Picture of your first Sled-Memory Lane

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Don't have a original pic but a couple i found, my dad gave me a 76 Rupp 440 Nitro, went like a bat outta hell! Liquid cooled twin mikuni carbs and twin piped back then. I remember as a kid warming my hands up on the bumper cuz the coolant circulated thru the bumper. rupp1.jpg rupp2.jpg
 

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I cut my teeth on a 300 enticer, and fist one i bouth was 340 indy lite gt. 300 enticer.jpg 340 indy lite gt.jpg
 

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Going on 21 years still used.

my dad has that exact same machine and still uses it once in a while. As a little kid we two-up'd on that Mach 1 for years until my uncle gave me a 89 Indy 340 sno star that he didnt use. Driving the Mach was always a treat. It's heavy as hell but we always had a blast on it.
 

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I know at home in a box somewhere I have some actual pictures....but I googled these....


My first sled that my Dad had bought us was a 1971 Mercury 250....it even had reverse, you had to shut it off pull out a lever, turn the handle and push it back it in then re-start the motor....I had to taken a buddy with me has I couldnt start the thing my self...

Then he bought a 1975 Ski Doo 340 TNT....it was pretty fast, my brother inlaw wrapped it around a tree, then it came off the trailer on the way home, though he could have insurance cover it, they didnt....Dad was pretty pissed, the only good thing was for once it wasnt me....

The first sled I bought was a 1980 Yamaha ET340ED, I studded the track and changed the gearing, had a lot of good times with that little sled...my kid hit a cullvert with it about 8 years ago, and 4 years ago he pulled the motor out of it and stuffed it into a golf cart, custum home made exhaust, it's pretty loud but still runs great ...not bad for 32 year old motor....

Read the last sentence in the Yamaha ad.......LOL


We still have Yamaha 340 enticer. Deluxe just like the pictures haven't run it for a few years now found the bill of sale not long ago. $1970.00 brand new in 1980 from the old Yamaha dealer in red deer
 

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my first sled was a 1995 cat EXT 580 still ride it to this day on the lake when the snow is to hard for the long track but it goes like a bat out of hell. lov that thing. so many memories. went on to buy my 06 rev then my 011 pro rmk. how they have changed. courde i couldnt have owned any of these BA sled you guys did due to the fact they are mostly 10-20 years older then me lol

here the ole girl
 

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96 XLT RMK. Rode it stock for a year...600 triple, 133 x 1.5 track...then did D&R, tunnel, 141 x 2, triple pipes....then blew it up and did a 670 with twins....

Been a cross dresser for a long while then have you?
 

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My dad had a 1980 Everst 500 that i grew up riding. That sled was damn fast when we were kids!!
 

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My dad had a 1980 Everst 500 that i grew up riding. That sled was damn fast when we were kids!!
Ahh the memories. My dad bought one of these back in 1980 as well. Really thought it was something and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Then my buddy showed up with his new blizzard 5500 and kick my a$$ going across the stubble fields.

This has been such a great thread to read and watch. Saw one post where the new price was included which is great if more guys could remember what they or they're folks forked out back then.
 
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Don't have a original pic but a couple i found, my dad gave me a 76 Rupp 440 Nitro, went like a bat outta hell! Liquid cooled twin mikuni carbs and twin piped back then. I remember as a kid warming my hands up on the bumper cuz the coolant circulated thru the bumper. View attachment 141037 View attachment 141038
I still have a buyers guide with the specs!That thing must have been a bullet!Over 80 horse and a little over 300 lbs!!
 

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69 Olympic single cylinder 320!Baler twine for a rewind and you got used to the carb spitting gas on you!Unless there was powder snow and you had a wool sock over the carb or it sucked your scarf in!Still looking for some pics!
 

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69 Olympic single cylinder 320!Baler twine for a rewind and you got used to the carb spitting gas on you!Unless there was powder snow and you had a wool sock over the carb or it sucked your scarf in!Still looking for some pics!:beer:
 

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My first sled was a 74 440 TNT, might have to go uncover it this weekend and bring it back to the shop to see if I can get it running again...great little sled to get my through my once again sledless season
 

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Don't have a original pic but a couple i found, my dad gave me a 76 Rupp 440 Nitro, went like a bat outta hell! Liquid cooled twin mikuni carbs and twin piped back then. I remember as a kid warming my hands up on the bumper cuz the coolant circulated thru the bumper. View attachment 141037 View attachment 141038

Super fast sleds but worst cooling design ever!!!! once you hit a hard snowdrift the bumper cracked and your coolant leaked all over the ground. LOL first sled was a 78 440 TnT, rode her stock for a lot of yrs, then tunneled it and put the 500 cc jugs on the 440 bottom end. Paddled her up and took the hood off, going to have to dig up some old pictures for this thread. Damn I don't know how we ever rode with the handlebars around our knees!!!!!!!
 

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I can't find any of my pics but here are a couple from the inter-web. Started on a passed down 1979 Arctic Cat Jag 3000 when I was 5. Gotta love suzuki engines.
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For my 10th birthday a 1986 Polaris Indy 400 upgraded with a 136" x 1" snocross track.
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