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    Re: Snowmobilers


    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    There is no other way to access the trails other than through the front of my house now. Neighbor's on both sides of me have denied access or built things that stop access. Only reason my property is still in the game is because the front edge of my yard touches a main road so the snow mobiles can come in that way. They cant really get behind me because my property runs deep into the woods.

    I have talked to a few of the neighbor's a while back and they just dont want anyone using land anymore. If I could shift the trail I would but those bridges are never going to be moved.
    As an avid snowmobiler I can assure you that restricting access is devistating to the trail system. It means a new route must be planned which requires permission from multiple landowners. With the political climate the way it is today, it's becoming more and more difficult to get permission. There are more opinionated people out there who will say no to snowmobile access simply because they disagree with the sport all together. They may think it's bad for the environment, a waste of resources, etc. and will do everything they can to shut the sport down just out of principle. This demographic seems to be growing year after year. Meanwhile, if they do manage to get permission it likely also means new bridges (like the one's on your property) etc. It's a lot of work and a lot of money.

    Then there's the economic impact but that all depends on where in the trail system your property lies. If it's in a critical spot you could be hurting businesses who depend on the snowmobilers.

    At the same time, you have legitimate concerns and as the land owner you have the right to say no. Keeping remote/seasonal homes secure is a big issue. Increasing the exposure by giving sled traffic good view of it is a perfectly valid concern. I agree with the point that the snowmobiling demographic is generally not one to worry about, but it still increases the chances of the wrong person taking notice of your property.

    Whatever you do, make sure you talk it out with the club first and try to examine all options for keeping your property secure if you were to allow access.

    I guess I'm simply stating the obvious here, but I think it's important you weigh all of the factors before making a decision.

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    FS fairly local: 2013 Polaris 600 IQ LXT. Fuel injected liquid cooled two stroke with 136”x15” track. 2 up seat and very low miles. Take it or leave it price of $5,000, which is 10% over retail but miles are low. Worth a look?

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    FS fairly local: 2013 Polaris 600 IQ LXT. Fuel injected liquid cooled two stroke with 136”x15” track. 2 up seat and very low miles. Take it or leave it price of $5,000, which is 10% over retail but miles are low. Worth a look?
    how many miles?

    im not sure about 13 polaris's

    there are some really shitty years.

    fwiw: i'd buy the new one we were taking about and be done with it for many many years to come.

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    Less than 600.

    Thanks, have to get in touch with your guy after Christmas.


    Pretty cool, NH is digitizing the trails.

    https://nhsa.evtrails.com/#

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    So after a surprisingly frustrating process, purchased a private-sale 2018 Ski Doo Renegade Enduro 900 Ace in Maine. Had to learn to navigate the various manufacturer marketing lingo, model lineups, and then sort through private for sale ads on CL and FaceBook. Easily half of these ads were missing key information.

    Sandman had mentioned the Enduro model and I checked them out. The Renegade is Ski Doo’s “Crossover” platform, trail focused but with some off-trail capability: 137”x15” track. The Enduro models were much better equipped than the Sport models, and available with 4 strokes. Think the [90hp] 900 will be a good fit for us. An accessory seat with heated handgrips is available.

    This one came with LinQ bag and handgrip mitts. Front bumper is listed as an option but they all seem to have it. Ditto the plug for heated gear.

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    Got it! Rented a closed UHaul because our trailer is open. Just enough snow for a short spin. Like the ride and handling.

    The jack for a heated visor is different than the one I have for a heated jacket. First addition will be GPS: have an older Garmin (Nuvi 500) with topo maps or will look into the newer models. Per previous post NH has digitized their trails but the club trails don’t seem to be included.

    The rear handle seems a little wimpy so a rear bumper may be in the cards.


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    Re: Snowmobilers

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Got it! Rented a closed UHaul because our trailer is open. Just enough snow for a short spin. Like the ride and handling.

    The jack for a heated visor is different than the one I have for a heated jacket. First addition will be GPS: have an older Garmin (Nubia 500) with topo maps or will look into the newer models. Per previous post NH has digitized their trails but the club trails don’t seem to be included.

    The rear handle seems a little wimpy so a rear bumper may be in the cards.

    Glad you found something you like man!

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    Thanks. Bought BRP tunnel mount scratchers to install. Came with a 12V plug so GPS hookup will be easy.

    Looking at dedicated helmets. BRP has several lines, including modulars and heated visor. But they seem to use a molded plastic shell. HJC has a full lineup, also molded. One 509 has a carbon composite shell. They pretty much all have a drop down sun shield. Costs are modest, most are $250-350.

    • Should I care about a molded shell vs laid up composite?
    • On Dootalk many riders never use the electric as the breath deflector works well. Skip?
    • With the internal breath shields, Modulars seem preferable if you want to speak to anyone. Worth it?
    • All the helmets have DOT certification, but some have ECE cert as well. Demonstrable safety benefit on snowmobiles?

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    Re: Snowmobilers

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Thanks. Bought BRP tunnel mount scratchers to install. Came with a 12V plug so GPS hookup will be easy.

    Looking at dedicated helmets. BRP has several lines, including modulars and heated visor. But they seem to use a molded plastic shell. HJC has a full lineup, also molded. One 509 has a carbon composite shell. They pretty much all have a drop down sun shield. Costs are modest, most are $250-350.

    • Should I care about a molded shell vs laid up composite?
    • On Dootalk many riders never use the electric as the breath deflector works well. Skip?
    • With the internal breath shields, Modulars seem preferable if you want to speak to anyone. Worth it?
    • All the helmets have DOT certification, but some have ECE cert as well. Demonstrable safety benefit on snowmobiles?
    what size helmets?

    I'm pretty sure i have med's

    i have a new in the box skidoo modular and several carbon of the fiber models.

    let me know if you want to talk helmets theres way too much to type.

    depending on when you ride, electric heated shields are always good.

    the newer heated goggles work good better that the battery powered fan's

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