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Have not been on a sled in 15 years. And that was only for a couple years. Started as a kid on a GP433 Yamaha burning belts off it every other day.

Going to get back in with a 2005-2012ish Yamaha Four Stroke. I am a big dude at 6'3". 270. Like to trail, but also like to hit ditches and lakes. Don't need to be the fastest, but like to go fast. Looking for something dependable. I am thinking if I like it, I will upgrade to something newer.

Any recommendations for a sled is greatly appreciated.
 

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Thank you. I really don't know much about this stuff, but it used to be fun and really need a winter activity this year.
 

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Thank you. I really don't know much about this stuff, but it used to be fun and really need a winter activity this year.
If you want a four stroke I would go with what you mentioned. The Yami Venture is their most popular sled though they just dropped it recently. Ski-Doo sells the most 4-strokers but personally I would rather have a lighter 2-stroke even if they require a rebuild in a few years as they are cheap to rebuild and last a long time. There are thousands of 1970s sled still running to show their longevity!
 

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If you want a four stroke I would go with what you mentioned. The Yami Venture is their most popular sled though they just dropped it recently. Ski-Doo sells the most 4-strokers but personally I would rather have a lighter 2-stroke even if they require a rebuild in a few years as they are cheap to rebuild and last a long time. There are thousands of 1970s sled still running to show their longevity!
I have a 2011 Polaris Shift 600 I bought new in 2012. Not enough snow last year to ride here in Illinois, but the sled runs strong and I don't expect to have to rebuild it for many years to come. I figure I should get at least a good 12,000 miles out of it or more before I would need to do a top end rebuild. The clutch maybe the first major maintenance the no issues to speak of currently.
 
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