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Exciting New  Snowmobile Products For You!

 

by Scott A. Sumner

   The snowmobile season is  now in full swing! Recently I visited four dealers in Thunder Bay to find out about some  new products they were excited about this year.

  

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North Country Cycle & Sports Jessica Stevens, Parts “ The 509 has been a hot product this year-  both helmets and goggles. The lightness of the helmet, with a starting weight of 1260 grams, is impressive. The combination with  the 509 goggle and Altitude helmet we sell are designed to fit perfectly together so you don’t have a draft, leaks or frost.   “  509  also sell an antifog fan that goes in  your  googles, drys the air  out and blows it out the top. They also have so many different lenses for varying light conditions eg sunny, night riding, overcast and so on. Many people  get multiple lenses when they buy their goggles because it is so easy with all the selection.”   “ You are paying for a light helmet  in the range of $250 to $300 but  the quality is so high. The lightness makes a real  difference. The perfect fit with the goggles and helmet is great as well and I don’t know of any other brand that has that. When  people first pick up the helmet they are impressed with the lightness and then the perfect fit with the goggles ( price range $80 to $150)

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J&J Sports Dustin Krezonski Sales “ The PPS Micro Start  kit has been a great product for us this year. It is a boost  pack which also  has a flashlite on it. You can  charge your phone, computer or any electronic item with  different computer adapters,  cell phone chargers and USB plugs.  It will boost a car, truck, ATV or snowmobile and can be carried right with you.”   “  If the battery goes dead on the trail you have this unit that will get you going again.  If you are out on your ATV and the battery goes dead this will allow you to start the unit. Most of the new ATV’s  don’t have a pull cord now.”   “  The cost is $185 and has been very well received by our customers here at J & J Sports.”

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Intercity Power Sports Jamie Fraser, General Manager “ We have a new product made by a company called Mountain Teck Performance from Colorado. They call it their blow hole kit. It is like a bilge blower from a boat but mounts  on the clutch side of the snowmobile and operates continuously while the  snowmobile is running. It pulls all that air  from the  under the hood across the clutches, getting all the hot air  out from under the hood. This allows clutches to run a lot colder which  helps belt life.”   

“  It is designed  primarily for the 800 ProClimb chassis of Arctic Cat  for 2012 to current  but they also make a version for some Polaris models. We have sold 5 sets already and I  have seen it is operation  riding with one of the staff here.”    “  It has an electric motor and is wired into the electrical system of the sled. It pulls a large  volume of air and even allows the motor itself to run cooler. This product  works really well when the rider is boon dogging  or breaking trail with  lots of RPM and heat build up but the machine  is only doing 10 to 20 MPH. This system creates air flow like you were doing 80 MPH, so it really cool the clutches.”

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Excalibur Motorcycle Works of Thunder Bay Eric, Parts Manager “ Drift Innovation has a new line of cameras you can attach to your helmet. They can be used for snowmobiling, skiing, motorcycling, atv’ing, snorkeling- so many uses.”   The Drift product has a mounting system where you can have the camera positioned anywhere you want and then turn the lenses to  properly orient the picture. You can mount it anywhere. You record all the action and can even play it back on your TV because it has a HDMI outlet on the back. The unit allows  for a large memory card, say 64 gigs, and you get a long record time in HD. The cost is $449.00 for the Ghost model. The Stealth model is smaller in size  and $298. “  All kinds of  people are using these cameras today, even fishing, anywhere you could use a video camera. It is small, fits in your pocket and takes still pictures as well.”ion for some Polaris models. We have sold 5 sets already and I  have seen it is operation  riding with one of the staff here.”    “  It has an electric motor and is wired into the electrical system of the sled. It pulls a large  volume of air and even allows the motor itself to run cooler. This product  works really well when the rider is boon dogging  or breaking trail with  lots of RPM and heat build up but the machine  is only doing 10 to 20 MPH. This system creates air flow like you were doing 80 MPH, so it really cool the clutches.”

 



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