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Help with sleds

Postby sled to the max » January 7th, 2005, 12:59 pm

I'am looking for a newer ski-doo and i'am not sure which to look for.My choices are a 1997 or newer yamaha vmax,srx or other preformance, 1997 or newer ski-doo mxz,formula etc..
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Postby KneeDeepInSnow » January 7th, 2005, 7:13 pm

what experience do you have riding?
what size of engine are you lookign for?
twin or triple?
what is your riding style?
how many miles do you expect to put on per year?

give us soemthing to work with here
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Postby sled to the max » January 8th, 2005, 8:55 am

I like to trail ride and go fast on the lake.I really like the powerder and going up hills.I have sleded for 10 years on a little 340 F/A.I'am not too picky if it is a tripple or a twin.I put on about 1000-1500 miles a year.
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Postby Skiduders » January 8th, 2005, 10:37 am

Time to Go Big my friend....But try to buy something 1998 or newer...With your experience and "wants", you would do well with just about anything....My pref: Big Twin. but that is just me. Considering what you have been riding, you might be more comfortable on a Twin as opposed to the heavier triple sleds...
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Postby jonrev » January 8th, 2005, 4:03 pm

hey

i am a big fan of ski doo, but what u are looking at is a 98' polaris xc 700. You can find one for about $2000. ski doo in the late 90's didnt have the best chassis, but the engines were pretty good. the polaris i think u should get, has the best engine, suspension, and chassis for this time period. ski doo really picked up in 01' when they brought about the zx chassis. so my advise is to look into the 98' polaris xc 700.

p.s. it sounds good too
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Postby sled to the max » January 8th, 2005, 5:11 pm

I will never get a polairs.They are junk.I'am leaning toward the yamaha.My ski-doo that i have right now has maybe 2" of shock in the back and leaf springs in the front, so anything feels like it is smooth.
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Postby jonrev » January 8th, 2005, 5:22 pm

the unbiased thing to say is that yamaha is not very good and people that ride them have some sort of brain disorder that they think they have the best snowmobile in the world. get it out of your head that polaris stinks and go out and look at one.
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Postby Skiduders » January 9th, 2005, 4:15 am

Ski-doo's ZX Chassis was available in 99. You could probably get a nice 99 MXZ 670 for under 3000. This sled was top dog in 99...probably one of the best motors that Ski-doo put out was that 670HO. All my opinion of course.

lol I think any sled would be an upgrade from your ol' 340...But hey, stick with the brand that you like, there is no rule that says you have to buy one way or the other...
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Postby sled to the max » January 9th, 2005, 11:12 am

I'am now really interested in the 583cc.It is not too slow or fast and realiable.I also really like the 600cc and 700cc yamaha's.Plus on the yamaha's you could put those neat transfer rods on them.I could have bought a 1998 670 h.o. mxz for $3500 with a 1.5" track.1998 ski-doo are usually 4000 and down in canada.
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Postby xc800sask » January 9th, 2005, 12:51 pm

I too agree with the preveous post re: get a xc700. If you want a Yammy that is a bit decent you will have to step up a few years in models and of course $. If it is a yamahauler you want you should get a 2001 SRX 600. Thats a nice little unit with plenty of power.
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