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#2926245 - 01/03/12 08:23 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
On call. I did not set up a latch. I did put a final strip of wood along the long inside edge to keep snow from blowing in and keep the seat on square under a load. The seat is pretty heavy and won't be blowing open.

Trapset the false bottom would be an easy thing to put in. Just some 3/4 stripping along the inside and a piece of plywood with a finger hole to pull it up. That would be cool. Maybe only on one side so you could still put the cricket in.
Have fond memories of my son and his cricket.
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#2926260 - 01/03/12 08:30 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Does anyone replace one carbide wearbar at a time. I have always done this to extend the life of having a good carbide. I find it to be plenty good and get twice the life of a good carbide.
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#2926901 - 01/04/12 08:17 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Loc: Nebraska
FT, Great tip on the carbides. As for the false floor in my box, I could probably just drill the finger hole to one side so it would accommodate the barrel of the Cricket and keep it in place. May be add a few more holes for my rod handles and jack.(I know what you mean about the cricket, kinda embarrassing, but I have to barrow it from my 13yr old daughter)

Anyone carry one of the old style bumper jacks on their machine or sled? They work great for lifting up the track and running all the ice and slush out (or lifting when your in a jam). Then I just keep it jacked up over night. It wont freeze to the ground that way. Also w/ my old stuff I have to step up the idle during warm up to keep them running. If I'm not standing right there when they warm up the idle nearly doubles, with the track off the ground I don't have to worry about burning the belt or worse yet a run away sled:).
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#2926957 - 01/04/12 09:07 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
TS...why not just have a bottom side entry into your box after adding a false bottom ? That way you can enter the bottom without dumping all your top gear and if you need the full depth you still have it to use. Just a thought.

BTW...does that thing ever fall off ?


Edited by On a Call (01/04/12 09:11 AM)

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#2930232 - 01/05/12 09:27 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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FT there is a good article in the new ATA mag that has a idea for getting some heat from engine to where you want it,use's 4" pvc pipe,gonna look into this some
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#2931276 - 01/06/12 04:05 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Thought I would post this here as well. I put a snorkel on my intake to vent warm air rather than cold snowy air from the right side. At least when it is cold. 3 inch vaccume hose. Easy to install.
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#2932234 - 01/07/12 12:31 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Trapset]
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
I've always carried a bumper jack under the seat of my WT and do exactly like you said, up on the jack every night and run it on the jack in the morn. Save them $100 belts. I was getting 4000 miles on a belt and changing them for safety. I pick those jacks up every time I see them. They also work great in the overflow by jacking up the rear and shoveling snow under the track and the same in the front and build a bridge to get out of the water and overflow.
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#2934183 - 01/08/12 03:24 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 02/11/09
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Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Akhowler, My late gramps used to gather them lil jacks jus for that reason. I should make one up to keep on the sled, no more looking for wood block then! But yea i can see it usefull around the sled. Be cool to make some kinda extension to get more lift outta it, or make a 6x6 buttom plate on it to keep it from punching down so much?

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#2934726 - 01/08/12 01:32 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Alaska
YT : What you suggest is in use by many cub pilots. Weld a light weight steel mesh plate on bottom. Then a pipe welded to the jack , with a threaded coupling on top. A second piece of pipe (extension) is then used to screw into the coupling. The extension has a Y welded to the top and is padded to avoid damage to the wing strut. Light weight ( verses one made from a high lift ) and a must have when Airplane Bush trapping by yourself. Hardest part is finding the jack ( E-bay ? ).

As some of you know, a guy down south makes a snowmachine Jack that works well for the lone trapper - but it is spendy.

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#2935020 - 01/08/12 05:02 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 3912
Loc: Lotw MN
found a running lt bravo today with lots of spare parts for $400..... after several phone calls and driving half way there I got tired of there games and drove home. what a waste of an afternoon. Not sure what was going on.... maybe sellers remorse???

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#2935026 - 01/08/12 05:04 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/26/07
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Loc: Lotw MN
Had the same experience with high priced bearings here, ordered them off Amazon for $2 something when napa was $24.... buy local they say

thought this one was sweet enough to pose for a picture.

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#2935367 - 01/08/12 07:20 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Thats too bad on the bravo Grubstake. Looks like your in the prototype stage there with the seat and windshield but well on your way to a comfy ride. ;0)

Takotna
I don't have the bar that wraps around my bravo in front. Just the short built in fender bar. Not quite the same thing to set up on. We tried a piece of seat cushion material off the front and worked very well for Garrity's machine yesterday. Think I might fashion one with velcro for warm days to tie it back out of the way.
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#2942663 - 01/12/12 06:56 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Registered: 01/23/10
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Hey Len how well did that snorkel do on venting in some warm air flow where needed ?

I was thinking....is it possible to have a snorkel vented into your bibs ? Just think of that a heated outfit smile.

As for a bar/bumper why not just fashion one from pipe ?

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#2942664 - 01/12/12 06:57 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Grubstake...I do like that windshild !

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#2942747 - 01/12/12 08:16 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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I'll be interested to see how the hot air induction works. I tried it one fall on an outboard. Just couldn't keep the thing running due to carb ice. The problem actually got worse because the warmer air held more water vapor that turned to ice in the carb. Your setup might work because I suspect the air will be much warmer. I wonder too whether it will noticeably change engine performance because of the subtle change in air density entering the carb.
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#2943642 - 01/12/12 05:10 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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did pick up the BRavo LT last night......nowhere near the condition it was described in. but it was cheaper wink

The green one above isn't mine, I have no idea who's it is. Just ran across it on the lake and had to snap a picture!

Needs some recoil work and lots of TLC. Is there any other Yamaha models that run that same recoil?

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#2943983 - 01/12/12 07:18 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Grubstake]
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Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Grubstake
did pick up the BRavo LT last night......nowhere near the condition it was described in. but it was cheaper wink

The green one above isn't mine, I have no idea who's it is. Just ran across it on the lake and had to snap a picture!

Needs some recoil work and lots of TLC. Is there any other Yamaha models that run that same recoil?


Here is one on ebay. Says you can contact for buy it now price and he will ship today. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Bravo-250...=item256b65d61d
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#2944235 - 01/12/12 08:49 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Hey Len how well did that snorkel do on venting in some warm air flow where needed ?

Haven't got that far yet. So far only snorkeled my carb air to bring in warmer air. Seemed to do well so far. The last run we had no problem. But had things pretty sealed up as well. White I was wondering the same thing about performance. To new to tell.
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#2944848 - 01/13/12 07:25 AM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: Family Trapper]
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Registered: 01/23/10
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Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
Quote:
Hey Len how well did that snorkel do on venting in some warm air flow where needed ?

Haven't got that far yet. So far only snorkeled my carb air to bring in warmer air. Seemed to do well so far. The last run we had no problem. But had things pretty sealed up as well. White I was wondering the same thing about performance. To new to tell.


Call me home late for dinner....I goofed. I thought you were venting the warmer air up towards the operator. Now I understand the purpose as White did explained.

With your low temerature I now understand the reason, sort of super charger. smile ride on.

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#2958653 - 01/19/12 02:54 PM Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call]
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Dirt get any ideas here?
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