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Old 05-31-2019, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm finally in a position to upgrade from my 2006 skidoo renegade 600 sdi. looking to get into either a 600 rush pro s or a 600 pro s switchback. looking at models 2015-2017. anything i need to pay special attention to? what would be considered high miles for each particular year? i know that this last question is extremely opinionated, which sled is best for trail riding? thanks in advance for the help
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a pro R 600 Switchback and love it. I can tell you this, I don't ever plan on buying a 121 track machine again. The 136 is excellent on trails. I can jam on just as good as a short track. You will have no regrets with a Axys 600 Switchback. The motor is very reliable and plenty powerful. 10000 mile engines no problem.
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15 and up herd that the 17 are the golden years for the 800 not sure if it's true or not
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I have a pro R 600 Switchback and love it. I can tell you this, I don't ever plan on buying a 121 track machine again. The 136 is excellent on trails. I can jam on just as good as a short track. You will have no regrets with a Axys 600 Switchback. The motor is very reliable and plenty powerful. 10000 mile engines no problem.
if you don't mind me asking, what's the main differences between a pro s and r? have you ridden both?
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Pro R is the old proride chassis, Pro S is Axys. Itís definitely worth the money for an Axys. Once you spend a little time tweaking the suspension itís so great playful and soaks up the bumps. If youíre a 600 type of person youíll probably like the 137 better. Itís more stable you only feel the extra length in the real real tight twisties. Do a compression test and a fresh tip end is never a bad idea if itís a little low and or has a bunch of miles. Checking all the bearings would be a good idea. Jack shaft, driveshaft, bogies. That sled has no zerks on it so you have to pick the seals out and check them. Other than that the 600 Pro S is pretty damn rock solid.
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I have a pro R 600 Switchback and love it. I can tell you this, I don't ever plan on buying a 121 track machine again. The 136 is excellent on trails. I can jam on just as good as a short track. You will have no regrets with a Axys 600 Switchback. The motor is very reliable and plenty powerful. 10000 mile engines no problem.
if you don't mind me asking, what's the main differences between a pro s and r? have you ridden both?
I have ridden both. The Axys is definitely better. I'm not knocking the R, but no doubt the axys is the way to go. The S is butter smooth, excellent trail machine.
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whats your weight and riding style? if a big rider / likes to push it a bit , you might consider the XCR too
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If you are a lazier upright rider get the shorter track. If you are aggressive with your body position get the SB. I find the ProR to be more playful and lots of fun but the Axys more refined and better at dealing with varied terrain.
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whats your weight and riding style? if a big rider / likes to push it a bit , you might consider the XCR too
52 yrs old 5'7'' 180ish. honestly most of the time just cruise, usually try to do around 175-225 miles a day. i do like pushing at times, but mostly want a reliable well handling comfortable sled especially when the trails turn into complete crater wash boards. i've checked into insurance and realized an 800 same model is only bucks more so now i'm also looking at 800's
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If you are a lazier upright rider get the shorter track. If you are aggressive with your body position get the SB. I find the ProR to be more playful and lots of fun but the Axys more refined and better at dealing with varied terrain.
honestly i probably fall somewhere in the middle of this? if i had to choose between the two probably "lazier"
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