Solaine Snowmobile May 27th, 2018 - 15:29:09
We cant all be James Bond or a professional snowmobile racer but many of us can enjoy the highly technical and exciting sleds manufactured by the Bombardier Company. Ski Doo snowmobiles continue to rise in popularity. The company offers special models of snowmobiles that can only be ordered in the spring. These early ordering programs have become quite popular enabling a rider to be the first in line for the coveted new models and designs. You can expect to see many Ski Doo snowmobiles this winter zipping along freshly groomed trails and fresh powder.
Wintertime as we all know is a time of cold winds falling snow and snow covered terrain. The average vehicle needs snow chains to travel through snow covered roads but these will have trouble with deeper snow covered areas. Snowmobiles which were configured for this type of terrain began in 1916 and you can still find some of these age-old snowmobile vehicles out on the snow covered ground. The antique snowmobile still has a lot to offer in the way of restoration. You also might be amazed at the strength of these old vehicles.
The owners manual will provide a diagram of the snowmobiles engine and where to find all of its components. Is the engine stop switch pushed in the off position? The "Engine stop" switch is located on the snowmobiles control panel. Double check to make sure that the switch is not stuck in the off position.The "Engine stop" switch (if pushed down) will prevent the motor from starting. Is there gas left in the fuel tank since last winter? Next you must investigate the fuel tank. Gasoline can degrade over time. That can lead to a number of problems- hard starting rough running or no starting at all.
Not only is this potentially dangerous from debris hidden by snow but it is trespassing and landowner complaints may close the trail. Always wear a helmet and facemask. Dress in layers under a full-body snowmobile suit; wear proper gloves mittens and boots. Consider that when you are riding at 40mph you are creating 40mph winds upon yourself which makes the air feel much colder on any exposed skin. Take a Snowmobile Safety Course. Especially if you only ride a handful of times a year its worth the $10 to take the independent study course from the Minnesota DNR. You can get a training CD by visiting their certification page. Youll need it to get certified and since youll have the CD at home you can review it before you ride for the first time each season.