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Old 09-25-2009
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Hi all, I just picked up a SWEET 1996 Ultra RMK - very low miles, looks new and completely original, a perfect restoration ride. The only thing missing is the tool kit, including the owner's manual or user guide, whatever they called it.

I want to make this as complete as possible, so I'd like to find the correct owner's manual for this sled - can any of you help? The tool kit itself should be easy to put together.

And yes, I already downloaded the shop manual, it's the other one I want!

hey, does 'ultra' mean it's a long track?
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RMK = Long Track.

Ultra = Name associated with sled
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Man I want one of those! I have been looking for quite a while. Your a lucky man.

You might be able to get a manual from polarisman.com.
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I tried PolarisMan, doesn't have one - I'd settle for the SKS manual, they seem very similar based on engine and chassis.

What do the various letter designations mean, then? I'm new to sleds and Polaris, so I've no idea what thier product names mean. So what is an SKS? Shorter track? I see on the rear of my sled Rocky Mountain King (RMK)

I'll post some pix when it quits raining (if that ever happens in Valdez)
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I tried PolarisMan, doesn't have one - I'd settle for the SKS manual, they seem very similar based on engine and chassis.

What do the various letter designations mean, then? I'm new to sleds and Polaris, so I've no idea what thier product names mean. So what is an SKS? Shorter track? I see on the rear of my sled Rocky Mountain King (RMK)

I'll post some pix when it quits raining (if that ever happens in Valdez)
RMK = Rocky Mountain King
SKS = Snow King Special

The rmk and sks usually have the same size track, as far as length. In about 98 they went from a 133.5" long track to the 136" track. I am pretty sure that the 96 prolly had a 133.5", but you can check that on polarisman.com, even tho alot of the times their info isnt 100% but usually it is.

One of the main differences i know of between the sks and rmk is the ski stance, i do believe the rmk is the wider one, if not somoene can correct me on that. Other than that im not sure there is really much difference, maybe lug size on the tracks i guess. Possibly slight motor changes, like a cdi or something but nothing major at all.
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Westy, the RMK has a narrower ski stance because it is the deep snow sled. Trail sleds have the wider ski stance I'm pretty sure. In fact, I've been told that I can't carve in powder with my XC because it has a wider ski stance. I must not be a good enough snowmobiler to notice that I can't do it.
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Wow, it's wider on the SKS? I thought the sled track was pretty wide already!

The last stuff for me to ride was Honda and Yamaha quads in SoCal and Mexico, so this is quite different - although big dunes are probably a lot like loose snow.
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sks is the wider front end, rmk is the narrow one.

the manual that came with the sleds was a pretty generic one, a dealer should be able to get you one?
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I think the book is out of print, at least that's what it says on the Polaris website.
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Usually they appear on Ebay quite regularly during the main snow season...
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Pictures?
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Got the original owner's manual from alssnowmobile.com - looks like a great place for used and obsolete parts! One of my countrymen on the Alaska Forums showed me to Al's.

The book is VERY useful and full of information for a manual geek like me. Stuff like suspension setup and theory are great when you've never looked under a sled before. You gotta understand, I have never even seen a snow machine up close until coming to Alaska two years ago! We didn't use many of them in San Diego...

Anyway, now I'll get into cleaning the carbs and getting ready for snow. Valdez has the distinction of having the highest snowfall in all of Alaska (maybe even all of North America?) so this should be fun!

Oh yeah, as soon as I'm done cutting all this damn firewood, I'll take some pix and post them of the sled. I've been so busy making a storage building and stocking up on wood that there has been no time for fun stuff - well except for some afternoon hunting! The snowshoe bunnies up here sure taste good!
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Old 10-12-2009
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[quote=ddcurtis;

I'll post some pix when it quits raining (if that ever happens in Valdez)[/QUOTE]

Still raining
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