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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by greekboy on October 16, 2018, 07:12:08 AM »
Congrats Hal !  :beer2:

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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: First Day of Summer
« Last post by snopork on October 12, 2018, 07:06:51 AM »
We are about ready to pack it in ourselves... I will be 62 and on the bottom tier of SS retirement in November. Lynn has two more years. We were scheduled to look at a property in Pa while we were there on vacation last week but the seller got an offer so we backed off. Not sure of the outcome yet.
Lynn would like to have a B&B and we are both into motorcycles so we are discussing a B&B/Campground catering to motorcycles but open to all.
A buddy of ours was looking in Tennessee and was looking for partners but nothing concrete ever came out of that.
I am thinking of somewhere along I 81 which is pretty much the spine of the Appalachians with plenty of great roads for riding.

Lynn would handle the accommodations and I would offer day tours and support (service and repairs) as well as taking care of the property.
I retired last year in august - for about 8 months.  Walked into a part-time opportunity working in the service dept for local Ford dealership.  And I dont have to get greasy get great discounts on labor and parts.  Helps balance out the college bills and the "almost" emancipated children bills.   Did I mention I get a sweet employee discount..................waitin for a new F250 turbo smoker that should be here mid to late November.  I may do this until I'm 62 also cuzz then I can draw social security also and re-retire - or maybe not
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Phantom on October 10, 2018, 05:56:31 AM »
Everything you need to know should be in here...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/service/manuals/2008/LIT-12628-02-70_RSVector_1447.pdf
Thanks. The previous owner gave me the manual that came with the sled too. Got the side panel off today and found how to check the oil level and drain plug. The antifreeze reservoir is located there also, but buried under the top panel. I thought it was low, because I didn't see the level of fluid. Took the top panel off and found out it was completely full to the cap.
Ready for snow now to try it out.

If the coolant reservoir is completely full don't be surprised if it burps some out the first time it gets hot. 
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Hal on October 09, 2018, 03:11:01 PM »
Everything you need to know should be in here...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/service/manuals/2008/LIT-12628-02-70_RSVector_1447.pdf
Thanks. The previous owner gave me the manual that came with the sled too. Got the side panel off today and found how to check the oil level and drain plug. The antifreeze reservoir is located there also, but buried under the top panel. I thought it was low, because I didn't see the level of fluid. Took the top panel off and found out it was completely full to the cap.
Ready for snow now to try it out.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Phantom on October 09, 2018, 06:13:16 AM »
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Hal on October 08, 2018, 06:44:23 PM »

I looked it up. It must be the face shield. I hope these things also help with fogged up eye glasses.

Hal, they don't. That was my hope also when I first had a heated shield in 2010 or so. No where near that amount of warmth from a heated sheild.
r
I was sure hoping it would. I took a closer look at the sled. It is a RS Vector. It is going to take awhile to figure everything out. I did find out that I have to remove a couple of panels just to check the oil and antifreeze levels.

The good thing is you change the oil once a year and forget about it until next season. Same for antifreeze unless there is something wrong.
My 2005 Rage (same engine) never used a drop of either in 17,000 miles. Except for the time a stud went through the front heat exchanger. Never ran studs again!
Right now, I just want to figure out how to get those panels off so that I can fluid levels or change a belt. I read some more and it says I need to slide the side panels forward to remove them. I was trying to lift them up. I talk to the previous owner and told me the filter is underneath and protected by a skid plate. That should be an interesting project next year.

There is an access panel for the fiter between the lower A arms. It is held in place with (IIRC) 5-7 Torx head bolts. Very easy to change the filter.
I will have to remember that when I change oil. Figured out the odometer, trip meters and oil miles meter. Getting close to having this machine all figured out.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Phantom on October 08, 2018, 05:51:56 PM »

I looked it up. It must be the face shield. I hope these things also help with fogged up eye glasses.

Hal, they don't. That was my hope also when I first had a heated shield in 2010 or so. No where near that amount of warmth from a heated sheild.
r
I was sure hoping it would. I took a closer look at the sled. It is a RS Vector. It is going to take awhile to figure everything out. I did find out that I have to remove a couple of panels just to check the oil and antifreeze levels.

The good thing is you change the oil once a year and forget about it until next season. Same for antifreeze unless there is something wrong.
My 2005 Rage (same engine) never used a drop of either in 17,000 miles. Except for the time a stud went through the front heat exchanger. Never ran studs again!
Right now, I just want to figure out how to get those panels off so that I can fluid levels or change a belt. I read some more and it says I need to slide the side panels forward to remove them. I was trying to lift them up. I talk to the previous owner and told me the filter is underneath and protected by a skid plate. That should be an interesting project next year.

There is an access panel for the fiter between the lower A arms. It is held in place with (IIRC) 5-7 Torx head bolts. Very easy to change the filter.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Hal on October 08, 2018, 11:35:46 AM »

I looked it up. It must be the face shield. I hope these things also help with fogged up eye glasses.

Hal, they don't. That was my hope also when I first had a heated shield in 2010 or so. No where near that amount of warmth from a heated sheild.
r
I was sure hoping it would. I took a closer look at the sled. It is a RS Vector. It is going to take awhile to figure everything out. I did find out that I have to remove a couple of panels just to check the oil and antifreeze levels.

The good thing is you change the oil once a year and forget about it until next season. Same for antifreeze unless there is something wrong.
My 2005 Rage (same engine) never used a drop of either in 17,000 miles. Except for the time a stud went through the front heat exchanger. Never ran studs again!
Right now, I just want to figure out how to get those panels off so that I can fluid levels or change a belt. I read some more and it says I need to slide the side panels forward to remove them. I was trying to lift them up. I talk to the previous owner and told me the filter is underneath and protected by a skid plate. That should be an interesting project next year.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Phantom on October 07, 2018, 06:43:45 PM »

I looked it up. It must be the face shield. I hope these things also help with fogged up eye glasses.

Hal, they don't. That was my hope also when I first had a heated shield in 2010 or so. No where near that amount of warmth from a heated sheild.
r
I was sure hoping it would. I took a closer look at the sled. It is a RS Vector. It is going to take awhile to figure everything out. I did find out that I have to remove a couple of panels just to check the oil and antifreeze levels.

The good thing is you change the oil once a year and forget about it until next season. Same for antifreeze unless there is something wrong.
My 2005 Rage (same engine) never used a drop of either in 17,000 miles. Except for the time a stud went through the front heat exchanger. Never ran studs again!
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New sled
« Last post by Hal on October 07, 2018, 04:37:11 PM »

I looked it up. It must be the face shield. I hope these things also help with fogged up eye glasses.

Hal, they don't. That was my hope also when I first had a heated shield in 2010 or so. No where near that amount of warmth from a heated sheild.
r
I was sure hoping it would. I took a closer look at the sled. It is a RS Vector. It is going to take awhile to figure everything out. I did find out that I have to remove a couple of panels just to check the oil and antifreeze levels.
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