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Old 03-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Current Sled(s): 2017 MXZ 850
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
Favorite Riding Area: Tug Hill,WNY,PA Canyon
16-17 Mileage: 1500
Riding Since: 1972

I have the extra idlers in now and plan to install the engine bracing for next winter though belt wear was minimal. I did find the 383 to perform best at least for drag racing anyways. The xtx and 377 where to hard and would slip the belt.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:43 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Current Sled(s): 2003 ZR 900 144"
Previous Sled(s): 01 Mountain Cat 800 LE
Location: Oscoda, MI
Favorite Riding Area: UP
Age: 50
Riding Since: 1973

Thanx....finally some real input.
I have been told they are heavy, but am used to riding a Tcat for 10 years now and don't mind the weight in a newer chassis with stability. Mods are a definite must. I want to be able to stay with mostly stock 800R's. I just can't justify the additional $1500 engine on the 800 when I can do something different with a 4 stroke and stay somewhat neck in neck but be faster than the stock 1200.
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