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Postby Jim Dandy » January 5th, 2002, 4:34 pm

Started with a Polaris, then got a couple of Yamahas, now looking at a Cat. Might even go with a Hawk.
Where is the $%&*ing snow!?!?!
Jim Dandy
Joined: December 12th, 2001, 4:53 pm
Location: Adirondacks, NY good 'ole USA

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Postby zr800newyork » January 5th, 2002, 6:21 pm

If anyone remembers: SkiDaddler XX series- sled that won it all in 295 stock in- what year was it? Back in Boonville world championship... then Cat came out with exterminators and swept everything with those little 250's all 295 and most 340 man did they kick azz..Been with Cats every since- now a X Country LE ZR800 EFI
Sno-Goer Magazine-Nov'03 issue
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Joined: November 26th, 2001, 2:30 pm
Location: TS from Tug Hill

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Postby michahicks » January 6th, 2002, 3:08 am

32 years worth:
69/70? Orange something or other w/340 single(ears still ringing to this day)> 72 Snow Jet SST 433(slowjet?) > 73 650,74 440 Liquid Chapparel(WOW do those bring back some memories!!!) > Long String of Cats (Mostly Free Air, good luck with all of them, did some stock class sprint racing till scaring myself once too often:)) w/1 433 GPX Yamaha thrown in(like the other guy said, must have hit my head). Finally went with Polaris when they brought out a decent riding sled that would also handle in 96. Been through most models of their triples since, still own 4, ALL triples. 96 XLT like new at 7200 miles(motor not touched), 96 RXL, spotless, with fresh top end(didn't really need it after teardown at 5000 miles!), 98 700 XCR (best handling, FUN machine I've been down a trail on). It replaced an awesome 96 Ultra. (previously my favorite assing off sled). Latest is a 99 800 XCR w/M-10 & V-Force. Still sorting that thing out (problems related to fresh installation of M-10, - c'mon snow!), lots of potential, it's a complete beast with a heart of gold. WAY too much power! (actually just right!;))

1997 38' HR Endeavor, 275 Cat, Freightliner
2003 CR-V Toad, Blue Ox, Ready Brake
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Joined: October 20th, 2001, 3:16 am
Location: Waterford/Gaylord, Mi

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Postby Pacman » January 7th, 2002, 11:58 am

John Deer 1973-1980(JDX8, Liquidfire440(2) )
Arctic Cat 1981-1984(Eltigre5000)
no riding 1985-1992
Arctic Cat 1993-1997(Wildcat700EFI, ZRT800(2) )
Polaris 1998-2000(XC700, XCR700)
Yamaha 2001(SRX700)
Arctic Cat 2002(ZR800EFI)

I may go back to Yamaha if they come up with a 4-stroke in a 135-150hp's with good suspension set up. (R-1 engine 140hp at 9500rpm in a ZR chassis)
It would be a dream machine!!!!
Al. (02ZR800EFI)

As long as you ride!!!
Posts: 1
Joined: October 25th, 2001, 4:06 pm
Location: Rockland, Ont.

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Postby JimJamesJimmy » January 7th, 2002, 3:22 pm

20 years old, been riding since I was 5. I started out on a moto-ski,then my dad's 340 tnt then his 1991 jag. My brothers 2000 xc700 and his 2000 zr700. I finally bought my own last month, a 2002 zr800, I was thinking about a viper but they cost more and have alot less hp with an out dated suspension.
Posts: 1
Joined: January 7th, 2002, 2:50 pm
Location: quebec

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Postby thekrust » January 7th, 2002, 7:24 pm

Been riding a Doo for 17yrs, tried lots of others but the Doo just feels like home, all of them
Ride on!
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Joined: December 21st, 2001, 7:22 pm
Location: Smithers B.C. Canada


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