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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Suspension on newer sleds is ridiculously better than the oldies.

    Oh, did she gain weight?
    Biggest thing that I noticed with my new sled that I did not expect was the lack of fatigue!!! SO much less tired after riding all day. Friends who are in better shape then me riding trailing arms sleds are beat up and I'm feelin good. It's crazy!

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    Gettin there! Snow Thursday!

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    Got the new track in last night, plan to stud it tonight then button everything up!



    I replaced the hyfax while the track was out and the stockers wore super unevenly



    The tunnel also took a pretty big hit when the track went


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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    The tunnel also took a pretty big hit when the track went
    DANG! How many miles were on that track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    DANG! How many miles were on that track?
    I assume it was stock, so around 4k miles.

    Thats gas tank on the other side!

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    So we want to buy a newer 2 up sled. There are touring sleds from Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha. There are also “Touring/Utility” sleds that often have two speed transmissions and wider tracks and skis for no-trail use.

    That kind of appeals to me. We don’t have plans to go fast or far: we usually just run off to someplace with a view, shut the machine off, hang out, and go home. Am I missing something? Is a utility sled like driving a Wrangler on the highway?

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    Utility sled is gonna be HEAVY. That widetrack with a 2 speed will be like a friggen boat anchor. there are plenty of cruiser type touring sleds. I think a 4 stroke with a 2 up seat would be right up your alley. Still heavy if you get stuck, but it soundsl ike what you are looking for. Polaris doesnt offer any 2 strokes though.

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    Track is studded! Just need to torque everything and button up the chaincase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Utility sled is gonna be HEAVY. That widetrack with a 2 speed will be like a friggen boat anchor. there are plenty of cruiser type touring sleds. I think a 4 stroke with a 2 up seat would be right up your alley. Still heavy if you get stuck, but it soundsl ike what you are looking for. Polaris doesnt offer any 2 strokes though.
    2017 Ski Doo Expedition LE 1200


    4 stroke, 663 lbs dry weight which I think is even more than a Venture.

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    Nice. Can you add a 2-up seat to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Nice. Can you add a 2-up seat to it?
    Yes, Ski-Doo has a !+! seat, backrest, and hand warmers that can be snapped on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    So we want to buy a newer 2 up sled. There are touring sleds from Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha. There are also “Touring/Utility” sleds that often have two speed transmissions and wider tracks and skis for no-trail use.

    That kind of appeals to me. We don’t have plans to go fast or far: we usually just run off to someplace with a view, shut the machine off, hang out, and go home. Am I missing something? Is a utility sled like driving a Wrangler on the highway?
    expedition extreme
    tundra extreme
    skandic swt

    as to how it drives on trail it would depend on the trail.

    as to a wrangler I've never been impressed by driving one anywhere and especially thought they sucked on the highway.

    i don't care for driving the big utilty sleds over whooped up trails or through really deep snow.

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    SPITTIN SNOW ON THE WAY HOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    So we want to buy a newer 2 up sled. There are touring sleds from Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha. There are also “Touring/Utility” sleds that often have two speed transmissions and wider tracks and skis for no-trail use.

    That kind of appeals to me. We don’t have plans to go fast or far: we usually just run off to someplace with a view, shut the machine off, hang out, and go home. Am I missing something? Is a utility sled like driving a Wrangler on the highway?
    I picked up a leftover 2019 Polaris Switchback and I added a quick release, rear heated seat to it. This sled does well in both trails and off trail.

    Sleds are now specialized into categories like motorcycles. Touring, Mountain, Utility... A good all around sled is the cross-over sleds by Ski-Doo and Polaris. The long tunnel allows for plenty of room to mount a back seat and additional float on the snow 2 up but can easily detach the rear seat for some ditch bashing and off trail "boon-docking" when riding without the passenger.

    The brand new 2019 600 was just over $10k out the door down from $13K.

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    Sleds done and theres snow on the ground!


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    4 more inches last night!

    I think I need to pull the chaincase cover back off though, as I am not happy with the tension. I went from a friction tensioner to a roller tensioner and the official instructions are turn it finger tight, then back off 1/4. the bolt was dry so I couldn't finger tighten it accurately Ahh well, I think I can save some of the fluid and it should only take an hour.

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    A 2014 Ski Doo Sport Ace with 600cc 4 stroke and 2 up seat has popped up on CL. 137x15 track so that doesn't strike me as anything you can get off-trail. Any opinions? Definitely not fast but with teens I don't want fast.

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    That is my sled I posted earlier. Let me know if you have any questions. My 15 yo drove it from time to time.


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    That's your ad? It says Westborough but your profile says Central MA? Is the machine in Westborough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    A 2014 Ski Doo Sport Ace with 600cc 4 stroke and 2 up seat has popped up on CL. 137x15 track so that doesn't strike me as anything you can get off-trail. Any opinions? Definitely not fast but with teens I don't want fast.
    it would be a good trail sled for the kids or wife.

    really good gas mileage, no power and forget about anything off trail.

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    Are NADA or KBB pricing at all accurate? What is the average seasonal use, in miles?

    Many of the sleds we've perused are priced up to 50% above average, often because of extremely low miles. Personally, paying a 50% premium for a four year old sled, for example, doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Are NADA or KBB pricing at all accurate? What is the average seasonal use, in miles?

    Many of the sleds we've perused are priced up to 50% above average, often because of extremely low miles. Personally, paying a 50% premium for a four year old sled, for example, doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
    Eh, id be more concerned with mileage than year on a 2 stroke. 4 stroke is different, but 2 strokes kind of have a set life span before they need a top end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    That's your ad? It says Westborough but your profile says Central MA? Is the machine in Westborough?
    Yes. Westborough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Are NADA or KBB pricing at all accurate? What is the average seasonal use, in miles?

    Many of the sleds we've perused are priced up to 50% above average, often because of extremely low miles. Personally, paying a 50% premium for a four year old sled, for example, doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
    not really and in many cases there not even close.

    theres no way to add accessories and or to put milage in to change the value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstLightning View Post
    Yes. Westborough.


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    Deleted? Did you sell it?

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