gonna have to eat my words on this one. It is indeed AC. 12v ac on the max to be exact.
Some sleds are pre-wired for estart and do have a rectifier built on. Most that don't sell a majority WITH estart won't. Rumor has it all the GTX come preloaded with DC available because almost all are sold with estart. Whereas the MXZ are just AC unless someone orders it with estart and then they add the rectifier as part of the estart kit.
It is almost impossible to tell without pulling out a meter and checking.
0F out and -10 to -15 with wind chill (effectively 40-50 below freezing)
Went out for a quick night ride to pack my neighbor and wife a XC ski trail.
Basically running from the garage down a buch of woods trails over to a field, back up to his house, back different woods trails back to the house.
The LEDS worked great. The Gelstrips silicon'd to the boards and shock wells ran over a ton of raspberry thorn bushes, had some branches and twigs stuck through the cut-outs in the running boards, and the running boards were caked with wet snow from driving through a bunch of small micro streams still running under the crust I broke through. Short of actually landing the running boards down on something and crushing the LEDs, I think the gel strips are the way to go.
Got a 8-10" of snow today. Got out on the deeper stuff to record a side view of the LEDS. Ran them through woods, muck, ice, slush, and more today. Then during the filming got snagged by a thorn bush and pulled into it. Ended up basically running through, over it and raking the whole underside with thorn bushes. LEDs held up fine.
I'm sure I'll get heckled for getting caught up in my own yard, that's fine.
I'll take the ribbing to let those that have been asking know that short of landing the gel strips on something hard, I think they hold up fine for harder use.
There is a kit with just on/off switch that is quite a bit cheaper than I got. Would work well for some who are off trail.
[quote name='dobbs' post='2543859' date='Nov 11 2009, 11:29 PM']i don't know about mounting those lights under the running board, you guys must never leave a groomed trail. I would rip those thing before i even got to the bar[/quote]
Drove over the top of our plow bank last night with LEDS on.
High centered the sled and had it teetering like a see-saw while resting the running boards and LEDS on the snow bank. Turned LEDs on and off, pushed nose down and stood on ski while throttling it off the bank. Dragged LEDS across the bank and all still work. Then ran BACK through the same hole to break it down, this time with more speed so I could not get trench in the middle The running boards dragged again on the snow and everything survived.
I am honestly impressed. I've run the LEDS at -20F, through all kinds of water, slush, snow, hardpack, snow banks, bushes and more. Everything still works. I am sold on the Gel Flex LEDs.
Here is me off the groomed trail breaking trail with my GTX:
I ordered an underglow kit for my brother and was sent the wrong color.
The business let me donate the wrong color to our club for a raffle/fundraiser.
Then they (the club) volunteered me as the 'web-guy' to advertise it online. So, here I am.
Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.
I've installed a similar kit on my Skidoo Rev Chassis
and this exact kit (in different color) on my brothers '95 Prowler (in picture)
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