Category: Rath Rides

Collection of videos from my Rath Rides YouTube channel.

Back with ANOTHER one! So many videos in a row for me. Back on the outlaw again out for a random unplanned ride. Just cruising around and seeing what I can see. I go back to a few of the flooded spots and the hole in the ground from the last video. Take a look and leave a like/comment!

Hey all! Back with the quad finally! Been a little bit since I’ve done a video on this thing, but the weather is nice again so here we are! Just riding around looking at the flooded out roads! Can’t get very far from home as ¬†everything’s flooded!

Hey everyone, so I’ve been pretty absent lately, Haven’t had much time to ride let alone make videos. I’m back though with a decently long video. This was filmed during a local-ish snowmobile derby, I didn’t win any prizes but it was a great day with great people so it was a fantastic day of riding. Snow conditions have been really brutal lately and only getting worse so it’s looking like this might be the last ride of the season! But, go watch the video! Enjoy!

Well things have been a little strange lately regarding weather. We’ve been getting quite a heat wave up here in Canada Land. It was well above freezing for a few days, and it really killed our snow amounts. Not only did we lose a lot of snow, but the trails are junk, the machines run like crap, and you get all sweaty when riding! The fan cooled Moto-Ski really doesn’t like the warmer weather. Doesn’t run as well as it does when it’s cold out which is to be expected with a Carb’d snowmobile, especially a fan cooled one! But that didn’t stop me from taking it out for a little rip in the field.

Well I guess we made it another year. 2017, welcome. I had a fantastic start to the new year, I had finished fixing the Moto-Ski on New Years Eve, and took it for another test ride on New Years Day! The test ride went fantastic! The new belt fixed my slipping belt issues, I guess a 7 year old belt just doesn’t work well haha. The recoil spring was replaced and now the starter rope re-winds itself back up so that I can actually start the machine. While I was in there working I decided to disable the oil injection system as well. I removed the gears from the oil pump, disconnected the oil lines, and capped them off at the intake so now it’s just a simple engine that pulls fuel already mixed with oil right from the gas tank. Anywho, here’s the video I filmed on New Years Day. It’s pretty crappily edited and what not but I wanted to get it done before I went back to work and procrastinated. So enjoy!

Well here we go again, we fix things, more things break, then we fix those things. That’s what we’ve done with the Moto-ski. If you’ve seen my last video I talked about how the belt was slipping. Luckily it was just a worn out belt. I tossed a new one on there and no more slipping!

I also had the recoil spring go bad on me which kept the pull start cord from winding itself back in. Got that replaced now. Also disabled the oil injection system. One of the oil lines snapped, and I had to remove the pump and tank to fix the recoil so I just decided to disable it totally and from now on I’ll just premix my gas!

Anywho, all is well and good here, test ride went very well and hopefully I can get back to filming shortly!

Hey guys and gals, Figured I’d do a little throwback to one of my older videos from 2014. This was filmed on my old machine which was stolen, it’s a 2012 Polaris Switchback Assault 800 with a 144″ Track. Super fun machine, I miss it every day! So, enjoy the terribly edited and filmed video. Still waiting for more Moto-Ski parts before I can ride that one again but soon!

Well, it’s that time of year. The snow is here to stay, the temperatures are well below freezing, and the snowmobiles come out to play! I’ve been working on this machine a little bit over the summer to get it running well, take a gander at the video I made last weekend on it’s first actual ride in over 5 years! A shakedown ride to see what else needs work. Enjoy, hopefully more to come this winter!

Well it finally happened, I woke up to snow today! Around 5 inches of wet heavy snow had fallen by the time I woke up, not the best kind of snow but I’ll take it. According to the weather channel, we should be getting up to 30 cm (11 inches) by the time the system is done. That’s pretty exciting in my opinion. I really hope it doesn’t all melt away though, I would LOVE to be able to get the Moto-Ski out riding this coming weekend to see how she does on snow since it’s been about 6 years since the thing has been actually ridden. So fingers crossed on the snow staying, I’ll be sure to have the camera going and recording for the first ride of the season. Stay tuned!