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Any Snowmobilers?
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F14    Posted 10-16-2001 at 05:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
A very generous older couple (summer folks) that I do odd jobs and caretake for have given me a Polaris snowmobile.

It's in gorgeous condition, very low hours. I can't seem to find the ID plate on it. I'd like to nail down the Model, Serial Number and Year. It's a long track utility/touring machine with reverse and a lo/hi range transmission, says LTR on the hood.

Any clue where the ID tag is?

Mike Taylor    Posted 10-17-2001 at 08:06:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah! I snowmobile around Houston and ski in the Saskatchewan providence of Canada!

F14...Found it    Posted 10-17-2001 at 05:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was looking for a riveted on plate, like the VIN plate on a car. Numbers are actually stamped into the aluminum tunnel (as Ole Cuss said) with a clear decal over them telling you which number is what.

Turns out it's a 1987 model, but you'd never know it by looking at it. Looks like new.

Thanks for the responses.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-17-2001 at 03:11:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

On my Polaris Lite Deluxe, the data plate is on the right hand side of the tunnel (the sheet metal running from front to back between the seat bottom and running board).
There should also be a plate on the engine.

JoeK    Posted 10-16-2001 at 09:26:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been awhile but believe the Polaris "LTR" models date to late 80s,early 90s.LTR stood for Long Track w/Reverse.These were designed as more of a "working/touring" sled than their hot rod short tracked brethren.I believe engine would be a 440cc twin,tried and true,plenty enuf to get the job done,but not a racer or fuel hog,As for ID,mfg varied in placement,but look on either side of chassis "tunnel",either ahead of footrest area or on sides at rear above track.

F14 again    Posted 10-16-2001 at 14:56:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found a Kelley Blue Book on the web that covers sleds. Last year that model is listed is 1989. I wouldn't have thought it was that old, it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. 488 motor, BTW.

I had been entertaining thoughts of trading it towards another ATV which would be more useful for me, but the trade in is listed at $775, retail is $1235. For that, I'll keep it.

F14    Posted 10-16-2001 at 13:36:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds right. Definitely a working sled as opposed to a hot rod, which is just fine by me. Has a tow hitch and a nice little cargo area behind the seat. Don't really need a sled (not that much snow right here on the coast) but the price was right ":^) Might be handy for ice fishing...

Lazy Horse    Posted 10-16-2001 at 06:00:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Paul if memory serves me correct there should be an ID plate under the hood. If thats not there, ther serial No. and Model No. should be stamped into the steel running from the handlebars down to the skis, just like on a motorcycle or 4 wheeler. If you don't find that, call your nearest polaris dealer and ask where the serial number is stamped since it has to be on the frame somewhere to be compliant with the vehicular laws. did you get a title with the snowmobile? after certain dates they are required to be titled like any other motor vehicle.

F14    Posted 10-16-2001 at 13:34:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's never been registered, as far as I know. It was bought in Vermont. I will get a Bill of Sale, but thanks for the heads up, I'll have to check on the title thing.

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