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AK SNO RIDER 01-09-2013 05:57 AM

Ak Sno's Sleds!
This thread is where I am gonna put pics, mods, riding trips, and whatever else for me and my sleds. I'll slowly update this as I have time and/or feel like it. For tonight I'll just toss up a couple of pictures to get started.

This is the most recent picture of my 2004 Polaris RMK 600, 144" track. This is how it currently sits, and from this day forth it will more than likely never change. Been riding this sled for quite a few years and have done a lot to it, I'll post details on what has been done before too long.

I just picked up this beast today. 2013 Pro RMK 800, 155" track. Pretty stoked, been wanting a Pro for a long time. This is it fresh out of the back of my truck. I've got some plans for it already, of course. Was able to talk my dealer into taking the red panels and seat off of a 600 they had and swapping them out for the black panels that this sled would have come with. I'm definitely happy with it! Only red 2013 800 around, to their knowledge.

That's it for right now, there will be lots more to come but I gotta get some sleep tonight...ha.

aarons419 01-09-2013 10:47 AM

Couple of really nice sleds you have there! Looking forward to the updates.

SBA800 01-09-2013 01:53 PM

nice man.
like i said on FFS
finally joining the big boys with that pro rmk haha

AK SNO RIDER 01-10-2013 05:30 AM

So the first thing I did to the new Pro was throw some stickers on her. Just to make him happy, credit for the placement of the 509 decal goes to SBA. Haha.

Then I installed a gas rack. Gotta get a can with a real lid though.

Tonight I temporarily pulled the gas rack off and polished the top of the tunnel with Mothers mag and aluminum polish. Here is a good comparison shot. Might do the tunnel sides sometime too, I dunno, lot of work...

And thats it on the pro for now. Not too bad for being the second day I've owned it.

AK SNO RIDER 01-10-2013 05:59 AM

Onto the 600....

This is the oldest pic I could find of it. This is fairly soon after getting it. It was 100% stock. By time I took this pic I had a can and the risers on it.

I'm gonna skip posting a bunch of pictures of the sled as it progressed and just skip right to the middle of last winter when this happened:

A connecting rod snapped and as the broken end flailed around it destroyed the motor....completely. Literally cut the motor in half. It was held together by the head. The head and mag side cylinder are the only parts that survived. Over $3200 and a month later, I had a new motor built from the ground up and was able to get out for a mid April spring ride. As it sits the motor only has around 150 miles on it.

Here's another picture of the sled in it's current state.

AK SNO RIDER 01-10-2013 06:02 AM

Here is a list of the things I have done to that sled.

Sno-Stuff Can.
Rox 5in pivot risers.
Powermadd Handguards w/ Rox billet mounts.
Skinz Airframe Seat w/ bag.
Gold Finger left hand throttle.
Custom made Alaskan Snow Flap
Avid offset axle w/ Slydog 8in bogie wheels.
WRP Mountain Tuff board inserts.
Ryde FX front shocks w/ progressive springs.
Heavy duty rear torsion Springs.
Hot Dogger.
Polished tunnel.
Red windshield.
Heavier (10-62) clutch weights.
Lowered chaincase gearing.
Custom SnoBunjie mounts.
Skid Plate.
Gel grip wraps.

It's been a good sled and I really liked it but I was always breaking it, and always modding it to work better for me; I finally decided it was time to buy something that I wouldn't have to do much to, would be reliable up in the mountains, would outperform the old sled, and look badass in the process so I picked up the new 800.

One of these days I'll post up some pictures of past rides I have been on.

SBA800 01-10-2013 02:59 PM

you got a riser on the new one yet? i find i cant stand on my SBA, bars are just to low and standing is so uncomfortable.

AK SNO RIDER 01-11-2013 02:23 PM

The SBA bars are probably lower than the PRO's. Mine are pretty much the perfect height. I'm 5'11" and if anything at all it a 1" rise block would be the max I would want. I don't plan to even do that though. My 6'2" friend said that he could ride it easily, but wouldn't mind another inch of height on them. Definitely not necessary though.

AK SNO RIDER 01-12-2013 05:03 AM

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I installed an underseat bag yesterday. Went to the Caribou Hills last night and put 57 miles on it. No pics though cuz it was dark. Put the final 43 miles I needed for my 100 mile break in on it today. Can actually do some real riding now!

Also since I have a habit of modding everything I own, I'm already installing a new helix in the secondary clutch. Although when I say "I'm installing" I mean, I 'm breaking three different Torx bits in half before getting angry and deciding I'm bringing the clutch and new helix into the dealer on Monday. Apparently your typical Torx bit isn't very strong....

nosbusa 01-12-2013 11:05 AM

haha, were your tools too cold to work? good to hear a fropessional installated you new clutch......

SBA800 01-12-2013 04:38 PM

thats a nice looking underseat bag, are the sides hard plastic?

may need to get one of them, mine kinda sucks to get into when its cold

AK SNO RIDER 01-12-2013 06:15 PM

The sides are like a semi-rigid weird rubbery cloth material. Not really sure how to describe it. This one isn't particularly easy to get into either. Both sides open up but only part way. The front (facing the gas rack) is easy to get into and has an expandable section though.

The main section has my tow rope, 2 screwdrivers and a pair of needlenoses in it. It will not hold anything else. I've got spark plugs in the front section but I would fit more stuff in there if I needed to.

AK SNO RIDER 01-12-2013 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by nosbusa (Post 21763)
haha, were your tools too cold to work? good to hear a fropessional installated you new clutch......

Nope haha I was in my nice warm garage. Apparently those screws are too damn tight though. The helix is super easy to change, it's just on the backside of the secondary, held in by 4 screws. If the screws weren't so tight I woulda had it done in 5 minutes. I may just buy a good set of Torx and try again tonight before I take it to the dealer.

AK SNO RIDER 01-13-2013 08:27 AM

Ended up breaking 6 Torx bits in total, and only got 3 screws out. Then stripped the head on the fourth and twisted the bit. Fuck me. So pissed. Going to the dealer Monday.

nosbusa 01-13-2013 11:32 AM

dremmel and a flathead screwdriver

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