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Hey guys, just bought a 99 XC SP 500. Wondering what i could expect performance wise out of this sled. I've heard some pretty good things about it but i was just trying to get a feel for what i should expect before i get it out on the snow. Thanx
 

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Sweeeet! My brother has one, its a 2000, but from what I have read, heard, and meditated, that sled is a top of the line snowmobile. The suspension will eat almost anything you can throw at it and the engine is EXTREMELY powerful for a 500, I was amazed when I rode his. The throttle response is excellent and the overall ride is exceptional. The only thing wrong with it..... The head light switch falls off. LOL, have fun!!!!

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Yeah, pull that plastic switch out and superglue it before you lose it. lol. chances are good it will fall out over time. just a small glitch in design.
 

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Does yours have the VES? Mine does and it is a 2000. I didn't think that they had that in 99. If it doesn't the HP will be lower than 90, well I might be wrong to I was told that mine is in the range of about 100. Anyways I am able to run with most of the 600's and some of the 700's. Hope for snow so we all can ride our sleds.
 

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Yeah. The VES didn't appear on the 500 until 2000 and that was the 45th anniversary
edition 500 XC SP. You could still get the 500 XC without VES. I was shopping at one of the local dealers around here (for a '01 edge) and the price difference they had between the 500 XC and the Sp was only about 500 bucks. They said put up the extra 500 bucks and you'll get a better ride (fox shocks all around) and a quicker engine with the VES. I now have a '02 500 Edge X with 130 miles, (I LOVE IT!!) and so far the headlight switch hasn't fallen off. Nothing has. Happy Trails and Happy Holidays!!!
 

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The new ones don't have the headlight switch problem, as far as I know anyway.

That's a sweet machine you've got there.



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