Polaris CEO and president Tom Tiller recently broke ground at the site of the company’s future research and development center near Wyoming, Minn. Construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility has already started and is expected to be complete in Fall 2005. This new facility will serve as a hub for... Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to defeat an amendment (proposed by Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey) to the Interior Appropriations bill that would have banned snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The vote was 198 YES to 224 NO, far closer than it... Read more
After 37 years with Yamaha Motor Corporation, Jim Gentz, President of Yamaha Motorsports Group recently announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2004. As Motorsports Group President, Gentz has overseen nearly a decade of sales increases and steady market share growth in Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, generator and accessories business.... Read more
There was clearly confusion surrounding whether the 2005 Ski-Doo Summit Highmark and Highmark X models would be fitted with a 159” or 162” track length. Originally supplied information indicated these models would be fitted with 162” tracks, but as SnowTech prepared the material for the Spring issue we were... Read more

Aftermarket Diamond Drive

Feedback September 16, 2004 0
After running the big article on the Diamond Drive gearbox that replaces the jackshaft and chaincase, several readers wanted to know if this system was ever available from Black Diamond for installation into Polaris RMKs, Yamaha RX-1s and Ski-Doo REVs? According to Wayne Nicholson of Black Diamond, they were... Read more
Remember Fred Stearns from East Wallingford, Vermont who put over 10,000 miles on his 2003 Yamaha RX-1? Stearns proclaimed that his target was 12,000 miles on his 2004 Yamaha RX-1, so how did he do? Another good snow year in the northeast (and another trusty RX-1) allowed Stearns to... Read more

Snowmobile or ATV?

Feedback September 16, 2004 0
Ben George of Ontario states, “I recently wrote the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) regarding the use of ATV’s with track kits on them. Here is what I wrote: If I have an ATV with a track kit on the rear wheels and skis up front or with tracks... Read more

Rip Saw Rocks!

Feedback September 16, 2004 0
Riders from across the snow belt have commented on how impressed they are with the new Rip Saw track from Camoplast! Only available last year on Yamaha models, the Rip Saw pattern was offered as an aftermarket accessory. Tracks USA, one of the largest (if not the largest) dealers... Read more
Have you ever been working on your sled when someone wants whatever is in front, or right behind you ? No big deal if you’re using this lift. Just roll it out of the way or to where you want it, plug it in, push a button and up... Read more
There has to be over 100 different injection oils offered for snowmobiles, some very good and some not so good. How do you know which is which? One injection oil that we’ve been using for the past two years comes with little fanfare and a not-so-fancy label. “Fowler 2... Read more