|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.