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#2837390 - 11/18/11 07:26 AM Which year Yamaha Bravo
On a Call Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 839
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
I was thinking of getting a sled this year to help run my beaver line.

What year should I be looking at and anything to watch out for good or bad ?

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#2837648 - 11/18/11 10:57 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 445
Loc: Yukon
Bravos are all pretty much the same. The dealer in Whitehorse has 60 units left, the last of them as they are not making them anymore. With a price tag of over 6k they are to expensive in my book.
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#2837788 - 11/18/11 12:38 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: yukon254]
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Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 147
Loc: Circle, Alaska
I bought one of the 2011 bravos for $3500 out the door here in Fairbanks last spring, not sure what they are going for now. I see a few pop up on craigslist quite often but it seems the resale value is going up since they quit making them.............
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#2840299 - 11/19/11 08:59 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 839
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
How good are Bravo's for running a line ?

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#2840447 - 11/19/11 11:00 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
They're reliable, easy to start (still pull start, but not a whole lot of resistance with only 250cc), light, and fuel efficient, all good things for a trap line. But they are small, hard to ride, and slow, and require some mods to make them more comfortable and I guess another one to keep snow out of the steering column. I know that I will buy one for my son when he is old enough (if not sooner for my own uses.)
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#2840451 - 11/19/11 11:02 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
They are great for deep snow and manuvering through trees. Suspension sucks and hard on a guy if you plan on putting on a lot of miles in a day. For short runs here and there not worrying about getting stuck they are great. They can pull a load. Just not fast.
40 pretty much tops unless going downhill. I have used one a lot on my marten line.
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#2840554 - 11/20/11 01:37 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 50
Loc: Russian Mission, AK
I was reconsidering to purchase a bravo for trapping and for my growing boys to start help trapping smile I owned one before for about two seasons, and at times I sure miss the bugger. The built in rack is amazing and they are light. Just wished that they were still manufacturing them each year. If I knew the companies number I'd give them suggestions about keeping them on their lineup of snowmobiles grin
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#2840581 - 11/20/11 04:26 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Nick I think it is more about EPA and them not qualifying. Have to make machines now that don't pollute so much I think. Still a lot of used ones out there. I picked one up this summer for my daughter for $500. It works fine.
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#2841100 - 11/20/11 01:48 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Machias Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 62
Loc: Stafford, VA
There is a 1991 Bravo for sale near me that I am considering getting for pulling a couple of dogs around for lion hunting in Idaho, think it can handle that job?
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#2841103 - 11/20/11 01:52 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14668
Loc: McGrath, AK
Probably
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#2841112 - 11/20/11 02:02 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
easily. Lots of posting about Bravos lately. You can pick up some good ideas to make them more comfortable and usable. Not faster however.
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#2841354 - 11/20/11 04:29 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Machias Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 62
Loc: Stafford, VA
Thanks guys, faster is not a problem since faster usually means the dogs get beat to heck. I usually don't go much over 15 mph anyways. This one supposedly runs great and is for sale for $400. I figure at that price I won't be out too much anyways to give it a shot. Thanks!
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#2841892 - 11/20/11 07:38 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
On a Call Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 839
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Ok...another quesition.

Which one would you look for a short or long track ?

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#2841899 - 11/20/11 07:39 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14668
Loc: McGrath, AK
No question. Long track
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#2841984 - 11/20/11 08:09 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 839
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
I guessed as much but just wanted to back up my guessing. I came across several short tracks for about 450 or so. But no luck on the longs.

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#2842198 - 11/20/11 09:42 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14668
Loc: McGrath, AK
Here we go again. My partner just burned up his month old Bravo because the oil pump malfunctioned in the cold !
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#2842206 - 11/20/11 09:46 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 875
Loc: McGrath, Alaska
OOOOOOOOH! Is THIS why you mixed that gas for me to use in my new Bravo Mr. Sunshine?

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#2842216 - 11/20/11 09:52 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14668
Loc: McGrath, AK
That's right poopsie
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#2842229 - 11/20/11 09:59 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Machias Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 62
Loc: Stafford, VA
laugh
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#2842280 - 11/20/11 10:45 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 839
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
I never relied on oil pump in any of my 2 strokes. My jet drives, my out boards, all my 2's I mix the oil into the gas...leason learned many years ago.

Hey Ken...a month old should be still under warrenty ??? Or at least the pump cry

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