I recently purchased a 1997 xlt 600 limited w/900 miles on it and finally was able to ride for the first time last weekend - finally got enough snow in ND. First ride in 28 years and wow has things changed. This sled rides so nice, power etc wish I would have started years ago now. I had posted a suspension question and all seems to be fine I think it's just how the xtra 12 is - it rides so good I doubt if anything is wrong after all. Thanks to all who answered my questions though.