What was your intended objective when you started the build?
To honor my uncle Mark. He loved Yamaha, and mopars, that’s why I have the hemi badge, it’s a Yamaha, his picture is on the sled, and a decal with his name is on it.
What motivated you to start your project?
This was a total Memorial/dedication sled. My passion for snowmobiling came from my late uncle Mark Tuominen. He loved the sport and especially had the love for vintage snowmobiles. He had a collection of over 200 vintage sleds. His first brand new machine was a 2007 Yamaha Phazer. He tragically died February 16th 2010 after suffering a brain aneurysm on valentines day on the 14th….he was only 42.
What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?
I put a button with my uncles face where the nose yamaha emblem was.
What are you most proud of?
The entire machine! It all came together and makes me smile every time I walk by it!
What do other people say about your sled?
That it’s very nice, fast, and respect the fact I made it in honor of my uncle Mark.
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Submitted by: Ryan G
Make, Model & Year: 2009 Yamaha Nytro FX
Fondly known as: My precious!
Time spent: 100
Sled cost: 3250
Money spent: 3000
Engine: Factory 1049cc.
Intake: Schmidt Brothers Air box mod, otherwise factory.
Exhaust: I had the Schmidt Bros large volume muffler but went back to factory.