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  1. i see the rail line is open from Orangeville through Shelburne to Dundalk today, Yellow ! I haven't even installed the battery in my sled yet lol Forecast looks like crap, hope they don't lose too much
  2. Lots of wind and minimal snow so far in KW
  3. Food stocked up and liquor for weekend so let the storm come. Picked a great day to take off work too! even got news my new Mazda Cx-9 has arrived at the dealer (after waiting 5 months) “my Christmas gift” will be ready for pick up Thursday lol
  4. the sad part is after whatever snow we do get it is forecast to be +6 for the new years weekend
  5. not sure if i still have this issue at home, but the older ones do have more pages than todays
  6. For those who remember the sleds of the 90s like me, I thought I'd share this article from snowgoer.com Below are the words, pulled from the August 1992 issue of Snow Goer, introducing the 1993 Polaris lineup. Highlights for Polaris that year include the introduction of the Indy Storm and expansion of the XLT lineup. Enjoy. Page 90 from the August 1992 issue of Snow Goer magazine 1993 Rode Reports Polaris: New Standards In Performance The past few years Polaris has made a habit of bringing us one all-new sled for a given model year, while at the same time making incremental changes to the entire line. It’s a philosophy that results in a very refined snowmobile, while still keeping hungry sledders satisfied with the new introduction. And it’s worked just fine for the Roseau, Minnesota, sled builder. So, it’s no surprise that they followed this same philosophy for the ’93 season, except that they’re offering us two totally new sleds, and some major revisions on the rest of the line. The biggest news, literally, is the new Indy Storm and Storm SKS. Built around a 744cc three-cylinder, case-reed inducted engine, the Storm is Polaris’ raging beast. The motor is entirely new, and Fuji-built. Three Mikuni VM38s handle the feeding chore, and three tuned exhaust pipes with a single “dump” cannister make it breathe. The motor itself is mounted a full two inches lower in the chassis than previous motors in the same chassis, effectively lowering the center of gravity by a significant proportion. While the chassis on the Storm is standard Polaris issue, the boys from Roseau have made sweeping refinements in all areas of its assemblies. Most noticeable is the new ITS (Improved Transfer Rear Suspension). First introduced on the pilot-build Indy XLT last season, the ITS is positioned two inches further forward than the Dial-Adjust rear, thus allowing a much quicker weight distribution. The ITS doesn’t have the progressive linkages of previous years and the wheels have been moved to the inside of the rails. Polaris now has six inches of travel. Up front, the IFS suspension delivers 6.25″ of travel, with adjustable-preload shocks. Ski stance is 38″, and the skis are curled-edge models (for added strength) with carbide runners. The Storm will also receive the new top­mounted, one-piece liquid cooled brake (as will the ’93 XL and XCRR). And, along with all other models with hydraulic disc, the lever itself has been changed with greater distance between itself and the handlebar. The chaincase cover on the Storm, and all Indy models, is a new ribbed design that is more rigid and durable. The seat on the Storm is a one-piece design that incorporates the fuel tank base. Also on all ’93 models, the plastic fuel lines have been replaced by rubber units, effectively reducing kinking. Radius rod thickness has been increased and the rod ends have been made stronger, along with grease zerks added to the ski spindle where the ski pivots. Additionally, the heat exchangers (on all Indy 500s and larger) are of larger capacity with flared fittings, and a 13-plate chain is used for increased drivetrain durability. A chaincase dipstick with a magnetic end is also used (on most Indy models) for easy sight reference and to pick up metal shavings. 1993 Polaris Indy XLT Special, as scanned from Snow Goer magazine’s August 1992 issue While the Indy XLT (Xtra Lite Triple) isn’t new in ’93 (there was a small pilot build last Winter), this will be the first year the three different XLT models will be available in full production. The big news with the XLT, XLT SKS (133″ longtrack version) and the XLT Special is the motor. The 579cc liquid three-cylinder Fuji is a real giant-killer. The cylinders are a single-casting, as is the cylinder bead, to reduce width and weight of the entire motor. In fact, Polaris claims the XLT engine is lighter than the 488 twin! The new triple has three Mikuni VM34 carburetors, and a newly-designed 3-into-1 exhaust manifold empties into a single expansion chamber. As with most of the Indy models, the XLTs come with the new ITS rear suspension. The XLT Special features Fox gas shocks on both the front and rear suspension (with a revalved rear shock from last year’s pilot-build), while standard shocks are used on the standard XLT and XLT SKS . Choice is the key here, as the XL T Special is built for the more aggressive rider, the XLT SKS for deep­snow conditions and the standard XLT for, well, standard conditions. The Special and standard XLT will both feature a 38″ ski stance, while the SKS will be a narrower 36.5″. Like all of the ’93 models, the XLTs will receive a new plated brake disc that fights against corrosion, and the P-85 primary clutch will now have a chrome-plated shaft. Additionally, the plastic seat base will have added “ribs” to reduce warpage, and the parking brake has been changed to include only two serrations and an indicator light. A new style seat that’s 1.375″ thicker and reshaped for more support has also been added, as it has on the Indy Sport, Classic, RXL and Storm. And, as on all Indy models for next season, the XL Ts will have improved suspension wheels with more durable bearings and lubrication, and a dual set-screw has been added to the jackshaft bearing mount for longer life. Four track drivers on the XLT, RXL and Storm minimize the potential for track ratcheting, while also improving power transfer to the track. The Indy 500 EFI and EFI SKS will see a move to the ITS rear suspension and a top­mounted hydraulic disc brake, in addition to the specific changes mentioned above. The Classic and Classic Touring are the Polaris luxury sleds for ’93, the Classic a single­rider version, and the Classic Touring a long­track (133.5″), two-up version. Both models will see the new ITS rear suspension in addition to keeping the 488cc liquid twin. Page 92 of the August 1993 issue of Snow Goer magazine The trail-eating Indy XCR will see the addition of a totally new, adjustable torsion bar for ’93. The adjustable bar uses heim­joints for adjustability. The aluminum torsion bar is housed in a 4130 chrome-moly housing and is stiffer than the traditional Polaris sway bar while also providing a more direct transfer. The result is greater adjustability for different types of racing and more positive cornering in all conditions. The XCR will also receive the new top-mounted, liquid-cooled brake with heat-dispersion paddles, but will retain the SP-style rear suspension. All four Fox gas shocks on the XCR have been revalved for improved performance as well. The standard Indy 440 will have a long­tracked brother in ’93, called the Indy 440 SKS. In addition to the changes mentioned previously, both Indy 440s will have the top­mounted brake and ITS rear suspension. A 38″ ski-stance will come standard on the Indy Trail, and the Indy Trail deluxe will feature the 440 fan-cooled twin for power instead of the 488cc twin. The Indy Sport 440 will now have a larger 11.9 gallon fuel tank, a standard­ equipped front bumper, handwarmers and top-mounted brake. The big news for the Indy Lites and Star­lites is the change from direct-drive to chaincase for ’93. Going with the conventional chaincase design has improved the performance of the Lites significantly, both in terms of acceleration and top speed. The Indy Lites and StarLites will see a 121″ block track this season, with an upgrade to the Sport-style long travel suspension. Water traps in the carburetors on all the Lite and StarLite models minimizes the potential for water entering the carbs. Yet another new model for Polaris this year is the Indy StarLite GT, an entry-level work and play sled which features a 15- by 133-inch track, coupled with the 244cc fan-cooled single. The GT will also feature a two-passenger seat with cargo rack, as does the Indy Lite GT. Advertisement Page 93 of the August 1993 issue of Snow Goer magazine
  7. never looked at the number lol
  8. Polaris Stop Ride/Sale Update: The Fix Is In October 13, 2022 By John Prusak Great news for owners of Polaris snowmobiles: After months of waiting, the repair for Polaris fuel pumps at the center of a stop ride/stop sale edict have been approved and are being shipped to dealerships. “Dealers have received the repair instructions, training materials and have the ability to order repair kits,” Polaris’ Jess Rogers said in an email to the snowmobile media on October 13. “Additionally, we have implemented the fix on MY23 SnowCheck snowmobiles and shipments have resumed.” In a later email, Rogers added, “To help ensure all dealers have access to repair kits as we ramp up service repairs, Polaris is allocating the repair kit shipments. Dealer will start receiving kits as soon as next week and will continue to receive allocated repair kit shipments regularly as our team continues to kit repair parts as we receive them from our suppliers.” On August 30, Polaris announced the stop ride/stop sale mandate, saying that 230,000 snowmobiles built between model years 2013 and 2023 should be parked due to a fire hazard related to electrostatic discharge from their Walbro-built in-tank fuel pumps. You can read full details here. Rogers’ email said that customers “should contact their Polaris-authorized dealer to schedule a free repair service.” She said the sleds should not be ridden until the repairs are made, and if the sled needs to be started (to load it on a trailer to bring it in, for instance) customers should top the tank with fresh fuel before starting it. Polaris Vice President and General Manager of Polaris Snowmobiles Jenny Nack said in a statement, “We deeply appreciate our owners and dealers for their patience as we have focused on finalizing the repair for this stop ride/stop sale. Our team has been working tirelessly on this solution so our owners can have confidence in their sleds, get on the snow and enjoy the best season of the year.” Insiders at Polaris have told us that teams of workers are being scattered throughout the Snowbelt to help dealers process the 10 years worth of recalled sleds as efficiently as possible. With cold weather starting to seep in across the Snowbelt, getting both new and used sleds updated as soon as possible is a major focus.
  9. I’ve never complained about the price of a permit and never will, won’t have a trail network without it
  10. Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit Fee Increase Posted on 29 Sep 2022 | by OFSC (Barrie, ON: September 29, 2022) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is announcing a $5 permit fee increase for 2023 Seasonal and Classic Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permits. The increase does not apply to Multi-Day or Special Event Trail Permits. Permits and Permit Gift Cards sales commence online October 1, 2022. Well below Canada’s current inflation rate of 7.0%, this modest permit fee increase ensures that trail riding will remain as affordable as possible for Ontario snowmobilers this season. At the same time, it also enables the Federation to keep pace with rising operational costs and allows us to make considerable investments in the groomers, trails, and infrastructure required to deliver Ontario’s premier winter tourism activity. “The OFSC remains committed to providing the best snowmobiling experience possible and that means continued investments in all aspects of our operations,” said CEO Ryan Eickmeier. “We are confident that this is a fair and balanced approach, with additional revenue being invested directly on the snow. We look forward to seeing everyone enjoy the 30,000km+ of OFSC trails this winter, made possible by thousands of club volunteers.” The fees for 2023 Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permits are: Seasonal Permit Purchased prior to November 2, 2022: $200 Purchased November 2, 2022 to December 1, 2022: $230 December 2, 2022 onwards: $280. Classic Permit Purchased prior to November 2, 2022: $160 Purchased November 2, 2022 to December 1, 20221: $160 December 2, 2022 onwards: $190 Special Event Permits $45 The permit fee increase was endorsed by the OFSC membership and based on an approved business case submitted to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Ontario law requires a snowmobile entering an OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trail for recreational riding purposes to display a valid Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit. For questions to schedule a media interview with the OFSC please contact Andrew Walasek at awalasek@ofsc.on.ca or by phone at 705-739-7669 x251.
  11. apparently Dufferin Grey ATV club and Scott Reinhart trailers will be attending the open house as well
  12. yes i took it from the show website, thought people should know the $3 ends Sept 30
  13. Advanced Tickets on Sale - Save $3.00 Now! Discount Rate Expires Sept 30, 2022 **TICKETS MUST BE PRINTED and handed in at the entrance. About this event IT'S BACK - The 35th Annual NFP Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show! **TICKETS MUST BE PRINTED and handed in at the entrance. Don't miss The WORLDS Largest Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show, The 35th annual NFP Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show this October 21-23, 2022, International Centre, presented by AMSOIL. Mark your calendars now! Friday October 21, 1pm - 9pm Saturday October 22, 10am - 7pm Sunday October 23, 10am - 5pm The 35th Annual NFP Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show is one of the most interactive and family friendly Shows, with more things to do and more things to see. Powersports enthusiasts come from around the world to be a part of this yearly adventure. Adult Admission is $25. Ticket can also be purchased at the gate. From now until Aug 31, you will receive $3.00 OFF Adult Admission with on-line tickets. Proudly Presented by AMSOIL, Snowmobiler Television (STV), OnSnow Magazine (OSM) and ATV WORLD Magazine, the 35th Annual TISAPS will hit the International Centre, October 21-23, 2022, planning is already underway... Don't miss it! WWW.TORONTOSNOWMOBILEATVSHOW.COM
  14. I see Royal has their fall tent sale on starting today,
  15. Permits go on sale October 1 2022 I believe.
  16. I might drive up after work if its going to be evening Why does your basement need 100K worth of work ? flood ?
  17. Just read on Instagram that Larry's BRP is having an open house Oct 14th 2022 5-8pm pig roast served at 6 pm food catered by Dave the Butcher and Lavender Blue Catering meet Doo Ambassadors deals on gear etc
  18. DETAILS ABOUT THE ARCTIC CAT CATALYST PLATFORM - Supertrax Online (supertraxmag.com)
  19. Arctic Cat To Unveil New Chassis Platform At Hay Days July 14, 2022 By John Prusak Screenshot from the Arctic Cat teaser video. It’s official: At long last, Arctic Cat is officially going to take the wraps off of a new snowmobile chassis platform, with the full unveiling coming at the Hay Days Grass Drags & Swap Meet event the second weekend of September near North Branch, Minnesota. The wait is almost over. Before that, though, Arctic Cat has released a sneak-peek video showing flashes of blurry components. The company is inviting snowmobile enthusiasts to help name this new platform. Considering at this point, folks don’t really know what the platform entails or looks like, asking consumers to help name it seems like an odd venture. We’re going to submit the name “Bob” with our entry, just because then, if the folks at the Textron headquarters go with our suggestion, we’ll be able to refer to Arctic Cat’s new Bob Sled in print for years to come!! But seriously, marketing gimmick aside, the news that Cat is coming with “A Revolutionary New Platform,” according to their video, has to considered great news for those who have eagerly awaited the next big step from Team Green, as the brand moves beyond the ProCross/ProClimb chassis platform it originally released for model year 2012. It’s also fabulous news to those who were fearing doom-and-gloom as far as the future of Arctic Cat: You don’t unveil a new chassis if you’re going away! What We Know Here’s all that Arctic Cat officials will say publicly right now: “You’ve waited for it and now you can name it! Starting today through July 28, enthusiasts can submit names for Arctic Cat’s revolutionary new snowmobile platform, which will launch at Hay Days and be available for pre-order beginning in 2023,” Cat’s statement said. “The platform is designed to give everyone the ride of their life, with more centralized weight distribution, a lightweight yet strong design and improved ergonomics,” the statement continues. “The platform will span the two-stroke mountain, crossover and trail sled families. Find more information on Arctic Cat’s website and be part of history.” All of the buzz words are certainly interesting – more centralized, lighter, stronger, improved ergos: Check, check, check and check! It’s also interesting that the statement singles out two-strokes as the powerplant of choice when the platform is launched. It also name-checks all the prime categories for most enthusiasts. We guess the utility and 2-Up touring crowd will have to wait, because Cat is starting with the trail gunners, powder runners and those who like to have a snowmobile that can do both. Based on close inspection of the Arctic Cat teaser video that was released, all we can really confirm is that it has a new headlight. It will also have a handlebar with hooked ends, a windshield and a snow flap: big news there, right?! We’re very confident that there’s a lot more to this new platform than that! Your Role Clearly the video was released at this point to create some summer energy around the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand and build anticipation for a product release in eight weeks (Hay Days is September 10-11). It also comes just before the brand’s big 60th anniversary celebration in Thief River Falls this coming weekend (July 15-17). Given that Cat’s statement says that the pre-order doesn’t doesn’t begin until the calendar turns to 2023, it’s a safe bet that we’re talking about model year 2024 snowmobiles.
  20. We had a sticky throttle cable on a indy 500 one time, turns out when the reverse kit was installed at the factory the throttle cable had been pinched a bit, luckily when it did stick we didn’t hit anything and no one got hurt
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