1980 Kawasaki Invader

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

Our objective was to re-build the sled to be clean and solid.  And to be as close to the TOC sleds as we could get.  Along the  way we made some modifications.

What motivated you to start your project?

We have been collecting Kawasaki snowmobiles since the early 2000’s.  We have admired the Kawasaki Tournament of Champions sleds and paint schemes and decided to restore one of our sleds as a Tournament of Champions tribute sled.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?

Most unique for this year model was the suspension. We incorporated an updated suspension to improve the ride.  We also fabricated our own black windscreen.

What are you most proud of?

I guess what I am most proud of is the fact that after 38 years we have a sled that actually starts easily, runs well, and looks decent.  I also appreciate the graphics that my friend Chris Lewis of Lewis signs created.

What do other people say about your sled?

The sled definitely turns heads, most first ask “what year is it” others are quick to say someone else they knew had an Invader back in the day and remembered them as being very fast.


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