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Re: 99\'MXZ600 with 4,000 miles for $2,000 a good deal?
It might not be quite as fast in a long straight run, as the newer 700's and 800's, but for for the price of a brand new 700 or 800 you could do an aweful lot of mods to that $2,000 sled. Handling on the '99 MXZ should be just as good if not better than most of the newer sleds, and that should help make up for any difference in power on the trails. Since it's a friend from work that is selling it, ask him to let you ride it once so you can decide if you like it or not. $2,000 sounds like a good price if it's well taken care of, I think those cost over $7,000 when they were new. One thing to ask him, is when he rebuilt the clutch last. Most of the people over on the Snowest forums talk about replacing the springs and weights in their clutches about every 1,000-1,500 miles or so, I guess over time the weights begin to lose their factory rated tension, and performance and belt life go down the tubes, and a weak spring or worn weights can cause excess heat in the clutch causing stress cracks and eventually failures like I'm dealing with right now on my ZRT. lol [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]