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Old 10-10-2016, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this has been beat up but what did you go with and why?

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I'd get the Cat.

1) I think that while Cat's sled are not always perfect right out of the box suspension wise, they are much better calibrated than Yamaha sleds.

2) I could get better pricing on the Cat due to dealer relationship.

3) I like the look of the Cats more.
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So, you're asking what cat they bought?
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So, you're asking what cat they bought?
That would be a factual statement
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I know this has been beat up but what did you go with and why?

Thank you Skydog

Well, it looks like your inquiry is going sideways fast from all the people you weren't aiming your question at.

When looking at both sleds, it may come down to the suspension as even though they are the same chassis and engine, Cat and Yami often put different shock packages on them for different styles of riding. Plus, if this is like the 7000 series, Cat and Yami each have their own mapping and gearing to go with their individual clutch set up. Of course which is better can only be discussed after a year of riding by those who bought each.

Personally as a person who has owned a couple Procross sleds (with no real issues other than small chain case leak on current one - warranty) I'd stay with the Cat as I like the look better, windshields can actually deflect some wind, Cat has the new motor available in a shock package I like and I'd get a better deal with my trade from my Cat dealer.
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Well, it looks like your inquiry is going sideways fast from all the people you weren't aiming your question at.

When looking at both sleds, it may come down to the suspension as even though they are the same chassis and engine, Cat and Yami often put different shock packages on them for different styles of riding. Plus, if this is like the 7000 series, Cat and Yami each have their own mapping and gearing to go with their individual clutch set up. Of course which is better can only be discussed after a year of riding by those who bought each.

Personally as a person who has owned a couple Procross sleds (with no real issues other than small chain case leak on current one - warranty) I'd stay with the Cat as I like the look better, windshields can actually deflect some wind, Cat has the new motor available in a shock package I like and I'd get a better deal with my trade from my Cat dealer.
The mapping is identical on the 7000/Viper models, that was entirely an AC project. The mapping on the 9000/blue 9000 is also identical as well. At least this time Yamaha could be bothered enough to help as it is a joint effort in that portion of the sled.
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