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t-rav74

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PostSubject: Suggestions, please....   Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:37 pm

Well here's the scoop. I'm looking for a new sled for my wife for the fall of this year. She is kind of picky so I'll give you all the criteria that will be involved in my consideration.
1. Suspension must be able to be stiff and she likes to sit high on the sled
2. Throttle must be easy and not be far from the handle bar
3. A lighter sled
4. Something more then her 440 fan but not any bigger then a 500 liquid.
5. Narrow seat
6. Electric start and reverse

She likes the feel of the suspension and how she sits on my '06 fusion. Her favorite throttle is the one on her '01 Z440 and her least favorite is on her sister in-laws (who also hates it) early '00s/late 90's SXR 500. The throttle on my sled and that of her brother's '02 warrior (long track RX1) and her father's '05 venture makes her hand hurt after a while. Would anybody know if a fuel injected sled be easier on her hand?
She has ridden her brothers and fathers sleds (both with longer tracks) and doesn't like the turning, especially at the speeds she goes on hard packed trails, which she rarely goes off of (30 - 50 mph). She loves the narrower seat on my fusion compared to that of her 440 and would like a little more grunt going up hills and crossing a lake, although she'd probably never have it to the bar. After tons of research and magazine reading in the off season (owww, twist my rubber arm) I've compiled a list of new sleds to look at. If anybody has suggestion for other new sleds or non-currents that you would think she would like, please let me know. So here we go, for Polaris the only sled that would fit her power requirement would be a IQ 550F shift. For Ski-doo I was thinking 550F GSX or the rev xp TNT with the 500ss motor. For Arctic Cat the possibilities are the F570 or the F500 liquid. Finally, for Yamaha I was thinking a Phaser GT(I heard these were tippy) or a Vector (possibly too heavy) although she likes the look of the Vector the best out of all the one's mentioned. If any of you have one of these or have any opinions or seat time please let me know. I know the magazines say a lot but as we all know finding unbias in them is next to impossible. Thanx in advance, and before next season I'll give you all an update on the choice and how she likes it.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions, please....   Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:32 pm

Welcome to the Ride Connection Forum, it's good to see you are going to put it to full use.
First of all it's good to see your wife knows what she likes and dislikes in a sled, this will be a big advantage to helping her pick the correct sled.
The sleds that you have listed are all excellent sleds and you could not go wrong with anyone of them, all 4 manufactures make an excellent product and its really just a matter of preference.
I've been a Ski-Doo fan for all of my life and will keep my comments to that brand although I have serviced them all.
The GSX 550f would be my top choice because it seems to fit the best into her list of requirements. The 550 fan is very light with more than enough power. The 500SS is an excellent sled and for the most part I like to steer people into the liquid cooled sleds but it may be over kill for her and will also have a weight disadvantage.

Another very important issue to take into consideration is the dealerships in your area. I would do some research into what dealers are in your area or perhaps make a decision on how far you are willing to drive to purchase it and also for service then research the dealers within that distance. Then I would ask around about the reputation of the local dealers, I would take this info with a grain of salt because it can be based on alot of different criteria and may not apply to your potential relationship with any particular dealership but would definetly be a consideration.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions, please....   Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:55 am

Awesome, I was thinking about dealers in the area and you're right about developing a repore with the one I will be dealing with. I currently drive from Orillia to Alliston to deal with the polaris dealer there just because I love the service and the people there. Do you have any suggestions on good Ski-doo dealers in our area. Maybe one that would let the wife try a sled for a couple of hours even. My father-in-law just bought a new 600 etec renegade from somewhere down in the London area(gave him a smokin' deal) so he'll be pickin that up in a couple of weeks but I don't think we'll go all the way there for a test drive. Local trails would be nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestions, please....   Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:02 am

I will PM you some names.
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