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Offline 52isntbigenough

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Saw one set up at a power sports store by me last night. Pretty cool.

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:00 PM »
Do they make one with a outrigger, so I wouldn't tip over?

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:04 PM »
Do they make one with a outrigger, so I wouldn't tip over?


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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:07 PM »
Lot better!  ;D

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:17 PM »
I was looking at them and seriously want one.  however, in recent years, there has not been enough snow.

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #5 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:19 PM »
Are they called snow hawks? I have never been on one but have seen plenty of them on the trails.

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #6 on: Dec 21, 2017, 12:31 PM »
http://www.timbersled.com/en-us

Timbersled...and man are they expensive. Starting about the price of ATV tracks.

Offline Huntindave

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:06 PM »
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Saw one set up at a power sports store by me last night. Pretty cool.

My cousin in Colorado runs one up in the mountains.  Talk about going anywhere.  As much HP as a sled, half the weight and  twice as maneuverable.
take care,
Dave  :>)

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2018, 12:10 AM »
I bet there's 10 - 20 of these setups in the small town I live in. Almost all the guys running them are in their early to mid 20's. I've talked to a couple of them & they had nothing but good to say about them. Don't think this here older guy will be trying one !!
        

Offline Chadx

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2018, 09:44 PM »
I owned a Timbersled Mountainhorse 120" and road it for 3 seasons. Had the kit on a KTM 525. They are great fun. To correct one comment, they do not have anywhere near as much hp as a snowmobile. Most dirt bikes make 50 or 60 hp. A 600cc sled makes 120 and an 800cc 165hp. Take any of them to 10,000 feet and lose 30% of that (non turbo/supercharged engines lose 3% hp for every 1,000 ft of elevation. Hp junkies tend to not like snowbikes, but i sure liked it. They are only about 100 pounds lighter than a mountain sled so still pretty heavy for the meager horsepower. Fun to wind through the trees in the flats, but even more so on a steep side hill traversing through the trees.

They are very easy to sidehill through the trees compared to a sled. It's kind of cheating as a guy on his second snowbike ride can go places a 10 year expert mountain sledder can go. With so little hp, you can not go straight up steep hills, but you can traverse up them. Also, not the funnest in superdeep snow 40+" since they don't have the hp. Deep days are snowmobile days. Very fun, though. I am back on a sled for the time being. Waiting for the next big snowbike advancement before I go back to one again.

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2018, 02:07 AM »
I sure want to use one

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #11 on: Feb 03, 2018, 10:50 PM »
Ive ridden one that was built off a stripped down R1 with a turbo. That was fun. Guy had about $20k into it.

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #12 on: Feb 04, 2018, 06:33 PM »
They look fun  to rip around on  :o

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Re: Somebody Here has to be Brave Enough to Use One of These
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2018, 04:03 PM »
If anyone is up to it, this site, [company] is great to deal with. https://atvtracks.net/content/home  :thumbsup:

 



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