And I am just trying to say that the best sled is a person by person thing. This model year I would say the two best are the Viper and ZR 800. Others would prolly(some definetally) disagree. I was also saying that you provided no info about yourself(other than how much you wish to spend) to help others decide what would make a good sled for you.
my friend owns it!
Fast Inc production # 007
My buddy bought the first FAST inc released to the public. It was shipped to him right from the Snowmobile magazine photo shoot! Looks like an alien vehicle!
IMHO- The best sled is the one you can almost afford!hehehe
For 3K ide go mid 90's polaris or ski doo! Find a deal and have cash on hand.
Hey everyone what do yous all think is the best trail riding sled ever and what year and what type for around 3 grand with lower miles on it!!!
To me, i would say it is the indy 500. It rides nice on trails, is liquid cooled and very reliable. It has been around for over 10 years. Magazines claim that the engine is the most widely produced snowmobile motor ever built, in terms of numbers made. I had a 90' indy 500, and the thing was bullet proof (not literally). I could run it full throttle for as long as i want, and it never stopped. Even if it did overheat, i just let it cool down and it would run like a champ again. Good power for a beginner, and fairly light. 6000 miles, and nothing major but a new water pump. I wished now i never sold it. Just my opinion.
The Fuji 488 in the Indy's might be bullet proof, but..... it kind of lacking in power.
For about 3K you could get a 97 or so ZRT600 or ZR600.
That's just my opinion but I've always been impressed with the power of Cat's baby tripple.
A friend has a 2000 Indy 500 and it can't keep up with my old 88 ElTigre 6000 with a 529 Suzuki!
For the price you are talking Not the best sled on the trails today. I will have to say though for $$ you will get the best quality ride out of a indy 500. The cat is nice power wise but not quite the same comfort on the trail. Depending on what trail too but for most trails you still won't open up a 500 all the way.
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