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BRP has officially announced some updates which will appear on MY2019 Summit and Freeride sleds. Also, a Warranty Bulletin 2018-10 has been issued to help customers with REV Gen4 snowmobiles that experienced premature belt failure with assistance in resolving any issues.
Elka Suspension has come up with an alternative rear shock kit design that eliminates the need for stock torsion springs in the stock Ski-Doo Summit suspension. It’s their coil-over conversion kit, and it utilizes their Stage 4 or Stage 5 coil-over shock, along with a linkage component.
The Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA) plans to build a new Wrangler’s Cabin this summer to replace the aging multi-use backcountry shelter. To support the new Wrangler’s Cabin project, the FSA has recently launched a sponsorship and volunteer campaign called, “Let’s Raise the Roof.”
An Ortovox transceiver recall has been issued for the brand’s Ortovox 3+ avalanche transceiver running version 2.1 software. All other Ortovox transceivers—and 3+ models running different software versions—are unaffected. The recall will officially begin May 25, 2018, and there is no cost to Ortovox 3+ owners, including any for shipping. …
After 25 years of chasing checkered flags in snowmobile competition, Tucker Hibbert retires from snocross racing. Hibbert announced today that he’s reached the finish line of his remarkable racing career. The 33-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, is now officially retired as a professional snocross racer.
Satellite communication device manufacturer, SPOT, has announced the release of a new two-way satellite messaging device called SPOT X. The product is first-and-foremost a text communications device, but it also provides key SOS, tracking and “Check In” features found on its well-known SPOT GEN3 device.
Once again, a few individual snowmobilers have made a bad name for the community at-large by harassing wildlife on camera. In this case, two snowmobilers chase a bear and provoke it into defending itself in a video posted April 10, 2018 on YouTube.
Land use management in five California National Forests is under review, and the result will potentially dramatically impact the amount of land available for snowmobiling in the Tahoe area. Lassen, Plumas, Eldorado and Stanislaus are the National Forests are also affected as the review impacts Tahoe snowmobiling areas.
It’s all about the people! That’s what makes Tailgate Alaska feel like a grass roots event, even though it does exhibit all the earmarks of a professionally-organized event. Each evening, riders return back to base with awesome stories, photos and—most importantly—huge smiles from the day.
“I put my all into this competition with the firm intention of winning,” said Max Taillefer, the winner of Red Bull Sledhammers 2018.