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#23890275 600R, seat of the pants, how does it compare to older 800s ???

Posted by skidont on 08 June 2021 - 06:06 PM

I thought the 600 would be a nice sled to end the year with but ended up putting 2900 miles on it in 6 weeks , I ended up really liking it so I got another this year
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#23865277 The itch is back

Posted by skidont on 04 May 2021 - 06:39 PM

I am going to fix my issue with an asphalt race sled , looks like fun and fairly inexpensive


#23830285 What did you order for 2022? Why?

Posted by skidont on 01 April 2021 - 10:49 AM

Yea, I thought you had mentioned in one of your posts that you were getting an 850 demo sled from Olson's. What don't you like about the 850 engine performance? I would rather have the 600R or the 900T myself, due to the smoother acceleration.


I would just never use the power , I dont ride very hard anymore . I am also tired of black sleds and have zero interest in the fancy gauge . I really liked my 2019 600 renegade but also wanted a 129 this time


#23829549 What did you order for 2022? Why?

Posted by skidont on 31 March 2021 - 09:31 PM

600 mxzx in silver / black , in the end I just had no interest in an 850


#23827197 Renegade XRS Competition Package - E/S kit compatible?

Posted by skidont on 30 March 2021 - 10:59 AM

I would believe that sled is electric start compatible but most people wanting a race sled don't want electric start which is why it doesn't come with it from factory


#23821623 600r or 900t (130 hp)

Posted by skidont on 26 March 2021 - 08:24 PM

Tight trails = 129 inch for me from now on


#23807219 Mach z with 1.5 ice ripper

Posted by skidont on 18 March 2021 - 08:06 PM

I Am being told that each 1/4 inch of track over 1 inch is losing 2 to 4 mph at top end because of air flow through tunnel , which is why Srx runs 1 inch rip 2 , RockerDan can you confirm this


#23797125 What did you order for 2022? Why?

Posted by skidont on 13 March 2021 - 10:28 PM

I was just about to get 600R XRS but dealer gave me his 2021 850 XRS for same price so took it


#23791151 Exhaust cans for the 900 Turbos?

Posted by skidont on 10 March 2021 - 03:29 PM

First thing I would do is wait and see what boost engineering comes with and get that , their modded muffler is whisper quiet , their 1200 stage 1 and 2 are flawless as is their 900t stages so far


#23790237 Everlaster carbides

Posted by skidont on 09 March 2021 - 11:11 PM

I still don't understand the hate on the TS ski , ours have worked great on our blizzards


#23773767 New active suspension reviews

Posted by skidont on 02 March 2021 - 04:03 PM

Look up Rob Koenig on Facebook, he is a skidoo brand ambassador, he has rode a few sleds with the new smart shocks


#23768017 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by skidont on 28 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

Went to a snowmobile show today
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Co workers Dad’s sled
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Some more random sleds.
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Took her with me ‘20 Backcountry
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Got 2nd and not for my 99 Formula 3 700 but for my Backcountry in 2000 - 2021


Very cool , I was surprised to hear we were doing new sleds also , hope you had fun congrats


#23756493 600R vs 850

Posted by skidont on 22 February 2021 - 10:47 PM

Ok after 20 years of 600s and my previous sled being a 600R I have to say this 850 XRS I have ridden for 1,900 miles now is the devil. It is so dam quick. It has pull for miles. Does that make it a better trail sled. I say NO. Yes, it does alot of things that a 6R can't but I believe the differences between them is substantial in handling.
Let me explain using my 40 years of experience.
My favorite trails are tight twisted trails were you have to get up on the handle bars and actually lean working the sled. With the 850, I have used more brake than all my years combined on the 6's. With my style I come into the corner and lift off the throttle allowing the sled to pivot then ease back onto the throttle mid way through the corner. With the 850 I would constantly come in to hot therefore having to use the brake. That would upset my flow, planting the skis and I would have to work to get the 850 to turn. Now the sled is going to slow so I grab throttle and really have to hang on to the bars as she tries to rip your arms off. All this extra work corner after corner makes me more more tired. My hands were sore for the first time ever. With the 600R the power is so smooth you can create a rhythm within every corner. I wouldn't call it drifting thru like years past because the tracks grip so well these days. I love the addicting power of the 850 but the handling goes to the 600r. I can ride it faster through the corners the way I ride. If I could race myself against me, 1 me on a 6R and 1 me on a 850. I am confident the 600r me would beat the 850 me. Take straight aways, lakes, railroad grade away form this equation. Gas and oil are too close to call.

Note, I have 1,900 miles on my 850 original belt, just saying. Have had sled up to 114 mph dream o meter. For the belt haters out there.


Funny you mention that , we just had a retired racer take an 600 and 850 down same 8 miles of trail , he was 6.6 seconds faster on the 600R , thats a considerable difference
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#23756449 Lynx Info thread

Posted by skidont on 22 February 2021 - 10:32 PM

Boy am I glad there isn't a 600 or I would own one , I am taking our dealer sled next week though , gotta try it atleast


#23756423 How long until lynx gets watered down

Posted by skidont on 22 February 2021 - 10:26 PM

Something we are missing here is this is Not a skidoo vehicle . it is a completely separate company and as such skidoo has no say in what happens with lynx . It is BRP yes but will not be built to satisfy north Americans