By crskidoo on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 07:48 pm: Edit Post
I've never been to haydays. What is it like? Where to stay? Six hour drive is it worth it? Thinking we will go for sure just looking for some input. Thanks, Chris
By ezra on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 08:49 pm: Edit Post
yes it is worth the drive!huge swap got to be worlds bigest powersports swap.lots of new stuff tons of noncurrent closeouts.all the power sport equpment manufacturs .all the newsleds are showen for the first time.most of the speed shops. nice vintage show.great racing and stunt show .look in forest lake for hotel that is prob 10 min drive. I have a bud who drives up from IA yearly cant remember what town he lives in but I know he works for camoplast.thay stay in roseville at the motel 6 about a 15 to 20 min drive about 3 min from the mall 1 min from freeway exit and alot of bars and food you can walk to pool ect.651 639 3988 no I do not work for them I just looked up the number
By crskidoo on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 09:11 pm: Edit Post
Thanks for the info ezra I'll try that number. Haven't had much for luck everyone is booked. Looking forward to the swap.
By ezra on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 11:26 pm: Edit Post
dont know how accurate but motel 6 and supper 8 had rooms on line.
By yamamama on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:57 pm: Edit Post
we drive 8 hours to get there-an event with snowmobiles & the love of the sport-a great event!!Awesome deals,lots of fun!I hope you can find a place to stay this late in the game...check out haydays site & click on their lodging link for some other hotels in the area!Good luck!
By lookin4snow on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 05:09 pm: Edit Post
I just booked a room at the Best Western in White Bear Lake (651-429-5393), about 20 minutes away!
By rusty1577 on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 07:46 pm: Edit Post
By crskidoo on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:11 pm: Edit Post
Not that much luck finding a room. Everything booked super 8, country inn, etc.. Pretty pumped to go though I guess we are gonna stay with some friends an hour south on friday then make the drive sat morning. Thanks for the info see you there and THINK SNOW!!
By scott_l on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:23 pm: Edit Post
I posted this on another site, where others were also looking for rooms. Luckily I can sleep in my own bed each night and be to the track within 20-30 minutes. If you are still looking for a hotel try some of these areas.
By lookin4snow on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:38 pm: Edit Post
Rusty, Absolutely! I will be driving up on Friday night and will be there all day Saturday. We will definitely have to connect.
By doospunk on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:29 pm: Edit Post
A few other towns for some of you folks to check out who are looking for hotel accomodations =
By skylar on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 01:39 pm: Edit Post
I was going to be staying at Motel Dave, but now I am not going.
By doospunk on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 03:56 pm: Edit Post
Yeah, that's a bummer dude. We'll shoot some pics over for ya!!! haha. Did ya hear the boys from IL that we rode with in Tog. are comin out and stayn?
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 04:10 pm: Edit Post
hey i must have got your room skylar as Im staying at motel daves, I hear they have a great bar...
By doospunk on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 04:22 pm: Edit Post
Great bar, music, and rates!
By olsmann on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 05:29 pm: Edit Post
What to expect at haydays!
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 05:36 pm: Edit Post
I met a guy last year h that thought the USED pair of slides was a great buy at 5.00$
By borderstaff on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 06:11 pm: Edit Post
I've been going to Haydays for many years and to this day the funniest thing happened about 10 years ago.
By skylar on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 07:14 pm: Edit Post
Doospunk, the Illinosnowins are heading up too? S-o-n-o-f-a-! CRAP! Boy is it going to suck sitting at home thinking about all the fun you guys will be having!
By robinson on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 11:18 am: Edit Post
GREATEST EVENT EVER!!!
By jroz on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post
Try Forest Lake to see if they have any motels open. Next year it will be even farther from the current lodging, so start looking in Lindstrom, Chisago City, Taylors Falls and St Croix Falls for places to stay NEXT year.
By terricat on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 08:25 am: Edit Post
olsmann has the description of heydays down perfectly. People, slow down, if you have never been to it, don't drive 6 hours to go it. It really is not worth wasting gas and lodging money on, seriously. You will be disappointed and mad at yourself for driving that far. But, if walking around and looking at peoples junk that they pulled from their garage or shed, eating hot dogs and burgers from booths set up by local snow mobile clubs and watching a few sleds (and yes there are kiddy snowmobile races too, whoo hoo) is your idea of a great time, by all my means then, spend your hard earned money and come and see it.
By rusty1577 on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 08:39 am: Edit Post
if you like snowmobiles there will be sleds.
By rusty1577 on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 08:40 am: Edit Post
oh and BEER too!!
By kevisip on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 09:05 am: Edit Post
Somebody say beer! I'll be there. Beeeeer.
By rusty1577 on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 09:07 am: Edit Post
ya--- beer and chips too...I like beer
By doospunk on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 11:08 pm: Edit Post
Skylar - Small world. Yeah, that was Andy's brother (Adam)'s friend.
By favoritos on Friday, September 04, 2009 - 08:24 am: Edit Post
borderstaff I like that story about your buddy. "2 bucks, that would be a permanent nickname with our group.
By sledheadprox2 on Friday, September 04, 2009 - 02:12 pm: Edit Post
Were abouts is motel daves?
By longhair on Saturday, September 05, 2009 - 12:05 am: Edit Post
love /hate imo I love dust/mud/hot/cold/rain/sun I love this this sport and hayday . IT'S THE START OF WINTER LETS RIDE.
By borderstaff on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 11:24 pm: Edit Post
It must be the Haydays itch - I've spent at least 12 hours on sled sites each day this week...well maybe 2-3, but it feels like 12!
By ezra on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 11:37 pm: Edit Post
olny this week maby. I need to go to your support group or get the name of the anti winter obsessive drugs you must be on.it would free up alot of my time.maby just a support group to stop my obsessive need to mod my sleds that would prob free up 100's of hrs a year and money I dont eaven want to think about.
By rusty1577 on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:25 am: Edit Post
By nomus5 on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 09:17 pm: Edit Post
This is my first time going. I've heard horror stories about the parking. Any of you that have gone several times have some advice on what time we need to get there on Saturday to avoid a long wait, and any other advice to make our first time there less hectic? Thanks in advance for any advice.
By nitroman on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 09:28 pm: Edit Post
We usually get there around 10:30 and park pretty close (1/4 mile or so)going up tommorow night this year to eliminate the 8 hrs travel time in one day. Not really a hectic place just alot of people, be patient and remember there are thousands just like you wanting to look at it all also.
By scottiking on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:02 pm: Edit Post
look for TEAM HENNESSEY! Come have a beer!
By scott_l on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 08:00 am: Edit Post
By longhair on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 08:02 am: Edit Post
24 hours before the gates open
By 1blue99srx600 on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 09:56 am: Edit Post
I'm a HAYDAYS virgin, can't wait to see what it's all about. Need to stimulate the economy.
By fjr4me on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:34 am: Edit Post
Were packed up and ready for the weekend.
By ezra on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 09:08 pm: Edit Post
remember to grab the kids wagon
By ezra on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 09:35 pm: Edit Post
just got home got the 1/16 in of dust off the shower floor was brown for at least 30 sec.thear was a dusty haze that reminded me of the picks of the great dust bowl.funny thing the parking end of swap had like 3 empty rows that were marked for parking Hmmmm.I cant beleve I walked the whole swap and olny found 1 136x2 used track and he would not sell unless he sold the x fire.I did get the BD-Extreem flyer and thay are selling a adjustable telescoping post cant find on line but on the flyer. I was going to do the cat parts thing but maby I can just get the BD.all in all some good deals some crazy people who think a used part has olny incresed in value with use and time good heckels with people good racing lots of beer what else do you want exept the snow.good times. ps I need more cow bell
By scottiking on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 01:08 am: Edit Post
Got my brand new M1000 in the garage!
By indy_500 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:00 am: Edit Post
lets see some pictures!
By kevisip on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:06 am: Edit Post
Yea, we want to see some pics.
By rusty1577 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:56 am: Edit Post
Right on Scotty welcome to the dark side. lol
By skylar on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:12 pm: Edit Post
Scottiking, what year? Pictures? C'mon man let's see it!
By ezra on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 06:17 pm: Edit Post
I did not think boondocker was going to let the display rtr m1000 go untill after the show
By scottiking on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 08:34 pm: Edit Post
Its an 07 M 1000! new carry over or whatever ya call it??
By scottiking on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 08:41 pm: Edit Post
Here it is! ill go take one in the garage now!
By scott_l on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 08:42 pm: Edit Post
scottiking who did you pick it up from. I saw a lot of sleds at "good prices".
By scottiking on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 09:08 pm: Edit Post
got it from the dealer from Sauk center, their booth was kind of in back of the big Cat booth display
By knewt66 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 09:49 pm: Edit Post
Cat Country is in Sauk Center
By m8man on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:00 pm: Edit Post
By ezra on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:02 pm: Edit Post
cat country allways has great deals on non current I got one from them this year 1 last and 2 buds also got one this year allways killer deals.early aug he seems to get a fresh batch of non current.
By knewt66 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post
I think cat gives cat dealers pretty good deals on non currents to get them sold
By rusty1577 on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post
sweet sled Scottking your going to love it the M's handle awsome in the snow. The guys up at cat country are a bunch of nice guys did ya buy it from Travis?
By scottiking on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 09:51 am: Edit Post
I think it was Travis, I really dealtwith 2 guys!
By rusty1577 on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 02:49 pm: Edit Post
By scottiking on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 04:45 pm: Edit Post
Ya Rusty! that was the main thing I wish I had compared to the newer models! I'll have to check that out for an upgrade!
By biff on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 08:19 pm: Edit Post
Nice sled scottking! call Greg at West End Sports in Red Wing he has the tool to punch them out. don't know if he would do it for you or not , can't hurt to call. Gonna go snap some pics and I will have rusty post them tonight. Glad to see that cat pulled another one in. Enjoy The Toy!!!!
By ezra on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 09:01 pm: Edit Post
I think the cpc performance no snows look the best but the black diamond tool is sweet and a bud picked one up after I allredy did my boards.he has had his boards done with the BD tool for 2 yrs no probs still looks great.I used the cpc kit to help stiffen tunnel because I run a 06 and thay need all the help thay can get.
By indy_500 on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:46 pm: Edit Post
so what'd everybody else get? not seeing too many lists of goodies. no ones wants to make me jealous? is that it? lol i was gonna go but then i couldn't. i'm sad
By ezra on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 11:50 pm: Edit Post
I got dirty and hot
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12:58 am: Edit Post
By scottiking on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 01:19 am: Edit Post
By rp7x on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 02:02 am: Edit Post
gona be tough to add those on
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 02:09 am: Edit Post
and why is that???
By biff on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 02:39 am: Edit Post
I think these look as good or better than stock and love the way the snow does not build up. rp7x these are punched out right on the sled no need to add anything,I would also say that it seems to strenghthn up the running board itself.
By favoritos on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 08:36 am: Edit Post
Dirty and hot the whole weekend. Still fun as heck.
By rp7x on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 09:22 am: Edit Post
thats great if thy punch them out , ive seen add ons that look like chit from the bottom i guess i like things clean less to snag on
By ezra on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 09:44 am: Edit Post
thay punch them out with a tool. you have to drill 4 holes then jig saw the hole. the tool is like a big iron block the shape of the hole tapperd with a threded hole you put that part on the top of the rail. the plate and bolt on under side and crank bolt till till tapperd block is flush with plate.tool was like 300 bucks but thay no longer sell.I thought it would be better to tapper holes up so you get more traction but you would have to get xtra nice cuts.ps it is not a 10min job at least when we did my buds it was over 2 hrs.and we actualy read the manual prob a first for me
By knewt66 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 04:49 pm: Edit Post
favoritos you are right it is country cat.....must of had a case of dyslexia
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 04:57 pm: Edit Post
country cat,opps haha just caught that -- thanks
By mrsjac95 on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 08:38 am: Edit Post
Hey ScottiKing... Are you going back to SCOTTICAT now???
By favoritos on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 08:52 am: Edit Post
rusty1577, are we talking about the pj that also races for them? I think he does pretty good on the ovals. Nice video and editing BTW.
By rusty1577 on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 09:04 am: Edit Post
By scottiking on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 09:22 am: Edit Post