I have one of each a 2014,1200 shorty and a 2019, 900 turbo x. I have been driving both this winter as my son prefers the 1200 and my daughter prefers the turbo. Set up right neither one is heavy to steer. The 1200 is by far the best in tight trails which I think is mainly because of the short track. The turbo was the hardest sled I have had to get the handling dialed in to the way I like, now that it is I would give it the edge in handling everywhere except the tight trails high speed slightly winding trails it is right on almost too good hard to remember to keep the speed down. Fuel mileage is identical between the two 18 to 21 mpg Canadian usually 20. We have a 600r that drives with us and usually take slightly less than him at fill ups usually within a liter or two. We drive a good pace lots of running 75 mph up. Average speed on the turbo this winter was 39 mph last time I looked. Performance wise they are close to 80 or 90 mph then the turbo walks away. the 1200 has a pb 80 and spins to 8400 rpm. Only change in the 900 is a dalton driven spring. To b fair my old 2009,1200 would drive away from the 2014 on top end too. As for ride the 900 is better but again not by a lot and probable mainly because of the longer track. I don't see much difference in warmth the 900 has the mid to high adjustable windshield I have only had it on high a few times but makes a big difference when needed the 1200 has the med. The 900 is colder on the feet but good boots take care of that. Over all the 900 turbo is a better all round sled for sure but not by a lot in my opinion unless top end speed is really important.
I had both sc-5 and r-motion at the same time and the same sled tnt 1200 shortys. imo not much difference in ride I switched back and forth lots and played wih adjustments. The r-motion was always harder on slides and sled was slower, clutched the same.
so my yamaha 4 stroke has a procedure where you fill oil tank 3 quarts and one quart directly into motor. does the same go for the 1200? this one also taks 4 quarts
This works best, been doing it this way for years no mess. I would never drain oil slow as stated, leaves way too many contaminates behind. Try putting used oil in a container and let it drip out slow and see what is left behind.