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    Picked up a new sled!


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    2015 Polaris Switchback Pro-X 800 HO

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    Re: Picked up a new sled!

    Just in time for all the sn..... nevermind.

    I've never had a sled, what kind of power and speed is that capable of?

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    Re: Picked up a new sled!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    Just in time for all the sn..... nevermind.

    I've never had a sled, what kind of power and speed is that capable of?
    Top speed of 105 MPH

    160 HP, give or take

    800CC twin 2-stroke

    It is a very fast machine

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    105?? I guess so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    105?? I guess so...
    it gets there in a hurry

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    Re: Picked up a new sled!

    No worries about the snow. I jinxed it a few years ago when I started buying sleds. We've had one good year in my neck of the woods since.

    I've never gone over 85-90 on my ZR900 SnoPro. But as you say, you get there in a hurry. It hits those speeds before my eyes can focus on the speedo!

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    I've also never ridden a sled like this. Have you ever been on a fast jetski? We have a 215 horsepower SeaDoo, which is limited to 68 mph, but it gets there in a big fucking hurry. Are we talking that sort of acceleration? More?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I've also never ridden a sled like this. Have you ever been on a fast jetski? We have a 215 horsepower SeaDoo, which is limited to 68 mph, but it gets there in a big fucking hurry. Are we talking that sort of acceleration? More?
    Similar. Hard to say I guess.

    With the CVT clutches, the motor goes to peak HP early, and sits in the sweet spot while the clutches accelerate you.

    Its snow, so traction is in issue as well.

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    I’ve never ridden sled but just looked up a video of a Yamaha rx1 allegedly doing 135 on a frozen lake. Insane and hard to imagine.

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    I've heard of guys burning the track due to the slippage on ice and the resulting friction. Odd you wouldn't think that would be an issue, on ice.

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    Well that's fast. I'm going to need to ride one of these.

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    Nice!

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    Re: Picked up a new sled!

    Took this pic today on Bear Notch Rd, 2017 Switchback Pro S 800. Congrats on the sled!

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    Took this pic today on Bear Notch Rd, 2017 Switchback Pro S 800. Congrats on the sled!
    Nice sled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falko View Post
    I've heard of guys burning the track due to the slippage on ice and the resulting friction. Odd you wouldn't think that would be an issue, on ice.
    It is a common problem in the Sunapee area.

    The solution is to mount “scratchers.” They are flexible outriggers that throw up ice to cool the track down.

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    Ill run studs down the middle at some point

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    Studs are good for traction, you need scratchers for throwing snow on the heat exchanger and on to the inside of the track to lube up the sliders. The slides need the snow or they will wear out quick and burn through your track. I run the spring style and they work awesome! Donít like the cable style around here, lots of horror stories.

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    What’s wrong with the cable type?

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    I don’t know xrocket, but I do know when he does things... he fucking does them! What’s the most boring thing you’ve owned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    I don’t know xrocket, but I do know when he does things... he fucking does them! What’s the most boring thing you’ve owned?
    Well, the lawn mower is stock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinHead View Post
    Studs are good for traction, you need scratchers for throwing snow on the heat exchanger and on to the inside of the track to lube up the sliders. The slides need the snow or they will wear out quick and burn through your track. I run the spring style and they work awesome! Don’t like the cable style around here, lots of horror stories.
    I won't be doing scratchers

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I won't be doing scratchers
    Is this because you will typically be riding in areas (deep powder boondocking) where there will be enough loose snow to lubricate and cool the track? Or some other reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    What’s wrong with the cable type?
    Design and where we live. If you were to only use them on ponds and lakes they would be fine. One of the issues with them, even with red locktight on them they loosen up and you end up either loosing the whole thing or the scratcher end part of it. The other issue is bigger, they catch on things, lots of things! The shop down the street here in Conway has seen everything, from them catching on loading ramps ending in sleds falling off the ramps to bending, twisting and in some cases pulling right through and destroying the track rails that they mount to from catching on things like rocks and roots on the trails and around here, railroad tracks that are used quite a bit for the trail system, the spring style is more forgiving. And yes, some of the issues could have been avoided if they were tucked away when loading on the ramp etc.. And the icing on the cake, the spring style throw a shit ton more snow and ice vs the cable type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Is this because you will typically be riding in areas (deep powder boondocking) where there will be enough loose snow to lubricate and cool the track? Or some other reason?
    Let me re-phrase. I don't plan on installing them unless I need them and I don't think I'll need them.

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