I have a 94 Yamaha venture lite that I picked up last spring. It's in pretty cherry condition and just what I need with a nice tall windshield and reverse to get it off the trailer. I haven't ridden much yet this year but I have noticed that the handlebars are really really hard to turn........takes almost all my strength and I'm old but not THAT old. Does seem to loosen up a bit once I ride a bit. I didn't notice this issue last spring. I'm going to look in the daylight tomorrow and see if there are some linkages I need to hit with some spray lube or grease. I'm thinking maybe some low temp stuff. Only other sleds I ever owned were some early RMKs and As I recall they had a strap you adjusted to shift weight front to rear which took weight off your skis. I don't have a manual for this sled yet so if anyone else has some pointers for me to look at Id really appreciate it. The wheeler I use to plow also seems to have stiffer steering.....maybe it's just a frozen moisture issue.