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Home Page: Top blue header lists sections of the web site that offer some insights and information on different items. Here is a quick description of what each section contains.

Home or Online Store is where you can buy goodies. Categories are listed in the top brown header, in the RH sidebar, and at lower section of page. Categories have parts listed in alphabetical order with a short description. Click on the item to get a full description. At the bottom of Home Page are 6 Top Level items and in the RH sidebar are 5 Featured items which are new or on $pecial; keep an eye on these!

Download Catalog allows you to print off our current catalog or page through it. New catalogs will be sent with all orders and past customers will receive a new catalog in the fall.

Shop Talk has info on new products and tips that may work around the shop.

Ride Tech offers information on shocks and suspensions. In the RH column you will find the Service Form to download when sending in your shocks for service.

Random Thoughts is where you are now and is a catch-all spot for anything that comes to mind and doesn’t fit into the other categories. A good place to see what is happening around the shop or industry.

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SideWinder: The Yamaha turbo charged Sidewinder came with 200 horsepower and some new clutching to match. Yamaha finally joined the rest of the world with rollers in their secondary instead of the slider buttons for faster clutch response. Just like the other, they went to a plastic injected roller that flexes under pressure, has excessive freeplay, and binds/breaks under high loads.                  

We are now offering our fiber rollers that we have been using for years on Cat’s and Ski-doos with great success. Take a look under the Yamaha or Clutching sections and make this simple  addition to get smooth, reliable clutching and bring out the best of this hybred sled.



T32S Talon Tracks: The Talon T32S is the standard 1.25″ track with carbide tipped car studs imbedded in the lugs. Using a 2 – 2 – 4 stud pattern this track gives you extra ice traction yet without having to drill holes in your track. These small studs stand up to the abuse of car tires on winter roads so are durable enough for snowmobiles. 

They are not intended for the racer who is looking to get holeshots on ice tracks or stick to the ice like an oval race sled. These studs work very well for the average trail rider who is looking for a reasonable cost method to give extra traction and better handling when encountering icy trail corners or crossing ice covered roads. A safe alternative to keep the sled under control and moving ahead when ice conditions seem to pop up quickly. Great for loading onto trailers and not sit and spin when the skiis come in contact with the trailer or ramp.





More Talon Tracks: We have now been a dealer for the Talon tracks for 4 years and they have been a great product. Their best features are the rugged 2-ply construction with full clips and open windows. Lug design and rubber compound not only give great traction but can take the abuse of low snow years like we have seen lately across much of the country.

Talon tracks do not use a complicated system of names and serial numbers that cause you to scratch your head in wonder. The track models use the lug height measured in millimeters. So a T28 has 1.1″ lug, T32 a 1.25″ lug, and so forth. Bigger number = taller lug. All tracks are 15″ wide so the only other factor left is the length. Pitch will take care of itself but that is a different topic. If you know the lug height you want and the length, you can find the track that fits your needs.

For 2017-2018 we will see the additional models and more length choices to fit a wider variety of sleds. Check them out in the Track Section.

Talon 38b





Ride Tech Shock Work and Stage Kits: We get calls regularly with questions about improving the ride of a sled. Some of these have ridden the sled for hundreds or thousands of miles and are just starting to think about fixing the problem. It is great they are getting on board but it always seems strange as to why they would put up with a “bad” or “rough” ride for so long. Read through our Ride Tech section and you will see we can fix your problem.

We find very few models (from any manufacturer) that is a “great riding” sled. This is mainly due for the need of their engineering departments to save money and use the same parts in all models. In these tight economic times, all departments are short manpower and money. This means that testing time will be shorter and anything that will save money will be a necessity.

The magazines tend to relate how great a sled rides and then the next year when the new model is released, you will see them “remember” the weak points of the previous model. Odd this was never mentioned when they rode they first rode the sled? Such is the political publishing world of keeping your advertiser’s happy.

Our Ride Tech packages can do wonders for your ride as we can individually tailor each one to a rider’s style and weight. We feel we have the best handling packages available for the least amount of money. The only problem we have is sometimes due to mechanical design or parts availability, we cannot do certain things. If the leverage of the arms is wrong at a certain part of the suspension movement, we can’t change that. Our only choice is to try and make it the best we can at that point and then try to make the rest of the travel work better.

We ride them and know how they work. We have tested and re-tested to get the best ride possible. Give us a call if you have any questions.



Took my first ride on my F1000 Sno Pro with the Ride Tech Stage 2 setup and all I can say is “WOW”. Total transformation of sled, trails were extremely rough and the sled handled and drove so smooth it was awesome. Very happy with the results. John R.

The pipe you sold me works great! Thanks for all your help, I will contact you in the future for parts. William I.

I installed your Accelerator Clutch Kit in my 600 Rush. Awesome clutching as it increased my top end form 98 to 105mph, pretty cool huh? You guys do a good job. Frank A.