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#2842281 - 11/20/11 10:47 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
He's hoping it is !!

I'm with you. Mix it all
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#2842295 - 11/20/11 11:08 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
fishermann222 Offline

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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5292
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
No more mixing for me with the new ACE 4 stroke, however it probably just won't start when it is 30 below smile
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#2842355 - 11/21/11 12:37 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Let us know how that works out Fish! I plan on using my new (to me) machine for some time, but I'm sure it will have to be replaced at some point.
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#2842375 - 11/21/11 01:24 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Ken did he have the airvent open in the front? How do you know it was oil? I burned my new one up 5 years ago at 60 miles. To hot for conditions. Then I learned more about the vent. The oiler did go out two years ago however. I mix now. Save it however before it was too late.
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#2842386 - 11/21/11 01:48 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Right on Bravo Talk!!! I got mine last year it got 1700 miles so far. I had a short track and two long tracks before. I think the next mod i want to put on it is shorter chair that is raised up some for comfort. I still run with the oiler. Was thinking of cutting some cushion foam to slip in the front when breaking trails/take out when not. Has anybody done that. Last year mine cost $4,500 with shipping. Been on the look out for some UHMW here in the village. Gonna put a skid plate under and up past the bumper 4-5 inches or so with cut out hand holds. U-bolted to the bumper to secure the front.

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#2842405 - 11/21/11 03:10 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Yukon I am in the process of doing just that with my seat. Shorter and building a box under it. Foam is good. Lots of it. You have to modify your windshield to go higher but it is worth it. Just rivet on some lexan.
I am about done with my 340 as well. Short seat with a box. Gives me a lot of rack space now.
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#2842410 - 11/21/11 03:31 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
FT- I got the windshield last year, got tired of crouching while cruising home in the cold weather. Did you get to the heater hose? I like the idea about more space, but i think i am jus going to scavange a different seat so i can switch if i ever have to. Maybe if the kids get it some day. But i did get the Soft case mounted/machette/axe and winshield extension. Next would have to be seat, then make a spot for the ice pick to go. I think i am going to rivet uhmw under the foot rails also, make it stronger and help it slide along in the deep stuff. I was thinking about taking a Hand crank boat winch, dbl-line pulley the cable and adding hooks on the under side so i can hook it to the front or back if i ever have to. Be faster then a come-along. Then skid plate, if i run it farther out it should help with the snow getting in the hood. Also help it float in the soup higher. Well i cut up three big totes of bait size fish chunks, jus have to wire it up. Gonna head out and check out the east line tomorrow if it warms up some.

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#2842506 - 11/21/11 07:05 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
On a Call Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 857
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
All I am able to find around here used are the short track in the 85 - 92 years. Any thoughts about those ?

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#2842526 - 11/21/11 07:27 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14668
Loc: McGrath, AK
Len, he said it started right up and he let it idle for 15 minutes. Then he laid it over to get the track moving and it revved up and quit. It was 35 below so his thinking is that the oil in the reservoir was too thick to flow through the pump. Why the heck don't they mount that oil rez under the cowling ?
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#2842570 - 11/21/11 08:11 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 793
Loc: wasilla,alaska
Yukon any more info on the heater hose thing? That would be nice to have warm air blowing up,my skandic has something like that.
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#2842586 - 11/21/11 08:29 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Ol' Blister Offline


Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 875
Loc: McGrath, Alaska
Speaking of the heater hose -
When I took a long ride last weekend I noticed that my left boot was getting a lot of warm air. It was dry and warm when my right boot was all iced up.

Is there supposed to be heat exhausted out that side?

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#2842639 - 11/21/11 09:21 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Ontariotrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canad...
Yukon & Family Trapper: Can you post pics of the heater hose mod and any others?

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#2842845 - 11/21/11 12:28 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
"0n a Call" i had a 1992 short track ran like a champ for a few years, i got it used. But i used it all winter. Ate a piston one morning, buddy rebuilt it by noon. Then i ended up trading it off. But for in town use it was great. Fun. But rather have a longtrack for work and trapping and such.

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#2842855 - 11/21/11 12:34 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
White, i hate the oil resvoir where it is. I alway have to leave it half full when i get back so i can add oil from behind the woodstove in the morning when i am warming it up. Ol' Blister-yea the heat comes out that side from the clutch and the engine schroud pointing in that direction. Why i never wear mukluks anymore :-(

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#2842883 - 11/21/11 12:45 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
okie and ontario; i don't have any pictures but i am can explain it. The engine schroud is where the heat comes out. 1- Make sure it is removeable. Cause on warm days your engine has to move hot air faster. I made the one i had not removable and it was a pain to wire on and cut off. I used a rubber forklift tube liner. But prefer something that stays flexible. I used a Shop vac hose and cut a hole through the dash and slipped it through the bottom side first. left the hose Couple feet long. Next i fitted the Rubber liner around the schroud in a funnel style position. Wired it to stay its shape. Then i fitted the shop vac hose to the Rubber liner. Then i used 4 pieces of wire to attach to engine schroud. Was nice and warm behind the windshield Kinda had to duck to warm up the Nose. But worked good for thawing out the gloves/googles and such. If i was to put another i'd use zip ties because they are faster to use attaching assembly. Bad part is it sucks out most of the heat from under the hood, so your oil lines and stuff can't quite warm up so good, but i always add oil from behind the woodstove. Hope that helps.

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#2842895 - 11/21/11 12:50 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
On all my sleds i have a small electric heater i use under the hood and cover it up with old sleeping bag/somekinda cover. I leave it there sometimes up to an hour. Pre-heats everything. 3.5x4x5 size dimensions find a place to wedge it in and plug it in/close/cover. -50 below works great :-) lol i burned up a few hair dryers over the years lol

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#2843730 - 11/21/11 07:32 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Ontariotrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canad...
Thanks Yukontrapper. Good info. I have a 2011 Bravo LT that I pick up this month. I also have the chance to buy a friends 2006 Tundra LT (300F) that is in mint shape. Any info, good or bad on the Tundra? I thought they would make a great trapping combination???

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#2843875 - 11/21/11 08:18 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
bearcat2 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 12
Loc: Idaho
The Tundra is a great machine, but check and see if the 2006 is the first year they started making the new model (can't remember if it was 06 or 05) the first year they had clutch problems. The rest of the years have a different clutch setup that works great. Unfortunately the new model Tundras also need the heater hose mod, the older model Tundra's blew warm air out the dash in your face, for some reason when they changed the design they did away with that and blow all the warm air out on your left leg. When I asked the idiot at the dealership why they did that he helpfully explained to me that the warm air coming off the motor that used to blow up under the windshield and warm your face and hands on the old models was slightly damp, and this caused you to be colder than riding along at -20 with only the cold wind blowing in your face. frown Guess he has never rode an older Skandic in cold weather if he can say that with a straight face!

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#2843941 - 11/21/11 08:40 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Ol' Blister Offline


Registered: 03/18/07
Posts: 875
Loc: McGrath, Alaska
YT, what does a "fork lift tube liner" look like?

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

This is a good thread. I appreciate all this information I'm getting here ;o)

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#2843946 - 11/21/11 08:41 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
Just play along with her. OK Guys ?
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