Vintage Snowmobile

Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:14 pm

I want to buy a sled just so it wouldn't snow anymore . :D
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:54 pm

i like the old sleds. i dont have one anymore but used to have a old 440 chaparral (dont rememeber the year) and a guy i know swapped in a ski-doo drive train so it had decent suspension. like posted before dont expect to be able to do heavy trail riding on a sled like that but they are fun to tool around in the yard, my friend currently has 2 oldies, a 80's enticer and 80' ski-doo. onlt advice i can give about newer used sleds is if they have high mileage check for a leaking crank seal, i had to rebuild my old 01 mxz twice because of it.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:47 pm

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:02 am

For $200 I wouldn't even fix the cylinder. Buy it, ride it til it dies, give it a good funeral. That engine wasn't the best one Yamaha ever made. As others have mentioned, if you can get into the 90's you'll have a MUCH better machine as for comfort, dependability and parts availability. The 400 indys were a bulletproof sled. Even the 340 air cooled Polaris were OK.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Hunlock On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:20 pm

Yeah, I see everyone's point.

I wish I had the cash to get a better one, but I don't.....Ride it until it dies!!!!

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:22 pm

They make blocks you can widen the ski stance a few inches to make it handle better, we did that with a couple older sleds. It helps some.

I would go real trail riding, you will be hurting after about an hour or so.....the new sleds have like 10-14" of suspension.

Here a shot of one of my buddy's jumping....back when we were into it.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:22 pm

Good going! Drive it like it's a rental!

And we wonder why my back is bad. Yup, that's me, 1990ish. It's a Yamaha SRV.


PS Before you start it always check & double check that the throttle is working properly. Especially if it was in a heated place, then taken out. The cables can get damp & freeze. If it has a tether switch, USE IT.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:07 pm

Freddy wrote:PS Before you start it always check & double check that the throttle is working properly. Especially if it was in a heated place, then taken out. The cables can get damp & freeze. If it has a tether switch, USE IT.


Is this from experience?
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:42 pm

I have seen them fly out of the garage with stuck throttle cables and crash into other things.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:11 pm

gambler wrote:Is this (stuck throttle) from experience?


The older ones are more prone to it. Back in the 70's it was common to have to work them a bit to get them freed up. I personally never had a crash because of it, but, a good buddy that lived near the river, well, he was going to take his girlfriend out for a ride. She was in the house getting suited up. He went out & started the machine to let it warm up a bit. It was a brand new 1971 340 ski-doo. The throttle stuck, he fell off, the sled went up over a snowbank, out onto the ice in the river. About half way across the river it hit some bumps & turned downstream....toward the dam.... it found open water & in it went. They hired divers but never found it. To the best of my knowledge to this day it remains on the bottom . His dad, nor his girlfriend, were impressed.

Sometime in the 80's they figured out how to make waterproof cables & it's now a rare thing to have one stick.... but, always, always, check. Most (all?) of the new machines have some sort of safety that senses a stuck throttle & auto-shut off.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:02 pm

This one was ridden HARD! Might decide to get it running for some drunken fun around the yard! toothy :woot: :punk:

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:29 pm

Looks like the tires have been ridden off of that one! :lol:
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: Hunlock On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:32 pm

gambler wrote:Looks like the tires have been ridden off of that one! :lol:



LOL!
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:59 pm

:rofl: :rofl: Yep! That, & everything else! :lol:
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