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Two Great Crossovers

"Dear Ralph" December 13, 2011 0
Dear Ralph: I tend to value the opinion your magazine has towards the manufacturers and the products they offer. I dropped all of my other subscriptions to the other magazines because of their bias to one brand or the other instead of giving an open-minded opinion. I assume you... Read more

Tired Two-Stroke

"Dear Ralph" November 3, 2011 0
My dad gave me a 2003 MXZ Adrenaline 600 HO a few years ago. When he gave it to me it had about 8000 miles and that was in 2006. Now I’m 15 years old and it has 16,000 miles. I’m afraid that I’m going to blow it up.... Read more
Dear Ralph: A while back I remember you telling me to try the carbide runner from Starting Line Products that you have been using on the Straight Line Tracking skis for years. When I went to order some, the 35-122 runners are not listed any more……….. what happened? Orv... Read more
Dear Ralph: I’ve been having a problem with my 2009 IQ Dragon wanting to lift the inside ski when going through a turn. Every time I hit the throttle it lifts. So in turn, I have to get on and off the gas. I have the rear scissors block... Read more
Dear Ralph: A while back I remember you telling me to try the carbide runner from Starting Line Products that you have been using on the Straight Line Tracking skis for years. When I went to order some, the 35-122 runners are not listed any more……….. what happened? Orv... Read more
Dear Ralph: When installing studs in the track, does it really make a difference which way the “V” pattern is placed? I know tracks have a particular way to be installed, but with studs we are just trying to get as many scratch lines as we can, right? Tommy... Read more
Dear Ralph: I was wondering what your thoughts are on adding the “4th wheel kit” and “extra idler” wheel kit? I snow checked a 2010 Ski-Doo Renegade X and would like to know if it is necessary to have them installed? Do they really make that much of a... Read more

Chain Thrower

"Dear Ralph" November 10, 2009 0
Dear Ralph: I’ve got a 2002 Yamaha SX Viper and I threw the chain on it last winter. It wasn’t pretty, and I was shocked that it happened. Do you think the chain or gears were bad, or was it simply a matter of ignorance (I had tensioned the... Read more

XP Antifreeze Leaks

"Dear Ralph" November 10, 2009 1
Dear Ralph: I own a 2009 Ski-Doo MXZ Renegade. I’ve had what seems to be a continuous problem with the antifreeze level and leaking since my first ride. The leaking was due to the hose clamps on the heat exchanger and bottle. This was taken care of by the... Read more
Dear Ralph: Now that crude oil prices are down below $40 per barrel, I’m trying to figure out why we’re still paying such high prices for injection oil. I complained to my dealer, and he told me it wouldn’t be going down anytime soon, but just the opposite; he... Read more