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    Installing the PROARMOR Tether From OFT on the new Polaris Axys Pro RMK 800 Mountain Sled.

    Posted by Ryan Thompson
    on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    I still have not heard a good excuse why Polaris, Arctic Cat and Yamaha do not have tethers that come stock on their mountain sleds. Ski-Doo is the only OEM that does it right now. This seems like a no-brainer.

    The other feature that every sled should come standard with is a back up beeper. You know that annoying loud sound you hear when you are about to be backed over by a the UPS or FedEx truck. So many times I have put my sled in what I thought was reverse only to find out all-too-fast I was not in reverse. Ski-Doo, Yamaha and Cat have this, I am hoping to see it on the Polaris line up soon, that way when your buddy sneaks up on you and puts your sled in reverse you will know before you give it a hand full of throttle and kiss the hood, while video clips of this can make the likes on your social media page go way up it is not always fun to be the recipient of the reverse trick, but I digress, this post is about the tether.

    One of the first things I do to our stock sleds that do not have a tether is to put a tether on them. Too many times I have been almost eaten alive by an angry track spinning like a chainsaw because it is upside down with the throttle stuck wide open. There are plenty of examples of this on YouTube, if you want to watch some great horror flicks, pop some popcorn and see what a spinning track does to the human body. All drama aside, it is important to make sure that when you're off, your sled it is off too.

    I have been using the PROARMOR Tether from OFT now for three years and have been very happy with it. It is a very simple install and works great. A true Plug-N-Play setup. For about $60 plus shipping you can set up your stock sled to shut off when you need it most. 

    Other options are also available for Cat and Yamaha.

    Heck, it's almost Christmas time, ask Santa to stuff your sock with one! Who knows it just may save your life!

    I put together a quick video showing just how easy and it is to install. Have a happy Thanksgiving and stay safe out there

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