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Skylar
01-11-2010, 09:37 PM
A big thanks to John and Nora for putting up with the cheesehead from Wisconsin. If you think Grace is cute in pictures, you ought to see her in person!

Here are a few pics from Saturday's ride.

Sled Solutions
01-11-2010, 09:42 PM
Looks great Skylar!!

Skylar
01-11-2010, 09:44 PM
A few more, when the younger guys were jumping in thses pics, I was really wishing I had my sled. John said I could have at it with his, but, I sure would hate to run out of talent on someone else's sled. LOL.

Here is a vid of Tim doing another wheel stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJnRKbBmoxU

doospunk
01-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks like a good time!

Firecatguy
01-11-2010, 11:47 PM
Nice---- I'm jealous


so whats the verdict hows the 2010 stock and the 09 slp??close??no...

Administrator
01-12-2010, 03:56 AM
Firecatguy-

The verdict is that it was not so close. The 2010 could not catch the 2009. Yep, that's right, the 09 was faster out of the block and in the stretch. I was really surprised. I knew that the mods I made to the 09 made it fly, but did not realize to what extent until we put the two up against each other.

We did swap out sleds and raced several times on a closed road, and every time the 2009 took the 2010.

The 2010 did feel like it had more torque and I suppose the 2010 still needs some breaking in, so we will give it another try later in the season, but for now the 09 is the champ and really rips.

-John

ridesafe
01-12-2010, 07:32 AM
Awesome pics skylar! Can't wait to get up there!

kevisip
01-12-2010, 07:48 AM
Nice jumping pics. Completely awesome! Looks like good times.

Sled Solutions
01-12-2010, 08:43 AM
A few more, when the younger guys were jumping in thses pics, I was really wishing I had my sled. John said I could have at it with his, but, I sure would hate to run out of talent on someone else's sled. LOL.

Here is a vid of Tim doing another wheel stand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJnRKbBmoxU

Especially since your starting with so little to begin with. LOL

Skylar
01-12-2010, 09:09 AM
Especially since your starting with so little to begin with. LOL

LMAO, good one Paul!

cuzzinolaf
01-12-2010, 09:22 AM
Firecatguy-

The verdict is that it was not so close. The 2010 could not catch the 2009. Yep, that's right, the 09 was faster out of the block and in the stretch. I was really surprised. I knew that the mods I made to the 09 made it fly, but did not realize to what extent until we put the two up against each other.

We did swap out sleds and raced several times on a closed road, and every time the 2009 took the 2010.

The 2010 did feel like it had more torque and I suppose the 2010 still needs some breaking in, so we will give it another try later in the season, but for now the 09 is the champ and really rips.

-John

Interesting. You have a pipe kit, airbox, reeds, clutching, and controller box right? Did you ever do gearing in the 2009?

Administrator
01-12-2010, 09:32 AM
cuzzinolaf-

Actually, the control box is not even on yet.

Just the y-pipe, pipe, can, high-flow air intake, reeds (V-Force) and the secondary weights from SLP. I know a couple of guys that put the different gearing in, one even went out west with us last March, but the sled was a pooch. I was not impressed with a gearing change at all.

I pretty much followed exactly what SLP told me to do and I guess their 100's of hours of testing everything under the sun paid off, they sure knew what to do and what not to do!

-John

yooper
01-12-2010, 11:28 AM
Awesome pics skylar!!!!!!!!!!! 8 days 20 hours and 16 minutes till I leave for Houghton!!!!!!!!

yamahachick
01-12-2010, 11:45 AM
Sweet pics 4 weeks until I get to rip it UP there!!

Bradzoo
01-12-2010, 12:01 PM
Skylar I feel so much better now, Thanks to both you and John sure hope I'll be ready to ride soon.

samc
01-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Skylar,
Is the sled in the last picture (jumping) the same sled in Johns Journal doing a wheelie?

Skylar
01-12-2010, 01:29 PM
Yepper do!

Firecatguy
01-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Firecatguy-

The verdict is that it was not so close. The 2010 could not catch the 2009. Yep, that's right, the 09 was faster out of the block and in the stretch. I was really surprised. I knew that the mods I made to the 09 made it fly, but did not realize to what extent until we put the two up against each other.

We did swap out sleds and raced several times on a closed road, and every time the 2009 took the 2010.

The 2010 did feel like it had more torque and I suppose the 2010 still needs some breaking in, so we will give it another try later in the season, but for now the 09 is the champ and really rips.

-John


Aw thats awsome to hear..just think how fun The 10 will be with some mods...I cant wait to ride my sled even more now...






Interesting. You have a pipe kit, airbox, reeds, clutching, and controller box right? Did you ever do gearing in the 2009?

I told ya!!!zoooom dont be calling slp they wont sell you anything I already talked to them....LOL

cuzzinolaf
01-12-2010, 02:00 PM
I told ya!!!zoooom dont be calling slp they wont sell you anything I already talked to them....LOL

I'll still take YOU. John has more done to his sled. Both of us have the Power Claw, too.... and you don't - neener neener neener. Have fun watching from the bottom of the hill. =)

doospunk
01-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Cuzz and Pat - The winner can have a crack at my XP once the two of ya figure out who can get to the top first!! :o)

Sorry for goin off topic Skylar, but had to take that shot!

Firecatguy
01-12-2010, 06:31 PM
I'll still take YOU. John has more done to his sled. Both of us have the Power Claw, too.... and you don't - neener neener neener. Have fun watching from the bottom of the hill. =)

nope SAME MODS.....DING DING DING HERE I COME...

ibendwire
01-13-2010, 03:52 PM
Are there any specific modifications that are needed to perform wheelies like that on a snowmobile? (no I am not thinking of doing them I am getting too old for that)

Skylar
01-13-2010, 07:24 PM
I am not sure what Tim has done to it, I would think he probably has the limiter strap all the way out for starters. I've seen 121 short tracks catwalk like that, but never a 144" Summit.

Big Air Crash
01-13-2010, 11:56 PM
Skyler,

Nice pics man. So this sucks as I am stuck in Phoenix AZ all week. Stupid 75 degrees and sunny, what a drag, meetings meetings meetings, drink drink drink eat eat eat....I need to ride, getting too fat. Any room the last weekend in January? I have a hall pass from the wife!!!

zman20
01-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Sweet pictures! Can't wait to get up there, week from today. Brand new assault to try out, see what it can do.

snoluver1
01-16-2010, 04:52 PM
cuzzinolaf-

Actually, the control box is not even on yet.

Just the y-pipe, pipe, can, high-flow air intake, reeds (V-Force) and the secondary weights from SLP. I know a couple of guys that put the different gearing in, one even went out west with us last March, but the sled was a pooch. I was not impressed with a gearing change at all.

I pretty much followed exactly what SLP told me to do and I guess their 100's of hours of testing everything under the sun paid off, they sure knew what to do and what not to do!

-John

Y Pipe, pipe, can, intake, and no box?? I am confused. Are these things running that fat out of the box, your safe to run all these mods without fuel controler? I thought you had to run it just with the Y and pipe. Are you running egt's? What kind of temps are you seeing?

Firecatguy
01-16-2010, 05:56 PM
Y Pipe, pipe, can, intake, and no box?? I am confused. Are these things running that fat out of the box, your safe to run all these mods without fuel controler? I thought you had to run it just with the Y and pipe. Are you running egt's? What kind of temps are you seeing?

This is right from slp..no box needed......

snoluver1
01-16-2010, 08:34 PM
Just saw the stage 2 kit with no box needed. I guess if they say its not needed they must have tested it, but I would still want to run egt's for piece of mind. Just dosen't seem right, unless they are so rich to begin with that your just cleaning it up with the mods.

Administrator
01-17-2010, 06:57 AM
Keep in mind, the reeds are going to richen it up a bit too, but yes, you can run their exhaust kit without a controller.

Right now my main problem is a little bit of loading up while idling. Going to use the control box to clean that up.

-John

snoluver1
01-17-2010, 12:22 PM
John,
Can you run the same set up out west also? Or did you buy 2 pipes?

Administrator
01-17-2010, 02:07 PM
Ran it out west like that too. In fact, I did all the mods specifically to give me more HP out west.

-John

snoluver1
01-17-2010, 03:11 PM
Thanks John, I'm putting some of this stuff on my wish list. I haven't pulled the trigger yet because I thought you had to run different pipe above 3k elevation. I was looking into the new adjustable pipe, but they are pretty spendy. I want something that works both at elevation and sea level. This might be the ticket. I have the 2010 so I may have to wait a year or so.

Firecatguy
01-23-2010, 08:15 PM
john,
That kit sure wakes the sled up finally got chance to ride it and WOW!!!!

kevisip
01-23-2010, 08:19 PM
Its raining so hard here, that I could not even slip n fall on my own driveway......bummer.