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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2000, 01:27 PM
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\'00 700 Mtn. Max -- PLOWING

A buddy of mine bought a new MM. Took it out and rode it in 2-3 feet of soft snow with not much base. Whenever the surface sloped, the outside ski would start to plow under. He got stuck more than a few times and was getting more pissed by the minute. When he got back home, he called his dealer who told him to take up some of the slack on his front limiter straps. He needs to get back out and try it again. From all the reports we've read, the new MM's were supposed to improved in this area. Don't see it happening yet. Any of you out there with new MM's experiencing similar problems?? If so.any recommendations, besides selling it!!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2000, 02:06 PM
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Re: \'00 700 Mtn. Max -- PLOWING

2-3' with no base is a bit of snow. It requires standing up and alot of body english to make your sled perform, especially on side-
hilling. Without actually being there I can only visualize what happened. First, it's a new sled..take some time to get used to it.
Second, keep the speed up. Third, it sounds like it has too much ski pressure so LOOSEN the front of the rear suspension. Modern
mtn. machines are no miracle machines they still require a skilled rider to keep them on top of the snow. From my experience (alot
of powder) front end diving and stucks are a result of lack of speed.

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Re: \'00 700 Mtn. Max -- PLOWING

Ditto except for the limiter straps. I like the ski to bite into the snow (hard or soft) when sidehilling so I use as much front ski shock preload as I can without having my arms ripped off from darting while going down the trail.
I agree with Frankie on your buddy getting used to the sled. I always hear it especially from guys that used to ride phazers: "this thing handles like a bus" or "I can't get it to break over on a sidehill". Tell him to give it some time and be patient.

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Re: \'00 700 Mtn. Max -- PLOWING

talked to several mm owners the big problem is too big of drive wheel change to smaller drivers enjoy the climbing

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Re: \'00 700 Mtn. Max -- PLOWING

I switched from a 650 indy to a 00 Max this year- It takes a while to get used to the max, it is VERY sensitive to weight inputs. Also the engine is very torky and will pitch you off if are not careful. My first couple of rides I felt like I was going to tip over. I was all over because I was over controlling the sled. In deep powder on relatively level ground I don't need to get off the seat, just apply more foot pressure on the inside of the turn and the sled comes right around. I'm running the limiter strap all the way out and shock preloads in the middle of the range. With this setup the sled pushes slightly on hardpack, however, it climbs like a goat. It takes a while to get used to it but it's worth it. Don't mess with the drivers as they are already are 8 tooth which is a little small in my opinion.

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