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first time snowmobile buyer.

4/18/14 @ 7:52 PM
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centralwiwalleyeslayer2
User since 2/15/10
I am considering buying a snowmobile for ice fishing maybe the occasional trail ride. I really know nothing about sleds. I was wondering if there is a sled out there that's low maintenance for beginners.

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6/27/17 @ 2:26 AM
Fish-see22
User since 6/21/17

Polaris is a nice choice. I wonder what snowmobile you have bought.

1/23/15 @ 9:29 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER since 12/18/07
X2 BT. You won't win any races with a 440 fan, but she won't leave you on the side of the trail either. Likely the most bullet proof machine out there...

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(262) 661-3968
1/22/15 @ 11:43 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01
"I would say look at a Polaris 440 air cooled Indy Fan. Simple, bullet proof motor, goes about 50 to 55 mph, and really shouldn't give you too much grief."

This is exactly the machine that I bought 10 or so years ago. It's a '96 Indy. I have never had a problem with it. It has started every time. It pulls the sled or portable just fine and didn't break the bank.

While I have bought two newer Arctic Cats for trail riding, I would not hesitate to take the old Indy out if we had an extra person up north with us. Just keep it up to date with the maintenance (gear case, carbides, hifax, bearings) and you'll have yourself a nice machine for all of your needs.

1/20/15 @ 9:05 PM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER since 12/18/07
Rangers are cool Lectro! Sorry to hear about your wife, that would be tough.

My sister had a stroke 4 years ago, prayers sent to your wife.

Cheers

The Woodlands Resort
(262) 661-3968
1/19/15 @ 4:35 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
User since 11/19/09
Plmk. My wife was the one that wanted the sleds. She had a stroke due to a heart problem at 45 YO. her left arm is useless, cannot ride even as a passenger (safety). Gave the sleds to the kids and will in the near future look for a Ranger or similar so she can ride along. Just can't spare the $ 9,000 at this time. Sorry if I came off as being mad. Just the way life is sometimes. That was 2 years ago, we will be O.K.

12/20/14 @ 9:17 AM
Plmlk
Brent Hess
MEMBER since 12/18/07
You should ride with us Lectro - we have a hoot!

Vilas County up to the UP as well as the Wolf River from Shiocton to Tustin and Lake Poygan.

Can't think of anything I love more (maybe duck hunting and fishing!)

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(262) 661-3968
12/18/14 @ 5:49 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
User since 11/19/09
I just gave mine to the kids. Oh they are so happy to have them. Last few years I threw the money into the pit. Your turn. The way people ride today screw it, I've had no fun.

9/5/14 @ 12:31 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
User since 11/19/09
Sold 2, will keep the Indy and the trailer.

5/18/14 @ 3:59 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
User since 2/15/10
im probably not going to be able to swing one this year unfortunatly

5/16/14 @ 9:04 AM
meestalubba
User since 1/5/10
a 10 year old sled isn't any more complicated to work on than a 20 year old one for the most part, and theres a better chance you won't have any major work to do on it. good time of the year to buy if you can find one for sale.

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