Taillight

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About Taillight

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  • Location
    Toronto

Snowmobile

  • Current Sled
    Skidoo
  1. Looking for a trailer

    I'm looking to buy a 4 place aluminum encolase sled trailer, even an older one is ok. will drive up to 10hrs from Toronto to pick up. do you know of any available?
  2. Some Great News from the OFSC

    if everything is done electronically, cost are kept down for passes. I have to trail pass 4 sled for 1 day as I don't have a cottage and I want to get out with my family. forget all the other costs which are considerable. for the 2 times a year I can get away with my family it really add to my daily bill 4x$70 for a day pass. $35 would make it more reasonable for a day trip. otherwise I will wait till simcoe freezes and just go and ride the lake and canals for a few hours(not as fun as trail riding) I like to use the free weekend to go away and get 2 days of riding in. my kids love it. now tell me you don't or have never used a loop hole in your favor... you are on the opposite side of the coin as me, but if you push out some of the marginal riders, along with aging riders, loosing trails, all in costs and bad weather, short season... you will slowly kill this sport and everyone will switch to atv's. Quebec saw the light and made a decision to look ahead and to strengthen their trail system where they could. I see the dilemma in business, you have a contractor who charges very high money and does less jobs, he is successful,(keeps costs down, less jobs) but there is also the contractor who charges less and does more jobs, probably higher costs but is also successful. in good times, good economy floats all boats, in slower times some boats sink, yes you can drop your prices to adapt. but home repairs are a need, not a want. in sledding lowering the costs in bad times will not work because you will have drove marginal riders out and demographics are not in ofsc favor
  3. Some Great News from the OFSC

    back on topic I would like to see a 1 day pass at @$35, instead of having to buy a $70 pass bring back free family day passes I was driving in Quebec the last week end in feb. lots of trails run beside the highway from montreal up to Quebec city. sleds wiping by 100 kph, ATV trails run right beside the sled trails. I saw more groups of atv and SxS on the trails than sleds. the same was evident driving all through the province. that should be an option for the ofsc also. I feel that an atv is not the same rush as driving a sled... you are still getting out and having fun with friends or family
  4. Winter 2018

    Does anyone have a few used old, dead or ripped tracks for the inside of a trailer for sale? what about an old truck bed liner? close to the GTA I need to do the inside of a new trailer
  5. Winter 2018

    7x22 foot trailer or 17'+5'V. has anyone loaded 4 regular sleds in one. how is it done... enter from the front and all sleds pointed rearwards staggered?
  6. RESORT / HOTEL /MOTEL suggestions

    I have been to Quebec twice this year buying sleds. 6 people and a dog on short notice was to much. I got through to hali forest and got a cabin (dog friendly) for a weekend including trail passes. which is great because I didn't buy ofsc passes.
  7. RESORT / HOTEL /MOTEL suggestions

    I need a few suggestions for a place to stay just after new years. first week in Jan, last min decision. resort with meal plan or restaurant close( 6 people - the wife is on strike) - sled trails close- close to ski hill. all with in 3 hrs of Toronto? any one have suggestions. .. I tried the hali forest, but no one answers the phone
  8. Winter 2018

    he use to, but I will buy him a beater sled in exchange or keeping 2 trailers there
  9. Winter 2018

    A friend bought a place close to the Toyota dealership and I will be leaving my trailer there. so it might be a great place to leave from
  10. Winter 2018

    looking for riding buddies in the area
  11. Winter 2018

    Anyone live in Orillia area around #12 and fairgrounds area(Toyota dealership) or near that area?
  12. Polaris 340 for kids?

    when my kids were that age I got them a indy trail - 488 fanner. great sled. any of the 90-2000 indy trail - fan - 440- 340 are good solid machines, lots of used parts available. cheaply. don't buy something expensive because trees jump out at the kids and accidents happen. early 90 phazers are also light and seem to last forever
  13. Winter 2018

    Have you seen the price of used sled on kijiji, OMG and the older stuff late 90's early 2000. is insane
  14. Snow Tires

    I have run lots of different snow tires, my favourite is micheline x ice2, next with about the same snow grip but just a little bit less dry road manners is yokohoma ice guard 51, currently running hankook I pike snows, last winter and this winter. they are just a step behind the yokohomas in snow and dry pavement traction. I found the hakapelietas not that good in dry/highway traction and didn't live up to snow traction hype. I tried the cooper snows and thought they were about the same as the hakas. bfg winterforce snows lasted about a week on my Yukon, before I sold them. took a loss on them just to get better tires. they were at least 2 steps behind the Michelin in dry and snow. I have read and heard that the blizzaks are the best but wear fast. I would buy the xice in a second. I have used them on 3 different vehicles and think they are the best. the dry road manners are great, they go through slush and snow great and they last. sometimes the snows are a softer tire so it feels squishy, greasy or slippery. they have lots of body roll in the corners, reduced grip, lock up easy in dry braking,
  15. 70yr old arm wrestler

    Did you see the size of the forearm on the old guy. lots of masturbation is the only way to get your forearms that big !