WNY wrote:$200, sounds like a great Deal! especially if it runs!!
There are some vintage sled websites, and being a Yamaha, should be able to get parts.
The clutch could have some broken springs or sliders, but should be checked. A little TLC and you should be able to get it running great! COuld be the exhaust rattling too.
Love the old sleds.
Here one forum
http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.co ... GE_1D.html
av8r wrote:Just be aware that the parts market for a sled like that is virtually non-existent.
WNY wrote:That;s probably about right on the clutch 3-4000 rpm, the engine has to get into its power band to give you some horsepower, to actually move it, it should go up to 6-7000+ and the clutches should start vari\ying back and forth, if you can jack the back up and run it off the ground, you can rev it up and watch the clutches engage.....there not much to them, but if they are sticking, it won't give you the correct power to the track and can burn up your belts....
Rattle could be a heat shield on engine, muffler internals, a variety of things that could rattle on the old ones.
Hunlock wrote:av8r wrote:Just be aware that the parts market for a sled like that is virtually non-existent.
Oh, I know.
That worries me a bit, but if I buy it for $200, throw $300 into it, and ride it for 2+ seasons, I'll be thrilled! Just need to get my wife think that we "need" one, and the next sled will be newer...lol
I see it as a place holder in my garage....Holding the place of a newer one...hahaha
WNY wrote:let's see, we had a few...but sold them over the years.
1965 Polaris Mustang
mid 70's Alaksa Ski 340,
mid 70's Arctic Ski 340/440,
1976 SkiDoo Everest 440
1996 Skidoo Formula SS 670
1997 Artic Cat Pantera 2-up
2003 Polaris 340
2001 Polaris 500 Indy
1999 Polaris Indy Trail 500
I think that it....none now.