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hy guys just wondering what i need to look for when looking at a 2005 ski-doo summit 1000 x pack sled?
Im looking at buying one soon. Its done 600miles and is going for $6800.
What things can go wrong with it?

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Welcome Niko,

The sled is basically a "mountain sled" set up for elevation. What elevation in the south are you seeing?. If this is your first sled... learn to hang on mate this one will stretch your arms !. As for problems, not too many. The ERAVE (electronic exhaust port modifier) needs to have the cables set up and adjusted spot on by the dealer or competent mechanic. The fuel pump and pick up should be inspected for fuel starvation. There is a technical service bulletin which refers to fuel issues. Lastly, your the first Aussi on this site I beleive

Cheers !

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cheers for that, i know its a big sled but the reason i would like one is im in a rescue serive and we need to get into every spot on the mountain and of course back country in case people are lost.

For trails around the village would it ok just for slow cruizing?
I'll be using it around northstar taheo before it goes to Australia next march.

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cheers for that, i know its a big sled but the reason i would like one is im in a rescue serive and we need to get into every spot on the mountain and of course back country in case people are lost.

For trails around the village would it ok just for slow cruizing?
I'll be using it around northstar taheo before it goes to Australia next march.

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then go for it it well do you well
 

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cheers mate , would you know the difference between the REV and RT platform? Which is better
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cheers mate , would you know the difference between the REV and RT platform? Which is better
niko.[/b]
From what I have heard it is a great sled but they are harder to ride then the Rev. Alot of people say they are a point & go sled. You can manuver a Rev summit easier then a RT summit. That is the biggest difference between the two. If you want a sled to throw around in the powder, a Rev summit might be better. It can be done with a RT summit but you will half to work harder. :D
 

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the rev is the way to go the RT is good for raceing but hard on trails[/b]
Why do you have to keep adding the pic of your sled???

The RT is going to be a little heavier. I think they sit a little lower than the REVs. To me, the RT is a morphe of a traditional sled and a REV.
 

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thanks again guys , its great to get advice on a great forum nothing in austrlia for this stuff.
Does any know where to get those little red fuel tanks that go on the back near the stop light?
Also i wouldnt mind changing the windscreen to a lower one and adding a oil and fuel gauge.

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you can try your ski-doo dealer or ebay[/b]
Great sled!! Rented one in Wyhoming last year, went higher than ANYHTING. Ski Doo dealer is the place to get the extra fuel tank. It is not cheap but SOOOO worth the price, other manufacturers don't even come close. The sled should have the mounts already on it, so it's plug and play. You'll be glad you bought it when you've been out for 5 hours and look down at the fuel gauge.
 

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cheers dan, whats the price? Also whats the deal with the single tacho gauge? Can you put a speedo on them?

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I did have a summitt RT but now I have the REV enough said.

Make sure you check the frame. Bring a tape mesure to mesure the frame front to back on both sides and side to side front and back make sure she's strait and also check to make sure the panels open and close properly. I they dont line up right , that can another sign the frame is croked. Since Summitts spend verey little time on the trail, they get crashed into trees and unseen rock, big ones. #### I know I have. And as far as crusing around town, make sure that you stop every km and make sure that snow is hitting your rad. ( under the seet ) Otherwise it will over heet , There made for deep snow. And last, If you havn't sleded before 1000 is a lot of sled it will rip your arms off, if you can hold on
 

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Welcome to the site Niko.

I checked and the max elevation in your area seems to be just under 6,000 feet. (1842 meters)
Your snowline elevation seems to be at 3,500 feet. (1,100 meters) Therefore your maximum elevation range would be 2,500 feet. Make sure that if you do buy the RT (or any other sled coming from a mountainous area) that you get it set up for the lower elevation that's you'll be riding. If it's coming out of the Lake Tahoe area, it'll most likely be set up for higher elevations.
Maybe purchase some jets and needles while you're over here. I'm not sure what Bombardier/Skidoo has available over there. That way you have the parts to make adjustments as needed. Get the dealer in Nevada to show you how to change those out while they set it up for lower elevation riding.

Also make sure the ring gear update has been done on it.

As mentioned, given the fact that you'll be doing rescue recovery work with it, the Rev Chassis Summit is more maneuverable than the RT due to the added weight of the 1000 cc motor. The 1000cc does have more power than the 800cc but I would think that you'll benefit more from the easier handling of the Rev Chassis. There, your power choices are the 600SDI or the 800 HO PTK and the 800R in an 07 or 08 model. Again there were issues with the 07 800R regarding bearing problems. Presumeably they've corrected that on the 08's. Not sure if you care whether you've buying new or used. The 600 would be underpowered for what your intended use is.

I guess the question needs to be asked. This rescue/recovery work you'll be doing, is it mostly on ski slopes or cross country skiing trails or in back country heli-skiing terrain? Would it possibly involve recovering other sledders? We don't hear of too much snowmobiling going on in your country. I've read one article of a tour company doing escorted tours on one plateau. Either way, there are recovery sleighs available for transporting people or sleighs.

Here's link to one of many manufacturers of rescue toboggans used across the snowbelt in North America. The distributor at this link is situated in Trukee, California which is pretty close to Lake Tahoe, NV. Click on the home link on their site and there's all kinds of links there that should interest you.

http://www.rescueboggan.com/

Below I've posted a picture of a sled recovery toboggan made by a member of our great site, JRBBQ. It's an awesome unit that has probably seen more service than he would care to remember. It attaches to the rear bumper and has aluminum angle pieces attached to the bottom to reinforce and hold the sled in place. The picture only shows it backwards under his sled while they're loaded on his trailer. During recovery, the dead sled would be facing in the same direction as the towing sled with the track on the framework on top of the toboggan.
So all that being said, you may want to purchase a strong quality hitch to attach to the rear of your sled.

Another thought. Do you use GPS units in your work? My Son and I use Garmin Rino 520 & 530 units. They combine a radio that transmits on GRMS and FRS frequencies and a GPS unit. I'm still working on clarity with helmet communication gear. When the 2 radios are within range, approximately 3 miles (tested so far on GMRS channels) to an alledged 5 miles under ideal conditions, they transmit their GPS location to each other which is then displayed on the screen. I could see that being handy in your line of work. Just a thought.

I hope this helps.

Jeff
 

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