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    Cool Ding - Ring the bell win a prize!!!

    Looking up some tech info for older Yamaha sleds (yes I still wrench) I ended up on this site. Been quite a while, so I thought I would say Hi and see if anyone responds. Kinda neat just reflecting back on TY Rides of past years and remembering different ones. So many came to mind, way too many to mention but a few stand out.


    Tom (Mr Sled) - Many kudos for keeping this site alive nearing 20 years. We all owe a great deal of gratitude to you.


    Dave (ViperDave) - Rode many miles just ahead or behind of you - always a great help on the site and at the rides.


    Scott (OnlyBlue) RIP - So sad to hear of his unexpected passing near Sturgis SD - always friendly and a big help at the rides. Sorry he didn't like the nickname we gave him, but he was born to be a MC and never needed a microphone. I am sure he is greatly missed at the rides.


    and so many more - not even sure they still attend the rides - pro116, buddah, richierich, nospro, crewchief47, and on and on (sorry if I missed your name)


    Hello to all - newcomers and old - I am going to make one of these rides either this year or next even if I have to drive a 2 stroke off-trail sled. Riding mostly in the mountains out west I just rent sleds. I wish I could find a place that rents Sidewinders in the UP. Be cool to see what y'all are talking about.
    Ring the Bell, Win a Prize . . . Ding!!! . . . . . . I smell good !!! . . . No you Don't !!!
    Get outta my head, VOICE . . . Get outta my head . . .

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    welcome back!

    i usually make 2 rides a year now but brothers do not have time anymore. sucks going to miss this year as the canada/usa border will probably be closed until march the way things are going.

    most of the old crew still shows up for at least one of the rides, usually the giveaway for most of them. most of them are over on the 4 stroke side more often than here.

    good news is there is a pure off trail crew now that does no trail at all.

    i am resisting going the winder route as i enjoy what i have and it gets the job done. did demo one but not sure if my hands could handle the engine vibrations from the engine as i know i cannot on the 1050 in the rs and nitros on long runs.
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    540cc workhorse (vk 540)
    410cc reliable power (enticerII) rx tunnel braces
    500cc mutant margarita mixer (09 phazer rtx/x)
    1000cc of dependability (11 apex xtx)
    1000cc of yamaha excellence ( 16 apex xtx)

    motorcycle's
    00 xt350 mod
    08 wr250x

    atv
    2005 big bear pro

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    The legend himself! Nice to see ya around.
    2002 Yamaha SXViper - Daughters
    E-start, reverse, extended to 144" with cobra track. Awesome EdgeWrap in purple and pink!!

    2016 Yamaha SRViper LTX-SE - Wifes.

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    Hey guys. Remember you both.

    Maim - I do remember you and your brothers and the old white Chevy. I remember a driveshaft failure one of your brothers had south of Munising. While some of us chatted about what advice to give you guys, you backed up to the down sled, your brother picked up the tail and set the track on your bumper. Proceeded to tie it on, Then as we stood there with our mouths open fumbling for our cameras, he put a foot on each ski facing backwards, grabbed the handlebars and you guys were gone in a cloud of snow dust. I no longer question how best to get a sled with a broken axle out of the bush!!! Someone did get a picture btw. Can't remember who but they sent it to me.

    Super1c - I bet your daughter is all grown up now. Does the family still ride?
    Ring the Bell, Win a Prize . . . Ding!!! . . . . . . I smell good !!! . . . No you Don't !!!
    Get outta my head, VOICE . . . Get outta my head . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ding View Post
    Hey guys. Remember you both.

    Maim - I do remember you and your brothers and the old white Chevy. I remember a driveshaft failure one of your brothers had south of Munising. While some of us chatted about what advice to give you guys, you backed up to the down sled, your brother picked up the tail and set the track on your bumper. Proceeded to tie it on, Then as we stood there with our mouths open fumbling for our cameras, he put a foot on each ski facing backwards, grabbed the handlebars and you guys were gone in a cloud of snow dust. I no longer question how best to get a sled with a broken axle out of the bush!!! Someone did get a picture btw. Can't remember who but they sent it to me.

    Super1c - I bet your daughter is all grown up now. Does the family still ride?
    We sure do. She’s 24 now and still sporting the viper! We’ve added a boyfriend now, he bought my old viper! Ride every chance we get. This year has been tough but doing the snow dance!
    2002 Yamaha SXViper - Daughters
    E-start, reverse, extended to 144" with cobra track. Awesome EdgeWrap in purple and pink!!

    2016 Yamaha SRViper LTX-SE - Wifes.

    2017 Yamaha SRViper LTX-LE - Mine



    THE VIPER PIT IS NEVER COMPLETE! Bipolar!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ding View Post
    Hey guys. Remember you both.

    Maim - I do remember you and your brothers and the old white Chevy. I remember a driveshaft failure one of your brothers had south of Munising. While some of us chatted about what advice to give you guys, you backed up to the down sled, your brother picked up the tail and set the track on your bumper. Proceeded to tie it on, Then as we stood there with our mouths open fumbling for our cameras, he put a foot on each ski facing backwards, grabbed the handlebars and you guys were gone in a cloud of snow dust. I no longer question how best to get a sled with a broken axle out of the bush!!! Someone did get a picture btw. Can't remember who but they sent it to me.

    Super1c - I bet your daughter is all grown up now. Does the family still ride?
    lol yup. done that tow trick a few times since. that brother now runs an apex mtx on and off trail and makes it look like he is manhandling an enticer compared to the rest of us.

    i know it wasn't dave as we dissapeared before he got back and he only saw the pic's of it.
    sleds
    540cc workhorse (vk 540)
    410cc reliable power (enticerII) rx tunnel braces
    500cc mutant margarita mixer (09 phazer rtx/x)
    1000cc of dependability (11 apex xtx)
    1000cc of yamaha excellence ( 16 apex xtx)

    motorcycle's
    00 xt350 mod
    08 wr250x

    atv
    2005 big bear pro

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    Yah, your brother moved like a bear and seemed to have the strength of one too.
    Ring the Bell, Win a Prize . . . Ding!!! . . . . . . I smell good !!! . . . No you Don't !!!
    Get outta my head, VOICE . . . Get outta my head . . .

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    lol yup. still that way. i tend to only try the stunts he does with an aircool as it is easyer to dig out.
    sleds
    540cc workhorse (vk 540)
    410cc reliable power (enticerII) rx tunnel braces
    500cc mutant margarita mixer (09 phazer rtx/x)
    1000cc of dependability (11 apex xtx)
    1000cc of yamaha excellence ( 16 apex xtx)

    motorcycle's
    00 xt350 mod
    08 wr250x

    atv
    2005 big bear pro

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    Hey Scott, bet your kid(s) are all grown up too !!!

    Are you still wrenching and modding things?
    Ring the Bell, Win a Prize . . . Ding!!! . . . . . . I smell good !!! . . . No you Don't !!!
    Get outta my head, VOICE . . . Get outta my head . . .

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