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Old 02-09-2017, 03:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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200lbs difference in weight
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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And so embarrassed by the purchase, it's not even listed has his previous sled.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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all I can say is WOW. It pulls harder than anything I have ever ridden
You haven't ridden anything too fast then.

Any well tuned post 06' 800-1000cc 2-stroke will keep right up with them.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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He's not that far off. We weighed a 2016 Turbo Cat, with my brothers 2015 Assault 800.

157lb difference.

Both with 1/2 tank of fuel.

The 1100 Turbo Cat was 647 to the SB 490.
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He's not that far off. We weighed a 2016 Turbo Cat, with my brothers 2015 Assault 800.

157lb difference.

Both with 1/2 tank of fuel.

The 1100 Turbo Cat was 647 to the SB 490.
....and a 57 MPH increase in speed.
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Old 02-13-2017, 02:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Rode on for about 20 miles or so the other night .stock with studs. It was really nice overall had a lot of ass for a trail sled ESP touching it off on hard pack rolling about 30. Sneaky power very linear. Nice machine nvr hiccuped. BUT Yes there is a but it's a tank going down the trail nice in decent trails except a lil heavy in steering but when it got rough it was clearly heavy up frt they don't have a playful feeling either but I did enjoy the power bouncing back and forth from 2 stroke 8oo to sidewinder. It was clear the sw has more power no question and it was clear the 2stroke is more playful and lighter . I thought It was a really nice sled much better than I thought it would be in all areas. Pleasant surprise.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:02 AM   #17 (permalink)
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And then, the 350 pounder jumps on his sled, to go ditch banging.
To 99 % of the sledders, weight don,t mean squat. When is the last time anyone had to carry one ?
The only thing it does is give them a reason to try and find a fault of some sort.


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He's not that far off. We weighed a 2016 Turbo Cat, with my brothers 2015 Assault 800.

157lb difference.

Both with 1/2 tank of fuel.

The 1100 Turbo Cat was 647 to the SB 490.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:59 AM   #18 (permalink)
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One of my riding buddies has a Sidewinder (the other a 850 ETEC). He has about 1,000 miles on his Sidewinder with no issues whatsoever.

0-80ish, the 850 is faster. And then the Sidewinder kicks into hyper-drive and the Sidewinder makes everyone eat snow dust.

On the tight and twisty trails (which I prefer), my pull-start and dialed 600 ETEC is faster.

But if you are a lake racer, than the Sidewinder is the sled for you.
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SW takes some miles and time to get adjusted...its a different feeling machine with two things...miles/suspension settings and skis...both required...
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So Lid 2,
You felt the SW is heavy to steer? I have seen them but never had the chance to ride a SW. I have a 2015 Apex w/ EPS and am really wondering do I want to trade a sled I can ride 250+ miles a day with NO arm fatigue to something I'm going to battle all day long? I'm pushing 60 years old and is the extra HP worth it?

I like to do long rides, saddlebag trips, in Quebec and the UP, but, don't want to feel like my arms are shot after a day.

Anyone else's thoughts on this would be great.
My local dealer had about 20 2017 SW's left over.
I wonder is they'll put EPS on the 2018 models which is Yamaha's 50 year anniversary for sleds.

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