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Steve's Vintage Snowmobiles

Sled buying tips

My sleds Specs
Previous sled specs
Spinning the track on vintage sleds
Sled buying tips
Engine Trouble Shooting Guide
Newer sled Top speeds

Tips when buying a Vintage snowmobile

  • The first Question you have to ask yourself is how much work am i willing to put into this sled?
  • Is this sled in your price range?
  • The look over all points of the sled From the Ski's back. Make sure to Take a good look at the track and chassis. If the track is all torn and the tunnel is bent then you know the sled has been abused.
  • Is the condition of the sled in line with the price?
  • Does it run?
  • If No Make sure engine is complete  and do basic compresion and spark tests.
  • If it is seized try and determine if is is rust or heat seized.
  • If it does run. First Put your hand on top of the engine to see if the owner warmed it up before you came . Then start it up and let it idle when idling the RPM's should stay about the same. Then Vary throttle positions and look for any bog off the line.
  • Always try and work out a deal. Most people want these pieces of "junk" off their property.

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