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Old 06-23-2019, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Iíve been doing a lot of reading around here and very little posting as Iím in the market for a new sled and came across one I really like. With the trail riding I do it seems like a Pro S is going to be a good fit. I am currently riding a Ď09 IQ 800 which has been a great sled, but itís time for something new and more updated. I ride mostly all trails in northern MN, WI, and the UP.

I found a 2016 Axys Pro S with roughly 1,400 miles for $6,300 and am going to look at it today. From the pictures it seems to be mint and has always been trailered on an enclosed. Anything I should look for, watch out for, or keep in mind when looking at this era and type of sled? Any goods or bads when it comes to this sled year make and model? The only mods are Polaris hand guards and a GGB can, stock can is included.

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Old 06-23-2019, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is a Rush Pro S, forgot to include that in my first post.


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600 or 800? A compression test never hurts
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Quite honestly with 1400 miles for $6300, should be a gas/oil and go sled yet. If its a 600 the seller probably is hoping to get $6000 for it, which is still a pretty good buy.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It is an 800, sorry for leaving out the details! Seems to be very clean. Just want to make sure there are no major known issues with the year make and model.

There is also an attractive Switchback 600 with 700 miles in the area. Any reason to opt for the 137Ē track vs. the 120Ē on the Rush? I love the ride of my current short track and have always wondered if I will be disappointed with a slightly longer track.


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137 will be a little more stable and have better traction. But just a tick less nimble. Itís not a deal breaker but when you get it home, check all the bearings and make sure theyíre full of grease. These sleds have no zerks.
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It will be a great all around sled for trail riding. Depending on your weight, they have a soft ride, and some guys like a stiffer suspension. Take some time to sort out what you like, other options are available to change, but once set up, will handle almost any terrain with ease. Keep an eye on the idler wheels, the outside rubber areas on the spoke types tend to chunk up if studs are installed where they ride. When replacing them, go with the solid wheels, they are a stronger design.
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Personally I'd go for the Switchback. I can jam tight trails just as good as my 121. The extra length is handy in deeper snow. 600 and 800 in the Axys chassis is pretty much bulletproof.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I do like a stiffer suspension, the Axis has some adjustment to tweak the ride right?

I was all in on this Rush Pro-S 800 but just learned it does not have electric start. Can this option be added? Or should I jus let move on and look for a different one... I donít want to settle and electric start is pretty important to me. Maybe I could get him down to 5500$ and pay the dealer to add electric start? That is if it can be added after the fact.


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I do like a stiffer suspension, the Axis has some adjustment to tweak the ride right?

I was all in on this Rush Pro-S 800 but just learned it does not have electric start. Can this option be added? Or should I jus let move on and look for a different one... I donít want to settle and electric start is pretty important to me. Maybe I could get him down to 5500$ and pay the dealer to add electric start? That is if it can be added after the fact.


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Lots of adjustments. The electric start is an option, needs the battery, wiring, starter and clutch.. You'll be surprised how much the suspension absorbs compared to the IQ. I had a 2016 shorty 800, now on a switchback. They ride similar, but the shorty was more playful, and although I can ride the switchback faster due to the added traction. braking and overall stability, the 120" was a really fun ride. Some guys opted to put the 130# rear spring (now stock on 2017 and newer) in place of the 120# stocker, many have had revalved FTS shocks and some went to the 2" Walker XCR replacement for added stiffness.
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