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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Levithan View Post
    Nice, did you pick up one in alberta or bc? At most the ski stance difference is 4.5"(quite substantial) if you went to the narrowest setting on both sleds. I would not start out at 34.5" on the limited right away, try it in the middle at around 36 and go from there.
    I picked the sled up in Alberta.

    You are correct about it being approx 4.5 inches difference between the two narrowest settings. The problem is I bought the 09 two years ago and I don't believe the previous owner ever removed the skis. The skis are in the centre position, not he narrowest, and the spacers/bushings are frozen onto the bolt and cannot be removed without destroying the ski. We have had two different beer drinking sessions trying to get the skis off, everyone thinking that their method of removal was going to work...none of them did...LOL.

    I'm definitely going to try them in the different positions.



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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    I had the same issue with a set of M skis.
    Quote Originally Posted by FernieHawk View Post
    I picked the sled up in Alberta.

    You are correct about it being approx 4.5 inches difference between the two narrowest settings. The problem is I bought the 09 two years ago and I don't believe the previous owner ever removed the skis. The skis are in the centre position, not he narrowest, and the spacers/bushings are frozen onto the bolt and cannot be removed without destroying the ski. We have had two different beer drinking sessions trying to get the skis off, everyone thinking that their method of removal was going to work...none of them did...LOL.

    I'm definitely going to try them in the different positions.
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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike270412 View Post
    I had the same issue with a set of M skis.
    Had that on a Nytro once, stuck on there since 2010... ended up cutting off the ski bolt...

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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Princess auto sells a die grinder looking tool that reciprocates a hacksaw blade. used it to cut leaf spring bolts. worked great

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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Yep happened on both the wife's 10 hcr and my old 09 1000, just pounded out the bushings on the hcr this weekend and put my sons 2015 skis/bushings on it. did my 09 a few years back.
    Best to remove your skis when new and spray fluid film in there, you'll never have that issue again.
    Plus instead of flexing on the bolt they will actually flex on the axle as intended.
    I know the older skis are crap for powder but wife doesn't get into to much anyhow and they were free since I put the 2018 kit on his 2015.

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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Was it the limited for 6700?

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    Re: Any new 2016-2017 M8000 holdovers out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Levithan View Post
    Was it the limited for 6700?
    Asking price was $6000...one year newer and same amount of miles, also has an MBRP can.

    Took off the Y-Pipe to check the pistons and cylinder and used a scope to check the top of the piston...everything looks great.

    It's not a trailer queen, but so far so good...as far as my disassembly inspection.

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