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F5's slow in snow?

Postby Big Native » November 22nd, 2002, 1:29 pm

I know a guy north of here who bought two F5's to race this year. In 2 inches of powder the best top speed out of both of them, he only hit 93mph? No he's not a fat ass either and bleeds green so he know's how to set up his sleds. How dissapointing for him. MAybe he just got 2 bad (slow) ones? What you guys think?
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby treewhacker » November 22nd, 2002, 2:34 pm

Well, tell him have fun with those pieces of chit, just don't go in the snow with them. Leave that for the real sleds.
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby ZR800Racer » November 22nd, 2002, 6:03 pm

that sucks, but its still faster than a RX1
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby Rockrider » November 22nd, 2002, 7:31 pm

Could be a lot of factors effecting the top speed. Temp, humidity, wet snow, dry snow, maybe the skis aren't aligned, could be a lot of things. I'd wait to pass judgement until he ran the sleds for a while longer. Seems like they should do pretty well.
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby R_TICAT » November 22nd, 2002, 10:42 pm

2 inches of snow on top of what? Ice, dirt, packed snow? Fresh powder will always slow a sled down compared to hard pack.
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby Cat kid » November 22nd, 2002, 11:09 pm

How come the first thing all you bone-heads do with a new sled is go to a field/lake jam the gas and complain about how slow your sled is? You have to break in the engine first!
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby ZR500PA » November 23rd, 2002, 12:48 am

I think that this is the way that the factory set the gearing for a purpose built sled. I bet it gets their in a heartbeat. Where i ride 93 will get you in the white oaks in a hurry.
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Postby Fox click » November 23rd, 2002, 7:07 am

it's a 500 you think it will go 102 cuss it makes 102hp forget it 93 is good for a 500
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby mtntank » November 23rd, 2002, 7:41 am

I think he needs to gear it if he wants more top end.And thats if its cluched right and jetted right.Too many ifs lol
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F5's slow in snow?

Postby rev them up » November 23rd, 2002, 10:25 am

GLS has also said that the new speedo's on the fire cat's are within 2 mph of the rader gun.So may be that is all she got.
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