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#2843979 - 11/21/11 08:57 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Ol' Blister]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Originally Posted By: Ol' Blister


How many miles do you need to travel to get your oil reservoir half empty?;o)



After I go through both gas tanks ( or 6.5 gal) It takes a quart of oil.

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#2843988 - 11/21/11 09:02 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
That works out to a ratio of 26 to 1. I thought that machine ran 50:1
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#2844059 - 11/21/11 09:32 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Both of mine burn that.

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#2844062 - 11/21/11 09:34 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
That's interesting The book says 50:1
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#2844075 - 11/21/11 09:43 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Ontario- word of knowledge makes things easier for us all. lol. But yea no idea on the 300F Skidoo, wouldn't mind trying one though. Seen some here before but not many pepole bought them. Usually to the end of the lines and back gets me more then enough to get around half. They average 25-35 miles out one way. Blister- The Fork lift liner is what protects the tubes from the rim inside the tire. But when i do put a new one in i want to use some thing that won't freeze. Was thinking that cloth material they use for space heater tubes, make it easier to work with. Well can finally cross the river now, but i have to get back to the J-O-B tomorrow :-( So prolly next weekend i can make it to the west line.

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#2844399 - 11/22/11 03:08 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Homer, Alaska
I just got done parting out a bravo long track I picked up for $50 . Was a beater but I got more parts and pieces for the 6 I am trying to maintain or work up to running. ;0) Goo undercarriage. Thought the track was good but ended up having center rip that had been stitched. Good head. I am going to get a motor rebuilt just for when one takes a dive. They change out fast. Be better to have one on hand in the future.
I am going to be working on an old one over the holidays. I will start keeping a good write up of the mods I am making.
Going to play with some things. High seat with a storage area, removable trap box, Look at making some some wide ski skins or maybe even some new skies out of UMHW.
I am also going to be fabricating some kind of heater ducting. That think blows a lot of hot air and a left foot can't get it all. ;0)
Going to switch all my machines over to premix also. There too old to trust.
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#2844476 - 11/22/11 06:25 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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trapper

Registered: 01/12/08
Loc: Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canad...
Family Trapper: Sounds like you are going to build the Trapping Super Bravo! Here are some pics of mods I found on the net that I thought were good ideas.






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#2844857 - 11/22/11 11:31 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Here is my sled unpacked,



Here is what I do to the front bumper, I leave the "slidy thingy" for air open all the time, the belt is for lifting and there is one in the rear for the same purpose, on the bottom of the plastic is another piece of belt that reflects most of the snow from getting in your face in deep snow




I open this hole to allow more fresh air and the wire wheel is a must, I can put alot of stuff between windshields but is mostly for wolf snares,



One of the first things I do to a bravo is drill a hole in the tub between the engine and gas tank to allow melted snow to escape for it don't interfear with your steering.

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#2844870 - 11/22/11 11:38 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Need photo of hole in tub please
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#2844879 - 11/22/11 11:40 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: white17]
takotna Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Originally Posted By: white17
Need photo of hole in tub please


When it gets light out I'll take pic of a couple more "attachments"

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#2844882 - 11/22/11 11:41 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Thanks~


Hey I looked at that burned up Bravo yesterday. The cylinder and piston were both pretty well scored but the rings were free and intact. The odd thing is that the underneath side of the top of the piston is burned black. No holes.
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#2844960 - 11/22/11 12:39 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Loc: wasilla,alaska
Takotna is the hole in the dash just a vent or do you have hose coming up to it for hot air? How far back does the skid plate go?
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#2845040 - 11/22/11 01:23 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
The hole is under the starter,



Okie, here's my skid plate, I also cut off the tail flap to reduce snow build up and getting stuck and the dash hole is just a vent,




Here is something I'm waiting to get stuck to try,







I found this is a must, rivit/bolt something to reinforce the floor board, make sure it's overlapped in front of the rivet, I got round stock on my spare one but this is all I could find above snow, I someday got to flip it since it builds up with ice.

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#2845149 - 11/22/11 02:33 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Ontariotrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/12/08
Loc: Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canad...
Takotna: Did you add the 3rd idler wheel?

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#2845311 - 11/22/11 03:54 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Ontariotrapper]
takotna Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
Originally Posted By: Ontariotrapper
Takotna: Did you add the 3rd idler wheel?


Did but took it off cause it kept more snow/slush from getting out.

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#2845392 - 11/22/11 04:19 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Machias Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Stafford, VA
So why is the Bravo such a popular sled with trappers? Is it more of a work/utility sled? Why this sled over other makes and models? Just curious, other than this board I've never heard of the Bravo's. How do they compare with a Skandic? Thanks!!
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#2845421 - 11/22/11 04:27 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
takotna Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Takotna AK
To me it's just the dependability, and used to be cheapest to buy. it's diffently not for 6 footers or heavy people, AND you need a good back grin

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#2845456 - 11/22/11 04:40 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Machias]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Machias
So why is the Bravo such a popular sled with trappers? Is it more of a work/utility sled? Why this sled over other makes and models? Just curious, other than this board I've never heard of the Bravo's. How do they compare with a Skandic? Thanks!!

It's a utility machine at it's finest. faster than walking, very easy to work on, very light to free if stuck, and a long track to keep from getting stuck. It's no cadillac, it isn't made for comfort. Made to work, and it does.

Only sled I think would be better is the Skandic 440LT. Only reason I say that is the power of the engine. It was light weight and probably as horrible to ride as the Bravo, but the bigger engine opened up more areas for it (dominated deep snow).
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#2845476 - 11/22/11 04:49 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Machias Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Stafford, VA
Awesome, thanks for the answers! smile I'm 6 foot and heavy! blush


Edited by Machias (11/22/11 04:49 PM)
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#2845564 - 11/22/11 05:29 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Ontariotrapper]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Homer, Alaska
440 is a cadillac ride compared to the Bravo.
I have to say that one of the coolest things when riding the bravo is how your mind opens up to go new places that you wouldn't think of in a larger machine. The fear of getting stuck is greatly diminished.
6 years ago when they reintroduced them you could buy a brand new in the spring at the end of the year for $2800-$3000. Pretty good way to get into a new utility sled. Lots of parts avilable as they haven't changed them for the last 30years very much. Pretty much interchangeable.
I have decided for my long line when I run it again I am going to carry a spare head, piston, rings and base gasket in my sled to camp. You could change it out in less than a half hour in a pinch on the trail.

Ontariou Thanks for the picts. I really like the cowling rack. I find myself putting my pack on the front generally. This would be cool. Would need some kind of quick disconnect to open up but it would be quite nice to have. And being able to use the light would make it a plus. ;0)

Originally Posted By: Ontariotrapper
Family Trapper: Sounds like you are going to build the Trapping Super Bravo! Here are some pics of mods I found on the net that I thought were good ideas.





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