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Offline ZiRT

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Keepin' it real
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:31:08 PM »
The wife has back issues (herniations-one surgically repaired a few years ago), so I wanted to get her onto something newer and more ergo friendly than her 05 Sabrecat. We looked at new/leftovers, but with the winters the way they are (no snow last year, very little so far this year) and the prices (even discounted leftovers), we decided to wait. Then along comes this beauty- '08 600, e start/reverse, pretty much the equivalent of her S-cat only newer and in the TwinSpar chassis, and with the adjustable seat/bars.....and 674 miles on the ticker.
At less than half the cost of new, we jumped on it.
Now the wait for rideable snow.......

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Re: Keepin' it real
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 01:32:02 PM »
Congrats on the new iron.  We just need snow.
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2007 Polaris Switchback 600 Wife's sled
1997 Arctic Cat Puma DLX 340 has more time on it last  season than the above sleds.

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Re: Keepin' it real
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 06:41:52 PM »
Far more stable and confident than any firecat chassis sled.  If you should have any heavy steer, dart, or push issues, get into some slt ski's asap.....tune from there.  Cant beat the price of 5 y.o. sleds just as good, maybe better, 1/2 money, sometimes even less.   :specool:     
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Re: Keepin' it real
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 10:14:42 AM »
I don't think there is a 'warmer' sled out there than those twinspars.  they are smooth and comfy, excellent choice for a wife sled.  and the motor isn't particularly strong feeling, fast on top but not a strong hit down low (in stock trim), should be a great sled for her. :thumbsupsmileyanim:
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Re: Keepin' it real
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:37:24 AM »
I don't think there is a 'warmer' sled out there than those twinspars.  they are smooth and comfy, excellent choice for a wife sled.  and the motor isn't particularly strong feeling, fast on top but not a strong hit down low (in stock trim), should be a great sled for her. :thumbsupsmileyanim:
I like the cat 600.  Fun motor.  High winding makes you feel like a sno-x star.  I may be pulling the trigger on a 03 pantera 600 to tour the local trail / lake system.  Mint w/ 500 miles for $2500  :eek:
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Re: Keepin' it real
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 07:55:03 PM »
I don't think there is a 'warmer' sled out there than those twinspars.  they are smooth and comfy, excellent choice for a wife sled.  and the motor isn't particularly strong feeling, fast on top but not a strong hit down low (in stock trim), should be a great sled for her. :thumbsupsmileyanim:

Especially if you screw a touring windshield on it.   :thumbsupsmileyanim:

I did that to both my F5 and Z1.  The Z1 with the 4s has to be one of the warmest sleds I've had.

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