Dan Adams has been around backcountry snowmobiling for many years and has an impressive list of accomplishments; him and some buddies rode and filmed the first Slednecks movies, he spent some time on the ramps in snowmobile freestyle, successfully landed a backcountry backflip and more recently has been teaching backcountry snowmobiling through his Next Level Riding Clinics. With an incredible amount of backcountry days under his belt at the forefront of the sport Dan knows a thing or two about what he needs out of his sled. Along with building a fleet of Next Level sleds for his clients to ride every year Dan builds a personal sled that is always a little bit special. This is his Dan’s mod for the 2013 season.
Dan has a long-standing relationship with Polaris Industries and his 2013 sled began life as a Polaris 800 Pro RMK 163 before embarking on an extensive series of modifications. Timbersled in Northern Idaho removed the stock suspension and replaced it with their Mtn Tamer rear suspension skid and Barkbuster front suspension. Upgraded Iceage rails and FOX Float 2 / Float EVOL shocks were added to the Mtn Tamer along with FOX Float R EVOL shocks on the front suspension.
For added power Dan opted for a highly spec’d BoonDocker turbo kit with an intercooler, Tial stainless steel housing, stainless steel exhaust, external wastegate, 3 degree electronic timing key, cold air intake and Garrett GTX 2863 turbo. Depending on snow conditions and riding style Dan will adjust the turbo boost and run either a mixture of pump and race gas or 100% high octane race fuel.
Dan added Skinz front and rear bumpers for added protection and for safer use of a Snobunje when pulling out clients stuck machines. Skinz Airframe running boards with traction pads were added for maximum foot traction in deep snow. Dans new signature lower Next Level handlebar from FLY Racing was added along with a Skinz Next Level windshield bag.
The factory track was replaced with a Camoplast Challenger Extreme 15 x 162 x 3.0 track with a 3.0 pitch and 7 tooth Avid-Products drivers were added to accommodate for the change in pitch.
Even with wraps and powder coating becoming increasingly popular Dan’s sleds always creates a unique look for his personal sled. This year Dan went with multi-tone brown and green color scheme on his ArcticFX wrap and matched it to green and brown powder coating from Ace Powder Coating on chassis components. The finishing cosmetic touch was a brown with contrast stitch Skinz lowered seat that looks like it came from a Ford King Ranch truck. Dan has definitely built another very impressive sled and while it looks great in his shop we can’t wait to see how it looks in the air upside down on one of his huge inverted reverts. With a busy season of clinics and film days this definitely won’t be the last time you see this sled.