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Old 03-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wife says she wants 600 Etech , says 800 f is faster than she needs , Cat dosnt offer a good light 600 ( just the heavy 1100na ), she hated a rush she tried for part of a season . So we are looking at doo . some have told us the longer track is much better ride , is this so ? Dont like the adjustable shock on the GSX SE - just something to have an issue with . Once set up we keep prettymuch the same all season anyway . Anyone have experiance with both x & renagade ? Good bad ???
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a friend who has passed down three renegades down to his wife, she is always happy with them as far as I know. Friend has 2012 Etec 800 short track which seems to be very good off trail in deep snow. I think I would buy my wife a short track 600 etec based on that, as well as it is much easier to handle and the fuel millage can be expected to exceed 19mpg as an average from what I've seen
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride an 09' 600 E-tech Gade and would never dream of getting a shorty. I rip it over the bumps as fast as I can hold it to the bars. If your just taking a nice cruise you wont feel a thing. But dont let the MPG's fool you, if your "riding" you will use fuel, less then your buddies of course!, but if your holding it at a steady throttle you will get great fuel economy. The oil consumption is better as well, all in all I love my sled and never had a problem with it. Didnot ride to much this year with the shitty weather in the NE, but when she came out she rode great! Hope this helps just my $0.02!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wife has ridden 600 summit for about 8 years now... Says she would never go back to a shortie....just sold her 2010 summit 600 e-tec and she movin up to 2013 gade backcountry x 800 etec
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i too would like to get my wife a 137 doo thinkin gsx in ether se or le package. not sure the 137 would fit in my 10ft clamshell trailer though anyones thoughts on that?, but i know mama would love the heated seat. anyone know of any etecs with big miles on the motor with zero problems? i'm talking like 8-10000 miles. I'm also on the fence about a 4stroker so its something to have for years to come.
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Depends on your style of ridding. Does your wife do any backcountry or off trail ridding? If not I would stick to a shorty, easier to throw around in the corners. The renegade may be a bit smoother on the bumps (due to longer stance) but the difference IMO is pretty minimal and most likely would not be noticeable with your wife style of driving. Shorty's still handle the bumps extremely well, especially the new Rmotion. I vote the shorty. Also every sled needs maintenance, you cant put 8000 miles on any sled with out maintenance, they all brake down. 600etecs are pretty reliable however some of them have blown up but what like I said they all break down eventually in some way or form.
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My wife is a trail rider and I had her on a renegade and she hated it ,she rides like a drifter car and likes the shorty, says her arms dont hurt at the end of the day makes my life and evenings way nicer and make shure you get her the R motion and dial it in for her and youll be a hero! I used to do the hand me down sled thing and it was always a battle,Just give her what she wants been there done that!!!
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I agree with jim get her the one she wants, IMO let her ride the 6e w/rmotion 120 and the 137, my wife loves the 120.
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i too would like to get my wife a 137 doo thinkin gsx in ether se or le package. not sure the 137 would fit in my 10ft clamshell trailer though anyones thoughts on that?, but i know mama would love the heated seat. anyone know of any etecs with big miles on the motor with zero problems? i'm talking like 8-10000 miles. I'm also on the fence about a 4stroker so its something to have for years to come.
My 2011 renegade fits just fine in my 10' clamshell trailer. Mine is anewer syle top that is higher for the new sleds being high and rider forward.
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i too would like to get my wife a 137 doo thinkin gsx in ether se or le package. not sure the 137 would fit in my 10ft clamshell trailer though anyones thoughts on that?, but i know mama would love the heated seat. anyone know of any etecs with big miles on the motor with zero problems? i'm talking like 8-10000 miles. I'm also on the fence about a 4stroker so its something to have for years to come.
It depends. A 137" does not fit in my 10 footer(yacht Club), but does fit in a buddies Triton.
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