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  1. #1
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    Default My sled transformation timeline.

    im super bored sitting around n decided to share my "build" i wanted a backcountry but my dealership didnt have one and I wasnt waiting. I enjoy "building" my own stuff besides. With a professional Motocross background and the love for off trail riding I wanted a versitle sled I could huck and boondock. at the time no one offered one, so I basically built the freeride, before the freeride LOL

    the day I bought it. JANUARY 2010 ski doo renegade 800r adrenline.



    first mods were to get rid of the grandpa windshield, white hand gaurds, white sly dog powderhounds, and put the 137x16-1.75 track on.




    the summer of 2010 it got a huge make over with white plastic and lots of powdercoated parts. snow studs studs from johnmaster.net which i powdercoated the backers green. also added a REV race sled snow flap



    finished




    that setup lasted only 36 miles dec 2010... I was screwing around at the pit stop bar in greenland. i wheelied off the snowbank in the parking lot and this happened. THE SLED NEVER LEFT THE GROUND. NEVER POWDERCOAT RAILS!! I have 3 other friends who have bent a set after powdercoating, one being timner on this board from the kessler boys.


    Last edited by smokinram114; 12-19-2011 at 11:47 PM.

  2. #2
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    so after the whole rail bending fiasco I opted to go with a set of Ice Age Mfg custom 7000 series billet rails that are anodized black and offset for 8" wheels. I also put in their axle and 8" billet wheels. the ice age rails are OBVIOUSLY strengthened where the factory ones tend to bend. since the skid was out and i the shock was bent i put a 5/8" shock shaft rear shock and RS torsion springs in. Since the rails were now black the white skis didnt look right. i added a set of CURVE XS in black and white loop to try out.
    *NOTE YES I DID PUT THE FRONT ARM IN UP SIDE DOWN AT FIRST.. DURRRR ME!!



    I also removed the stock bars and added a Pro taper MX bend and fly risers. I always HATED! the stock control block on the handle bars these new sleds have. so I made my own harness out of the stock and a RS harness (lots of soldering!) and converted to the "RS" controls. making the "hot pipe" button the start/reverse much like the new freeride. I also swapped the white handgaurds for green ones and white deflectors.



    how it sits now for this year. not done with it yet.


    Last edited by smokinram114; 12-19-2011 at 11:48 PM.

  3. #3
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    Looks good!!!

  4. #4
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    You think you saved money by doing it yourself? I bet it was worth it either way though, sounds like a fun experience. I would love to have the money and time to take on a project like that, maybe once I am out of this damn college.

  5. #5
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    Looks good Chris. You should bring that mud truck up for the Snodeo.

  6. #6
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    thanks guys. its never ending, im always tampering. as far as saving money.. im not sure... i got some good deals "knowing people" in the industry but id say it is pretty close to just buying one done from ski doo. the one thing i have MUCH better then the freeride is my rails. that was the biggest chunk of change coming in at $740 for billet axle, billet wheels, and rails. i also have the race sled shocks in the rear skid where i believe the freeride has "x package" shocks. the center shock was custom built from a guy in NY off dootalk. dootalk timner dootalk timner dootalk!! HA HA (inside joke)

    Jim i wish i was coming next weekend... I have class for Generac next week 11-13th. really really BS sa i was told this last tues.. had vacation booked for that weekend.. otherwise that be awesome HA HA

  7. #7
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    Darn, we were looking forward to seeing that wanna be Arctic Cat in action again!

  8. #8
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    HAHA ya iv heard that one before!! so what.. i have an arctic cat with out the problems! errr should i say maybe my sled inspired arctic cat to try and copy doo? HA HA

  9. #9
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    timner, i no longer have that mud truck... but one of these two should do eh?


  10. #10
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    Funny what a 350-400deg. bake cycle does to heat treated aluminum rails...annealing anyone?

  11. #11
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    Nice job !!! Way to make it your own. The colors will keep em guessin.

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