Gear | Mountain Sledder Magazine
BoonDocker has revealed to Mountain Sledder that its popular Sidekick pump gas turbo kit is now fully developed, tested and available to owners of the MY2018 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat, Sno Pro and M models. The Arctic Cat turbo kit is designed to work with the manufacturer’s new C-TEC2 engine to produce improved power across the entire spectrum of engine speeds.
Historically, turbo induction upgrade kits have not achieved mainstream adoption for a number of reasons. 1) They were expensive and are difficult to install, 2) they demanded specialized knowledge to be able to tune and maintain, 3) they were unreliable and 4) they required expensive race and/or aviation fuel to run, which was prohibitive for many riders. …
What about your emergency kit? There is a pile of info on these online and I encourage you to do a search. Being prepared and as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation can make a big difference in the final outcome. A few of my must-haves besides the obvious are a bivy sack, small cook stove, flares and two-way reliable communication that can reach the outside world.
Polaris Industries released its new 600R snocross sled upon the world this past week at Haydays. But why would mountain riders care about that? Here’s why: oftentimes new technology on the manufacturers’ flagship racers will trickle down to our favourite mountain maulers. Enter the new (to sleds at least) Walker Evans Velocity shocks. …
Dirt bike riders seeking to enjoy their vehicle year round will be able to add Camso’s dirt-to-snow bike conversion system, the Camso DTS 129, to Yamaha’s WR450F™.
The iPhone 8 does bring a few new features to the table that will help sledders capture better sledding footage, so it’s worth taking a look at what’s new.
TRIO is compatible with all snow bike kits as long as the ARO spindle and ski are used. It also attaches to most brands of dirt bikes. The system retails for $899.99 and requires an install kit depending on bike type. It will be available at Timbersled dealers and online in September.
Some key improvements include an increased 70m search strip width, which can improve search times. Also, the interface on both transceivers has been completely redesigned to help simplifying searching technique in a rescue scenario. Combined, these improvements should drastically affect search and rescue times.
Polaris has announced a number of upgrades to MY2018 sleds, including several noteworthy 800 H.O. Cleanfire Engine updates and well as a few key updates.