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Well I think that you already know what my question is... if you don't...

Buddy wants to run water...any tips?
 

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[navy]Just dont stop while out on the open water. LOL[/font=Century Gothic][/navy]

Don't Hesitate.... Accelerate



Edited by - smxcr on 19 Feb 2002 19:00:05
 

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Remove the seat, use a small gas can or tank for fuel=less to throw away. Make sure you have easy access to the plug on the bottom of the motor to drain the water. Shorten the front suspension travel, maybe narrow it if possible, attach a bouy to a rope which is attatched to the sled= after sinking just grab the float and pull the sled out. Remove all the extra wieght you can, use plastic skis, use a tether cord, run premix fuel only=remove oil tank. Make your sled as simple as possible. Should be fun!
 

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And don't forget the lifejacket. LOL I don't know about you guys but with my insurance it's like my truck....they don't cover you in water. Goodluck and have fun
 

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Don't have anything to add, but have fun and take some pictures! If you take some post em up, I'd like to see them!


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Well I don't think he plans on changing anything on his sled. Hes running a 2002 MXZ 800, and I think he is just going to do only a 100 ft or so. He and I are just getting into the sport, and are not Mr. Machanic.

What I ment to say is do you just ride through, is there anyway to sit, and is there any speed that is best to hit it at?

Thanks for the help so far.

And if he does I will have a cam for sure! Cause if he goes down, i'm laughin.
 

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hmmm new sleds make you cry more when they go glug glug

oh and is he studded and what size track lug? lower the lug and studs don't make good swimmers. Well I should say skimmers you don't want it to go for a swim :)

Edited by - Sled_Dog on February 19 2002 4:20:11 PM
 

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I don't really have anything to add.

Remove the snow flap on the back, so water doesn't get on top of the track in the tunnel, that can mangle you right there.

If/when you sink, if you don't take the seat off, the foam will be drying for days before it's suitable for putting back on the machine.



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This is funny..I'm dying ro hear what happens. Is he gonna make it or not? I gotta find out!
 

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My only suggestion is to become friends with someone who is into winter scuba diving. For <B>when[/b] you need to retrieve that sled.


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sounds scary to me, im not a fan of water... unless im fishing it, but thats just me, i seen one guy on the water this year pulln on his sled so he was on one ski, that was crazy, one of the dealers in my area has a guy water skiing behind a sled in the middle of summer, they got a bunch a pics its hillarious
 

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Make sure that there is no way water can get near the clutchs though a gap in the belly pan to frame area then just hit it at about 50 miles an hour use about three quarter throttle on the water.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Idiot_Ryder101:

Have fun. The only advice I would know is tell him to go first.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Idiot_Ryder101:

Have fun. The only advice I would know is tell him to go first.
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LOL...
This quote's a good one to me, my gf did that to me last year, her dad had been on this lake that is KNOWN for staying open, and she was driving her 99 ZR700, and I was on a 90 Indy Trail and she made me go first ! lol... I made it no prob, I didn't do more then like 50 feet of open water though, but after that I was addicted to running water...

I doubt i'll attempt it on my dads XC SP though... too much danger of having a gun to my head if he finds out... LOL
 
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