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2004 800XCSP?????

Postby SnowFreak » August 13th, 2003, 7:50 am

I'm thinking of buying a new sled. I have had a ZR600 and a ZR800. Could someone let vme know how they feel the new Polaris 800XC will compare? Will it be as fast? Will it ride as well? Thanks for your input.
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2004 800XCSP?????

Postby SLEDHEADRED » August 13th, 2003, 9:04 am

I have rode other 800xc's, so i am sure the 04's will be as quick, but willmost likely handle alot better, then before[refinement].
They have a potent motor and the suspension is awesome.
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2004 800XCSP?????

Postby SnowFreak » August 13th, 2003, 12:10 pm

Thanks sledheadred, I'm looking at just the XC SP model with the black/silver And red. I have considered the pro x but the clicker shocks and riser are to much more $$$ than it's worth. I do like the cromoly trailing arms though but they only save 2 pounds.
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Postby derekgaddy » August 13th, 2003, 3:41 pm

Poo is the most reliable sled in my opinion. If you plan on keeping it more than 3yrs go with Polaris Industries.
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Postby kenlacy » August 14th, 2003, 2:50 am

You might want to hold off until next year if you can - for 05 Pol with probably go all out for their 50th anniversary.
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Postby The Grand Poobah » August 14th, 2003, 3:27 am

I agree with kenlacy. If you're set on Polaris, wait for the '05s. The current models are getting a little long in the tooth, and rumour has it that the new ('05) 700 and 800 twins are going to be putting out some serious HP. There is also talk that Polaris will be coming out with an all new 800 triple, but I'll believe that when I see it.

There isn't much seperating the current 800XC and the ZR800 that you ride now.
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Postby FreezurBurnt » August 15th, 2003, 7:08 am

But Ken aren't you one who says not to buy 1st year sleds:W
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Postby xcya » August 15th, 2003, 3:55 pm

polaris engines are proven reliable, strong, and ahead of the pack. the 04 pro-x-r800 is a hole new breed of power and performance and will not be matched by any other. if your dealer has one yet, take a look under the hood and you will see the performance changes. new reeds, shorty carb boots and new chassie and track and not to forget to mention the light weight. so FREEZERBURNT, you dont have to worry about anything new polaris will bring out because it is already proven.
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Postby kenlacy » August 18th, 2003, 5:39 am

Freeze - I am not aware of ever saying that I wouldn't buy a first year sled. I personally don't have a problem with them - but I have said things before that I don't remember saying (I think it's the alcohol).
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Postby Cat kid » August 25th, 2003, 2:06 am

Poo hasn't had a new sled in 10 years, even if they go all out it'll just be a cosmetic change the their existing chassis so it won't really be a NEW sled. (ooops that's a trash isn't it:()

Seriously though, I am a cat guy and everybody knows it. I switched from Poo to cat because the cat layout fit me better. Since that time I have grown fond of the way my cat handles, and the imfamous ZR wheelie. I have riden new polaris's and fond them boreing because they didn't ride like my cat.

If you like your cats- I would stick with them. If you are just seeking a change or something a little different the XC SP is fine, though I would get a ZX or REV 800 before I bought a Poo.
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