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Old 08-15-2017, 08:21 PM
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Picked up this 2006 Polaris 500 today from my favorite military surplus site. It showed up a few weeks ago and I got it today. It looked very clean except for sitting around a long time. After a few hours work replenishing fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, etc I got it running. The odometer has 39 miles, 11 hours on the engine. Mattracks look like new. I'm ready for snow now.
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you'll need goggles on that.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:54 PM
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Got those too. I can't find the heater though. Might have to stay in the cat.
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Nice !!

The Mattracks look heavy ??

Is it an automatic ?

I recently got a 2008 Honda with Tatou 4S tracks and the gearing ends up being very low with a small drive sprocket. My older tracks by Boivin have a sprocket as big as a tire and are fast but have sliders instead of little wheels so no good off snow.
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OK, I'll ask, how much?
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you've lost your mind!
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Princess, I have no mind to lose. It's a 450cc and automatic. It won't be speedy. It was a donation to my agency. I don't actually own it. Just like the snowcat that came from the Navy. The Air Force had this one. I think they never used it because no one could figure how to get it airborne.
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Princess, I have no mind to lose. It's a 450cc and automatic. It won't be speedy. It was a donation to my agency. I don't actually own it. Just like the snowcat that came from the Navy. The Air Force had this one. I think they never used it because no one could figure how to get it airborne.
thank god...

so, how do we get you into a Tucker Sno-cat and end this madness...
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When the federal government decides to get rid of one. And I can hide it somewhere.
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show that to arron and see what he says.
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Never mind the goggles, you are going to need a head-to-toe survival suit. Those things throw a lot of snow on the rider. It might be slow but it will be faster than me.
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Never mind the goggles, you are going to need a head-to-toe survival suit. Those things throw a lot of snow on the rider. It might be slow but it will be faster than me.
one of those in full riot/swat gear would work.
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when I put mattracks on my Polaris it would turn like crap----wheel base is to short---if you turn just a little it will turn when you start turning more it will plow and want to go straight ---I think that's why other track systems run the tracks off set to the frt . and to the rear----and they also run a curved frame so that the track is not flat on the bottom and will let the track pivot when turning----just like the guy on here with the double track set up on the jeep----curve the track frame and it will turn with stock steering parts
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Once the state of Washington stops burning and we get snow I'll try it out. I'm sure driving it will be like bear wrestling.
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