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Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Sharpening Snowmobile Carbides

Not so long ago, snowmobilers hardly ever spent time sharpening snowmobile carbides. Now, it seems like a no brainer. Most trail riders have experienced this scary situation. It happens when your sled unexpectedly doesn’t go where you’re trying to steer. Worse case, you simply can’t count on predictable behavior from your snow machine anymore. To troubleshoot this dangerous concern, one …

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Snowmobiling Nosebleed Tips

Snowmobiling Nosebleed Tips

Nobody talks much about a snowmobiling nosebleed. But you’d be surprised how many riders have had one. In fact, did you know that about 60% of the population suffers nosebleeds at one time or another? Nosebleeds are more prevalent in adults over 50, especially during the winter. Typically, dried out nasal membranes cause nosebleeds. This can easily happen while …

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Tow Vehicle Winter Tires For Snowmobilers

Tow Vehicle Winter Tires For Snowmobilers

How much attention do snowmobilers pay to tow vehicle winter tires? Maybe not enough…   It used to be that many snowmobilers could trail ride from home, so towing and trailering wasn’t much of a consideration. But today, the snow line may have moved farther away. Also, more of us are urbanites who reside far from the nearest trail. …

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Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

Reduce Snowmobiling Risks

What’s the point of trying to reduce snowmobiling risks? No matter how you ride, snowmobiling poses certain inherent threats. Why? Because it occurs in an unpredictable and uncontrollable natural setting far away from civilization and emergency assistance. That said, 99.9% of snowmobilers return home safely after each ride. No matter what your riding style, ensure you continue to be …

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Quebec Annual Trail Permit Made Easy

Quebec Annual Trail Permit Made Easy

Apparently, many snowmobilers get confused about the intricacies buying a Quebec Annual Trail Permit. Note that the website of the Federation of Quebec Snowmobile Clubs (FCMQ) provides relevant information in several different places. But many visitors don’t know what to search for. Or even what questions to ask to get the info needed to purchase their Quebec Annual …

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Game Changer Snowmobile Products

Game Changer Snowmobile Products

My list of game changer snowmobile products includes accessories and gear that I’ve found make my trail riding safer, easier and more comfortable. So, this post is not about performance or power or what sled is best. Instead, it’s about practical innovations that solve real world trail riding problems I’ve encountered. Over the years, I’ve tried and tested countless …

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Hot Tips For Cold Hands

Hot Tips For Cold Hands

For some snowmobilers it’s a toss up which gets colder, toes or fingers? In a recent article, I offered advice about how to buy good snowmobile boots to keep your feet warm while trail riding.  Now it’s time to talk about keeping your digits toasty. There’s quite a menu of options. So stay tuned and don’t miss my comments …

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Longer Battery Life For Snowmobile Devices

Longer Battery Life For Snowmobile Devices

Why is it important to get longer battery life from electronic snowmobiling devices? It seems every time I turn around, I’ve acquired some new gadget to carry while snowmobiling. I resisted for as long as possible. But with no success. So now I have a smart phone. A sat phone. A DSLR camera. FXR Recon Heated Gloves. With …

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Snowmobile Summerizing Tips

Snowmobile Summerizing Tips

I’ve had some inquiries about snowmobile summerizing. I’m not the least bit mechanically inclined (which is why I don’t have any working on my sled photos!) And besides, I live in the city without a garage or workshop. So my total summerizing effort involves trailering my snow machines to my Ski-Doo dealer, Gateway Powersport & Marine. I also store …

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Trailer Maintenance Tips In Season

Trailer Maintenance Tips In Season

Why do you need in season trailer maintenance tips? Because perhaps the most often neglected part of your snowmobile equipment is your trailer. It’s all too easy to hook it up at the beginning of the season and never look back. Fortunately, most of us get away with this inattention for a while. But it’s bound to catch up …

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Prepping Snowmobiles Tips Checklist

Prepping Snowmobiles Tips Checklist

I’m providing these prepping snowmobile tips and how-to snowmobile video. Why? Because everyone should be getting prepared to ride as the fall snowmobile magazines arrive or if snow conditions are ready early. Not scrambling at the last minute. This way, if you discover anything major that needs attention, you’ll have time to rectify it before the snow flies. Remember, everything’s …

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Snowmobile Maintenance Tips In Season

Snowmobile Maintenance Tips In Season

Even if you’ve prepped your snow machine thoroughly prior to winter, these in season snowmobile maintenance tips will keep you going. So if you’ve already put on more than a few kilometres, now’s a good time to eyeball your sled for flaws like those listed below… With a new sled, your owner’s manual may suggest an important service check …

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