Thursday, January 06, 2011

Snow Sleds Live Again

Left, 1983 John Deere Sportfire.  Right, 1984 Yamaha SRV540.  

These two old snowmobiles, after resting on the shores of Lake Madison for a dozen years or so, have had the magic touch, and are both back among the active.  I was surprised most by the 1983 John Deere Sportfire, which, once it had a clean carb and new fluid lines, was ready to rumble.  The other, a 1984 Yamaha SRV540, was a little more trouble, and it's still not showing its full potential, but it works.   A little tuning should bring it round.  I get a kick out of bringing the dead back to life.

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