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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:53 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:14 am 
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Was the 1982 John Deere Sprintfire 340LC a direct drive?

I have a 1998 Super Sport 488 that is still in good running order. Great all around light weight sled.

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yeah its been derailed, but to an interesting topic, sorry for switching the tracks, lol


Not a big deal. Interesting topic and it's not a pile of baloney sandwich...

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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:47 am 
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Cato wrote:
Was the 1982 John Deere Sprintfire 340LC a direct drive?

I have a 1998 Super Sport 488 that is still in good running order. Great all around light weight sled.

Yes. The Sprintfire was a good machine on the trail and it was very lightweight but the problem with direct drive was that it could not be 'geared' low enough for deep snow off trail. The direct drive concept would work with a 4 stroke except that there would be no way to do reverse. The other weakness of the JD was the cleated track. Hard to keep it from sliding sideways on hillsides or ice. I think I put those square "Kat Klaws" traction devices in the track, which helped.

My Super Sport is a 97. It is great on the trail as long as it is smooth. The xtra-10 suspension was an improvement over my 88 Sport but there's no comparison with a long travel rider-forward design. Off trail it suffers from being a short track. The 488 runs great but doesn't quite have enough low rpm torque if you are trying to ride slowly through the woods in deep heavy snow. I geared it down (I think one tooth off the top) which makes it better.

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freestylebackcountry wrote:
1971 Rupp Sprint S-23 (233cc JLO)
1971 Yamaha SL-292
1972 Moto Ski Mini-SNo (233cc JLO)
1973 Moto Ski F-440 (first engine-foreward, slide suspension sled)
1971 Rupp S-34 (340 CCW)
1982 John Deere Sprintfire 340LC
1988 Polaris Indy Sport 340
1997 Polaris Super Sport 488 (still have, runs great)
2005 Ski Doo MXz Adrenaline 600 HO
2007 Ski Doo Freestyle Back country 550F (still have)
2009 SKi Doo Tundra (267 cc still have, favorite snowmobile)
2009 SKi Doo Freestyle Backcounty (still have)
Vintage machines (operational)
1987 Tundra 250
1987 Tundra LT 250
various Elans
vintage junk (non-operational, hope to restore some day)
1971 Rupp S-23 with BSE440 from my Motoski, the 233 witha broken flywheel is still in the garage)
1971 Rupp S-34
Mini-sno ( not my original one)

The only ones I bought brand new were the 82 John Deere ( as a leftover) and the 07 Backcountry.


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I beat the crap out of that Snoscoot for years in our lower yard/camp area for years! Its been through hell and back! I broke some suspension wheels off of it, but being a dumb kid I kept riding it. The rails ended up eating through the hyfax and then the track shredded. That's nothing compared to what my sister did to it though. She ran into a moving S-10 Blazer! If she was a second earlier it would have been bad, but for now, the Scoot just has a bent ski and some crumpled bumpers.

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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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Not the longest list, but here goes. Not sure of the exact years on the 80's sleds - bought them very used (with no paperwork) for banging around fields:

1984? Yamaha Bravo (for the kids when they started - still have it, probaly will sell it)
1982? Kawasaki Drifter 440 (First sled I owned, blew the engine twice, sold it)
1994 Polaris Sport 440 fan (sold it)
1995 Polaris Indy 500 liquid (sold it)
2001 Polaris 600 Touring liquid (sold it)
2005 Skidoo 380f (still have it)
2005 Skidoo 380f (still have it)
2008 Skidoo 500SS (only brand new sled I've bought; still have it)
2009 Skidoo Renegade 600etech (still have it)


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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Those 380F's make nice 'beginner' or step-up sleds for someone who is too big for a 120 but not big or experienced enough for a big motor sled, or for anyone who just wants to go out and do some casual trail riding. Everything I hear about the 380 is that it's basically bulletproof.

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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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500ss. Let me know about that bravo. Still runs?

That is the problem I will be facing soon. My girls are 5 and when they out grow the 120. There is nothing to move up too.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:03 pm 
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freestylebackcountry wrote:
Those 380F's make nice 'beginner' or step-up sleds for someone who is too big for a 120 but not big or experienced enough for a big motor sled, or for anyone who just wants to go out and do some casual trail riding. Everything I hear about the 380 is that it's basically bulletproof.


That is exactly why I bought the 380's. Both of my kids started "real" trail riding on these after taking the safety course when they were 10. The 2005's are the original rev style 380's and handle well and are a little easier for a new rider to learn on. When friends come up to ride, a couple of the adults ride the 380's and there is really no issue keeping up with the other sleds on trails. The lakes are the only place there is a noticeable difference. I was fortunate to find them both used with very low miles years ago and Ive had no trouble with them. I like the leg room of the XP chassis on my 08 and 09, otherwise I'd ride them once in a while myself when cooling is an issue for the liquid cooled sleds.
I can't see taking a 120 on a real trail. To me that is a sled for a youngster to learn on in a field or lake before they step up to trail riding. The 380 size is that perfect step from there. I never had a 120, but the Bravo served that purpose for my kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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jwext600 wrote:
500ss. Let me know about that bravo. Still runs?

That is the problem I will be facing soon. My girls are 5 and when they out grow the 120. There is nothing to move up too.


Still runs. Its on loan to my nephew who has now outgrown it, which is why I'm thinking of selling. You could drive that thing off a cliff and it would still run. It's not mint, but not bad either. I bought it a little banged up about 10 years ago. We painted it, new windshield and front bumper, fabricated a new piece at the rear of the tunnel to attach the flap where the previous owner had ripped the old one off. It's the short track, not the longer one the trappers like.


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there are arctic cat z 370s all over craigslist if you guys need kid sleds.

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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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I am guilty myself of buying too many sleds. Only trail ridden since 2006.

1987 skidoo formula mx
2001 yamaha vmax 600
2005 skidoo Mxz 600ho
2006 skidoo Mxz 600sdi
2006 yamaha apex
2008 skidoo mxz 600sdi
2011 skidoo tnt 600carb
2012 skidoo tnt 600carb
2012 skidoo mxz XRS 800etec
2013 skidoo mxz-x 600etec
2014 skidoo mxz-x 1200
2015 skidoo renegade X 800etec

The only sled I currently own is the 2012 tnt lol! I need help... This sport is a disease I swear! After being in a bad wreck last season I ended up selling the new one that replaced it and only did 275 miles this year which is about 2000 miles LESS then a normal year. It was needed off though..

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 Post subject: Re: Friday short ride
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500ss. Let me know about that bravo. Still runs?

That is the problem I will be facing soon. My girls are 5 and when they out grow the 120. There is nothing to move up too.

It seems that on weekends, there are kids not much older than that riding 700's around here!

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My sled timeline:
1980 Ski-Doo Citation 4500
1992 Polaris Indy 500
1994 Polaris Indy Storm
1996 Polaris Ultra
1995 Polaris Indy 500
1999 Polaris XC 500 (S/N #004!)
2001 Polaris Edge X
1990 Polaris Indy 400
2005 Polaris Edge Touring
2014 Polaris Indy 600
no cats, no pianos (Yamahas).
Some of them I owned at the same time (2 sleds).

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