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Which year Yamaha Bravo #2837390
11/18/11 09:26 AM
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I was thinking of getting a sled this year to help run my beaver line.

What year should I be looking at and anything to watch out for good or bad ?

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2837648
11/18/11 12:57 PM
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Bravos are all pretty much the same. The dealer in Whitehorse has 60 units left, the last of them as they are not making them anymore. With a price tag of over 6k they are to expensive in my book.


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: yukon254] #2837788
11/18/11 02:38 PM
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I bought one of the 2011 bravos for $3500 out the door here in Fairbanks last spring, not sure what they are going for now. I see a few pop up on craigslist quite often but it seems the resale value is going up since they quit making them.............


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2840299
11/19/11 10:59 PM
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How good are Bravo's for running a line ?

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2840447
11/20/11 01:00 AM
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They're reliable, easy to start (still pull start, but not a whole lot of resistance with only 250cc), light, and fuel efficient, all good things for a trap line. But they are small, hard to ride, and slow, and require some mods to make them more comfortable and I guess another one to keep snow out of the steering column. I know that I will buy one for my son when he is old enough (if not sooner for my own uses.)


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2840451
11/20/11 01:02 AM
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They are great for deep snow and manuvering through trees. Suspension sucks and hard on a guy if you plan on putting on a lot of miles in a day. For short runs here and there not worrying about getting stuck they are great. They can pull a load. Just not fast.
40 pretty much tops unless going downhill. I have used one a lot on my marten line.

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2840554
11/20/11 03:37 AM
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I was reconsidering to purchase a bravo for trapping and for my growing boys to start help trapping smile I owned one before for about two seasons, and at times I sure miss the bugger. The built in rack is amazing and they are light. Just wished that they were still manufacturing them each year. If I knew the companies number I'd give them suggestions about keeping them on their lineup of snowmobiles grin



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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2840581
11/20/11 06:26 AM
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Nick I think it is more about EPA and them not qualifying. Have to make machines now that don't pollute so much I think. Still a lot of used ones out there. I picked one up this summer for my daughter for $500. It works fine.

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841100
11/20/11 03:48 PM
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There is a 1991 Bravo for sale near me that I am considering getting for pulling a couple of dogs around for lion hunting in Idaho, think it can handle that job?


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841103
11/20/11 03:52 PM
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Probably


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841112
11/20/11 04:02 PM
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easily. Lots of posting about Bravos lately. You can pick up some good ideas to make them more comfortable and usable. Not faster however.

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841354
11/20/11 06:29 PM
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Thanks guys, faster is not a problem since faster usually means the dogs get beat to heck. I usually don't go much over 15 mph anyways. This one supposedly runs great and is for sale for $400. I figure at that price I won't be out too much anyways to give it a shot. Thanks!


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841892
11/20/11 09:38 PM
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Ok...another quesition.

Which one would you look for a short or long track ?

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11/20/11 09:39 PM
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No question. Long track


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2841984
11/20/11 10:09 PM
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I guessed as much but just wanted to back up my guessing. I came across several short tracks for about 450 or so. But no luck on the longs.

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2842198
11/20/11 11:42 PM
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Here we go again. My partner just burned up his month old Bravo because the oil pump malfunctioned in the cold !


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2842206
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OOOOOOOOH! Is THIS why you mixed that gas for me to use in my new Bravo Mr. Sunshine?

Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2842216
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That's right poopsie


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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2842229
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Re: Which year Yamaha Bravo [Re: On a Call] #2842280
11/21/11 12:45 AM
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I never relied on oil pump in any of my 2 strokes. My jet drives, my out boards, all my 2's I mix the oil into the gas...leason learned many years ago.

Hey Ken...a month old should be still under warrenty ??? Or at least the pump cry

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