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  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. 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!

  3. 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...

  4. On 12/22/2019 at 10:57 PM, rneal55555 said:

    Well I guess it's a good thing I had a flat last year and got to exercise mine. It was also a good thing a friend following me had a bid block of hardwood in his trailer because I had to beat the wheel off the hub with it.

    I take the wheels off my trailer every two years, get some lube on the hubs and lugs. I figure that after 5 years or so, they would be a real struggle to get off considering all the salt the trailer gets exposed to. 



  5. 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...

  6. 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. 



  7. 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. 

  8. This technology has come a long way, especially batteries. They charge faster, pack more power, and are smaller. 

    I could see this for short tours, places like ski areas, and that sort of thing. As range improves, who knows? I have read stories about people travelling cross country with electric cars. It takes a bit of patience because charging takes longer than filling a gas tank, but it can be done. Ten years ago it would not have been possible, so who is to say the could not get there?