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#16 HotRodLincoln

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

I think folks get bamboozled by "the latest and greatest"  &/or "all new".  The difference between my 011 137" and my 015 137" air bagger r-motion is not huge.  Beware of exaggerations.  :ph34r_old:



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

I think folks get bamboozled by "the latest and greatest"  &/or "all new".  The difference between my 011 137" and my 015 137" air bagger r-motion is not huge.  Beware of exaggerations.  :ph34r_old:

 

This is the problem I guess with forums . HotRodLincoln's opinion should be as valued as mine but we could be no further apart in them . It is night and day difference IMO on stutter bumps and I would never own one without it .

 

I guess you have to go with majority opinion or just get on one and try it out when the trails are rougher .



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:22 PM

How much of a price difference are you looking at?

 

I liked my 120" SC-5 for trail riding and I'm guessing you will pay $2-$3,000 more to get an R-Motion sled... so I would say definitely not worth it (for just a suspension upgrade).  Someone once posted on here that a 2013 seat makes a bigger difference in comfort than the R-motion itself.

 

If you get an SC-5 with any miles on it, it would be wise to replace the bushings and have the shocks revalved for your weight and style. 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:30 PM

Yes the difference in price for used 1200 is huge from 2012 to 2013....now different question, the gsx with sc5 and air ride, can it be ridden fast or is it too soft? I found a great low mileage 2013 but woundering if it will ride to touring like.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:05 PM

Yes the difference in price for used 1200 is huge from 2012 to 2013....now different question, the gsx with sc5 and air ride, can it be ridden fast or is it too soft? I found a great low mileage 2013 but woundering if it will ride to touring like.


The air ride makes the sled pretty plush and there may not be much of a difference from SC5 and R-Motion in the gsx lineup like Lincoln eluded to above. I do know the 1200 GSX lands 40 lbs over a 1200 Renegade however. Which is the difference in going from a 800 to a 1200. So now you are 80 lbs up over an 800!
 

 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Ill give my 2 cents on this one. I have a friend with a 2011 1200 renegade x and it has the sc5 rear susp. I have some miles in the seat and I think it is quite good but not as good as my rrmotion in a couple of important ways. The rmotion has an uncanny ability to resist bottoming. Ive been riding for almost 50 years and the rmotions ability eat small studder bumps while still resisting bottoming is unlike anything ive owned. The rmotion also has a very wide sweet spot that allows for riders of different size to ride the sled with little or no adjustments. It is the best ride brp has ever put out but weather its worth it for you only you can decide. as far as air ride is concerned Ive had it in a Yamaha and my current 2016 enduro and its not all that as far as plush, its and air spring with little real adjustment, that's why my enduro has a pro 40 in the rear.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:13 PM

the gsx are a very nice sled can go from soft setting on air shock when trails are smooth to hard setting when it gets rough, i hate to go back to one without air ride



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:31 PM

Wow 40lbs more for a gsx, kinda kills that party. I think I will wait until I find exaclty what I want with the R-motion, x package preferably. Thank you all for the responses!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

rmotion is pretty good I guess, but put a newer x seat on the sc5 and it's good also



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

I have a 120 with rmotion and one with an sc-5. They are both good if set for your weight. If the deal is right I wouldn't worry which suspension.


Edited by doo 67, 11 January 2017 - 10:35 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:20 AM

My new r motion 129" was quiet for first few hundred miles. Now on the right side while I'm driving, only with weight on it, it's making a lot of noise, sounds like something grinding but ive checked it over and over and I don't see anything out of the ordinary
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:33 AM

Imo the rmotion to sc5 with slight advantage to the r motion but not much. When I went to the exits in the back it was 100x better then the rmotion. Same exit shocks in rmotion and sc5 absolutely no difference. Rides like I'm sitting on my lazy boy aLl day

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:16 AM

Imo the rmotion to sc5 with slight advantage to the r motion but not much. When I went to the exits in the back it was 100x better then the rmotion. Same exit shocks in rmotion and sc5 absolutely no difference. Rides like I'm sitting on my lazy boy aLl day


Dude, if you have a lazy boy, I have a sectional couch with recliners and cup holders....


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

Dude, if you have a lazy boy, I have a sectional couch with recliners and cup holders....


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cant argue with that lol.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:15 PM

I will also add the best thing for me with getting the r motion is having the quick adjust for the coupling blocks






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