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Hello, i am 17, i race motocross, i get VERY bored in the winter, all my friends have sleds but i dont. I have never ridden a sled so i dont even know if i would like it, (i'm pretty sure i would, being that i love riding dirt-bikes) I am mechanically inclined and i do all of my own work on my 4-stroke MX bike. However i know nothing about sleds, i have no brand preference, i dont know the advantages of 4stroke sleds vs 2stroke sleds. The only thing i was leaning towards was getting a mid-sized one, say a 600??
 

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well what is your price range if you like motocross then you probably want a 2 stroke but price range will kinda determine the year of the sled. Also what type of riding will you be riding
 

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if you like riding dirt bikes i would recommend getting a polaris 600RR or a artic cat sno pro 500 because these are similar to dirtbikes
 

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Yamaha Apex is a good 4stroke, a pro x any thing would be good also considering you ride mx. pro x usually assumes you to mix you gas but a oil injector kit could be installed.
 

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4 strokes are heavy, only sleds now a days that are a 4 stroke are yami's,, id look for a iq shift 600 or maybe a pro x 600great sleds both are polaris
 

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I would suggest a newer style phazer the engine is basically two yz 250's put together so you would know something about it plus all the reviews and my opinion say it feels like a dirt bike because of the narrow saddle and sitting position. it is only 85 HP so it won't be as fast as a 600 but seeing as you have never ridden i don't think you will notice it.
 

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depending on your sledding style and budget, a Polaris 600/700 Edge would be a nice start.
 

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Thank you for all of the quick replies!!, i just bought myself a 2010 YZ250F so i dont have alot of money. But i know from experience with buying used bikes that if you dont pay enough for a new enough or nice enough machine, you'll be paying for it later or wishing that you didnt have such a crappy machine. Now i would be willing to go anywhere from $4000 to 5000 or even a little more if its a good sled that i want. The type of riding that i would be doing would be open fields, ditches, but mainly lots of hills.
 

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bj.hardy said:
4 strokes are heavy, only sleds now a days that are a 4 stroke are yami's,, id look for a iq shift 600 or maybe a pro x 600great sleds both are polaris
What about the Rev XR platform? How about the Dragon fs? Arctic Cat t660 ring a bell?

What is your price range?

And a 600 is a sled you ( at least most people ) wont get bored of power wise. I honestly think a 600 is the perfect size, or a 700. A 600 is pretty much the 250f or MX.
 

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sledcrusher said:
bj.hardy said:
4 strokes are heavy, only sleds now a days that are a 4 stroke are yami's,, id look for a iq shift 600 or maybe a pro x 600great sleds both are polaris
What about the Rev XR platform? How about the Dragon fs? Arctic Cat t660 ring a bell?

What is your price range?

And a 600 is a sled you ( at least most people ) wont get bored of power wise. I honestly think a 600 is the perfect size, or a 700. A 600 is pretty much the 250f or MX.

sorry my bad!didnt even think of those
 

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Any brand of 600 class sled would be a excellent starter sled, and if you feel you can spend in that $4-6000 range no matter what brand you buy you will be very happy with the power and performance, and once you do get a sled you can come here for any questions as most everyone on here will be more than happy to help you out with anything you need to know.
 

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YZRIDER314 said:
Thank you for all of the quick replies!!, i just bought myself a 2010 YZ250F so i dont have alot of money. But i know from experience with buying used bikes that if you dont pay enough for a new enough or nice enough machine, you'll be paying for it later or wishing that you didnt have such a crappy machine. Now i would be willing to go anywhere from $4000 to 5000 or even a little more if its a good sled that i want.[/color=red] The type of riding that i would be doing would be open fields, ditches, but mainly lots of hills.


sledcrusher said:
bj.hardy said:
4 strokes are heavy, only sleds now a days that are a 4 stroke are yami's,, id look for a iq shift 600 or maybe a pro x 600great sleds both are polaris
What about the Rev XR platform? How about the Dragon fs? Arctic Cat t660 ring a bell?

What is your price range?
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And a 600 is a sled you ( at least most people ) wont get bored of power wise. I honestly think a 600 is the perfect size, or a 700. A 600 is pretty much the 250f or MX.


Thats all you got to do is read[thumb]

4-5 k would buy a nice sled of any make. you can get a prox 800 for that price. at least around here. O and by the way Welcome to the sight!!
 

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Ok cool. Now i'm gonna post ads that i find that i am interested in and you guys can tell me what you think, keep in mind that i am in Canada so the pricing may be higher.

Heres a few to start.

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http://regina.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-ATVs-snowmobiles-snowmobiles-2007-F6-Arctic-Cat-W0QQAdIdZ197936357
 

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Get something from the mid to late 2000's, 2 stroke 600, either REV (Ski-doo) or IQ/Dragon (Polaris) or firecat (Arctic Cat) chassis and you will be very happy. Once you figure out what things you like and dislike in a sled you can narrow it down better for your 2nd sled :)
 

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polarisguy23 said:
YZRIDER314 said:
Thank you for all of the quick replies!!, i just bought myself a 2010 YZ250F so i dont have alot of money. But i know from experience with buying used bikes that if you dont pay enough for a new enough or nice enough machine, you'll be paying for it later or wishing that you didnt have such a crappy machine. Now i would be willing to go anywhere from $4000 to 5000 or even a little more if its a good sled that i want.[/color=red] The type of riding that i would be doing would be open fields, ditches, but mainly lots of hills.


sledcrusher said:
bj.hardy said:
4 strokes are heavy, only sleds now a days that are a 4 stroke are yami's,, id look for a iq shift 600 or maybe a pro x 600great sleds both are polaris
What about the Rev XR platform? How about the Dragon fs? Arctic Cat t660 ring a bell?

What is your price range?
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And a 600 is a sled you ( at least most people ) wont get bored of power wise. I honestly think a 600 is the perfect size, or a 700. A 600 is pretty much the 250f or MX.


Thats all you got to do is read[thumb]

4-5 k would buy a nice sled of any make. you can get a prox 800 for that price. at least around here. O and by the way Welcome to the sight!!


Sledcrusher has had his bell rung a few too many times to read and take in information.

I would personally go with an IQRR if you have the money.

I would also stick with a 2 stoke at this point in time, i think they will fit your riding (or at least what you are used to on a bike) a little better.

What kind of sleds do your buddies have? Maybe give each one a go round and see how you like each one, that will sort of help you narrow down the vast selection.
 

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either the summit or the M6. the M6 looks like a clean sled.
 

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That M6 looks sick. And looks like it would be a fun sled to ride i like the exhaust.
 
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