PHOTO PAGE 3216

1968 SKI BIRD ( LEFT ) + 1967 BOATEL ( RIGHT )
KEVIN HANCOCK - OLYMPIA - WA

KEVIN HAS BEEN HELPING ME GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT ON THE 1967 AND 1968 SKI BIRD.

HERE IS SOME OF THE INFO THAT HE HAS SENT TO ME.

David - Here is a picture of my friend standing next to my two Ski-Birds when we picked them up in North Dakota.
 
The one on the left is the 1968 I restored, and the one on the right is the 1967. You can see the hood difference easily between the two years in this photo.
 
Cheers,
Kevin

David - No, thre is no year on the information tag.

I have two owners manuals, one for the 1967 and another for the 1968. The manuals show the difference, and I have other literature (advertisements, Sno Goer articles, repair manual) that show this one to be a 1967. I found the Sno Goer test write up on your website. The picture on the front of the article does not have the stripe, but the hood design is the same. I am in 
contact with another fellow who has Ski-Birds and his 1967 also has the strip down the hood. I am not sure if the strip was painted on after it was sold, but the hood design is that of the 1967.

The 1968 models had a door in the front to access the fuel fill, the hood is taller and had the optional engine cover (as seen in the ad you sent), also the fuel line intake to the motor is different.  I have a 1968 Ski-Bird 300 that I will be restoring for trail riding and  have matched that one to the 1968 owners manual and advertisements. It is different than the 1967 in 
serveral ways.

The 1969 is has different hood design with front vents and skis, while the 1970 was called Mach X. I had a Mach X I got for parts. It had the 1967 skis, the 1968 hood, the seat was reversed with the tool kit in the back, the seat back was different, and back rest support was chromed.

THANK YOU KEVIN FOR THE GREAT PICTURES
AND FOR THIS HELPFUL INFORMATION!


 
 
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