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Elka High-Performance Stage 4 Front Shocks

Elka High-Performance Stage 4 Front Shocks

Sick of humped out corners bouncing you around? Fed up by trail moguls battering your bones? Tired of sore muscles from battling your sled all day? Maybe you need to take a serious look at your suspension. That’s how I achieved a smoother ride, starting with my front shocks… Suspension can make or break your ride. It’s something mysterious …

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Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Meeting snowmobile trail groomers unexpectedly can be scary. You’re cruising along. Then suddenly there’s this behemoth blocking your way. It’s heart-in-throat and grab-brakes time. Especially if it happens on a corner or hillcrest. Here’s what you need to know to help avoid surprising encounters… You can help gauge your risk of meeting snowmobile trail groomers by knowing a …

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Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

It’s interesting. Most snowmobilers in search of a good touring destination picture snowy trails in their mind’s eye. This image is typically associated with points farther north than their home base. For the region known as Chaudière Appalaches Quebec this dictum certainly holds true for snowmobilers travelling there from the bordering New England States, as so many do. …

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Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking like pros can save lives. It can prevent serious injury and permanent disability. Thinking like pros involves using advanced trail-riding techniques to avoid those “oh-shit!” moments we’ve all encountered. For the purposes of this post, I’m assuming you’ve already got the riding basics covered. So I’m going to look at real life trail challenges and offer real …

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Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Do you want your kids to love snowmobiling as much as you do? Get them started early and make sure they have fun every time. But snowmobiling with kids on board isn’t the same as riding double with an adult… Initially, this means shorter rides with lots of snack breaks, warm up stops and potty breaks. It means …

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Choose Best Trail Riding Snowmobile Windshield

Choose Best Trail Riding Snowmobile Windshield

Riding with the right snowmobile windshield can make or break your snowmobile tour. But choosing one isn’t as simple as you might think. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a snowmobile windshield for trail riding… The very name defines its purpose. A “windshield” is there to protect you from fast moving air, right? So why is …

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Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Whether you call it snowmobiling double, riding with a passenger or 2-up sledding, you’re referring to carrying two people on one snow machine. I’m talking about passengers 12 years or older here, because snowmobiling double with younger kids is different – and more important – from any other kind of riding you’ll do…  My first tip for snowmobiling double …

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Choosing The Best Snowmobile Helmet

Choosing The Best Snowmobile Helmet

Why is choosing the best snowmobile helmet important? Your snowmobile helmet is the only item of gear that’s a legal requirement to wear while riding in most jurisdictions. Your lid helps protect your head in crashes. It deflects blows from trailside branches. It keeps your head warm. And it protects your eyes from wind, snow and debris. Finally, …

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Top 10 Snowmobile Fuelling Tips

Top 10 Snowmobile Fuelling Tips

Why do you need to know my top 10 snowmobile fuelling tips? Because the great equalizer among snowmobiles is that they all need gas to run. Some of today’s more advanced engines like the Rotax™ 900 ACE deliver exceptional fuel economy. Trail riding these best available technology snow machines, many snowmobilers can go all day without worrying about …

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Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

You gotta love snowmobiling three different day loops from the same hotel. I described this in the Ride Snapshot above about Mont Laurier Quebec snowmobiling recently excerpted from a snowmobile magazine. That’s one reason snowmobilers looking for some of Quebec’s most reliable snow conditions return to Mont-Laurier frequently. So get ready for your long weekend getaways in the Upper Laurentians. Here’s …

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Removable Snowmobile Hitch Adds Tow Capability

Removable Snowmobile Hitch Adds Tow Capability

So what’s the scoop on Quick Connect removable snowmobile hitch? You may think every important sled accessory has already been invented. Then along comes a new one – and I’m not surprised it’s from Tricked-Toys. These Canadian guys offer useful items on their website. Items like Snow Flap Savers, Rattle Stoppers, ice scratchers, gas racks, an array of …

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Buying The Right Snowmobile For You

Buying The Right Snowmobile For You

What’s the right snowmobile for you – that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? When we acquire a new automobile, most of our decisions are made before purchase – make, model, options, etc. Then we pretty much drive away from the dealership without much (if any) further thought about how it might perform or handle better. Basically, we live with …

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