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Everything posted by PolarisCobra

  1. Off Topic

    I wonder if a 'Test drive' was a semi-annual event for this guy, so he didn't have to buy a truck of his own? Towing a boat is not something I would let someone do on a test drive, I bet she did not know that is what he intended. The owner of the truck got her money from the insurance company, so I guess she comes out OK. It will be interesting to see what the court finds. If this were a more typical accident (If he crashed into her truck with his), her insurance would have paid her the money, but would they then go after the guy to get it back? If he had insurance, his company may pay hers, but if he doesn't it is really unclear to me. Things vary from state to state, here in Mass, I have Uninsured motorist coverage, that may come into play here if he had no coverage.
  2. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Been meaning to add some pics here for a while. Rode out of Baker River with BigGuyNH today, had a great ride. First time to the Rocket for him. Had lunch at the Mountain View with our wives a few weeks back. Best front porch in New England, at least. Getting ready to head out with our group in Early February, in Gorham. Fayban's for lunch on a different day. Just a trail shot I liked. Probably done for this year, unless the cold holds for a few more weeks, got in more trips and miles than average for me.
  3. Something to think about

    You might be able to pay for insurance up front when you rent it, like when you rent a car. Otherwise, you crash it - you bought it. I would guess that the reported rate of accidents is higher. Lots of people don't insure their sleds. In a relatively minor accident - broken plastics, bent A-arms, etc, and no or minor injury, the sled probably gets driven or towed off the trail, and the accident is never reported. This has happened to one of my sleds. Rentals are one way to introduce new people to the sport, which is a good thing, especially if they have a good experience. I rented one years ago, but don't remember much about the training, who knows what they tell people now.
  4. Saturday?

    Going to try again, hoping to ride somewhere south of Franconia Notch, Saturday or Sunday, Anyone available while there is still snow? Thanks.
  5. Saturday?

    Hoping to ride Saturday. Had a plan, but my partner had to change plans. Would be happy to meet most anyplace south of Franconia Notch. Anyone available?
  6. Saturday?

    Sorry for your loss. Maybe next week.
  7. Snow Totals

    Got about a foot down here where its useless.
  8. GSX550f

    I think it is. Make sure the parking brake is not on. Get the sled on the stand, give it a little gas and let off. Track should coast a bit, and you should be able to move it by hand. Welcome to the forum.
  9. Snow Totals

  10. GSX550f

    The muffler/pipe is on that side, isn't it? Could that be what you are feeling?
  11. Arctic Cat 660 question - Check Engine light

    Could it have been hot? Riding slow with passengers could have overheated, not enough snow to the coolers. You take it for a quick spin after it cools, don't find a problem. Left side driveshaft bearing is usually good for about 5000 miles. but it could be bad if it was never greased. There is a fitting down there, behind the clutch. When the bearing is failing, the speedo will stop working, often the magnet the trips the sensor will be knocked off.
  12. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    I think that is where we turned around as well.
  13. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    The trail the continues past the rocket is nice as well. Old rail bed for a while, then some fields, and more typical trails. Have only ventures about 20 miles or so past the rocket, need to go farther one of these days.
  14. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    There is a trail on the right, just south of the rocket (forget the number) that goes into Lincoln. Great trail, lots of elevation changes. Have gone from Baker River up to Lincoln for coffee at the Dunkin, then back to Baker River. Sorry Catreserve - too lazy to carry our own coffee, even though that is probably a smarter choice.
  15. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    You do need to use some judgement with a GPS, But - They also could have had a map from a past season, and followed that into the same situation. Sounds like an unfortunate mistake, that had a good ending.
  16. Parking at Whale Tale Waterpark

    Rocket is on 5 in Warren, can't miss it when you get close. Cluibhouse is on Corridor 8. The the street address is 197 N Dorchester Rd, Wentworth,.
  17. Parking at Whale Tale Waterpark

    I agree. If I park there and go in to change, we usually pick up a map, and each of us puts a 5 in the jar, buy a raffle ticket if they have some.
  18. Parking at Whale Tale Waterpark

    You should be fine in Baker River with your GPS I think. As usual, you will still need to pay attention to the signs. If you can get into the clubhouse there, you will typically find free paper maps on a table.
  19. Old map

    I carry both, paper is great for planning, and the batteries never go dead.
  20. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I agree that average speeds are faster in Maine. I have ridden in parts of the state, many of the trails are wider and straighter, for much longer distances, more like highways than state two lane roads. Distances between towns tend to be longer, riding faster is easier. There are trails in NH where you have plenty of room, and good sight-lines, but not near as many as in Maine. As for off trail, I would agree that opening up some defined areas where it's acceptable makes sense. It even makes sense for the NHSA to help with the process. But it also seems to me that the responsibility should be on the people who want to ride off trail to take the first step, start to work with landowners, then with the organization. I sometimes see posts on other sites where new off trail riders ask where they can ride. They typically get no answer, or someone is up front and tells them that no one is going to give up their secret spot. I would have to think that a big part of the reason they want to keep the secret is that they know they aren't supposed to be there. In the end, we have to understand that the landowners are in charge, and work with them, so we don't wind up with no place to ride.
  21. HELP. Need parts. Polaris iq

    That will be a great upgrade for him. Is the new one a 600 or 800? Hard to tell from the pic.
  22. I'M BACK!!!!!!

    Congrats on the retirement, will be watching for you for sure. Not the typical Old Fart equipment...
  23. HELP. Need parts. Polaris iq

    That's one way to get a new rail. How many miles did you have on the Shift? I know it got lots of use.
  24. GPS use in heavy snow

    Probably a good plan. I have a GPS on my sled, and rely on it, but I keep a map with me too. Between that, and the maps at the trail junctions in that area, you should be fine. If you think you may be out after dark, bring a flashlight. Can be hard to see those maps in the dark... Looks like Sunday we will be all doing this >> Remember not to point your snowblower chute into the wind...
  25. GPS use in heavy snow

    I have never had trouble in the car, so I would think you would be fine. Probably want to make sure you keep it dry though. I always carry a map, as a backup.