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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #46
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i think its the super narrow at the very front, and then super fat at the back.

just doesnt flow well imo.

and the giant spindles bug me lol.
yeah, im picky.
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Yea I hate the A arm spacing. Why on earth are they so far apart?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #48
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because their race sled was like that, so they carried it over into production sleds.

because everyone wants to be like tucker hibbert!!!!

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especially you huh?




aaron is my bitch

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Pics from my INCREDIBLE ride on Saturday. Best ride I've even had.







































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damn dude, did you bail off it? it sure looks like it in a couple of those pics.
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looks like it was an awesome day for you guys.
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damn dude, did you bail off it? it sure looks like it in a couple of those pics.
Nope. I fell off that one time but that was it.
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Been slacking off and haven't updated this in a while. Been on quite a few amazing bluebird and powder rides and the sled also looks drastically different than it did.

Here's a couple photos from the best ride of the year, we had 3 Pro RMKs and a Switchback Assault, rode all day and ended up needing to add our spare gas even.
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And a couple pictures from a photoshoot I had the chance to be a part of, done by North Road Productions up in Turnagain Pass last Saturday
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awesome pics man.
how did the SBA do compared to the RMK's?
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It does pretty good. In the real deep stuff and the steep climbs he has to work it a bit harder, and it washes out on powder turns and sidehills a lot easier. But he's a good rider and can keep up with us just fine, might not be able to go 100% of the places the big Pros can, 95% though I'd say. Plus the shorter track jumps a lot better, which is the type of riding that guy is into.
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I'm thinking it's time for an update. Gotta stir up posting activity somehow.

Over the course of the summer I stripped the sled completely down to pretty much nothing and had all of the bare aluminum powdercoated. A friend of mine did the same thing. I had two stripped down 2013 sleds in my shop for over 2 months. Both sleds turned out excellent. Not that there is anyone else from Soldotna on this forum (yet?) but Peninsula Powdercoating did an fantastic job.

Aside from the powdercoating, I did a few others things. Put some MOFLOW vents in the nose, did a headlight delete with a vent from Mountain Fit Hoods, and put a Rigid SR 6" light bar on the handlebars. Went with the driving beam, the extra $60 over the combo beam is worth it. You get 9 LEDs rather than 6, more output, and a much better spread. Also installed a tether for safety. Smoked the taillight just for kicks. Installed a no-tools-required hood kit from Most Wanted Performance as well. It replaces the bolts up top with two studs w/ clips and a pair of snaps in place of the push pins on the sides.

I sent all four shocks to HOLZ to get their special treatment. Adjustable clicker Reservoirs added to both ski shocks, custom valving in ski and forward track shocks, and ended up replacing the entire rear track shock with the Walker Evans clicker from an Assault (purchased through HOLZ as well) Turn around time by HOLZ was excellent. Put Raptor Triple Rate Springs all around as well.

I think that's everything but I might be forgetting something. I still plan to get an A2D clutch kit and a tunnel bag before the snow flies, and I'll probably pick up a set of console vents as well.

Anyway, I rolled the sled and bike out of the garage a few days ago and took some pics just for shits and giggles. As always, pics of anything in particular are available if someone wants more info on something.





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Awesome.

Looks great powder coated. How much was it to get all that powder coating done, if you don't mind my asking.


Some day I'll do mine. Thinking after this season it's time for a makeover.
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Awesome.

Looks great powder coated. How much was it to get all that powder coating done, if you don't mind my asking.


Some day I'll do mine. Thinking after this season it's time for a makeover.
I think it was $330 for my parts. That price included sandblasting a few parts that I had rattle canned. We got a killer deal because we brought him a lot of parts. I think my buddies total was about $420 He didn't charge us for the color shift on the rails either (friends look like mine but colors are reversed) the. Usually the price would have been quite a bit higher.

We brought him a total of
2 sets of rails
2 front bumpers
1 rear bumper
1 gas rack
2 handlebar clamps
2 seat supports
4 springs
1 torque arm
4 skid crossmembers
2 pairs of spindles
1 pair upper a arms.


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