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Nelson-Rigg Luggage… For a Snowmobile?

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 in Snowmobile | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

The Nelson Rigg trademark “It’s not just a bike” has now become even more literal with the introduction of their Survivor Edition Adventure Dry Duffle Bag.  The Adventure Dry Bag is one of the most versatile pieces of luggage for anyone who likes to adventure ride, whether it’s on a motorcycle or now, even a snowmobile.  The durable tarpaulin PVC material along with the electronically heat-welded seams, make this bag 100% waterproof.  Being so durable and completely waterproof make it the ideal day bag for snowmobile riders. One of the big advantages that make this Nelson Rigg bag a must have is how easily and quickly it attaches to your sled.  The bag is supplied with 4 hook and loop straps that you can attach to any […]

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What to do When Your Snowmobile Won’t Start

Posted on 16 Dec 2013 in Snowmobile | 270 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

The snow has been falling and the trails are open here in Minnesota.  If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to take your first ride of the season, but what if your sled wont’ start or stay running?  Before you panic, there are some steps that you can take to get your sled back on the trails. Your snowmobile engine needs three things to run- Spark, Air and Fuel.  If you’re not getting the proper amounts of any of these three, your sled is not going to fire properly. Checking your spark Of course, your engine needs to have spark to ignite the air/fuel mixture to start. The first place that you should check is the spark plugs.  To test to see if they […]

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Reduce The Riding Weight of Your Mountain Sled to Climb Higher

Posted on 11 Nov 2013 in Snowmobile | 2 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Just about all of the new mountain sleds from the big four are monsters right out of the box and guys are having a tough time figuring out what they can do to get the edge on their buddies.  Of course, you can build up the powerplant and shed all of the weight that you can, but chances are, your buddy is going to do that too.  So what can you do to give yourself the advantage? Everyone knows that the lighter your sled is, the better it will stay afloat when you are riding in deep powder.  That is why there are so many aftermarket products that help shed weight, like lighter seats and lighter exhaust.  All of these changes make your sled lighter before it […]

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Raising The Bar (And Lowering It) On Your Snowmobile

Posted on 30 Oct 2013 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 0 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

Adjustable Handlebar Risers Give You More Control Snowmobile manufacturers are releasing sleds that need very little work done to make them the best they can be.  One thing that they can’t do, though, is create a sled that fits everyone’s specific needs and wants.  When people start customizing their sleds, the handlebars can be the last thing that they think of touching.  Their minds go straight to the power and weight modifications that they can make, forgetting that the one thing that connects you to it is the handlebars.  You can have all the power, but if you don’t have control, you can’t properly use it.  With the right set of adjustable handlebars, you can greatly improve the control and comfort of your snowmobile. For the guy […]

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Understanding and Countering the Effects of Ethanol

Posted on 22 Oct 2013 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 5 comments

Ryan

Ryan is one of the lucky ones who gets to combine their passion with work.He has enjoyed powersports his whole life and now gets to write about it.Ryan has been around the industry since starting to work at Dennis Kirk in High School and continues to enjoy learning and sharing aboutpowersports with others in his role in DK content.

We have all heard the horror stories about ethanol in gasoline destroying small engines and powersports engines, including snowmobiles.  Most of these stories are true and ethanol really can be harmful, but with the right knowledge and prevention, we can continue to enjoy the sport we love without worrying about costly damages to our machines.  In this post, we’ll try to understand ethanol a little better and how that knowledge can help us run our engines more safely. Why Ethanol is Bad There are a few different reasons why ethanol is not good for our snowmobiles, but the worst offender is its potential for Phase Separation.  What the heck is phase separation, you ask?  Ethanol has a very low tolerance for absorbing water.  When enough water is […]

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