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Towing and Payload Capacity (Dan Gould)

For years I had a two-place enclosed snowmobile trailer and never gave much thought to towing and payload capacity. As much as I enjoyed the nimbleness of a compact trailer, my two teenage boys informed me that I should spend ...Read more

Published on April 2, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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Arctic Cat Early Release 2018 ZR 8000 and M 8000

Exciting news from Arctic Cat with the early release 2018 ZR 8000 and M 8000. Specifically the 2018 ZR 8000 Sno Pro ES with 129 or 137 inch Ripsaw track and the 2018 M 8000 Sno Pro available in 153 ...Read more

Published on January 24, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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SNOWRAMA: Nine Snowmobile Concepts

SNOWRAMA: Nine snowmobile concepts. Do you love the feel of gliding over soft powder while astride your favorite snowmobile? Have you spent the winter helping out friends and family thanks to your trusty snowmobile? Whether it is outdoor sporting activities ...Read more

Published on December 17, 2016 in Guest Columns, In The News, News & Updates
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2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS

The 2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS racing snowmobile is designed specifically for North American snocross tracks. The sled features revised clutching, improved progressive coupling system and a refined slip gear that results in better holeshots, acceleration, traction and durability. The 2016 ...Read more

Published on October 23, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates
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Polaris Celebrates Return of the XCR

Polaris introduces the return of the all-new 2017 Polaris 600R Race Sled, the legendary XCR name and performance. The new Polaris 600R Race Sled and RUSH XCR represent the Polaris heritage of using racing as a testing and proving ground ...Read more

Published on September 20, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Wemotaci: The Hydrogen Snowmobile Concept

The Wemotaci is new generation of snowmobile that would burn hydrogen instead of gasoline. The Wemotaci’s modified 888 cc two-stroke engine would produce over 144hp without polluting the atmosphere with carbon monoxide. The concept vehicle is featured at Imaginactive. The Background ...Read more

Published on July 30, 2016 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Remove Snowmobile Clutch with Water (Dan Gould)

Removing a snowmobile clutch with water, also know as the water trick, is becoming a common technique in snowmobile garages. Removing a primary clutch is straightforward if you have the proper tools. Even then, a stubborn clutch sometimes refuses to ...Read more

Published on March 16, 2016 in News & Updates, Sled DIY
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2017 Yamaha Sidewinder

It finally happened. The Yamaha factory bolted a turbocharger to a 4-stroke engine and are making it available for public consumption. No more add on turbo kits or compromises. The 2017 Yamaha Sidewinder will deliver close to 200 HP, making ...Read more

Published on March 9, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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2017 Arctic Cat 9000 Series Snowmobiles

For 2017 Arctic Cat swings a big bat with the all new 9000 Series snowmobiles powered by an outrageous 998cc turbocharged triple four-stroke engineered and manufactured by Yamaha. While Arctic Cat is officially pegging output at 180 horsepower, independent voices ...Read more

Published on March 7, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review, Snowmobile Tech
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2017 Ski-Doo GEN 4 REV

The 2017 Ski-Doo Gen 4 REV features an all new chassis and Rotax 850 E-TEC engine for select 2017 MX ZX, TNT, Renegade X, Renegade Adrenaline and Summit X, Summit SP snowmobile models. The all-new, narrow Gen 4 REV chassis ...Read more

Published on February 23, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle / RDSV

The Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle / RDSV is a 2 seater high speed vehicle for use in any polar environment. This was strictly a personal project, just for the fun of it said designer Juan Garcia Mansilla. The current paradigm ...Read more

Published on January 15, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Snowmobile Ski Test: Simmons Gen III Flexi Ski (Jim Tucker)

The Great American Snowmobile Ski Test Part V: The Simmons Gen III Flexi Ski. Will these ski wars ever be done? Hell no! As long as there is American exceptionalism and ingenuity at work here in the USA, this reporter ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races

Rock Maple Racing returns to snowmobile racing after five-year hiatus, announces 2016 Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races and schedule. From its origin in the winter of 1991-92 to the day it was sold in May of 2010, Rock Maple ...Read more

Published on November 24, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Review: ThermaCELL heated insoles

Jim Tucker’s review of ThermaCELL heated insoles. What’s black and gray and warm all over? Why it’s ThermaCELL heated insoles, course! That’s boot warmers to you and me. There’s an old adage that says if you’re not warm then you ...Read more

Published on November 20, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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Google Street View Snowmobile

Everyone is familiar with Google Street View. Who hasn’t looked up their own street address and said to themselves, “I know the day those photos were taken, the trash can is in front of the house.” But have you seen ...Read more

Published on November 15, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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Drone Video of Sled Expo

This drone video shot at the Sled Expo last year gives a good overall view of the Snowmobile Superstore as it hovers over the new snowmobile display, then the used sled corral and finally flies in for a low shot over ...Read more

Published on October 12, 2015 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Sled Expo 2015 Exhibitor List

The list of exhibitors for the 2015 Sled Expo is taking shape. The Snowmobile Superstore will feature new sleds, trailers, helmets, boots, bibs, jackets, oil and all types of accessories and services. The Used Sled Corral is the place to buy or ...Read more

Published on October 5, 2015 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Polaris 2016 Race Sleds

Polaris introduces 2016 Race Sleds Optimism for a winning 2015-2016 race season runs high throughout the Polaris Snowmobile Racing program thanks to an infusion of new young talent in the Pro snocross ranks, the winning momentum of cross-country racers on ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Turbo Wankel Snowmobile (Mel Scuderi)

It was one of those sleds that you knew had to come home with you. When I first checked out the 1971 Arctic Cat Lynx Wankel snowmobile, I knew I wasn’t leaving without it. It even came with three spare ...Read more

Published on September 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Tekvest: Peace of Mind While Snowmobiling

Tekvest: Peace of Mind while Snowmobiling. Close calls happen everyday. A simple drive to work challenges both mind and body. Encountering a dog, cat or cow in the middle of the road can be a weekly occurrence. Imbeciles holding a ...Read more

Published on March 2, 2015 in News & Updates, President's Message
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2016 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

The 2016 Ski-Doo snowmobile line-up centers on refinements and new technology. The legedary Blizzard name is re-introduced to the MX-Z line, along with a new Renegade Enduro, and the new Expedition Xtreme in the utility/touring crossover segment. Ski-Doo introduces the ...Read more

Published on February 25, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Ski Test: The MoHawk by SLP (Jim Tucker)

Oh, my God! What was it I pulled out of the box, labeled Starting Line Products? Was it a black roller coaster? Was the plastic thingy with bumps on it from outer space or the deep sea? Nope. The skis ...Read more

Published on February 12, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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SledMass Trail Map for iPhone and Android (Dan Gould)

The number one question we’re asked at SAM headquarters is “Where can I get a snowmobile trail map of Massachusetts?” It seems that getting the map into snowmobilers’ hands is a challenge. You have to go to a club meeting ...Read more

Published on February 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Test: RidePower Cell Phone Charger (Jim Tucker)

In the never-ending quest to find devices that make our rides easier, I stumbled upon a cell phone charger that just might help some riders make it through snow country. There seem to be two types of riders out there ...Read more

Published on January 8, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014

These are the Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014 at sledmass.com. Your clicks pile up, your Facebook “Likes” and Twitter “retweets” share the words. We are unique at sledmass.com, as the majority of our snowmobile stories are created by fellow ...Read more

Published on December 30, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Farouche a Wild Snowmobile Design Concept

A wild snowmobile design concept, The Farouche, posted at charlesbombardier.com lights the imagination of snowmobile enthusiast all over the world and makes a statement about the direction that snowmobile recreation could go in the future. Charles Bombardier tells us, “The ...Read more

Published on December 17, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Tool Kit (Dan Gould)

The stock snowmobile tool kit hidden away in the average snowmobile is little more than an empty promise. “I’m here for you, but when you need to tighten that loose suspension bolt I’m going to make your knuckles bleed.” Actually, ...Read more

Published on October 29, 2014 in News & Updates, President's Message
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2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS

BRP’s 2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS builds on its strong chassis performance from 2014 by refining the engine and drive systems for better power delivery and even better overall durability. Last season saw big chassis changes for the Ski-Doo stock terrain ...Read more

Published on September 23, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Arctic Cat ZR 6000 R SX and ZR 6000 R XC

Arctic Cat unveils the updated ZR 6000 R SX (snowcross) and the all new ZR 6000 R XC (cross country) sleds at the annual Haydays Grass Drags & Swap Meet. The ZR 6000R XC cross country racer now uses the ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled

Key Features on the new 2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled New Walker Evans Racing Shock Package IFS shocks and rear track shock are Walker Evans Aluminum IFP 16 Position Compression Adjustable Shocks with Piggyback Reservoirs IFS shocks and rear track ...Read more

Published on September 7, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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