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Impressions of new F6 under these conditions...

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Impressions of new F6 under these conditions...

Postby The Borg » December 16th, 2003, 12:39 pm

Sorry for the long post...but while it's fresh...
Conditions tonight (pics)..with some 1+ foot moguls on our harder trails, no contest. An (mine) RX set up with the ripsaw will kill it. Not impressed with the power of the 6, but it's new, so it'll get stronger. Traction was no contest..I'd be in the next county with the tanker. As another comparison, my studded RX with the finger track has no traction tonight. Seat on the F6 is very soft, like last year's F's, but too soft for me..somewhere between the RX seat (too hard for some) and this would be perfect. F6 suspension was very good on bumps..not much motion downward on a fast high G depression where my RX would bottom at speed. Only the Ohlins RX equipped doesn't bottom there anymore. Stability goes to the RX. No motion at all at speed on some junk and flat trail, with bumpy high speed corners. F6 was good, but a lot of unecessary side to side on straight riding conditions. I did not think the light front of the F6 was a problem at all. The RX steers as easy as the F, and felt as light handling wise.The finger track RX had darting under braking.Could not read the gauges on the F as clear as the RX, as he had the digital part reading rpm. F6 is Very buzzy sled, and had lots of fumes when riding...just an observation, I don't mind the smell sometimes. Tonight (not saying all the time), the RX had far superior power, traction, and could be ridden extremely fast on our typical trails, with ease. Much more push on the F than my RX's. Overall ride comfort goes to the F. Handling was a toss up, as I'm more familier with the RX..but the F didn't do anything to bother me. Overall, the F6 was an ordinary sled at best, and I would never trade one of my RX's for one...just doesn't feel anywhere near as solid at speed, and when the engines are factored in, forget it. Heavy, yes, but the R1 mill is fantastic. We don't ride in ditchlines around here, so that is probably a factor as well, and my RX's are comfortable enough for the way I ride, which is usually off the seat anyway. But on a hard landing, the F seat is definately nicer to land on.
He had red skis too, and the dealer said these are ok, it was last year's that are recalled. Totally honest impressions, as I'm in the market for a 3rd sled next year. My son is starting to jump the RX's, (like the old man..we jump our driveway and can clear it..about 25 foot jump, 5 ft in the air) and I was thinking of a bump sled for him to play with.
If the snow lasts, I ride the neighbors brand new rev tomorrow. Same conditions against both my RX's for comparison. [img]http://picserver.student.utwente.nl/getpicture.php?id=572495%20height=338%20width=450[/img]
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Postby BackInIt » December 16th, 2003, 1:26 pm

How long til skunk bashes the fact that you are talking a 600 against the RX-1. Come on skunk, we are waiting for your same old boring yamaha bashing input.
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Postby The Borg » December 16th, 2003, 1:39 pm

Well, some cat guys here raved about how fast (92mph) they were at the shootout, so I got a chance to ride a brand new one and see for myself. I guess they run a lot faster up north...must be the extra oxygen in the air...
or is that laughing gas???:)
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Postby BackInIt » December 16th, 2003, 1:55 pm

Screw the shootout, who rides only .25 of a mile or whatever it is. Not anything close to real world conditions anyway. Fact is the RX1 is fast on the top, and a hell of a lot cleaner doin it. There is way too much "ditchbangin" crap being thrown around these days. I bet 75% of people ride on nice groomed trails. And as for who can go the fastest down the trails, what the hell is that. Where are the trails that you are allowed to go as fast as you want? Here in Ontario you'll end up with a ticket for that crap. My buddy got one for $266 just last year. For what it is meant to be, the RX1 kicks ass, and will only get better with more time and improvements.
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Postby Blue leader (temp) » December 16th, 2003, 1:55 pm

Great report Borg, Thanks
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Postby The Borg » December 16th, 2003, 2:08 pm

I think I used up my daily word allotment...
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Postby Loudhandle » December 16th, 2003, 2:30 pm

Borg hate to break the news to ya but I beat a RX-1 last saturday on the lake and on the old railroad grade your RX-1 is a trick sled but not all that fast for a r-1 motor slapped into a sled.
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Postby scorescash » December 16th, 2003, 2:33 pm

Excellent Post Borg... :-)
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Postby SUPERDUTY-MXZ8 » December 16th, 2003, 2:52 pm

Thanks for the [b]"TRUTH" Borg[/b]!
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Postby SNOBALLZ » December 16th, 2003, 3:02 pm

Good honest compro, borg.
Who rides ditches? I do....sled traffic up north gets so bad on weekends, that by noon Saturday, all the railbed sections are TOAST. Yes, there is a 45 mph speed limit, NO, most don't observe it...especially on a 3-4 mile straight flatout rail bed. By return time late afternoon, the smooth railbed turns into a 3-5 mile strech of full competition moguls. I'm talking 3-5 foot moguls, as far as the eye can see. THAT, my sled-head friends, is what I buy for. The current sled I have IS obnoxously overweight, but if you ride on at 65-75 mph, you SKIM the tops, and a good suspension takes care of the rest.
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