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Old 01-03-2017, 06:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Every place has different bush trails..We have some that are hair pin trails..You could use eco mode on the 900 as they are so sharp..No bigger sled would leave the 9's behind..
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I came off a 2014 600 X Etec to a 2016 900 Blizzard mainly because I put so many miles running in Quebec, VT, NH, ME trails running hard. I have never had to stay on the throttle WOT all the time in Standard or sport mode. I did 1300 miles with it last season in Quebec. On occasion yes WOT but find the 3 modes pretty awesome plus I'm not looking at flushing cash once the odometer hits 5k. The pluses far outweigh the negatives. But it isn't for everyone. I'm a pretty spirited rider who crew runs at a good clip. The 900s are an easy sell if you are looking to dump it.

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Old 01-03-2017, 08:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a 900 but Maine is a bit far. I wonder though if it's the engine braking, some get used to and love it but some don't. Easy enough to adjust, check the opening tension of the secondary with a fish scale, on the 1200's factory spec is 16-18lbs, more tension = more engine braking, less tension = less engine braking but you can go too low and cause the sled to be slow on the backshift. My (used)1200 was set at 28lbs w the Dalton spring and wanted to throw me over the bars if I chopped the throttle. I reset the helix to give me 19-20lbs and am very happy, just enough engine braking to slow me down in a corner without feeling like I just pulled the ejection handle.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:36 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I put 260 miles on the 900 this weekend and it just isnt for me and now see why my wife is lagging behind. The reasons i dont like it is it just doesn't have enough power! Front end is to heavy and it just isnt as fun as a 2 stroke etech. I just might surprise her with a new etech anyways.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:10 AM   #25 (permalink)
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There must be something wrong, I have no problem keeping up with 800cc sleds with my ACE 900 on the trail. I would recommend you go to DooTalk and see what these guys and gals have to say. The 900 ACE Line up has to be the one of the best if not the best trail sled on the market today.
I have not posted in the ski doo forum, its been 15 years since I last owned one. Reading this I just could not help myself to comment on this, we rode with a guy on a 900 ace and the only way he kept up was that we stopped at every intersection on the trail to wait for him and we rode over 5,000 miles with him in every kind of trail and conditions. The fuel economy was not great if we where moving at a good pace. In the tight twisty trails the ace is ok but still at the back of the pack.
It is a very good sled for what it was intended for, a entry level sled that is very good on fuel when operated in the manner it was built for 30-50 mph with with bursts of speed to the 75 mph other than that you would buy a 1200 ski doo.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I had the Cat 5000 (1100na). Went on vacation, put on 2,000 miles, came home and sold it for peanuts. I hated it. Had two ACE 900's since, total mileage on the two 900's is almost 17,000 miles.
Guess we are all different in what we like. The 900 ACE is the best sled I've owned in over 50 years of riding.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:55 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I agree with skidont. I bought a 900 ACE for my wife last year and she love it. It is a 0 - 70mph sled though and will pull with a 600 to that speed, but you need to run in sport mode if an aggressive rider is on it.
Could be your wife needs more jam than the 900 ace, if so, I love the etec motors for sure!!!
I ride an 800 etec, but have riden the 600 etec and it has great jam.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I have not posted in the ski doo forum, its been 15 years since I last owned one. Reading this I just could not help myself to comment on this, we rode with a guy on a 900 ace and the only way he kept up was that we stopped at every intersection on the trail to wait for him and we rode over 5,000 miles with him in every kind of trail and conditions. The fuel economy was not great if we where moving at a good pace. In the tight twisty trails the ace is ok but still at the back of the pack.
It is a very good sled for what it was intended for, a entry level sled that is very good on fuel when operated in the manner it was built for 30-50 mph with with bursts of speed to the 75 mph other than that you would buy a 1200 ski doo.
It funny you bring up the fuel mileage Point. At every gas stop last weekend i was comparing the fuel mileage to my son who was riding an etech 600 and we used almost the exact same amount of fuel every time. I was definitely riding the 900 more aggressive than he had to ride the etech. Obviously if the 900 was on the eco mode it would be better but it would have been way to slow. Your right though an excellent entry level sled for sure.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I have not posted in the ski doo forum, its been 15 years since I last owned one. Reading this I just could not help myself to comment on this, we rode with a guy on a 900 ace and the only way he kept up was that we stopped at every intersection on the trail to wait for him and we rode over 5,000 miles with him in every kind of trail and conditions. The fuel economy was not great if we where moving at a good pace. In the tight twisty trails the ace is ok but still at the back of the pack.
It is a very good sled for what it was intended for, a entry level sled that is very good on fuel when operated in the manner it was built for 30-50 mph with with bursts of speed to the 75 mph other than that you would buy a 1200 ski doo.
That same rider could have been on a side winder and you would have waited for him??? What a bunch of bull shit. It you where on wide open flat stretches for miles then maybe you would be waiting for the 900 ace other wise you better get a better rider on it???
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I'm not sure where you ride but where we ride there is no way you can keep up with an 800 with one of these ACE's Unless it is very tight trails and i still cant believe it.
If its a rail bed and they are running flat out, no they will be gone. Normal every day trails and the 900 ACE will be on their rear bumper the whole time. You can only use so much power and to much can slow you down. I hit 101 MPH last week with my ACE. There are way to many people that praise this sled, you are only the second one that I have read about that is not happy with the performance. Like stated above, you want to sell it, I bet it will be gone in one to two days, they are in high demand. You must ride different than most people because that sled has to be one of the best trail sled combinations built to date. I still do not understand what you mean by you have to ride it harder to keep up. Do you have to ride with the throttle pinned or is it a handling issue?
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