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Ok so I bought my nephew his own 1997 440ZR and my Brother takes my F7 Limited Edition Patriot as his the backup sled for a trip. I tell him that I don’t want ANYONE using my F7 and he thinks I am being unreasonable. So I post this Question.
Who would you let ride your primary snowmobile? My answer NO ONE.
 

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Ok so I bought my nephew his own 1997 440ZR and my Brother takes my F7 Limited Edition Patriot as his the backup sled for a trip. I tell him that I don’t want ANYONE using my F7 and he thinks I am being unreasonable. So I post this Question.
Who would you let ride your primary snowmobile? My answer NO ONE.[/b]

My parents both ride, and either of them are welcome to my sled whenever they need - other than that, no one comes to mind that I would hand it over to. I don't blame you on this one.
 

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I don't care who rides it as long as they realize they pay for anything that happens to it as far as physical damage goes. If they blew up the motor as long as there was oil and coolant in it I'd let that go because it could just as easily happened with me riding it.

This is the first winter I haven't had a spare sled but I've let friends and family use my spare for the last 4 seasons with no issues.
 

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I don't care who rides it as long as they realize they pay for anything that happens to it as far as physical damage goes. If they blew up the motor as long as there was oil and coolant in it I'd let that go because it could just as easily happened with me riding it.

This is the first winter I haven't had a spare sled but I've let friends and family use my spare for the last 4 seasons with no issues.[/b]

I think a spare is a different story. If I had a spare, I'd allow anyone responsible enough to pay for damages. But even though I'm a reasonable person, I'd be p*ssed if there was snow on the ground, and my sled was in the shop - and it happened to break while someone else was riding it. I'd much rather break it myself. Ok, so maybe thats not very reasonable.......
 

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couch surfing got u a little grumpy bro? Jr realy wanted to ride the F7 I stood up for your sled and said no. if a tree fall in the woods.....
 

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I have let friends use my sleds, and they know. Crash, you buy it. If they don't like it, go buy your own shit. I personally would only let the Adult who you are giving the sled to use it. Remember, the nice guy always get's screwed. The last thing you need is everyone with them taking turns hammering the hell out of it.
 

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I think a spare is a different story. If I had a spare, I'd allow anyone responsible enough to pay for damages. But even though I'm a reasonable person, I'd be p*ssed if there was snow on the ground, and my sled was in the shop - and it happened to break while someone else was riding it. I'd much rather break it myself. Ok, so maybe thats not very reasonable.......[/b]

I've been looking for an excuse for new iron so if someone broke mine I'd just buy a new one but I hear what your saying. If you feel that way don't even let your brother take it as a spare so theres no temptation to ride it
 

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As others have said, only if they can pay for it the next business day if they wreck it will I do it. Although some years ago I let a buddy use Mrs. Crazed sled, my new rule is they have to be a sledder and can pay for it the next business day if they wreck it.
 

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I let friends or family try it out on our property or if I swap off with another bud that I'm riding with. As for letting anyone borrow it to go riding and possibly use or abuse it in a way that that I wouldn't... nope!Lots of wear and tear can rack up that isn't visible right away especially if you are not familiar with all the quirks that an individual sled may have. I'll let you borrow my pickup though! Go figure!?
 

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I don't care who rides it as long as they realize they pay for anything that happens to it as far as physical damage goes. If they blew up the motor as long as there was oil and coolant in it I'd let that go because it could just as easily happened with me riding it.

This is the first winter I haven't had a spare sled but I've let friends and family use my spare for the last 4 seasons with no issues.[/b]
I would let any of my friends or family (accept my husband) ride mine in the yard or field near the house, but I am not comfortable with anyone taking it out for the day, but me! Call me selfish but its MINE :nono: !!!!! I am not like that with anything else but with this...it is mine, all mine...my husband isn't allowed to ride it cause the minute he gets on it he thinks he needs to modify the crap out of it...and he rides like a bat out of hell too...thats my baby...don't want him racing around on it...and boy I would be ticked if he screwed something up. Better to leave it just for me...that way no hard feelings.
 

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Primary sled? - Where I can see em and within reason....other than that nope.
Spare - I take friends occassionally. Two never offered to put gas in it so I have never offered again, but the majority have been more than appreciative. Its a learning experience in human nature for sure.
 

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As others have said, only if they can pay for it the next business day if they wreck it will I do it. Although some years ago I let a buddy use Mrs. Crazed sled, my new rule is they have to be a sledder and can pay for it the next business day if they wreck it.[/b]

Some more information about the situation, my nephew drove the 440 into a tree last year. My brother says that he cannot pay for a new clutch so how can he afford a new sled if he breaks mine. And at 8000 miles the remaining ones belong to ME.
 

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Only if I am trying someone elses sled will I let someone else ride mine. So as long as I am right there, riding with them, I will let anyone responsable ride my sled.
 

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I've only let one other person ride my F6 and that was because I was riding his sled. He wanted to see how it felt compared to his 2001 MXZ 600 (totally different animals). We didn't ride for too long before I wanted back on my sled. Other than that, I have not, and will not, let anyone else ride my sled. It's my baby and I know no one around me could afford to pay for it if it got damaged (other than my father).
 
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Ok, so I have to be honest and seem selfish here....but no one other than me and my husband can sit on my sled..nevermind ride it!
 

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well i bought a spare for this reason, but now that i have poured a crap load of money blood and sweat i am skeptical.... as for my primary hell no, mostly because i dont trust my self on it yet.
 

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I'd never let anyone take any of our sleds without me or my middle son with them....

Ya I let some friends try them out in the back field, but not on a ride or a trip.

Immediate family's a little different. My primary sled I'd only let the same son and my youngest son ride it without me there, just a ride, not a weekend trip. Plus they have to catch me in a good mood, I've said no to them more than a few time cause I don't want it to become a habbit. Christ they have there own sleds anyway, they just want the one that rides the best....

I used to let my kids friends ride our spare sled and it always came back broken. That stopped, it got into a pissing contest on who did what. Now its drinking antifreeze. Live and learn, never again.
 

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I've been looking for an excuse for new iron so if someone broke mine I'd just buy a new one but I hear what your saying. If you feel that way don't even let your brother take it as a spare so theres no temptation to ride it[/b]

we share a house in Vermont and he says that if im not there he just does as he wants
 
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