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  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Questions Answered

    Questions about suspension, bearing replacement, track repair, 2009 Nytro XTX handwarmers and more.

    Nov. 13, 2009
  • How-To: SkiDoo 600 HO Reed Replacement

    One can easily secure a set of the stock 800 HO reeds for less then $100 off eBay vs. almost $300 for VForce reeds.

    Nov. 12, 2009
  • Top Ten Pre-Season Snowmobile Tech Tips

    When you get the sled out in the fall be sure to clean the the storage spray off the clutch faces otherwise you could wear an hourglass shape in your belt and ruin it. A little acetone on a rag and the quick wipe on the clutch sheaves does wonders.

    Oct. 12, 2009
  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Questions Answered

    Get a lesson on the Ski-Doo 600 SDI, the Polaris 800, and shopping tips for where to best spend less than $8-grand on a sled.

    Oct. 07, 2009
  • Ask The SnowMan: Your Sledding Questions Answered

    Ice scratchers, riding mountain sleds on groomed trails, and time for new rings on the 'Cat.

    Mar. 01, 2009
  • Ask the Snowman: January 2009 Reader Questions

    Bars Leak to fix a serious coolant problem on a 1998 ZR500 snowmobile; what do you think, SnowMan?

    Jan. 05, 2009
  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Sledding Questions Answered

    I have a 1999 700 mountain max and want to put delta force reeds and power incorporated pipes on, and wonder if I have to fatten up my jets and what kind of hp gain will I get? The answers to this and MORE of your questions.

    Dec. 01, 2008
  • Two-Stroke Trouble Shooting Guide

    Priceless and timeless technical information. Anyone who wanders off normal roads should have at least basic trouble-shooting skills to fall back on when the engine malfunctions.

    Nov. 25, 2008
  • Ask the SnowMan: Your Questions Answered

    In Tony's first installment in this helpful technical series, he addresses Reader Questions on which sled to buy, wiring problems, track selection and riding tips. Enjoy - and you might learn something.

    Oct. 30, 2008
  • Boosted Four-Strokes. The Sled of the Future?

    The MPI kit is very impressive how all the components have been carefully machined to work around the stock machine.

    Jan. 28, 2008
  • Snowmobile Tech: Vforce Reeds Install

    Reeds are a one-way valve located downstream from your carbs, mounted between the crankcase and cylinders. The motor pulls the air/fuel mixture from the carbs, through the reeds and into the case.

    Jan. 07, 2008
  • Clean Your Snowmobile's Exhaust Valve

    When the motor runs dirty the power valve tends to get covered with carbon deposits and it impedes the valve's ability to slide. When this happens, the valve will "stick" in one position and your sled will either lose low end torque or high end power.

    Nov. 12, 2007
  • RacePak Avenger System Installation & Setup

    If you are serious about squeezing top performance out of your snowmobile, then one tool you should have is the RacePak Avenger system by Exhaust Gas Technologies, Inc.

    May. 01, 2006
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

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    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Project Bender Viper Clutch and Jet Work plus

    The last installment of the Project Bender Viper was expected about two months ago, but a host of delays plagued the staff at Snomobile Online. The biggest delay was a lack of snow for any testing and we also wanted to wait for some key components from Be

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

    Return To RAVE Article

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • R.A.V.E. Maintenance Photo

    Return To RAVE Article

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Snowmobile

    Drilling a 7/8" hole in the top of your RAVE caps will allow easy inspection of the valves.

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Snowmobile

    Photo Gallery: Snowmobile

    Nov. 01, 2005
  • Installing Bender's VIP Pipe

    The 2002 Yamaha Viper is an amazing sled, no one will argue that fact. BUT, all good things can be made better with a bit of good ole hard work. Bender has spent the past year doing just that, with a whole lot of research and development and an awful lot

    Nov. 01, 2005