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Old 02-12-2018, 08:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I didn't think they let guys like you in the tremendously refined Yamaha forums..
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What's the difference between us Sidewinder guys and the AC guys. This is a dead forum compared to the Cat 4 stroke forum.

As others have pointed out, the Sidewinder is quicker and faster than the Cat version in stock form, and the body colors are different.

HCS traditionally has been more of a Polaris and Cat website, which explains why the Yamaha forum is somewhat "dead." You guys have totallyyamaha.com, and the Ski-Doo people have dootalk.com. We Polaris riders have HCS and Facebook.
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As others have pointed out, the Sidewinder is quicker and faster than the Cat version in stock form, and the body colors are different.

HCS traditionally has been more of a Polaris and Cat website, which explains why the Yamaha forum is somewhat "dead." You guys have totallyyamaha.com, and the Ski-Doo people have dootalk.com. We Polaris riders have HCS and Facebook.
Thanks for chiming in on something you nothing about, like usual.
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General thoughts for both sides after 2 years on the trails...Seems the Yami clutch is a tad better and the Yami skiís quite a bit worse than the AC. Both amazing machinery !

One of them will be my next sled.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Can the yamaha clutches be put on the cat ?or did they do some dumb shit like change the taper so cat only fits cat and yamaha only yamaha ? If so can the yamaha clutches be made to fit the cat ? Just curious
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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And the Sidewinder is faster than the Thunder Cat, thanks to better clutching.
Unfortunately this is an incorrect statement. The sidewinder comes stock with taller gears. That is where the slight speed difference is from. With that though comes little issues as well. If you do check around the sidewinder is having more belt issues than the ZR (not that either are having major issues) Taller gears have a tendency to heat up the belt more hence belt issues. AC actually Geared their sleds down in the previous turbos to reduce heat and it made a big difference. So AC chose to keep lower gears than sidewinders. That being said once my thundercat was boosted I chose to gear mine higher to use the hp and I will deal with any extra heat. And I would own either sled so I am not being bias. Just correcting the statement made.
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Can the yamaha clutches be put on the cat ?or did they do some dumb shit like change the taper so cat only fits cat and yamaha only yamaha ? If so can the yamaha clutches be made to fit the cat ? Just curious
The secondary's are different...splined vs keyed from what I've read. And for the record, there are differences in the plastics...you cant take a side panel from a winder and put it on a cat...sidewinders have tabs along the top edge that you gotta line up. Sort of a pain in the arse!! cat panels snap in A LOT easier. Even the shape of the panels are different...rounded edges vs square edges on a cat...Looks the same but different
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there is just as much info on the 998 as the 1100 in the turbo forum. and since with the exception of a couple differences like the windshield, it's the same cat sled anyway, i dont know why you wouldnt just get your info there.

other than the turbo tards
Not the same sled in terms of performance, the F1100 Turbo gets smoked!

http://www.arcticinsider.com/Article/Ride-Tested-Jim-Dimmerman-Rides-the-2017-Arctic-Cat-Turbo
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