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Big Pussy

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  1. My point is, if you havn't figured it out, it might be better to not put anything on that post. Sorry to hurt your feelings.
  2. When installed, is there enough space under the lock to get fingers under it ? If so a passer by could pry it up and break off the post rendering the sled useless ruining a trip. Think of what a screwdriver could do. Better sleep with one eye open.
  3. I guess it is east of hiway 19 so I think you are right.
  4. I have not had a problem yet in the trailer. I do have a 400 watt inverter that I used to put in the trailer along with the battery out of my stored car. The battery would charge from the truck on the road via the 7 pin trailer plug. That inverter would run 4 heater pads on two sleds no problem. My sled battery is the original 2015 and I will have to replace it once through this season. This is not much of a hardship at all. It just sounds like it. Not having to carry 5 liters of oil for a trip is the bonus. The sled is only plugged in at night if the temp is going real low. It will start ok with an 45 min plug in while getting breakfast.
  5. I am glad to see someone actually did it and had the same results as me. 3 sleds in our group with them. I get the idea everyone just laughs at the idea. Even when they have the problem are in denial. I laugh at the hair dryer ordeal that I see all the time. Convincing people is tough to do.
  6. 1049 cc triple 4 stroke Yamaha engine. There is no way it could be started with a rope wrapped around the clutch. The battery and the starter is just too small to crank that engine colder than -25c. Heating the block around the main bearing area with 1 or 2 50w Kats heating pads works wonders.
  7. One of the riding buddies cannot pull his 800 XRS fast enough to start when at -28c. He has to rip the hair dryer of the motel wall and doo the routine. Us 1049 guys just plug in our Kats pad heaters (50 watts each) the night before and turn the key in the morning. Wind up the extension cord and go. No need to dis-assemble the sled or rape the hair dryer.
  8. I tried a single carbides that had great turning ability but darted like hell. I tried the doollys that didn't dart but plugged up with gravel crossing the roads and would not bite and turn. I would see Cobra Heads on sleds and asked the riders how they liked them. Then one day on the long drive to work, it came to me. Use a thin 0.125" base plate to deepen and protect the skis all the way to the back from the gravel. Use a Woodys 6" executive that turned so good. Make the Cobra Head that worked like the old Polaris Easy Steer. Put it all together in one system that was easy to make. Shorten the rear of the bar to reduce the "Caster Lag" that makes the steering hard. Here is how to do it for those who can fabricate. Now that is using the head for more than a hat rack. When I think of all the money spent by people looking for some kind of steering utopia, I have to LMFAO. C&A Pro's, Mohawks, SLP's, Curves, Pilot this and Pilot that, Stryker, adjustable carbides. Shimming this and shimming that. Any new gimmick to lighten the wallet of the average Joe. The concept of steering in snow is not so hard. It was done in the horse and cutter days. The depth of the keel turns the sled in loose snow. The depth and shape of the host bar turns the sled in hard packed snow. The length and angle of the carbide inserts turn the sled on ice. The "Cobra Head" rides over the ridges just like your old wooded toboggan and smooths the surface for the host bar to cut a new groove. Those skis in the picture came on my 2001 Thundercat and had 24,980 miles on them when I sold the sled. They will last forever if properly protected.
  9. I made my own Cobra Heads using a stainless base plate to protect the plastic keel. Then 3/4 of a 6" Executive Woodys carbide with the back cut off behind the hard weld mounted through the base plate. And finally a stainless front spoon welded on and bolted to the curve of the ski. Zero darting ans all the bite of the single bar and deeper keel. Easier steering due to less bar at the back pulling the handlebars straight all on the factory old plastic Cat skis. Ran this design for years.
  10. My 1995 Wildcat 700 EFI did that trip no problem. There is something wrong if a new sled can't do it.
  11. With any luck the worm is steel and the worm wheel is brass and not plastic like the Saturn window regulator motor used on YamaCats. I never had a problem using the pull/push hand lever. I was also smart enough not to change direction while moving. Looks like the output of the actuator is a crank to pivot the bellcrank and operate a standard chaincase fork.
  12. Fire department to get out to a burning wind turbine ?
  13. He must be riding one or two OLD sleds now in Kap.
  14. Thats not the A trail. The only way from Cochrane to Moonbeam. Lets see a picture of that.
  15. I did that too with my son. We did not even make it to Moonbeam. Got back to the truck and went back home.
  16. I would love for someone to post a picture of the trail west of Cochrane. I bet it looks worse than the surface of the moon.
  17. The bush trail has TREES to smash the pumpkin head of the racer monkeys. I have seen more than one bundle of flowers nailed to that tree just inside the bush entrance. You know the one you have to turn to avoid. Hard to turn when the sled is still on boost from coming across the field.
  18. I would order one tomorrow with the Pentistar 6 and 3.55 limited slip 4x4 if they brought it back. I don't want a behemoth but don't see a way around it right now.
  19. I'm so happy and content with the fact that I have my old 2006 Dakota and my old 2006 Toy Carrier holding my old 2015 XF7000 LXR and my sons old 2017 ZR7000 LXR. All prepped and ready to go with this summers enhancements. Not a worry in the world, just need to sit tight and wait for snow with my 40 Creek. No 1st world problems of the race for the fastest, best, newest equipment that is still not fast enough. I call that "Itchy Ass Syndrome".
  20. Can someone tell me about the Thriftlodge in Cochrane ? Do they have a restaurant on site, or just a continental breakfast, or none at all ? Do they rely on Terry's next door for food for their guests ? It does not look like Terry's is open for breakfast at all.
  21. Yes this is how it happened in the 70's. I started in Stratford in grade 9 with all of the above trades in that year. Drafting on a board, woodworking, welding, auto shop, electrical and electronics. I made a magazine rack that year and it is in my man cave today. I have made countless drawings, mechanical and electrical starting with AutoCad 10. I can weld. I have always repaired ALL my own vehicles and still do although its a lot harder to get up off the floor. I can wire panels and my house. I can troubleshoot any wiring issue. I build electronic projects that are unique for the job at hand. I will give repairing most older things electronic a shot, especially audio gear from the 80's back. I don't know who will keep the world turning after my generation is gone. The young guys working on the floor cannot seem to troubleshoot any circuit problems, or software configuration problems. All they want to do is load some files and move on. When the machine don't work, they move on anyway leaving someone old to finish it. I want to retire.
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