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Old 01-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The best one is the one that doesn't break down. I've seen every brand towed home...and every brand doing the towing.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:33 PM   #32 (permalink)
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gotta love em!!! best dependable sled in todays market
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I'm seeing those XR 1200 skeedoo things more and more up there .
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #33 (permalink)
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2014 Renegade X 1200HO
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:27 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I'll tell u my 800 e tek xp is a great great great trail sled. Warm fast great ride good in light off trail very light etc etc. I love it.

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Old 01-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Awesome info. Thanks guys. I got my research to do.

BTW, It would be a used machine. Probably $3K max

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Awesome info. Thanks guys. I got my research to do.

BTW, It would be a used machine. Probably $3K max

3k max isn't going to get you a 4stroke. I would look for a 600 Polaris or Skidoo. If your trail riding 100% I would look for a Skidoo GSX sport 500ss... Still a 600 but the carb version engine that's been around forever and reliable. The 600HO carb has all the ring problems. If you go with the SDI your going to pay a little more. For Polaris I would look for a 600 Classic. Good reliable sled with all the bells and whistles. Same with the GSX...

Now if your thinking of a little off trail I would look for a Rev Renagade 600 sdi or a Switchback 600. (thinking under 3k) If you're budget was higher my recommendations would be a little different. Just be patient and find the right sled as there are a lot of over priced used sleds on the market.... I see some guys looking for $4k for a 04 rev with 7k miles . Crazy!
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X2. Everything Fitzy said.all good choices. How the sled was stored is as important as the maintenance done to it. Buy bone stock if you can.


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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Jake, you're on this site too! been up to camp lately? going up in a few weeks to ride as well. we have to ride in from the road, groomed trail up to camp.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:16 AM   #39 (permalink)
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maine has tight and twisty's?
not where i ride!
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Awesome info. Thanks guys. I got my research to do.

BTW, It would be a used machine. Probably $3K max
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Also be careful of older ski doo's crank bearings and having to grease them come into play.
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