Since we’re talking about transfer on mountain sleds, we might as well talk about the new Ski-Doo Summit XP models as well. We found, after riding a number of the Summit XPs, that the amount of transfer was inconsistent. This sled seems to be very sensitive to the limiter strap setting, and in most cases it was simply a matter of letting the limiter out just slightly to remove some of the ski pressure and get it to pop up out of the snow better. But, don’t over do it, this was a touchy adjustment compared to other sleds or what you might be used to. The Summit XP will tend to wheelie really good (or bad) if you let out the limiter too far.
We also found the Summit XP could suffocate in the really deep snow, so anything you can do to let it breathe more is a good step to take. Additional intake vent kits are a good move to keep the big twin breathing in the powder.
And be sure to upgrade to the shorter and wider drive belt that won’t get as hot and should last longer, part number
#417 300 377.