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skylar
02-17-2007, 01:51 PM
What a great trip. The snow was deep enough to find out what the new RMK can do, and the weather was great also. 83 miles in three days of riding. Our longest trail ride was from Krupp's to Dan's Polaris and back. After that run Wednesday morning, we were no more than 10 miles from Krupp's all week. Awesome.

My buddy Joe has been having problems with heat build up in the clutches of his RMK 900 while boondocking since he bought it. We decided to re-gear it to see if that would help. When he bought it, as a demo leftover, the dealer said he used it twice out west. Imagine our surprise when we pulled the chaincase cover off Wednesday morning to find the upper gear at 26T and the lower at 37T!! Stock is supose to be 19/39. What the... I cannot understand why it was geared that way? Stupid to say the least. This is a MOUNTAIN SLED, not a lake racer. Anyways, we changed the gearing to 19/43, and now he has no heat build up issues at all. Now the thing ROCKS.

Anyways here are a few pics. Lots of stuck pics. I bet there was at least 30-40 stucks in three days. What a blast. LOL.

Re-gearing the 9 hundy RMK Wed morning.

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42104.jpg

My two sleds, old and new.

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42105.jpg

First stuck with the 07 RMK

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42106.jpg

At the same time that I was stuck, so was Joe and my brother.

Kim first

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42107.jpg

Then Joe

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42108.jpg

Joe coming across the lake

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42109.jpg

Me carving

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42110.jpg

The Brothers KLIM, myself and my bro

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42111.jpg

Small jump

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42112.jpg


I will post some more later.

killerbee
02-17-2007, 02:08 PM
Thats polaris for ya..Sorry Skylar im surprised you jumped ship from doo?? Not sure what your thinking was LOL! As you can see most of Team Henessey has Polaris and all we are doing is lifting the hoods? carb problems? Gearing problems ,chainchase blow outs ..three since last year and the oldest sled is a 2001 and with all sleds under 3k of miles on them. i have talked with even polaris mech. And they still say polaris lets you the buyer find all the faults in there products ....Not enough research... And i think that is proven by them in the last few years...Sorry guys i dont want to make all of you mad for what i have said ...But how many of you polaris owners have said this machine is far superior to any other?? Just my 2 cents.

skylar
02-17-2007, 02:17 PM
Zero problems with my 07 in 936 miles. Doo has their problems too. Both my 600 Gade and my brothers 04 600 Doo Doo's required new pistons and rings, my brothers intake boots delaminated, lucky we caught the problem before we had a lean seizure, last year the jackshaft bearing went out on my bro's 600 also. I blew a chain on my 600 last year, which then went through the chaincase. So, Doo's aren't bullet proof by any means. They ALL have problems.

I'm not brand loyal at all, I buy what suits my needs.

Also, the gearing problem was the fault of the dealer he bought it from, not Polaris.

skylar
02-17-2007, 03:40 PM
More pictures

Thursday, John was under da weather, so we didn't hook up for our ride.

Getting a little thick here.

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42120.jpg

Joe airing out the 900

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42121.jpg

Joe and I headed up this hill he was off to my right when he had to turn to avoid a tree, he then tried to side hill above me, where I was stuck, and then he got stuck, wish I would have gotten his run on video.

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42122.jpg

Lance stuck on same hill

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42123.jpg

Joe better have the valet park his sled next time LOL.

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42124.jpg

Lance air

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42125.jpg

After getting bucked off my sled Thursday, and tweaking my knee a bit, I was a little timid when jumping, so here I am

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42126.jpg

This is what it's all about, untracked

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42127.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42128.jpg

Kim and Lance

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42129.jpg

Lance stuck {044}

My brother stopped just in time!

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/32607/42130.jpg

wingnut016
02-17-2007, 05:16 PM
NIce pics Skylar!

Our last trip (a week ago) was awesome too. Haven't gotten a chance to get pics uploaded yet. Our ride with John was cut short, due to his broken radius rod...RATs! We only put on 15 miles on Saturday near South Range...stuck stuck stuck stuck and Stuck! I was leading 8 others most with short tracks, cept for John Stachler's new M6 ride..(a nice one!). We'll be out there next weekend and then starting Thursday for the Ride-In...woohoo! I'll email you as time gets closer.

gunther
02-18-2007, 01:20 AM
Nice pis Skylar looks like you guys had a great time, that's what it's all about.

scottiking
02-18-2007, 10:21 AM
Skyler, I'm sure you wrecked all my powder for this comming Thursday! ;(
But I know where more is!
I'm sure the ol heartrate will be way up there this week for me due to the Fact I get stuck alot!
Ya know if ya don't get stuck your not havin enough fun!
Nice Pics!
Scottiking OUT

scottiking
02-18-2007, 10:22 AM
Oh... Killerbee is quite the POT-stirer this week!
Scottiking OUT

geberhard
02-19-2007, 09:43 AM
Gret pics Skylar

Looks like you guys had a blast in the pow. Thats the best way to ride, close to home base and plenty of pow.

killerbee
02-19-2007, 05:09 PM
***Scottiking*** I just laugh when i have to turn around cause another polaris has its hood up....Tell me this is not the truth..seems like the last 2years its been like this in are group... And it was just my 2 cents on the frustration i would have if i owned one. Thats why i went to Doo. And i had to give skylar a lil crap!

skylar
02-19-2007, 07:53 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

Bryce, have fun this weekend, conditions should be great, really great if the snow hits! See you up at the ride in!

Scottiking, plenty out there for ya! We were in some areas that I haven't been to before, which rocked!

ridesafe
02-23-2007, 12:14 AM
Nice pics Skylar.. I see what you were talking about.
Some good stucks!! lol!