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Brand new Yamaha Snoscoot ES, for the kidlums, should be a great wintah up here. . .

Old 11-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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2019 Yamaha Snoscoot ES. Yamaha (someone) finally made a sled that fits right between the 120-class machines, of which no one makes anymore so used prices are crazy, and then kids, 8 years old and older have nothing to ride until they can fit on full sized machines. Yamaha, after many, many years, brought back the Snoscoot, made it electric start, with trail-legal lights, handwarmers and modern-day EVERYTHING.

The kids should have an awesome winter. I'm just going to wonder if I'm going to need to buy another one but if I can take both kids trailriding with me for either a part or a whole-day, riding from gas station to gas station or even just starting off with loops back and forth to the trailer, maybe staying overnight at different areas each weekend, I'd be happy to buy another one.
Old 11-02-2018, 04:24 PM
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That thing looks sweet! I loved riding the sno-scoot when I was a kid.
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How old are the kids and how many? Kids grow up quick and unless you have a big litter you'll be selling way before you want to. It's all about resale value and I don't know enough about them to offer advice.

But...They're great little sleds and for this area you'll have no problems with range. I wouldn't buy one if I lived in the Rockies, Canada, or Alaska but they're perfect for our area. Definitely NOT the scoots we had growing up that were made for backyard use.
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Check out these guys, racing them.





The sled is the kind of thing that gets kept and passed down to their children someday.
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I hope you get to enjoy riding with them may years, those scoots look cool
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Looks like a scaled down version of the MountainMax I had while stationed in AK back in 98'. Should be fun for the kids.
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Looks tippy....
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Last Sunday, I got to ride the SnoScoot for its very first time and boy was it a hoot.

It is the perfect small size for a full sized adult to ride and the power was not too bad. I had realized last week that as the sled needs 10 hours of 1/2 or 50% throttle, it was gonna take some time before the power could be fully unleashed from the 192 cc four stroke converted Yamaha generator/ heavy duty pressure washer motor. I let my Nephew In Law spend whatever time he could this past week to help check off 15 minute blocks of break-in time and he might have gotten an hour or two this week on the engine but boy did that help wake up the 9.5 total horsepower the engine outputs to the track as the sled was a lot snappier than it was last week with under 1 hour on the engine. Now I can feel from 1/2 throttle on up, it is starting to wake up and if the engine can move my 170 rump(swab), then it will be blisteringly fast for my 47 lb daughter and 8 year oldl son.

I can only imagine how much fun they are going to have this upcoming winter riding this thing here, there and everywhere with me as it is trail-legal.

I also got to ride the snowbike for the first time tonight. I need to tighten two bolts for the KTM 300 and that snowbike conversion will be ready to test out tomorrow as while we got to spend enough time blasting around the hayield on the KTM 300, we have not yet ridden it with the Camso DTS 129 kit on it yet. Tomorrow will be the day. It should be awesome as this past month was the fifth snowiest of all time and there is a decent amount of snow on the ground so we will have a blast tomorrow and again on Sunday.
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Here I am, one year later, and while I was looking for a forum on Snoscoots, I come across the thread I had started on the machine.

It had snowed both yesterday and today and with the amount of snow on the ground this morning, we all had a blast taking turns riding around the house and also towing each other on the Stiga Snowracer-=good fun.

The kids have taken to loving riding the sled so this upcoming snowmobile season is going to be awesome.
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Nice, I took my backcountry 146 out mid november. Might take it out tomorrow for lunch. My 11 yr old says her 120 is too small. I still can't stomach $4500+ for a 200cc 9 hp sled, I think I'll tape up a temporary throttle stop on the handlebar of my 600 MXZ instead for her.
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I used to work for a outfit that had about 30 old snoscoots. We would groom out a couple tracks in a meadow. They are pretty fun when you got a good running one.

The tourists I had to deal with were hilarious and terrible.
Was a fun time.
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I got a 1971 Viking with a 15hp Hirth, growing up. They never had anything that cool.

The Wife and I bought our Kids a 1994 GEO Tracker 4x4, threw them the keys at the Cabin, and told them "Don't come see Us if you get struck, They drove all over the Lake Ice.
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I got home and the first thing was "Dad, when are you going to stop fooling around and get that snowmobile out of the trailer for me???"



We all took turns taking hot laps around the house and pulling each other on that SnowRacer for an hour after I got home last night=so much fun.

The sled, new, is pretty dear, much like 250+ HP outboard motors are expensive. They are, though, the only sized unit to get a kid to a full sized machine or a 3/4 sized machine. The machine will either be kept to be passed down or sold/traded for a decent price while the kids grew out of it. Fun sure does cost $$$.

The driveway has a good base going . . .

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Time to wake that thing up a bit....
https://goodwinperformance.com/produ...tic-cat-zr-200
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Originally Posted by superjag View Post
Time to wake that thing up a bit....
https://goodwinperformance.com/produ...tic-cat-zr-200
Once the kids outgrow it, a more-HP kit would be awesome as even for a full sized guy like me, the sled is a hoot to ride and even in the fresh powder we had all day yesterday, some fun powder riding is possible as the 90" x 10" x 1" track pulls surprisingly well for the sled's size.

Given some powder and some space, and I could ride it almost all day long and have a good time in the snow. More power, from that kit, will be nice someday.

Getting one or two more of the machines would also be fun. Shoot, can there be too much fun?
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Get home from work. Go snowmobiling with the kids=awesome. The kids are already getting some seat time, early this year.
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The wife bought herself a 2020 Grand Touring Limited 900.

I was happy that both 1l37" sleds, and the kids' SnoScoot all fit in the trailer.






Now, we just have to wait for snow, and cold, to settle in up north.
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Just showed this to my 5 year old daughter
and she yells “mom I’m gettin a snoscoot!”
then I had to explain to her not till she’s 8,
she started crying and wife started yelling at
me...
dad fail, haha!!
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Very cool! Hope you get snow soon.
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Originally Posted by Clamcove23 View Post
Just showed this to my 5 year old daughter
and she yells “mom I’m gettin a snoscoot!”
then I had to explain to her not till she’s 8,
she started crying and wife started yelling at
me...
dad fail, haha!!
They make a Z120. Zip tie the governor, spray wd40 on the rail sliders and it'll go about 18-19 mph.

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