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    I just picked up a 2008 v800. Anyone have one? Testimonials? Tips? Tell me what you know, like, and/or hate about your Exepedtion.

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    They take special oil, carry a Qt. of oil. If you lay it on its side oil leaks out the vent hole. Awesome power through out the range. Side hills like a dead pig. Belts are $125.ish

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    With over 3000 miles on it, I still love mine. I don't do alot of vertical stuff but side hilling just stand on the uphill board and go slow. Great gas milage 16-18mpg and tons of torque. Overall it is a very capable and comfortable utility/play crossover. I carry a snow winch. If it does roll over or get stuck it is one heavy beast to right and it will leak oil on it's side.
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    Jump over to here, some good stuff .
    http://www.dootalk.com/forums/index.php?&&CODE=00

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    I have a 4-Stroke Tundra with the V800. I like it. It's very similar to the Expedition V800.

    This year I plan on doing my own lubrication of the machine. My question may be applicable to any V800 Ski-doo. The question: Is there a grease zerk for the drive or jack shaft bearing located behind the secondary (big) clutch pulley. Most Polarises have such a hard-go-get-to lube point, so I'm wondering if people know for sure if there is such a grease zerk for a Tundra V800 (or is there such a zerk for the V800 SWT)? And are there are any other hard to find grease zerks (other than the obvious ones on the skis and suspension)? Perhaps the steering column? Thanks a lot.

    PS - I checked doo-talk, didn't find much there.

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    I don,t know about a Tundra, I Have SWT V800, But the secoundary side i think is lubed by the tranny,Polaris had the shaft went from one side or the other, from trany, Least my LX does. The Tuff one to get to or don,t forget on SWT is Driver shaft,on track, right side behind the muffler.

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    Hey Ebbtide, Thanks for the info. The snow winch, is that just a rope/cable puller? Thought about just picking up a cable puller but if there is something more specifc for use with a snow machine I would like to look into it.

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    The snow winch is a warn 1500 lb winch that has some modifications that help it work with a snowmobile. I have also found it useful for other purposes because it is not bolted to your sled although the sled or any 12 volt source does have to be near. How it works is you wire the 12 volt portion to your battery. It has the 2 wires to your terminals and at the other end is a plug. When you get stuck you lift up your seat and plug in the winch, strap the winch to your sled and pull the cable over to a tree/buddies sled or something strong enough to hold while the winch pulls you out. I got mine from Cabelas but other companies carry them as well. It is basically just a winch mounted to a plate of steel. A strap connects the sled to the plate and the cables goes out to pull you free. The plug under the seat simplifies the wiring.
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    This was just random site but do they look like this?

    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/ac.../0/detail.aspx
    http://www.montanajacks.com/html/the...bile_winch.htm
    And this one way cheaper but have to fig out your own base.
    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CDQQ8wIwAw#

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    I've always carried a Pack Mule portable come-along in my heavy haulers. And a long rope. The synthetic winch lines make for great extension ropes. Lightweight, packs small, and low stretch. You can get Pack Mules at AIH. They carry 50' synthetic winch line, too. Arctic Wire Rope carries the winch line in 100'. Most of the times I've needed the Pack Mule have been to pull stuck freight sleds rather than the machine itself. The Warn winch looks cool but it doesn't look like something I can keep under the seat.

    http://www.deuer.com/html/page2.htm

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    I have the same,/ + 100 ft 1/2 in, since 1992 works great. doesn,t take up much room. Mine still got aircraft cable on it I,ll have to check out this synthetic rope stuff.
    http://www.deuer.com/html/page2.htm

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