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About AC+YA

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    Senior Member

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  • Location
  • Main Riding Area
    Ontario / Michigan
  • Sled
    2018 XF-8000 CC
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2017 ZR-8000 RR 2016 ZR-7000, 2014 XF-8000, 2012 XF-1100 Turbo, 2008 CF-1000, 2007 Apex Mtn EFI, 2006 CF-7, 2008 M8 Cat
  • 17/18 Mileage
    5160 miles
  • 16/17 Mileage
    5045 miles
  • 15/16 Mileage
    4250 miles
  • 14/15 Mileage
    3365 miles
  • 13/14 Mileage
    5590 Miles
  • 12/13 Mileage
    6380 Miles - 10,250 Kilometers
  • 11/12 Mileage
    5893 Miles - 9480 Kilometers
  • 10/11 Mileage
    4771 Miles - 7680 Kilometers
  • Interests
    Keeping all the northern trails alive and well.
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  1. all in...all done

    Hi rws, I didn't get as many miles as you, but got about 5,000 miles without a single issue on the new 800cc Cat Motor except for the "fire breathing dragon" thing. It never caused any real issues, but after running hard for a long time, idling was accompanied by flames puffing out the muffler. When you hit the throttle it was instantly gone with no other issues, or I could just make the machine off with no other issues. I never realized it was even happening until my daughter told me about it. Didn't want to pull up to a gas pump idling after a long hard run! I talked to my service guy about it and he had not heard of it, but Cat knew all about it and sent an insert extension/flame arrestor and asked me to try it. It stopped the issue completely, but may have stolen a bit of power. I could not be sure as conditions are not always equal. It seemed top end may have suffered just a bit. Good on oil and I could make distances even the Doo 850's had to use the spare tank to make. Not better mileage, just more fuel in the bigger tank. Any issues at all on your new 800cc Cat ?
  2. Mobil 1 Synthetic Oil

    I believe SN is a more current and better rating which covers all previous API ratings.
  3. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    Guessing that was weeks.......... He got it at the end of last season.
  4. ATV’s on OFSC Trails on Crown Land

    Years ago making a day loop from Wawa up the Magpie to Dub and then over to Chapleau and back through Halfway Haven to Wawa Motor Inn we almost got it just west of the D & F Trail intersection. We had just left the gas station in Dub and were making up time wasted while we waited for the gas station to open at like 10:00 am. I crested a hill and saw 2 OPP sleds and a large group of sleds stopped in the trail with their lights on & still drowning out the sound of our approach from the other direction. I hit the brakes and jumped the bank to use the deep snow off the trail to help stop me and keep my buddy from rear ending me. As I slowed to a reasonable speed, I re-entered the groomed trail just as the guy with the gun first heard us and spun. He ran across in front of me as I slid to a complete stop and turned the machine off. My partner had also just come to a stop in back of me. It was very close and the officer was upset that he had not had a chance to gun either one of us. After an insurance check and removal of helmets to verify ID with drivers license he gave a warning and let us go as they wrote at least 2 of the previously stopped riders tickets. That was a close one and I just don't ride as fast as I did 10 years ago.
  5. ATV’s on OFSC Trails on Crown Land

    They jumped out from behind trees along the tracks years ago with the gun. I was just putting along coming from Adventure Inn where my buddy would not get up. I was just killing time and going to get gas with no sense of urgency, so I was going about as slow as possible. There were two guys who still had me pull off on the trail which tees off so that sleds could not see us while they checked all my paperwork. The other guy got two sleds for speeding while I was still there. They wanted to know why I was going so slow rather than saying glad you were not speeding. No ticket!
  6. Sault Ste. Marie - Area

    My pass states May 31, 2018 as the end unless conditions end it sooner. Must be when the insurance period runs out. As long as conditions persist, and large amounts of resources are not being used for the very occasional rider, I am glad the trails can stay open.
  7. ATV’s on OFSC Trails on Crown Land

    FYI I have been stopped more in Hornepayne than any other place in Ontario. Just a month ago, Luc (The Groomer Guy), Canuck, my two buds from Michigan and myself were stopped by the OPP. The young officer saw us getting gas and waited in his car at the next road crossing to the north. He checked for our OFSC Permits on each sled and asked all of us to open our face shields while telling us he was checking if anyone had been drinking. He spent additional time checking the dates on my friends 3-day pass to be sure it was valid. This was impressive because he did not ask for insurance paperwork. Same thing in Cochrane this year too. As long as they don't have a radar gun, I am always glad to see the enforcement.
  8. End of season prognosis

    I put the protectors on my sleds which did not already have them, but with that said, they were not needed on my Cats. Have never touched or left any marks, but they only stick up a quarter inch.
  9. End of season prognosis

    I had a Cobra 1.6 without pre-studded carbide. The track was fine, but the paddles seemed very thin. I don't believe there have been any major problems on most tracks with the pre-stud, but the 1.6" lug Cobra pre-studded seems to have issues. I have put screws in all of mine now, and no issues, but I only put them into heavier lugs and in a pattern which balances out. The weight of the screws is almost nothing compared to the studs I ran years ago. Just want to control better on icy stuff, not use them for grip in drag racing. Putting more screws on the SnowCheck sled too after I pick it up. Won't go without anymore. If I could have gotten a pre-stud on the 1.75" Lug track on my new sled, I would not be forced to put screws.
  10. End of season prognosis

    I know they still offer the same track with carbide molded in - the ice rippers - after all the issues with them tearing apart. They can still be ordered on new machines, but dealers are telling people they are no good and that BRP will not cover them. What kind of business is that? Stop offering them!!!
  11. End of season prognosis

    No, but I heard that Ski-Doo (BRP) doesn't want to cover the issues even if the track came on the machine??? Hope they take care of you.
  12. End of season prognosis

    Did the 1.6" Ice Cobra Track start ripping apart?
  13. quebec trails map & info

    I am sure you are correct. I guess one of my biggest issues with the map is that the clubs don't bother to map/GPS changes in the trail which are numerous over the years. There is good reason to move the trails as is needed and I have been around long enough to remember where many of the trails went in years past, but what about a new to the area touring rider/group? Signage is not what it used to be in many areas and when trying to follow the ITG which can show trails of yesteryear running miles from the current trails I am sure it causes concern. The Quebec map seems to be pretty up to date in all the areas we rode. Being new to the Gaspe, the mobile app recommended to me took all the guess work out of the routes especially after dark in the most remote mountain club trails. No signs needed with that app when combined with a directional app on my phone. The free Polaris Ride Command app still shows many of the trails of yesteryear in Ontario. That app also has a directional "flashlight" built in and full GPS with maps. Highly recommend it. It's FREE!
  14. quebec trails map & info

    Totally agree! Fantastic mobile app for finding your way. Don't need anything more in the way of GPS! Planning routes and understanding distances is great! Knowing where to get fuel, food, services, and places to stay..........very lacking just like the ITG in Ontario. After finding fuel and so many services along the way on main trails in the Gaspe Peninsula, we stopped worrying about it. After all we ride the northern Ontario Trails which have been stripped of fuel stops by the TSSA and fuel can be 140 to 240 kilometers apart in the extreme. Yes, we always have extra fuel with us. Started picking up paper maps along the way in Quebec which made venturing into the mountains on club trails less of a guessing game for things like fuel. We often ride without any planned stops and have yet to sleep on our sleds. We have been forced to ride into the night a few times, but that is part of being free to change directions as you wish or keep going farther if it is too early. Guess it is easy when it is just me and my daughter.
  15. SOO Trail condtions?

    Hi Ox, Just ran across this, sorry. That is the lookout in Wawa. I passed it for years before I noticed it and wasn't in a hurry.