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99\'MXZ600 with 4,000 miles for $2,000 a good deal?

A guy I work with just offered to sell me his sled for 2G's. It's been very well taken care of I know for a fact. No mods and runs perfect. He was just up in the U.P. of Michigan and it died on him. It ended up being the stater and it's being replaced as we speak. Because he was out of a sled he had to rent one. He said he rented one of the new REV's and just fell in love, so now he's gonna buy one of those. I'm wondering if this is a good deal? #1 is it a good sled, #2 this will be my first newer one and I want to make sure I'll be satisfied. I doubt I'll mod it this year other than a Woody's stud kit just because of safety and Michigan's shallow snow. I posted another thread about what a good first "newer" sled would be and this kinda stems off that. Does it have enough power to keep up with my buddies and they're 700 and 800's? I don't need to beat em, just not be left in the dust. Thanks all in advance.

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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
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