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FLOATing on Air

"Dear Ralph" January 4, 2016 0
     Dear Ralph: Maybe you can help explain something that has been escaping me and most of the guys I ride with. Reading the advertisements and most of the other magazines, they all seem to make one think the Fox FLOAT shocks are the greatest thing since sliced... Read more

2016 XF CrossTrek

"Dear Ralph" January 4, 2016 0

Is the new 2016 XF CrossTrek going to be geared and set up like a ZR or is it geared more like the old XF with the longer tracks?

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     Dear Ralph:    I have a 2006 Ski-Doo MXZ 500 SS with just over 5,000 miles on it. The sled runs great and is really in good condition, with the exception of the shocks are pretty tired. That was one of the reasons the sled was so... Read more
Dear Ralph: I read your magazine all the time and was wondering if you guys got any seat time on the Polaris 2012 Rush Pro R. I own a Rush Pro R 600 and the front track shock stock from my dealer was set at 1 1/2” but the... Read more
Dear Ralph: I’m looking at an article from your Jan/Feb 2012 issue. On page 66, in the Long Term Testing on the 2011 Ski-Doo Renegade X 800R E-TEC. You guys put the SLT skis on this and it was a huge difference in ski pressure. I looked them up... Read more

Yamaha Lube Options

"Dear Ralph" November 12, 2012 0
Dear Ralph: I own a 2012 Yamaha FX Nytro XTX. I love the sled, but my question is about the recommended oil for the engine. In the owner’s manual it very clearly states to “use only the recommended oil” which is specified as “Yamalube SAE 0W-30”. So I go... Read more
Dear Ralph: I know you can help me. I know what SDI and E-TEC is, but what is Power “T.E.K.” on the 800R? Of course, this is Ski-Doo. My most important question is: What is it with the domed heads on the 2012 600 carb engine? All my previous... Read more
Dear Ralph; I am wondering what the pros/cons are of a turbo vs. a supercharger are for a 2010 Yamaha FX Nytro MTX SE 162’’. We are looking at the dealer installed turbo or supercharger. We usually put a 1000 miles on our sleds each year, and ride in... Read more

More Runners

"Dear Ralph" January 9, 2012 0
Dear Ralph: I love your magazine. I had a 2006 Ski-Doo REV 600 SDI Renegade with 5.7 Pilot skis. Each ski had two wear rods, one in the center and one on the outside edge. I just bought a 2012 Ski-Doo 600 E-TEC Renegade Adrenaline XP with 5.7 pilot... Read more
Dear Ralph: I just bought a 2012 XF800 High Country. All of the Cat literature indicates this it the Procross chassis, but stamped on the tunnel, is “Proclimb”. This is on the outside top of the tunnel above the heat exchangers. Some of the forums say this is indeed... Read more