SnowTech reader Charlie Herber is passionate about snowmobiles; orange Moto-Skis, to be more precise. After doing some damage to his current sled last year on a late winter ride, he got on the net looking for parts, which led to looking at sleds. This is how he found a 2005 Ski Doo GSX Fan for sale at a great price.
After looking at the sled, Herber wondered if it was so cheap because it wasn’t that great looking in the graphics department. He bought it, thinking he could jazz it up.
After looking for some used accessories, he discovered a lot of orange body pieces were available. This brought about the realization of creating his own Moto-Ski REV, a custom sled that not only worked well but looked very unique. He started picking up parts here and there, but it still needed more. Herber talked to a friend who is a graphic installer, and he jumped at the chance. Besides, he owed him a favor.
Herber dropped off the sled and gave him a picture of an old Moto Ski and told him to use his imagination on what they would look like today if they were still being built. Herber showed up a few days later and absolutely loved it.
There are no indications of it being a Ski Doo, except the name on the skid plate. Herber hasn’t been able to drive it much due to little ride-able snow in his area this year (SE MN). When it’s sitting in his front yard he has gotten a lot of people rubber-necking as they drove by. Imagine their disappointment when they try to locate the nearest Moto-Ski dealer!