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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 11:57 AM
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those who are sledders....

any ideas where i can get some good info on getting my first snowmobile? the posters on the snowmobile board are no help at all. any help would be great.

looking for info on suspensions, steering, power, handling, etc. for mostly ditch riding but some trails.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 12:39 PM
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Re: those who are sledders....

I saw a nice one up in a casino in Blackhawk, CO the other day. But I'm sure that you will have to spend a whole bunch to get it.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 03:09 PM
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Re: those who are sledders....

I'm no sled expert but was up in Alaska a few weeks back and most of the folks up their run/ride Polaris sleds, the Polaris 800 model is a sweet ride!!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 08:41 PM
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Re: those who are sledders....

Check this out:

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 11:36 AM
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Re: those who are sledders....

For ditch banging the Polaris XC's are a great pick. Polaris has the best handling front suspension out there in my opinion. That suspension is usually voted the best by the snow magazines also. I ride a Polaris 700 RMK and a 600 RMK as powder sleds and have had Polaris sleds for about ten years. They have never let me down with any major mechanical problems. If you get one with the high-torque twin you're probably looking at $3-4K for a '97 or '98, more for newer.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 12:36 PM
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Re: those who are sledders....

I ride Polaris as well. To answer your question, it now depends on what you want to spend. If you have the money to buy new, I would definetly suggest the new Edge machines from Polaris. Every one is raving about them all around. If you're buying used, triples are a bit better on fuel in the long run, they make their power with less effort. Stay away from machines with pipes and clutch kits, you don't want to buy what someones already screwed up. I just spent this summer fixing the previous owners "upgrades" on my 96.

all four makes, put out good machines, of course most guys are very brand specific and will tell you theirs are the best.

I'd probably do A Ski-doo or Polaris for the ditches, just because these guys have their suspensions ready to go and easily adjustable.

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