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Old 02-17-2017, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,looking to get back into the sled game after a 17 year hiatus.

My local dealer has a 2016 ZR8000 Sno Pro 137 leftover that I`m eyeing.

The good,I can have it for $10500 out the door.

The bad,no electric start and the raw tunnel.

Is the e start something I really need?

As for the raw tunnel,I can look the other way for the price.

Or just wait,an order a 2018,and get what I want.

Help me decide!!
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Everyone will tell you something different about ES. For me I don't need it. My fiance' has it on her sled seems like I'm replacing the battery every two to three years.. It's something else to weigh you down and malfunction. Having said that I know people that would never NOT have it. As far as the 16 vs the 18 guess that's all in how much you want to spend. I admit the new motor has me a bit curious. Either way you'll be on a nice machine. Good luck!
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For me e-start is a non-issue, the new fuel injected sleds all start in one or two pulls. I haven't had it on the last couple of new sleds that I have bought, and I really haven't missed it....RR


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its your decision, for me I have a bad shoulder and arthritis in my spine

so yes its a deal breaker for me
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even my 03 EFI Firecat would start in 3 pulls after sitting all summer. Non issue IMO and there's plenty of complaints about the cats ES.

That being said, I have it on my 16 and it's worked fine so far but I doubt I would actually miss it if it didn't have it. They all fire up fairly easy now
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Electric start is a convince, you don't need it.
An EFI sled will start in 3 good strong pulls every time.

Obvious exception are health issues.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The 800 Suzuki is a pretty hard pull when it's cold. I would love to have it on my 2015 XF8000, but it's not a deal breaker for me. Bad back, or shoulder? Yes, you want it. Wife riding it? Unless she's butch, she couldn't start it. For me, I'm not the strongest guy but I can start it. When it's warm, one handed pull, easily.

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are you in the US or canada?

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He can do better on price for a 2016 IMO.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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agree. where are you at? Country Cat has a 16 zr8000 el tigre limited for 8999. Steal!!!!!!!

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