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just wondering what everyone here prefers as far as the displacement of their sled.

i personally would have to stick with the twin 500. i dislike triples, and fans are too doggy for me. a 440 lc would be cool too, but i like the top speed of a 500 better. i wouldn't mind stepping up to a 600, but i'm still an advocate of small displacement engines. give me a 500 and i'll give you a good time :)

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I'll stick with the 600 VES for now, allthough I have rode an 02' 500 XC and was pleased with the performance. I guess I wouldn't mind a 700 either, but like I said before I'm content with my 02' 600 XC.
 

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any at this point. I don;t really like be sledless :(. Least I have my truck :) I prefer 350Cui to a 700cc any day ;)



Edited by - Sled_Dog on March 10 2002 11:16:43 AM
 

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i gotta 96 zrt 600. i don't understand why anyone would want anything more powerfull. 100+mph is FAST ENOUGH. i would just like that power in something lighter. perhaps a firecat. but i am NOT spending that kind of money for a sled. i could by 2.5 of mine for the price of a new sled. i would much rather have 2 or 3 really nice sleds than 1 too expensive one.
just my opinion though


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polaris's 700 really is a kicker. my dad has it in his sks (non ves) and you gotta love the torque of it. i just don't like the weight penalty, that's all. the 600 ves would be better suited to my tastes.

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Well i prefer the triples....not soo much torque off the line, but they breathe so much better than the twins, they outrun them in a long flat race. I do ALOT of lake riding so i wouldnt be without my triple. I like the 600, but it seems that since im polaris partial, they are going to force me to buy an 800 next time around. Oh well
i wont complain. I believe that any 5 or 600 is a great sled for the average rider. Personally if i had to have a twin, i would go with the 800, just my opinion. people riding 700 or lager sleds, must be of sound mind, cuz if they arent, the sled will be wrapped around a tree before the winter is over. I guess what im gettin at, is it depends on your style of riding, where you ride, and how much experience you have.

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never know the triple triple may be a thing of the past within a year or two. Cat got rid of theirs. I had heard that XCR was gonna be goen this year but obviouslly not. I like triples too. Guess I am the odd ball theses days liking more cylinders. V8s and triples :)



Edited by - Sled_Dog on March 10 2002 7:56:42 PM
 

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i really dislike triples. had one for a week and that was enough. got rid of it in favor of my twin (which beat it in a race). the low end sucks, but it is true when they hit their sweet spot twins can't match em. maybe if i rode lakes, but i like air, lots of it, so it isn't my engine.

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well I know the Viper has plenty of bottom end. I forget what dynos show but I know grass dragging it always just launched off the line like mad and took the lead though lost the lead when it came to the bigger boys.
 

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i'll put it this way then- too heavy for me. if i'm gonna dive it better be because i'm hitting the breaks, not because i have an extra 80 lbs up front.

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well yamaha triples are pretty light. Heavier than most twins out now but lighter than almost all triples people think of. That is the Viper and SXR anyway.
 

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that's true. forgot about how light yammi gets their triples. i'm not about to buy a yammi anytime soon though.

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I really like 700's (twins or triples, I don't care). But as sleds keep shedding weight and manufacturers keep packing more and more power into smaller packages, I'm starting to think that a 600 is as good as any.

The thing is that I try to pick a "do it all" sled; one that can be trail ridden or lake running, and could even climb a mountain or two. So that is why I say the 600/700.

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I prefer my power to be in the 500-600 range. I got a 600 AC twin right now, I really like it....its slightly big for me sometimes, just in size, not power.....I'm a small guy!
I would really like to try something like a light short track 500. The smallest I have gotten is a 580, Powder special long track. Never had a short track, because I ride in the mountains mostly but I think it would be easier to control for me, ANYWAYS......unless I can have both, I'm not getting rid of my 600 anytime soon.

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My preference is a liquid sled, 440 to 600 in size.



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I really like the triples myself. They just seem to have a smoother feel and distribution of power, and yeah, the Viper definately has plenty of pep out of the whole. But I wouldn't go so far as to say that triples are going by the way side. Except for the VK5 and RX-1, Yamahas entire line up consists of triples.



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I looked at 500-800 twins,but decided that a 500 was enough for me.Repeatedly smoked a 600 tripple,great in trails,and on straights.
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Triples Rule as far as im concerned. Smooth power is what I like. If I could afford it I would have one of those 1500cc Genisis Motors. and If their not the biggest and strongest then I want what is (must be polaris based). And I dont really Understand the weight issue. The motors cant be that much heavier. Even if they were 30 LBs more Is that really noticeable. I dont ride with any snowcross professionals but some of the guys are pretty good. They dont do anything on their sleds that I cant do on my XCR. Besides a couple of those guys are over 210 lbs so they are 35 lbs heavier than me. I realize that in a proper snowcross race lighter would be better. But out on the trails is it really that big of a deal. I vote no.
 
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