Hi all. Glad to find you and I've already gotten llots of info on sledding in this beautiful state from this site. I haven't been able to find anything that addresses my questions. I took a little ride today here in Valdez this evening after our predicted 5-9 inches which turned out to be over a foot. I have a brand new Arctic Cat Bearcat 570 XT and I drove it about a mile and a half tonight. My questions are this:
1. Is it normal for a sled in break-in to smell horribly of burning plastic? I checked it out after the ride and it doesn't look like nothing is burning or melting...but man did it stink. The place I bought it from put a little 2-stroke oil into the gas to to help with the break in...could that be the cause of the smell? It made both me and my wife a little nauseous.
2. How much snow should we wait to pile up before we hit the trail for some real riding?
3. Have any of you had any problems with driving your sled straight into your garage after riding? Is the steam coming out of the engine normal? It just sat there steaming.
We're really newbies and like I said, I searched but couldn't find anything about these topics so thanks for reading and thanks in advance for your advice.