I wanted a sled that would last 5k miles without having to do anything but grease and oil. I also wanted a sled that could not be kept up with on the trail by anything else!!!
The cost and unreliability of new sleds. And I like the open hood ease of access for engine adjustments.
The entire skid is custom including the mounts on the tunnel. I took different sc-10 parts from 6 different sleds made jigs and drilled out the rails accordingly. I fabricated a few of the parts as well
The handling!!!! And power to the trail. It’s a stock 500 rotax and I’ve had to pop the hood to prove it wasn’t a 670!!
“man what did you do to that thing” “you got balls to ride that ANTIQUE up here all alone” ( before we got snow I rode from two harbors to hungry Jack lodge on Canadian border alone a couple times).