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  1. zoso

    Sudbury trails

    Read soups report. You may not want to start in suds and head north from there. No more grooming.
  2. zoso

    2020 Ski-Doo's

    Of all the things we love and hate about our vehicles, one topic is guaranteed to bring strong opinions from almost anyone you ask: headlamps. The views are pretty much divided into two camps: those who wish their vehicles’ headlamps were brighter and those who wish oncoming vehicles had dimmer lamps. The problem for the second group is pretty much found in the first group trying to brighten the lights on their daily rides. Those looking for brighter lights thought the heavens themselves were shining down the highway when High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps came out in automotive applications in the 1990s. These lamps with their tell-tale bluish-white glare seemed to miraculously cut through the darkest night bringing anything on the road ahead to light. The problem is that these lights are usually only available on higher end vehicles. But that didn’t stem the tide of drivers looking to brighten their view or dazzle their friends with some HID power on their subcompacts or minivans. The automotive aftermarket answered the call and today you can find any number of suppliers with do-it-yourself kits ready to shine your ride. But, there’s almost always a but. What many people fail to realize is that most headlamps aren’t designed to take the additional light output and heat generated by HID lamps. Today’s headlamps can be sorted into two types; reflective and projector style. The more common reflective lamps are easily recognized by the large mirror-like surface at the back of the lamp. With these lights, the output from the bulb is directed backward into the reflective dish-shaped rear surface where it is focused and redirected forward to illuminate the road ahead. Projector headlamps have tube-shaped glass units inside the lamp with a thick lens at the front (think of the coke-bottle glasses that cataract patients used to wear). In these lamps, the bulbs project their light forward where the lens focuses it into a very clear and sharp pattern with well-defined edges. Cars that pioneered our favourite luxury features When most HID conversion kits are installed on reflector style headlamps they simply wash the road ahead in a very broad and glaring pattern that causes great risks to oncoming drivers. One of the largest HID conversion kit retailers in Canada is HID Canada and they are quite clear about why HID conversion kits aren’t the answer for everyone. To quote one of their managing partners, “These (reflector style lamps) are horrible systems based on the fact that unless the light is aimed extremely low (and therefore ineffective), there will always be glare to the driver in front of you and on-coming traffic. This poses a real and direct safety risk to other drivers on the road and we absolutely cannot condone the use of an HID conversion kit in those types of light housings. Fortunately, many aftermarket projector based light housings are available to replace stock reflector types.
  3. zoso

    2020 Ski-Doo's

    Of course you like them, it is the poor bastad coming the other way that gets blinded. they are meant to go in projector headlights, not reflector headlights. On low beams they blind people.
  4. zoso

    2020 Ski-Doo's

    I have had them in my sled for 6 years. Mind you I do not run them all the time and unless the housing is projector they should never be used for low beams.
  5. zoso

    2020 Ski-Doo's

    Putting Xenon bulbs in a reflective housing scatters the light and blinds oncoming sleds. I have them in my sled but have them only for high beams. They are very bright and the light shoots everywhere. if used in the low beams in a reflector housing you will be endangering yourself and others.
  6. zoso

    Sudbury trails

    Do you have a sat phone or a spot device? You will be in areas with no cell service and as much as 75km or more from any civilization.
  7. zoso

    Kids Snowmobile suggestion

    Started my daughter on a jag special 440. Light and easy for her to handle. Might be a little quick but she handled it with no issues and rode it for 5 years.
  8. zoso

    The freeriding has to STOP

    Pretty much bang on.
  9. zoso

    Sudbury trails

    my bud in Massey says they are great out that way and the Suds groomers have been busy. i would imagine sudbury is about a 9 out of 10.
  10. zoso

    The freeriding has to STOP

    What are you babbling about now? Punitive measures do work. They are a great tool to control those that otherwise just do not give a crap about society. You sound like trudeau, hug a terrorist and they will love you.
  11. zoso

    The freeriding has to STOP

    No exclusive agreement, no good. Rose coloured glasses.
  12. zoso

    Braap Shack Busted

    For sure, Sell a helmet for 50 bucks, books say you sold it for 200, you just laundered 150 bucks worth of drugs. Do that with everything and make up phony repairs that never took place and you could put a crap load through a cash business such as that. Odds are he was being controlled by a certain group of motorcycle enthusiasts.
  13. zoso

    The freeriding has to STOP

    ....and that all changed now that the OFSC no longer can claim exclusive rights on GU Crown land. Not a lecture, just a fact. Your training is out of date. Things change.
  14. zoso

    The freeriding has to STOP

    The Ministry is no longer giving exclusive rights to the OFSC on general use crown land. therefor, without an exclusive use agreement in place, the trail permit can not be enforced, just like it cannot be enforced on a lake. it used to be, but sadly no longer is. So, that fishing exemption really does not matter any longer unless you are going through a restricted crown land area trail such as a Provincial Park, or Reserve etc. In those cases the permit is in play, but you do NOT need gear, only a licence.
  15. zoso

    Braap Shack Busted

    That warm smell.