GSX800

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About GSX800

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    Barnes Corners Sno Pals

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Watertown NY
  • Snowmobile
    2018 Gade 1200
  1. Pilot TS skis vs Pilot 5.7's

    This is just my opinion. I have the TS skis on my last 2 Renegade 1200’s. I like them on the Quebec trails, or any trail I have been on as you can adjust them as conditions change throughout the day. Raise the carbides in the morning when the trails are hard, drop them down as the conditions loosen up. I have not experienced any darting on either sled with them. My wife has them on her Enduro 900, and appreciates the adjustability to balance good handling with steering ease/effort. I still have the stock carbide inserts in them and haven’t found the need to upgrade them until they wear out, at which time I may try the longer carbide. They work as advertised. In deep snow they are not as good as the Pilot 5.7’s if you do any amount of off trail riding.
  2. New Gear!!!

    Thanks Gutz. Just what I was looking for.
  3. New Gear!!!

    Thanks Gutz. The mic placement is my concern. I was thinking maybe the lesser model with the mic integrated with the speaker may be a better fit. I’m looking at collet as well since they have a mic that mounts into the breath box.
  4. New Gear!!!

    MrGutz - I’ve been looking for a good helmet communication system to use with our group. I keep coming back to uclear amp series and I see in your post that you’re adding them to your new helmets. Just wondering if you have had experience with these before? Most of us have the bv2s helmet and one guy has a modular 3. I am a little concerned about actually being able talk in our style helmet. If you or anyone else has any feedback on the uclear coupled with the bv2s, I would certainly appreciate hearing of your experience. Thanks Rick
  5. Trail maps

    Sounds like a trip to remember! Of course, they all are!
  6. Trail maps

    Give this a try. http://snowmobileinquebec.com/snowmobilers-guide/#regionsmaps
  7. Whats everybody doing this summer?

    Hey Shore 1066, Clayton is crazy busy this weekend for sure. We took a run up there in the boat from Sackets Harbor yesterday thinking we would avoid the weekend rush and have a nice dinner. Not a single dock space available anywhere. Ended up running all the way to Henderson Harbor for dinner.
  8. Mourning no more

    My buddies actually think something is wrong with me if there isn’t some sort of plan shaping up by mid-May.
  9. Mourning no more

    He's going to Buffalo State. He committed to the football team, so we are looking forward to watch him play a few more years. We did see that Conner committed to St. John Fisher on Syracuse.com.. Absolutely get together this fall. Always love to talk about sledding and Quebec. Just laid out a 7 day bag ride in Gaspesie leaving out of RDL a couple days ago. We were always a group of 6 then a long time friend got back into riding last year, now we are 7. We may need another rider to even up the rooms.
  10. Mourning no more

    Shore, I’m right down the road in Brownville. I too feel I missed several opportunities to go back north. Well, next year, son is in college, no more basketball games. Just football in the fall. I’m with you on Tug Hill. I cringe every time I ride there these days. Last time I was there I met a group 2 wide coming my way with one of them with his left ski off the trail on the right side. Keep me in mind if you get the itch next winter and are in need of another rider.
  11. Roberval to St. Zenon?

    Nice ride. Windigo is a great place. The people make it that way!
  12. Yes the US Duty Free at the TI Bridge exchanges money, and 8 AM is not a problem. You're better off with some of the other suggestions to get a better rate. You can catch a bank in Brockville, but if you're at the TI Bridge at 8 AM you may need to sit in the bank parking lot for a bit and wait for them to open. ATM is not something I have tried, so thank you to others on here for sharing that.
  13. On Star members

    Yes 2014 and older use 3G (CDMA/EVDO) technology and was on Verizon in the US. In 2015 and newer the cellular radio in the GM vehicles utilize 4G LTE radios and is served by AT&T in the US. If I recall correctly there was a series of notifications about the older vehicles/radios. I think they can be changed. At what cost?
  14. Le Domaine to Val-D'Or

    Maniwaki is not rideable from what I saw from the road. Was raining there yesterday at around noon.
  15. Le Domaine to Val-D'Or

    I just drove down from Val d Or yesterday passing by Le Domaine. It was full on winter there yesterday mid morning. It was snowing hard. In my estimation you will be just fine riding from Le Domaine to and around Val d Or.