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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:16:38 AM »
81 tach is orange needle.  same as 84.  85 looked similar but a tad smaller bezel and hole is about 1/8" smaller too....at least I think so as its loose in hole with out an big o-ring to fill it. .  86 up had oil light.
I may have to send mine out for repair. Both my gauges are from 85.
Decals are in! Ill post when done sometime this winter.

Pantera track 16 X 115 I think tiger was different somehow...pitch maybe?

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New Iron
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:14:09 PM »
Anyone else in for a new over priced tall cold ride for next winter?  I'd give ya my review of the 018 eltigre 8000 w/ 1k miles in the stable but my dali-lama license expired.  I left hints in here however.  lol.   I glanced at the turbo donkey but beside the MSRP shock I was impressioned with its atv like appearance.  Ever ride an atv in the winter? I did....once.  'nuff said.
I guess Im in for new shocks instead on the battle cruiser. 

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
That thing is beautiful!  Nice work my friend.  My old grass racer turned out alright too.
Nice. Cleated track? Those are fun when crossing the road lol.  Look at my handlebars carefully. I took out some of the pull back. What you think?  I'm in search of a tach.  My instruments are from 85 model I believe.  in 86 they went to oil injection with a oil light in tach. I guess the 85 gauges are as rare as the 81.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:18:54 PM »
The guy that has nice reproduction decal sets for these got cancer and availability is in limbo. My guess is by next fall I will be able to get new decals on this beautiful hood.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:14:37 PM »
I still need to acid wash the engine.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:09:16 PM »
Side shot

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:09:58 AM »
I got the belly pan pretty straight. I'm thankful for the air powered riveter!   The studs are out, track is in excellent condition luckily.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:58:51 PM »
Due to another weird low riding winter I was compelled to keep the memories alive.  Back in late 1980 when I was about 13, my parents agreed to buy me a new sled with the $250 I had saved. My choice was between a new pantera or a new eltigre 5000 both similarly priced. $2250 I believe was the number. My dilemma was to go with the 500 fanner with e/S, oil injection, and map light....or go with the 500 f/A with sportier looks but seemingly less features. Remember in 80 info was limited...there was no web, and magazine articles were about nill to a 13 y.o kid with limited resources. Now I have both and I love it!  Had I known as a kid the tiger was lighter and with 10~ish more hp, I would have chose that one.   

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Last ride of the season
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:17:26 PM »
Early ending again?  We been getting noreasters one a week. First was rain, last was 16", half melted day later, another tomorrow 12"+ Im sure it wont last but up north it should hang for a couple more weeks.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 2up for sale
« on: March 02, 2018, 02:55:50 PM »
Hey 2quik I got another one in the oven.  81 tiger 5000.  Just got paint on the frame. Pics soon.  Winter been so weak here even the oldies were parked. Riding was locally here maybe one week, week and half tops.  Very sad.  Had to do a quebec trip again this year. 

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Broom Snow
« on: January 31, 2018, 03:46:21 PM »
we are porked here in northeast.  way up maine likely ok...I wont drive 8 hours from sled lodge for riding tho'.  Lower "la bosse" quebec is so busy I cant find a decent trailside hotel for next weekend.  I should have joined the atv ride last weekend.   :ranting: 

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: WoW! FFF'NNN Cold
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:47:24 PM »
Hey 2qwik I found an 81 tiger 5000 in decent shape for 1200, pondering.   :shrug:

My 78 Tiger 5000 was $175, the 77 Tiger 5000 above was free.  In Minnesota a really nice 78 - 81 5000 free air will bring $600 - $800.  I get the feeling vintage sleds are more difficult to find out east.  The 81 came with a full rubber track, which makes it an ideal rider, but you already know that...
yes in my 30 years of vintage interest, its always been about double the money in the east compared to west.  Due to half of inventory no doubt.  I decided to bail on that 81.  The guy had been going back and forth with me and same day he said I could get it for agreed price he put it on ebay. The pictures show its condition to be worse than he portrayed. In the ebay listing he does not mention that that sled wont rev past half throttle or about 6k which he did admit to me. The belly pan on it is pretty beat up.  I have an 81 that is dis-assembled but I have it all. I may get started on it here pretty soon.  I was really enjoying my reverse equipped pantera until the snow burnt down.  :ranting:

Oh while on this topic of over priced too tall cold sleds......Polaris EVO mid size sled for 019.  Lower and less cost 121" track and 550 fan.

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Broom Snow
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:03:05 PM »
Aint that a b!tch...we froze our behinds off with frozen pipes and thirsty furnaces sucking out the wallet for like 2~3 weeks then 2 days of thaw and rain come in and wipe out 2' of snow over here.   :banghead: :ranting: :mf_Flush:

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: WoW! FFF'NNN Cold
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
All snow gone here but for some marginal stuff in the north which will be gone after tomorrows monsoon #2 washes it away.
I guess too tall stand up no wind protection cold a$$ sleds are ok again!   :rolleyes:

Hey 2qwik I found an 81 tiger 5000 in decent shape for 1200, pondering.   :shrug:

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: WoW! FFF'NNN Cold
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:14:17 PM »
No way to I want to go back to my hands down near my knees and my knees higher than my hips. Low riders are only for a racetrack.

I gotta say, if I were still riding xtra-10 sleds at my age, I'd be retired from all this.....  there are pro's and con's to the new style machines, but overall they have come a long way.  You're getting twice the sled at twice the price these days.....
No way are you getting twice the sled  lol.  Twice the cost yes, closer to triple.  I'm not seeing reliability increases either.  Speed limits are still 45.  Trails are better groomed more often and with better machines.  Tel me why we need to buy $15000 snocross designed sleds for the trail?  Has suspension travel doubled?  no. Seat height doubled...yup. lmao.  I say mfg trends have fallen away from market.  My proof is sales numbers.

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