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    • Member since
      December, 2008
    New to Ski Doo
    Posted by ibsalb on Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:11 PM

    After years of Cat and Polaris I decided to buy my first SkiDoo.  I am buying a 2010 MXZ800X.  Are there any "special" tips I should know?

    • Member since
      September, 2009
    Posted by multirider1 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:54 PM


    Where you riding + how fast do you want to get there.

    I had an 05 MachZ tricked cltch, head etc.etc.

    $ stroke Yamaha with nitrous blew my doors off every time.

    After 5k arm busting (new skis etc,) Canadian fast trails got only 3500 on trade for

     09 600 move I made. Mileage, handeling, starting (plugs 2 yr plug warranty)

    I ate up other bigger sleds (800's) on balls fast winding trails.

    For my money test ride a 600 picked and

     see if it's enough.......

    Ps.... rode 70's 440 tnt, 80's V-max , 90's V-max multi Polaris sleds Early 2000's have about 35 k under my riding belt.

    Remember ...Bigger isn't always better, and there is always somebody faster (especially on the lakes).

    But at the end of the day if you can stand up straight (not hunched over sore) and you kept up + beat some of trhe big

    dogs you live to ride tomorrow....good luck ride safe.

    • Member since
      December, 2008
    Posted by ibsalb on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:17 PM

    Will be riding Adirondacks,Maine,Wisconsin,and Upper UP.  I am primarily concerned with the integrity of the frame.  I am buying frame reinforcements for the tunnel but will that be enough?  I've heard stories of bent fames and such when banging minimal ditches and moguls.  151 hp is plenty for me, when you hit 100+ does it realy matter if someone goes a few miles an hour faster?  Not to me.  My last sled was a 08 Turbo Dragon and was actually quite pleased with it's performance.  I am however looking forward to  over 140 lbs. less to ride around with.  I will pick it and the X has the upgraded shock and track. I was told the new Rev-XP frame will also allow more stretch room. 

    I couldn't agree with you more on the comfort aspect.  Regularly we will do 200 or more miles a day and with the Dragon there were no ill effects.  I'm hoping the SkiDoo will work the same way.

    Thanks for the reply



    • Member since
      December, 2009
    Posted by mrace33 on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:06 PM

     my last sled was a mxzx 800. the only sled out of all my buddys that would give it a good run to100 was my friends 03 mxz 600 HO. as far as bending it i think if you can bend it trail riding good luck walking after. i pounded the hell out mine and it didnt bend.

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