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Old 02-02-2017, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Regrets on buying a 2017 SW??

Starting to see some price drops on leftover 2017s. Anybody who took the plunge on a first year sled regretting it? Not sure what changes / improvements will come for 2018, but saving a nice chunk of change has my attention.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, nada, none. Only regret I have is the poor winter so far.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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By chance is this your first 1st year sled. I don't need the latest and greatest and buy at the end of season vs the beginning. Much cheaper and Im not a unpaid test monkey for the R & D department.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Keep your switchback. They're fast but way too heavy.

Buddies blows belts at 200 or less miles. He wants the dealer to take it back, it has a vibration to it too.
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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500 miles on mine...belt still looks brand new.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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We have 4 in the group no problem period! One of them has over 2500 miles and still on stock factory belt. No lose bolts, no blown belts and will spank all other sled period!
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We have 4 in the group no problem period! One of them has over 2500 miles and still on stock factory belt. No lose bolts, no blown belts and will spank all other sled period!

This is what I hear out of people riding them all the time , very nice
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I got rid of my 2017 Zr 9000 and got a Polaris Switchback Assault 800 and am much happier with the polaris. 200lbs difference in weight
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I got rid ofswitchback and got sidewinder..much happier...polaris was a slow slug
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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2 in my group. All happy customers. I have about 40 or so miles of riding on my buddies sled - all I can say is WOW. It pulls harder than anything I have ever ridden, and very, very smooth. Keeping the skis off the ground until 80 mph no problem. Just a hoot to drive.

One issue from my buddy this past weekend - stupid fuel relay - just like the nytros. So had to heat it up and a few taps with a wrench and good to go. But a PIA.
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