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Rotax season didn't turn out so bad after all, I can say my season is officially over with about 2000 miles on, 1000 on the new rotax. I never imagined there was so much riding to be done in March. Went up north 3 weekends in a row starting the weekend I got my sled back. We put the season out with a bang on saturday- 410 miles in 0ne day! Nick G. and myself, We had one wounded rotax on the trip though, my other buddy only made it about 335 or so, cracked a piston or something, He has his engine highly modified so who knows.
 

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I was wondering where you two "horsecollars" have been.I too have had lots of luck with rotax engines.Of the combined
30 000km i've put on the 4 doo's i've had i had my first engine prob this season.But it was only a thermostat and it still limped
home.
 

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steimy,
 i like that avatar, good to see you got in some decent riding because there for awhile i thought we were going to have to send in someone to get you down off of the side of the tallest building in wisconsin.
 

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I know, back in Jan. and most of Feb. that's how I felt. Then I just got the attitude that I didn't even care if it snowed or not. Of course as soon as the sled was down- SNOW everywhere, down by me, up north was sayin they had the best conditions all year. I never went on top of the Firststar building though.
 

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steimy,
 410 miles in one day is big miles, how did you feel the next couple days ? i went 305 one day the last week felt alittle  groggy for the next couple days.
 

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YEs chief HC,  it went out with a bang,  one rotax choked on us,  cause of driver stupidness.   She choked @355 miles.  My mxz6 was blownin belts like squirels eat nuts.   After a while I figured my vent should be opened,  I was so used to riding in mud!  412 for one day,  I mean 16 hours non-stop-- sign me up for the I-500..hehe
Till next year HC's
 

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what's this nick & steimy ? they travel in packs. LOL
 our 305 miler was from 10 in the morning till 2 in the morning nice nice day. 3 teenage boys, my buddy, his wife and myself.
 

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Good to hear from you HCs.I thought you guys went to Las Vegas to wire up that new casino lol ~ 410 miles? you guys are true HCs.My year ended with the best ride all year 2 weekends ago.We stayed in Mercer.1200 miles for the year.
 

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Last weekend me and 6 others went to New liskard.  It was
-20 and we new that start up was going to be hard in the morning.  

Not a word of a lie.  My Mach started 2nd pull, My buds Mxz 2nd pull, My Mxz 1st pull, My touring was one flip on the key.  All the rotax's started no problem.  The rest were all cats and each needed a good 4 or 5 pulls to get going and then they stalled and needed a additional 2.  One cat was frozen up and we needed to use hot water to get it going.  Arctic cat delayed our trip buy 1 hour.  But after that everything ran good.  

Its been a good year.  I got 2600km riding this year, More then half of that on decent snow.
 

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machzzzz1,
 that's not the first time for a cat ! we took the sliding doors off at the motel once and moved the beds in the room so that we could drag a cat inside to warm it up enough just to pull the cord. it wasn't real cold out maybe 0 F but that sled wouldn't roll over, the guys next to us that had one covered the sled in blankets and put 2 hairblowers under the hood. they never got it going that day.
 

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Now that Cat is offering remote start on some of their machines next you wouldn't have to drag them inside. Where will it ever stop?
 

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Six years ago, it was -40* in Mattawa, we struggled to get our sleds going that day. That's the coldest temp I've ever been out in.

No problems switching to a choke. I'd had RV sleds since '85. But I couldn't see what all the whining in the magazines was about Ski-doo using a primer. I could start one in my sleep.  
 

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REV,could not agree with you more about the primer.I loved using that thing so much on my 97 mxz, i had one put on my mxz 800 as extra insurance in cold starting.
 

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I should have trademarked my nickname years ago. The morning man on HTZ FM in St. Catherines used to be "The Rev" and now Ski-doo is calling their sled a REV.  


With the sleds, parts, clothing and hats that I've bought since '81, you would think they could find it in their hearts to give me a new black 600 with RER  
 Heck I'd even take one of the test sleds that the had at that dealer ride  


I've had a few people ask me if I was going to order one and put "Rev's REV" on the windshield.
 

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I cant agree with you more about the primer.  Primers are the absolute best.

Lets say you got some moisture in the fuel pump or one of the carbs is a little frozen.  A primer would keep it running until everything else started to work.  The chokes just die and game over.  

Like i said.  My Mach 2 pulls. (Choke.) My friends MXZ (Choke) 2 pulls. And my mxz 500 98 (Primer) 1 pull.  And it wasnt even half a pull.

I guess they changed back because to many people were flooding there machines.  

All i know is at my dealership all the mechanics hate them.

Head Gasket- How did you put it on your 800.  Do the carbs have special ports for them or do you just have it blasting in the mouth of the carb.
 

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Just drill & tap a hole into the carb main bore behind the slide. I did it years ago. Sorry, but I don't remember the thread of the primer fitting from Ski-doo. Just look at a round slide with a primer and drill the hole in the same spot on the flatslide carb.
 

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Paul we didn't feel too bad the next day, 340 or so of the 410 miles we rode were bump free! We started riding at 3:30 a.m. and rode til about 7:30 p.m. My neck was sore the next couple of days due to the fact I hit a huge dip in the trail at about 70mph, smacked my face on the handlebars and broke my faceshield(just the frame),cut my forehead- About 10 miles into the trip the trails were as smooth as could be, went over a small hill, got a little air of it and smacked right into a huge dip on the other side. Took out the flashlight to make sure the rotax had no wounds and had at her again. Oh yeah even though the skis were pointed straight at the sky I managed to keep her RUBBER SIDE DOWN!
 

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Mach z1111......the rev beeet mee to it.just do exacley like he says.my dealer put it in. i am really drunk right now so excuse me if my english is out of key.i will get back to you when i sober up
 

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Gezz, I only got about 400 miles on the new sled this year.  And I normaly get about 1500.  My wishes for next year are in the right spot.  
 
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