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    Default Only one word for it whoooo hoooooo

    I got to spend several hours riding my "new" snowmachine, oh my freinds I should have done this a looooong time ago. Practically boulder hoped up a creek canyon and ran the sled full out in a big field. I was really surprized how much it behaved like a top heavy surf Kayak on a frozen wave........with hours of hang time! And if you had told me we could climb through that canyon bottom I would have said "ya with a helicopter maybe!" Between what reminded me of rock hopping with a BMX bike and floating across deep snow I'm totally hooked!

    PS It's still snowing!
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    OK, what sled? Curious, I wanna ride. Just might with Paul from ERPAC next week as I am here in Anchorage for awhile.
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    Rick, It's a blast, especially on a Tundra. Get a ridin' buddy on a similar machine and play follow-the-leader! Glad you got it running good too. Ben

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    that's awesome - good for you!

    and it's a feeling I can appreciate - I'm on my second winter with a sled (more importantly the first winter with a reliable sled) after probably 17 years since I last rode...I missed it a lot. Now I wish the interior got more snow and that gas was cheaper so I could play more!

    I got my gun boot mounted and was lucky enough to get a bou on the steese a couple weekends ago. I've got lots I'd love to do this winter with it - ride into some more remote lakes for ice fishing, find some bunnies or some birds, and I want to start tagging along with a friend who traps to learn some of that hobby.

    The one thing I hate is it's not very good family fun right now...I really want to find some turnips to squeeze so I can get a tundra or an indy lite or something that I can teach my wife to ride and a 120 for the kids to learn on.

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    MARV1

    I have a 1988 tundra that is perfect for me. It's my first snowmachine and it fits my needs/personality perfectly. My friend Paul said "well you are a man of the 80's.......the 1880's! Glad to see you got one from this century" when I told him about it. Don't know about your neck of the woods but I just finished clearing 6-8 inches of new snow from the drive way!
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    Default I love my Tundra

    I have 2000, its a great sled for me. Doesn't go to fast, pulls a sled and when I get it stuck I can only blame myself and get it out in jiffy. I love the look on my dogs face when I bury it and start cussing. It only takes a minuet and were back on the fly looking for them dang white birds. Yeah Id like to have another to take the little lady. Maybe next year.

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    Hey did ya know a tundra can ford streams? Neither did I, but it can! (Rick laughing maniacally) This just keeps getting better.

    One thing I did learn, if your buddy asks for a ride to a remote lake on the back of your machine don't do it. Two 200lbs+, 6'4" dudes and fishing gear on a 1988 tundra adds up to a very unpleasant ride! BTW got down to -20 while we were out but the machine still started first pull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick P View Post
    Hey did ya know a tundra can ford streams? Neither did I, but it can! (Rick laughing maniacally) This just keeps getting better.

    One thing I did learn, if your buddy asks for a ride to a remote lake on the back of your machine don't do it. Two 200lbs+, 6'4" dudes and fishing gear on a 1988 tundra adds up to a very unpleasant ride! BTW got down to -20 while we were out but the machine still started first pull!
    As long as you keep the water out of the clutch/belt sleds will get on accross the water ok. My Cuz was out at our friends property on KRR and he watched a guy on a sled go blowing by up the river in JULY! He couldn't see how far the guy made it but he heard him go back down stream a couple hours later. I think he might have made it all the way to the glacier!
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    You truly cannot top a good Tundra or a Bravo for good-old-fashioned ridin'!! Its truly amazing how these little buggers will get around and climb the hills.....SO MUCH FUN!!

    Alaska_Lanche is going to have to post a couple vids of the bad boy Bravo sittin' in the back yard!

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    Default Little more Tundra fun

    Yesterday it was -40 here in Fairbanks. Didn't want to start the truck so I started the Tundra, 2nd pull at -40... that thing amazes me.

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