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Anyone like sleds?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Scott, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Scott

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  2. millsey

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    Yup right here, 2003 Pro-X 800
     
  3. VR6in

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    :eek3: I was on a mach Z 800 triple the other night, I thought that was scarey.
     
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  5. JP®

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    Its an RX-1.
    Even nastier than that is the new mach z from Ski-doo, its 1000 cc two stroke, and about 100 lbs lighter than that tank. (RX-1's are a nicve sled though, just heavy)
    I was out on my friends F7 sno pro friday night, what a machine!!!! Sleds are definately addictive.
     
  6. shaun

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    New Mach Z 1000, buddy was running well over 100mph that afternoon. It's heavily modded, loud as hell. Jeebus, the intercooler on that RX1 is insane...!

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    Dad & I rock two Arctic Cat T660 Turbos. (they're his, I can't afford the damn things!) Engines in them are out of an 89 Suzuki Swift turbo & run around 20lbs of boost.
     
  7. ANGELL

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    WHAT!!! post pics I gotta see these things
     
  8. shaun

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    I don't have any under hood shots.... Here's the sleds up on Nuttby Mountain a few weeks ago.

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  9. Shafft

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    turbo sleds??? :bowdown:
     
  10. shaun

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    yeah, turbo & four stroke. We sneak up on people all the time... They're so much fun... crack the throttle, slight turbo lag... then 'whoosh' you're gone.
     
  11. JP®

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    They look fun.. Someone told me they were hella heavy..
    I still like the 2 strokes for responsiveness and weight.. Super cool sleds though..
     
  12. shaun

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    Yeah, they are heavy. Around 675 lbs dry. Add fuel & 200lbs of rider to that.... Basically they're trail sleds, I wouldn't want to get one stuck in deep snow. Although, we were talking to a guy running an 800 triple long track, he said it was just as heavy.... It's all relative to how you use them I suppose.
     
  13. JP®

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    Yeah...
    I wouldnt mind having a longer tracked Rev chassis, For the deep stuff! Still a relatively light sled, and you could throw somone on back with you if you wanted. I doubled a friend of mine on the f7 the other night, and every time I pulled the trigger i could feel the ass end drop into the snow. I think me and the wifey are going to buy this:
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    Or this, but I want to try one out with her on back to see if its comfortable for the two of us.
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  14. shaun

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    The long track makes a huge difference... much bigger footprint for traction. I'd say of any of those three, I'd have to go with the first one. For sure she'd need a backrest & handles. The two ups are big, Dad rides the single trail & I generally run the big touring sled. The thing measures 140" from ski tip to the back.
     
  15. JP®

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    Thing is, I still want something fast.. I dunno how fast the grandpa machine would be. She wont be with me much, but when she is, I want her to be comfortable.
     
  16. shaun

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. But if she's not comfortable she really won't want to go.... I say her comfort > your need for speed.

    It's great to have her comfortable on the back of the sled. I find it great to have her along for the ride with me, knowing she's comfy with handles, a backrest & heated grips.
     
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    How do your two sleds compare? the old man machine, vs the single seater?
     
  18. shaun

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    Well, Dad's been riding sleds for over 25 years now... he can throw a sled around pretty well. I seem to be able to keep up fairly well on the bigger sled, in deeper snow I have better traction as well. He got stuck in a tricky spot we got into, I just bulldozed my way through.

    Off the line on a drag race he had a half sled length on me, soon it was a couple sled lengths. But he topped out at 95mph, I topped out at 93mph.

    I think if you tried a trail & touring Skidoo model you'd be surprised at the lack of difference....

    Oh, & I get a backrest when I'm by myself. For long trips it really helps.
     
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    I do believe that that is Tylor, Dennsi Mahar's nephew on Dennis's sled. I also think that that picture was taken right beside my cottage in Sutherlands Lake.
     
  20. Scott

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    how about some Carbon Fiber! its like the enzo of sleds lol

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  21. shaun

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    Yep. Actually that is Dennis in that shot. Yes, it was taken at Sutherlands Lake. I took a whole bunch more too: http://www.pbase.com/shaun/sledding
     
  22. shaun

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    That carbon fibre beast would be one hell of a hill climber!
     
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    Thoses are some SWEET sleds!!!
     
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    XCR 440 here :wave: last winter when we went to fundy power sports to pick up a sled buddy there was tuning a turbo RX1 I was so in love!!
     
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    one of my dads friends has a 900 fusion and he said the other night a Mach Z 1000 pulled up beside him and opend it up, so he did the same and the Mach z left his sight
     
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    whoa! me likey! my buddies dad has an Rx1 heavily modified but never bothered to put a turbo on it... thas juss nuts! I would die a happy man on that thing :D.
     
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    tons of sleds around here...I'm driving on the highway doing 120, and some guy is screaming past me on a sled in the ditch...happens all the time.
     
  29. Trites

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    people drive them on the road up here...its nuts
     
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    I've only got a little 96 Touring 380 SKi-doo was thinking about getting a better sled last winter but I'm going to Uni next year waste of money really. Once I get in and out of uni I'll be flying. I hit 105km/h on her today perfect conditions with the hard snow. I coulda hit more but I could here the thing crying in agony. I've already had to get a rebuild done this last year didn't want anything else to blow.
     

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