View Poll Results: What will you be riding this winter?

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  • Arctic Cat

    17 17.00%
  • Polaris

    37 37.00%
  • Ski Doo

    30 30.00%
  • Yamaha

    14 14.00%
  • Other/Vintage

    2 2.00%
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  1. #1
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    Default What will you be riding this winter?

    As the colder weather settles in many of us are thinking of the upcoming season and this is where you can tell us what you'll be riding this winter. After you make your vote you can use the comments section to offer more on why you chose your ride. Pictures are always welcome, Brand Bashing is not so let's keep things civil.

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    My current machine is the 2017 Blizzard with the 900 ACE engine. As for the Pros and Cons, it gets great gas mileage and a much improved ride over my previous sleds. I'd like to have more storage space but I think that's common for a lot of us. I've owned 3 out of the 4 OEM's and they all turn out fine machines, I've been on a Ski Doo for the last 18 winters.
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    2019 900T Enduro. Got it at near the end of last season. It's my 3rd "First Year" sled in a row ('09 1200X, '14 900) so I'm sure it will be dead nuts reliable just as those two still are. My only complaint is that the headlights are on par with something from the turn of the century. Last century...the 1900's, not this one. lol

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    2017 Viper Ltx Le bought as a left over second full seasonIMG_0309.jpg

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    2019 850 163 Silber
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    Looks like a demo for the beginning of the season. Snow check isn’t due in until the 1st of the year. The rest of the season will a 2020 Polaris Indy XC 137 600. This will be my 4th new Polaris since switching from Skidoo after 15 years on new Doos.

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    Starting out on a 2017 Polaris Assault....not planning on ending the season with it. It’s either going to be a 2019 Polaris Assault 800 or a 850 ski doo renegade.....outside possibility of a 2019 ski doo backcountry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dothedoo View Post
    2019 900T Enduro. Got it at near the end of last season. It's my 3rd "First Year" sled in a row ('09 1200X, '14 900) so I'm sure it will be dead nuts reliable just as those two still are. My only complaint is that the headlights are on par with something from the turn of the century. Last century...the 1900's, not this one. lol

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    As good of a sled that Ski Doo makes, I'm amazed they haven't gone to an LED light yet. Too much money in selling their LED light bars and hand guards after the sale. LOL

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    2008 arctic cat m8 153 Sno pro. Going to see how she does mostly for offtrail this year as is then start modding over the upcoming summer.

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    I purchased a new 2019 Arctic Cat Snopro 9000. I also own and have been riding for many years now a 2000 Thundercat. If i don't like the 4 stroke it's back on my trusty TCAT.

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    BC96C98E-F277-413E-8B97-C324084E8D61.jpg03 to 09 Yamahas they just havnt given me any issues yet next sled probably will be that Doo 850 Turbo

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    2007 Yamaha Apex RTX
    2015 Yamaha Apex XTX

  12. #12
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    18 Cat 600 - bought it new for last season. I'm not a brand homer but bought it because it was priced right, I liked the feel of it (rode new Doo's and Poo's also) and because guys in my group have had good luck putting a lot of miles on them. Like the Doo guys said above my only issue with it is the headlight. We ride a lot at night, so bought a different head light kit to try out this year. Thought hard about an Assault (like the suspension but too much $ for me and a Doo 900 (didn't like the feel of the throttle, but was very interested in the range they have for northern Ontario riding).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiseadoo View Post
    Looks like a demo for the beginning of the season. Snow check isnít due in until the 1st of the year. The rest of the season will a 2020 Polaris Indy XC 137 600. This will be my 4th new Polaris since switching from Skidoo after 15 years on new Doos.
    Seriously..... snow check isn't due to January???? Wow.

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    Another year on ye old '16 Renegade X. Lol. Wish I would've spring ordered xrs ......oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durphee View Post
    Starting out on a 2017 Polaris Assault....not planning on ending the season with it. Itís either going to be a 2019 Polaris Assault 800 or a 850 ski doo renegade.....outside possibility of a 2019 ski doo backcountry.
    Yo Durphee,
    I met up with You, Harvest and Polaris Dan last year at Rosseau Bar (Playoffs I think?),
    I spring ordered a new 2020 Gade 850 X with 3 year warranty, picked it up two days ago.
    It'll be for sale last few days of January 2020, not until I enjoy 2,000 miles though.

    Can't wait; most I ever paid for a sled but I deserve it.
    P.M. me or P.D. has my number.

    Bear/Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspease View Post
    As good of a sled that Ski Doo makes, I'm amazed they haven't gone to an LED light yet. Too much money in selling their LED light bars and hand guards after the sale. LOL
    I feel your pain Mark, LED's are a must in 2020; not on my new sled either.
    I wont give Doo anything for the LED bar or guards, not impressed with what they look like on the trail.
    Oh well, still have free painted rails.

    Bear

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    Thinkin about snapping up one a them 2021 texcats before they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fujifil483171

    Yo Durphee,
    I met up with You, Harvest and Polaris Dan last year at Rosseau Bar (Playoffs I think?),
    I spring ordered a new 2020 Gade 850 X with 3 year warranty, picked it up two days ago.
    It'll be for sale last few days of January 2020, not until I enjoy 2,000 miles though.

    Can't wait; most I ever paid for a sled but I deserve it.
    P.M. me or P.D. has my number.

    Bear/Frank

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    Bear
    Hey man I was with you!! It was double doink night!! When you find a deal on a skidoo you should let me know. Would like to have something to compare my 19 XC 850 to. Thats what I will be riding!!IMG_20190212_162800276.jpg

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    2018 Ski Doo Freeride 137Freeride.jpg

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    2016 Polaris Pro RMK 800
    2004 Polaris Pro X2 600
    2000 Polaris Touring 600

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fujifilm View Post
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    Yo Durphee,
    I met up with You, Harvest and Polaris Dan last year at Rosseau Bar (Playoffs I think?),
    I spring ordered a new 2020 Gade 850 X with 3 year warranty, picked it up two days ago.
    It'll be for sale last few days of January 2020, not until I enjoy 2,000 miles though.

    Can't wait; most I ever paid for a sled but I deserve it.
    P.M. me or P.D. has my number.

    Bear/Frank

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    I feel your pain Mark, LED's are a must in 2020; not on my new sled either.
    I wont give Doo anything for the LED bar or guards, not impressed with what they look like on the trail.
    Oh well, still have free painted rails.

    Bear
    You shouldn't fret over not having LED lights. You barely own the sleds long enough to warrant turning the lights on, eh?

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    2017 Eltigre 8000 2 stroke
    2009 F8 LXR
    ride what you got, like what you ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by old abe View Post
    You shouldn't fret over not having LED lights. You barely own the sleds long enough to warrant turning the lights on, eh?
    I have to give Poo credit, even the 18 Pro S I had ran factory LED's. They were brighter, easier to be seen but all in all didnt really cut further down the trail.


    Bear

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    2017 ski doo renegade adrenaline 1200 & a 2014 Polaris switchback 600 pro r

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    Mostly the vintage stuff but also 2000 XCSP, 2013 Switchback Assault, 2015 Voyageur. Had this one out for a few rips today - have to say it felt good.


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    NICE^^^^

    POOlaris leads the pole-aris....LOL

    Trump rides Polaris!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    NICE^^^^

    POOlaris leads the pole-aris....LOL

    Trump rides Polaris!!!
    In Palm Beach!

  26. #26
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    I feel your pain Mark, LED's are a must in 2020; not on my new sled either.
    I wont give Doo anything for the LED bar or guards, not impressed with what they look like on the trail.
    Oh well, still have free painted rails.

    Bear[/QUOTE]


    Fuji, see link below. Best $40 I've spent! After the first ride last year of not being able to see I had to find something to replace the OEM. Did some reading on DooTalk and came up with this. Easy to install and I also installed a strip of window insulation to seal the glove box to prevent some snow from entering. No issues all season and made a world of difference! The adjustment screw is in the glove box so it took a few miles to get in dialed in. Kinda crazy Doo can't put an LED bulb in their sleds?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073ZDLKT9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by harski View Post
    I feel your pain Mark, LED's are a must in 2020; not on my new sled either.
    I wont give Doo anything for the LED bar or guards, not impressed with what they look like on the trail.
    Oh well, still have free painted rails.

    Bear

    Fuji, see link below. Best $40 I've spent! After the first ride last year of not being able to see I had to find something to replace the OEM. Did some reading on DooTalk and came up with this. Easy to install and I also installed a strip of window insulation to seal the glove box to prevent some snow from entering. No issues all season and made a world of difference! The adjustment screw is in the glove box so it took a few miles to get in dialed in. Kinda crazy Doo can't put an LED bulb in their sleds?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073ZDLKT9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/QUOTE]

    Glad they work for you, they look super.
    Maybe Black Friday deals..YAHOO!

    Bear

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    Love that sled just like my very first sled I owned. 1979 TX 340

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    I think these poles need a separation of Yamaha sleds between Yamacat and true Yamaha.

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    2007 IQ and retiring a 2004 XC because we upgraded to a 2017 switchback 600

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    Quote Originally Posted by snobuilder View Post
    I think these poles need a separation of Yamaha sleds between Yamacat and true Yamaha.

    I agree

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    2011 800 and 600 ski doos 1968 ski doo (rebuilding) hopefully be ready for a rip this winter! 1998 ski doo mxz 670

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fujifilm View Post
    I have to give Poo credit, even the 18 Pro S I had ran factory LED's. They were brighter, easier to be seen but all in all didnt really cut further down the trail.


    Bear
    I have to admit since I started working at a Ski Doo dealer, it is the single biggest complaint...I have to say even though the stock lighting isn't up to snuff, at least ski doo has some aux lights which do help..
    Have you guys tried these PN 860201651??..(High Beam AUX LED)...they really light the trail up at night...they mount higher up near the sides of your windshield, and they work with the led aux lights (if you have those too)...and of course I have a bunch of these (and the aux led's too) in stock, so come see me and I'll shoot you a price (Give u a good deal, if you tell me you saw it on John Dee...LOL)

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    Wifes new 2019 Renegade 900na sled and my 2019 MXZX 600r.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Doo View Post
    Wifes new 2019 Renegade 900na sled and my 2019 MXZX 600r.

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    Gonna be a sweet winter with those sleds, have fun.

    Bear

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    Thanks!! Looking forward to it!!

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    Traded in 14 viper with 7000 miles for brand new 19 leftover Cat RR 8000. Let it snow!

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