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Title: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: thnksno on October 25, 2018, 10:32:13 PM
Can't remember the last time I posted, I think it was after running a rental up North, almost 2 years ago. Anyway, there's been a lot of changes since, like being down a kid (college). We also moved from the cesspool of neighbors, distracted driving and section 8 housing. A couple months ago my weed whip took a dive. Normally I'd mess with it until I burned a hole in the piston then buy a new one. However, now that we've stretched out a bit, I quit the homo-wner line of equipment.

So, I was snooping around the equipment dealer a month or two ago and found a holdover 2018 Indy 600. No SP. For cheap!

A consequence of my impulse purchase (aside from the FS131r) will be that there will be little to no snow this winter. For you, me, or anyone! I might as well drain it and start replacing bearings on the Cyclone.

Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: greekboy on October 26, 2018, 07:49:05 AM
I feel like I'm getting catfished here. Although the extreme negativity seems very familiar ......
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: Hal on October 26, 2018, 01:21:47 PM
Can't remember the last time I posted, I think it was after running a rental up North, almost 2 years ago. Anyway, there's been a lot of changes since, like being down a kid (college). We also moved from the cesspool of neighbors, distracted driving and section 8 housing. A couple months ago my weed whip took a dive. Normally I'd mess with it until I burned a hole in the piston then buy a new one. However, now that we've stretched out a bit, I quit the homo-wner line of equipment.

So, I was snooping around the equipment dealer a month or two ago and found a holdover 2018 Indy 600. No SP. For cheap!

A consequence of my impulse purchase (aside from the FS131r) will be that there will be little to no snow this winter. For you, me, or anyone! I might as well drain it and start replacing bearings on the Cyclone.
Congratulations on the new sled. I upgraded to a 2012 sled myself this year. I sure hope there will be snow this year.
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: racerdave on October 27, 2018, 09:56:16 AM
Moved to where?
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: AdrenalineJunkie on October 27, 2018, 02:11:49 PM
 You will be in for a pleasant surprise this winter. Count on good snow amounts. I just have that feeling.  I'll be on same silver surfer. Enjoy!
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: thnksno on October 28, 2018, 10:17:28 PM
No, no games, I really did buy another new sled. We moved to Ottawa, into the ditch of what we affectionately call, lower Wisconsin.

Hal, I saw you're other thread. I think you will love it!

I'm hoping it will be a good winter, but the way it's adding up so far, yes, my outlook is negative. But who am I to complain, I think my '99 GII XCSP600 was only about $500 cheaper. Almost 20 years later, I think this one is a much better sled, even on generic shocks and a thin track.

At any rate, maybe I can cross trails with one of you this winter!
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: greekboy on October 29, 2018, 11:54:23 AM
No, no games, I really did buy another new sled. We moved to Ottawa, into the ditch of what we affectionately call, lower Wisconsin.

Hal, I saw you're other thread. I think you will love it!

I'm hoping it will be a good winter, but the way it's adding up so far, yes, my outlook is negative. But who am I to complain, I think my '99 GII XCSP600 was only about $500 cheaper. Almost 20 years later, I think this one is a much better sled, even on generic shocks and a thin track.

At any rate, maybe I can cross trails with one of you this winter!

Congratulations on the new iron !
I ended up buying one too, mostly b/c my oldest starts college next year and I figured, what the heck.... I deserve it....  :thumbsupsmileyanim:
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: thnksno on November 01, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
Nice! What did you get? I've bought too much that I "deserve" recently. lol! Luckily I'm not on the hook anymore for college, we started that long ago, that's all they get!
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: greekboy on November 06, 2018, 09:43:30 AM
Nice! What did you get? I've bought too much that I "deserve" recently. lol! Luckily I'm not on the hook anymore for college, we started that long ago, that's all they get!

Left back 2018 Switchback 600 SP with a 144" track.
It was a real difficult decision, riding Ski Doo's for the past 12 years.
It's not that I didn't like the new Ski Doo's, it just felt like I needed a totally different look, as almost all my friends run similar machines.
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: Hal on November 06, 2018, 01:12:45 PM
Nice! What did you get? I've bought too much that I "deserve" recently. lol! Luckily I'm not on the hook anymore for college, we started that long ago, that's all they get!

Left back 2018 Switchback 600 SP with a 144" track.
It was a real difficult decision, riding Ski Doo's for the past 12 years.
It's not that I didn't like the new Ski Doo's, it just felt like I needed a totally different look, as almost all my friends run similar machines.
The gal that sold me her sled bought a new 900cc Ski Doo instead of a Yamaha. The dealer told her the 900 will outperform the 2012 Yamaha 1049cc sled, because it is 150 pounds lighter.
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: racerdave on November 06, 2018, 04:47:41 PM
Hal that depends on which version of the 900 she bought. If it's the non turbo 900 I'll give the nod to the the Yam but very close.  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.  If it matters?
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: buddah2 on November 07, 2018, 06:26:27 AM
....  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.

Wanna bet? (Asks the guy that just bought a slightly used S/W  :hypocrite: )
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: Hal on November 07, 2018, 01:46:25 PM
Hal that depends on which version of the 900 she bought. If it's the non turbo 900 I'll give the nod to the the Yam but very close.  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.  If it matters?
She bought the non turbo. She did consider the 1200 that was $500 cheaper, but got the lighter sled.
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: racerdave on November 07, 2018, 02:27:45 PM
....  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.

Wanna bet? (Asks the guy that just bought a slightly used S/W  :hypocrite: )

We are not talking about a Yammie Sidewinder.
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: SNO4ME on November 11, 2018, 10:36:05 PM
Hal that depends on which version of the 900 she bought. If it's the non turbo 900 I'll give the nod to the the Yam but very close.  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.  If it matters?
She bought the non turbo. She did consider the 1200 that was $500 cheaper, but got the lighter sled.

Even though it's less hp I much prefer our 900 to our 1200. I only drive the 1200 when the wife is around............... ;)
Title: Re: I Modernized & This Winter Will Suck As A Result!
Post by: buddah2 on November 18, 2018, 01:28:21 PM
I have a buddy with a place close by who has ridden a 900 NA for a couple of seasons now....he's looking to trade up to the turbo version....he was on a doo 8 before that and says he doesn't miss it at all....but then he's OLD too.......... :thumbsupsmileyanim: