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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rjfguitar, Mar 24, 2005.
Got a new sled two weeks ago, 2003 Polaris limited Edition RMK 800 Vertical Escape 159"
Real nice now you just need some snow.
There is no shortage of snow in CA.
It's been snowing like crazy the last 5 days or so. I went up on the first day it was snowing but only rode 15 miles because it's hard to see with your helmet lens freezing over. I was simply amazed by the sled though, even over the 2004 RMK 700 144" Vertical Escape that I have been riding earlier this season.
159"... Hope you don't try and turn in anything but powder. My cousin just bought an 800 EFI ditch pickle (artic cat) with a 144" track (I believe anyways) goes like mad but I wouldn't want to ride it in anything but three feet of powder.
Nice, nice, nice.
Where you been? Get back over here and post more often.
Why not a yamaha? Just kiddin' I know they pay my check is why i'm partial. And my discount.
It's beautiful man!!!
It turns on a dime! Polaris was geneous with the tipped rail design. The last few 10-12" of the rail is angled up at about 3* and just slightly lifts the paddles off the hard packed snow. THis severly shortens it's wheelbase and I will even go as far as saying it turns sharper than most the 136" sleds I have ridden. As soon as you hit soft snow and the paddles sink in the 3* lift makes almost no difference.
In another words...it feels like a 136" but climbs and floats like a 159"....I like my cake and it tastes good too.
Arctic Cat doesn't use dual angle rails for some reason, and when I can get turned boondocking through the trees and my dad can't on his 900 159" mountain cat I go...
Because I like going fast and not getting stuck. Just kidding,Yamahas are good quality, long lasting sleds but are dogs, or at least the older Yamis were. When I had a 600 Vmax I got whooped on by 550+ Polaris's and A/C's. For the new sleds I am not a fan of their heavy mountain sleds. The new Yamaha Apex weighs a heafty 596 lbs., my Polaris Vertical Escape weighs 488lbs and has pretty much just as much power. I see the same results as my Vmax against friends with the newer Yami's vs. our Cats and Polaris's. Here's a pic of the sled I was ridding before the 800RMK, this 700 twin Polaris 144" could just barely outrun my buddies 700 Triple Mountain Max 141". My experience is that triples give a decent boost in power over a twin in the same CC size. Heck, our HEAVY 1997 A/C Powder Extreme 600 triple/triple can run right with his 700 triple mountain max. My dad bought an '05 Grizzly 660 ATV and I was disapointed on it's power level. I have always found yami's motors to be weaker in power vs. other models, but their reliability is fantastic!
I spend most of my time over at www.towrig.com these days. Thanks for the comment on the new sled.
BOOO!!! You and all your new stuff all the time,,,BOOO!!!! While us poor guys just sit here and watch
J/K ,,,COOL man, that thing looks sweet!
Enjoy the show...
Looks sick man! Never been snowmobiling, where do you go? I got a dirt bike last week!
I'll give you a hint, I don't head towards the Pacific. Some of the best riding is here in California on Sonora Pass, Bear Valley, Tahoe, 88, and others I've never even been too. I have great snow just 100 minutes from our ranch at the end of hwy 108.
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