of the way, and right where you need them. Each set of brackets will hold two bars up to 2 1/2 inches wide, and include the hardware to mount them to any wood base. They are made of wood, painted grey. Price for a pair of brackets is $30, and includes hardware, a T25 bit, and shipping in the 48 states. https://www.ebay.com/itm/253960599091
  3. How high could sled registration go?

    Well said. I have done day trips when the weather is right, riding from Bow several times, and from Tilton to Alton Bay, and had great days. The trails there are better than you might think.
  4. Snowy winter on tap?

    Looks like a water spout. Lots of hail on the deck too.
  5. Snowy winter on tap?

    There were a couple of tornadoes within 10 miles of home here yesterday, it was wild for sure. Strange to see the tornadoes, which I think of as being associated with warm weather, and some snow in the same front.
  6. Mileage Question

    I am sure that there will be differences. I have found a few trails that are not in the GPS. I would expect that it would depend on the tracks that are sent to them to add to their package, and there would typically be some differences. Overall, my Garmin has been very helpful to me, sometimes clubs signage is lacking a bit (for a whole number of reasons, I understand that), and I don't have maps for everywhere we ride.
  7. Mileage Question

    Was talking with my brother-in-law yesterday about a trip for the coming winter. Does anyone have an estimate of the mileage by trail from Gorham to Pittsburg? I'm guessing it's between 75 - 100 miles, but I could be off by a bit. Thanks.
  8. Mileage Question

    Thanks - I have a Garmin Nuvi with the Backwoods GPS maps. It works great on the trail, but it doesn't have a route planning feature, I can only set the destination from my current location, so it wasn't easy to check the distance with it. I reverted to the paper NHSA map, and estimated, looks like I got pretty close.
  9. At the risk of stirring things up - Just got an email from HK, good for them for passing the word along to their customers.
  10. Snowy winter on tap?

    Let hope so. My brother-in-law is buying a new sled, picking it up tomorrow. That probably signals a warming trend.
  11. So lets keep this forum positive...

    Better to have a small community where there is meaningful communication than a mess of incomprehensible stuff, and a certain amount of inaccurate information. BTW - Was watching the news on NECN on Wednesday around noon, the weather guy put up a great picture from the Northeast Kingdom, and credited some guy named John. Looks like you must have gotten another drone...
  12. Post your favorite pics from '17-'18 season

    Spent a day riding with BigGuyNH late in the season. Had a great day. Hard to pass that Jefferson Notch sign with out stopping for a picture.
  13. Bravo 250 fitting help

    You might try a hardware store. Some of them have a selection of fittings similar to that. You might not find one with the 90 degree elbow, but if it has the right threaded and, and a nipple for a rubber hose, you should be able to make it work. Or, try a lawnmower shop. They may have a box of fittings laying around with a piece of gold in it.
  14. Grass Drags & Watercross 10/5/18 thru 10/7/18

    I guess you are right, I forgot how many people go to the races in Loudon. But when you consider the roads going in and out of Loudon, and the size of the facility, it is remarkable how smoothly the grass drags run, given that it is at a farm, on a country road, and managed my volunteers.
  15. Grass Drags & Watercross 10/5/18 thru 10/7/18

    I arrived Saturday around 9:45. Parked farther back than usual based on the arrival time, there were a lot of people there. Took our walk around, bought some raffle tickets and lunch. Didn't need any gear this year, but we did browse the tents. My brother-in-law is thinking about buying a new sled, so we spent some time looking them over. Nice to be able to walk across and look at all of them for sure. Left a little before 2:00. We were supersized at the number of people trying to get in, there was a long backup of traffic trying to park. Key is to get there early for sure. This has to be about the biggest event in NH nowadays, I don't know how many get to the NASCAR race these days, but it must be close.
  16. Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    From the Maine Snowmobile Association: Free Snowmobile Weekend Free Snowmobile Weekend in Maine is January 26-28, 2018. During this weekend, a nonresident (from another state or province) may operate a snowmobile in Maine (no reciprocity necessary) so long as he/she has a valid registration from his/her home state or province. The change of weekend may not me as much of a problem as the way this is written. It says no reciprocity needed, I think the NH law may be based on reciprocity. I have been riding in Maine one weekend a year for the last 10 years. We moved away from this weekend, because the trails were typically lousy. Not so much because of crowds (we didn't notice much difference in crowds on other weekends, at least in Maine), but because some clubs there seem to have decided that if you don't pay for a registration, they aren't grooming that weekend. You can get a three day registration in Maine for under $50, not a lot at the end of the day, especially if the trails are better. It may be that this has run its course, and its OK to let it go. I am not sure it was changing many peoples long term riding locations. Sure, its nice to try a different place to ride, but I wonder how many people made a permanent change because if a rest ride on a reciprocal weekend. I think NH would be better off to offer a three day registration, for about half of the full year price. People could try the trails whichever weekend they like.
  17. I know I said my next sled would be a rev, but.....

    Nice job, that looks great.
  18. Plastic welding?

    With the hole at the very top of the tank, the risk is low, it won't be submerged in fuel all the time. Make sure you clean up any shreds of plastic when you are done, it should work fine.
  19. So lets keep this forum positive...

    This forum is the most sane, and I find I can generally get the best info here. HCS can be good, you have to wade through more junk. You can get some really bad advice there for sure. It's really hard to follow a conversation on Facebook, finding anything is nearly impossible. It's OK for some trail condition info, but nothing technical. I don't understand the draw of Facebook.
  20. Grass Drags & Watercross 10/5/18 thru 10/7/18

    I believe I will be there Saturday, with my brother-in-law. May have a bigger group, my wife said she might be interested this year. She had knee replacement surgery last year, and will likely have the other one done in a few months. Sometimes she can walk better than others, so we will see later int the week. Early weather predictions are good, hopefully we will get a nice day to get out, walk around, and see come cool stuff.
  21. I know I said my next sled would be a rev, but.....

    That sounds like progress for sure. Having it running is the best incentive to working on the rest.
  22. I know I said my next sled would be a rev, but.....

    Male sure you get all the nest out of there, if the airflow is clogged, you won't be riding it long. Since you know there were mice in there, check all the wiring really well, don't want intermittent shorts to plague you all winter. You're making progress - that's good.
  23. random photo thread

    There is some color in the trees in my yard, way down here in MA.
  24. New Sno-Traveler format

    I have to agree that this is a positive step. Also, I only got one copy, unlike years past. It looks good, and there is clear information about how to join a club and register, and should be early enough for people to adapt to the new process. Will be interesting to see how things go this year. Won't be any change for me, I have used the portal when possible the last few years, joining a club in October, and being ready to go when I want to ride. Found the best place for me to register the last few years is the new rest area on 93. Can register at the info desk, open at 7:00 AM Saturday and Sunday, the woman who is typically there does a fine job processing the paperwork. I get my stickers, use the restroom, get a coffee and a little breakfast, and am on my way in 15 minutes. Could not be easier.
  25. Balsams News - Can't be good

    This is the content of an email I got today. I really do hope they can figure out a way to get opened up again in some form. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DIXVILLE, N.H. (August 27th, 2018) "The Balsams Resort redevelopment team, through its lead lender Service Credit Union (SCU), has withdrawn its application for a loan guarantee through the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority (NH BFA). Despite collectively working with all parties for several months to find a collaborative solution to advance a $28 million Tax Assessment Bond with a State of New Hampshire Loan Guarantee, the conditions ultimately required by the Authority do not allow SCU and the Balsams to proceed. SCU, the state’s largest credit union, began working with The Balsams in the spring of 2017, filling the role of lead lender relating to the $28 million loan. An application was submitted by SCU to the NH BFA in December 2017. After spending many months working through the Authority’s process, the withdrawal results from positions taken by the NH BFA on loan guarantee conditions that were unfortunately not contemplated by The Balsams and are inconsistent with its historical understanding of the proposed transaction." To learn more, please feel free to click here to read the entire press release. Sincerely, The Balsams Team