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  1. Hey JG. Many years ago David and I were on the old 386 trail north of Amos. Most deserted trail I ever rode on. Anyway I was last and David started waving his arms and wanting me to go bye him. Then off his sled and ran back on by me. Out of the snow he pulls a moose shed. I ask why did you wave me bye and his answer was I didn't want you to see it and get it first. Still have it in our cabin and we often laugh about finding it. Only shed we have ever found in Quebec.
  2. So sorry to hear of the flooding in your area. I live in lake Ontario end of the river and the water is rising very fast on this end as well. Like a foot or more in the last 2 days. They say the locks are closed down river and will be closed for the next couple weeks. Sure hope it doesn't get as bad as a couple years ago. Good luck to you all.
  3. Is this a Linq bag or made by BRP.
  4. Keep him . They are good rat control for you cellar. My kid in NC has one in his cellar and he's rat free.
  5. Lordy you are ready to go now. LOL I like your sled lift - mover. Is that home made or factory made? Thanks
  6. Happy birthday sir but I got great news for you. I'm 68 and i'm planning a trip two years from now. You got a lot of riding left. Lol. Have a good day and be safe.
  7. Thanks for sharing. Good thought about belt pieces. I'll check on Friday. As for the Arctic belt I'll discuss it with Jimmy my like a son Arctic Cat rider. If it could be done he could do it it. Lol
  8. It was after the belt issues. The replacement belt only had 400 miles on it from the last trip year ago. Going to try something different this weekend. Going to stop at a dealer tomorrow. There is a parts guy there who is pretty nice to talk to. The boy bought me a new ski doo belt and I will try that first.
  9. That's funny. Might of happened tho because I haven't been able to see the motor that came with it. Not like any 1972 models I use to work on.
  10. Spoke to my oldest last night about his ride. 8 of them went and they had a blast. He did blow a belt but it was bought at the same time as our other 850's and we had a problem with that belt also. They were Dayco 5034. We have used Dayco for years without a single problem. Now wondering how long they were setting on the shelf. Something else wondering if this has happened to others is the trails were very hard and fast. He said the rev limit would come on with 3/4 throttle. Was going to 8200 rpms. I guess the limit switch was doing its job. Just wondering if anyone else has had to adjust clutch clickers or has anyone experienced the same thing. Thanks
  11. Well the report is in. He Had a great time and loved my sled. His normal ride is a 1200 and he liked the lighter front end. His words. Said the trails were hard and fast and all went well. I think I will get off my ass and head to Mont laurie on Friday night. Either the gouin Reservoir or Clova.
  12. As for the 850 lasting mine is being put to the test this past weekend. Oldest son is with his group riding the LSJ area down to Quebec city and back to the truck today. Friday I got a report saying how many miles where on that old belt. Hope he cleaned up the belly pan. Something about just going past 80 or maybe 90. Haven't heard a word since. David said no new is good news. Lol
  13. I think I would be asking for a new motor. My dealer made that a selling point for buying ours. Check your oil level. Sounds like crank is broken. On the good side we were in Quebec last weekend and had a long ride between gas stops. Both our 850s went 130 miles and took 24 liters to fill. At that mileage and this is hard to believe we should be able to ride 200 miles plus on a full tank. Granted we were not real hard on the throttle.
  14. Congratulations to a true snowmobiler who has rode all the Quebec trails in his life. . Bill is a man who is concerned with all riders and their safety while on the trails. It's been a pleasure to meet him and call him my friend. Keep riding now Bill and forever. Congrats
  15. Be happy you are there. What an experience you have had. We always say we go for the adventure and you have had one. Glad you guys are safe.
  16. I am so jealous of your north shore trip. We had plans a couple weeks ago do do the same trip but ferry was only carrying supplies and wouldn't let us on. Plus I came down with the flu. I really wanted to go over that bridge and ride the hilly section. We did get to ride that one ferry. Amazing the size of it. Great pictures. Next year we'll plan on a March trip there. Thanks for sharing.
  17. We put together a couple GPS systems this year and it is great to know when a trail is coming up. Made a few decisions much easier. Ours are old garmin's with the trak map program. First day mine kept stopping and restarting. Next day on a full charge It lasted a couple hours. Anyway I bought some toe warmers for my feet in case they got cold. Well 1 toe warmer on the back of the unit seem to solve the problem. At the end of the day the battery still had over a half a charge in it and the toe warmer was still warm.
  18. Funny story. I bought a pickup truck in Canada one time and the speedometer was in KM. Told the salesman how will I know how fast I'm going. He gave me the times 6 method and said that close enough. I bought the truck.
  19. Our experence is it is very close to be accurate. We take the maps KM's number and multiply by 6 and and drop the last number for miles. 100 km's times 6 is 600 less the last number and you get 60 miles. That works for us and it always close.
  20. Take a roll of duck tape with you too. I also have Baffin boots and my feet never got cold until I got this Gen 4 renegade. This is a true story. Last year we were riding on the river above Shawinigan and it was smooth as silk. Well we were clicking along pretty good and the air flow from under my feet was so great that it was picking my feet up. Now I wasn't really sure this happened but on our return trip it happened again. We were really clicking this time and it was very noticeable. The weekend we were riding when it was sooo cold the bottom of my boots would form a ice ball in my toes area. The Sorel boots I bought are really great and my feet didn't get cold but I did shut that air flow off. Just ideas from me but others have said the same thing. Stop the air flow. Plus there is heat that comes from the engine and muffer. Have a great ride and mostly be safe.
  21. Thank you so much. This is good info for all. Thanks again.
  22. Does anyone have any info on a possible starting point to get on trail 53 near Buckingham east of Ottawa. My oldest boy wants to drive there and park and ride north. Any info would be appreciated.
  23. I bought the Sorel Glacier model from Amazon. Zeusand from Quebec rider suggested them and I believe he was spot on. I bought a size and a half larger that my regular shoe. Wore light socks and were as comfortable as I had been for years. They say they are good for 90 or 100 below.
  24. This is only something I did and I feel it helped in keeping my feet warmer. A couple weeks ago during the deep freeze weekend myself and a friend went to Mont Laurie and rode for the weekend. I wore the same boots as always and in cold weather same as that weekend. Different sled .My feet and toes would last 40 miles and they were froze. Note I do have diabetes and have that nerve pain in my feet. After I got back I got great advice on some new boots, Sorels , and they are great. Very comfortable for my feet. Well still thinking more could be done I cut out some plates and covered the first two holes on the running boards where my feet set. Of course I asked my kid if he wanted his done and he said of course. As things always happen the second design is better but both work. There is differently heat coming from the muffler area and the clutch side. The new plates always stayed dry and never had any snow or ice build up. I think I could feel the heat on my feet . Maybe it was just me hoping. New boots and a couple plates made my cold feet problem just go away. I do know the plates stopped the air flow from coming from below. What one helped the most ,I don't know. Anyway I just wanted to share.
  25. Maybe BRP, Artic Cat and Polaris should be let known of what is going on. I'm not leaving out Yamaha for any reason except they don't push back country sleds like the rest. If there are no trails in Quebec I'm not going back to tug hill. The sales personal should tell customers about the issues that are happening. Only an idea.