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Yamaha MY2015 Spring Power Surge

Yamaha’s Model Year 2015 Spring Power Surge offers many of the items you’ve come to expect from Yamaha, but this year they are offering Limited Edition models, something they haven’t offered is quite some time. As we noted in our Yamaha 2015 Snowmobile Model Release article, Yamaha is offering four LE sleds for the consumer. […]

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2015 Snowmobile Model Release – Yamaha

They are here! The 2015 Yamaha Snowmobile line-up. Get ready mountain riders, you will be thrilled with the Yamaha line! When Yamaha put their team together, the focus was clearly to get a bigger piece of the pie in the mountain segment. The mountain segment is one area that Yamaha really wasn’t growing in and […]

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509-1 Gear Review – Join The 509 Evolution

That’s what I did when I slipped on the 509 Evolution helmet. Almost everything about the helmet is designed for snowmobiling. The first thing that caught my attention with these helmets were the graphics. This is by far the best looking helmet without getting a custom built airbrush job. The second eye catcher is the tight […]

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Snowmobiling Memories and New Riders

In the past few years between the media and manufactures we’ve had many round table discussions on how to sell more snowmobiles and how to get more enthusiasts into the sport. Some blame the snow conditions, others will say it’s too expensive or simply that they don’t have the time. Though these are all legitimate […]

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What’s Hot and Not for 2011 – HOT – Curves XS Skis

Curve XS Skis is one of the hottest skis tested by MaxSled Staff. These lightweight skis provide riders with the dependability to carve around the corners. They also give you excellent floatation in the deeper snow conditions. We found that they improve trail manners on your sled with less darting and give you more steering […]

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Calibrate Your Yamaha Suspension

Suspensions are often a neglected component on a snowmobile. If you just bought a snowmobile or if you’re going to the dealer to pick up your new sled, chances are the suspension isn’t calibrated to you or your riding style.  This is an area where we feel the dealer should go over the suspension with […]

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