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Causes uncontrollable shaking.(snowmobiles )

Causes uncontrollable shaking.(snowmobiles ) Q: I recently purchased a 1998 Arctic Cat ZR 600 EFI. I did all the pre-ride checks: changed gas, oil, plugs, etc. Upon taking my sled on its first ride, I noticed that at half to full throttle the engine would seem to drop a cylinder. I took it back to […]

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Skins Heat Loc handguards.(COLDTESTED)(Brief article)

Skins Heat Loc handguards.(COLDTESTED)(Brief article) Keillor, Lynn Skins Heat Loc Handguards $40.95 (PRO); $49.95 (TRAIL) www.skinzprotectivegear.com, 320/243-8771 Skinz Heat Loc handguards are a more modern, less dorky version of handlebar gauntlets. They are a stylish blend of the oversized handlebar mittens and the motocross-style guards. They have a rigid shape, which holds up to high […]

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Tech news and notes.(electric snowmobile from Polaris Industries Inc. (Medina, Minnesota))(Brief article)

Tech news and notes.(electric snowmobile from Polaris Industries Inc. (Medina, Minnesota))(Brief article) POLARIS CLEANFIRE ELECTRIC START: Fastener torque of factory-installed electric start kits on 2006 700 IQ Classic and 700 IQ Touring sleds might not have been accurately installed. A bolt that mounts the starter motor to the crankcase could loosen and …

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Jolt! An electric snowmobile?(The Latest Industry News)(Brief Article)

Jolt! An electric snowmobile?(The Latest Industry News)(Brief Article) A Provo, Utah-based company is working on a shocking snowmobile: one with an electric motor. Raser Technologies Inc. tested its prototype hybrid electric snowmobile this winter in Utah–the engine is bolted in the body of a Polaris RMK. “We think the horsepower is finally equivalent to what […]

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Did you know?(passports required for border crossings of United States/Canada)(Brief article)

Did you know?(passports required for border crossings of United States/Canada)(Brief article) Passports are now required for U.S./Canada border crossings. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As of January 8, all U.S. citizens traveling to Canada by air are required to have a valid passport. The passport rule will be a bit slower to take place on land or sea […]

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The birth of Cat’s new F-Series.(Arctic Cat Inc.)

The birth of Cat’s new F-Series.(Arctic Cat Inc.) The new F-Series project was code named “F3.” This sketch, by design artist Nathan Blomker, had three features that reached final production: adjustable handlebars, seat and windshield. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] (left) This later sketch of the F3 project’s tail section is likely a blend of artist’s vision and […]