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indy_500
03-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Don't know the times, it's at the shopko hall. I'll get there when I get there. Anybody else going?

blu2u2
03-23-2011, 10:37 PM
4/6/11Shopko Hall
4pm - 9pm Wednesday, April 6

Free

1901 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI

For more information call:
1.800.746.8963.


I will try to make it Indy. Probably get there a little after 7.

joks79
03-24-2011, 07:47 AM
What brands will be there? It sucks that is is on a Wednesday.

indy_500
03-24-2011, 09:06 AM
What brands will be there? It sucks that is is on a Wednesday.

cat, poo, and yami. Doo thinks they're above and beyond and they're having their own sneak peak.

joks79
03-24-2011, 12:33 PM
cat, poo, and yami. Doo thinks they're above and beyond and they're having their own sneak peak.

Thank you. Doo riders think the same way. lol

polarisrider1
03-28-2011, 05:07 PM
ttt

indy_500
03-28-2011, 07:38 PM
9 days lol :) :D

revx6002003
03-29-2011, 09:26 AM
Thats because we are. Everyone else is still trying to catch up.

indy_500
03-29-2011, 10:16 AM
Thats because we are. Everyone else is still trying to catch up.

"Isoflex cranks. Holding down reams of paper since 2001."

"an 800 Doo with 5000 miles is like a grenade with the pin pulled"

blu2u2
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
Not able to go this year :-(. Hopefully next year will be different. How was it for anyone who attended?

teestarr00
04-06-2011, 09:20 PM
"Isoflex cranks. Holding down reams of paper since 2001."

"an 800 Doo with 5000 miles is like a grenade with the pin pulled"

sold my 08 800 powertec to my buddy with 6000 on it, then he put 3000 more before he rebuilt it. My point..... everything breraks sooner or later ,it just seems we hear alot more of the ones that go down sooner thats all.

polarisrider1
04-06-2011, 10:42 PM
topic fellas, back to the topic! How did the show go tonight?

indy_500
04-06-2011, 10:59 PM
topic fellas, back to the topic! How did the show go tonight?

it was decent, cat and poo were packed, yamaha was empty. go figure!

indy_500
04-06-2011, 11:00 PM
lots of long tracks too!

trebsdub
04-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Alot of Arctic Cat loyals looking over the new platform and studying it, also a lot of talk about the fact that they discontinued the 600 motor and moved to the 4 stroke instead. Polaris Switchback 136 and the Adventure was getting the majority of the attention in the Polaris camp. Good show overall alot of people there right away when they opened the doors at 4 pm.

indy_500
04-06-2011, 11:35 PM
Good show overall alot of people there right away when they opened the doors at 4 pm.

I showed up a little after 4, and holy man was it packed! Well, at least compared to last year! But then again. it was raining last year.

xcsp
04-07-2011, 07:35 AM
I showed up a little after 4, and holy man was it packed! Well, at least compared to last year! But then again. it was raining last year.

Have found it better to go later after the initial rush. Didn't go this year.

For those that went, what did you think of the new Cats?

Anyone find out what Polaris has done with their 600's-rumors of some upgrades to the engines have been circulating.

indy_500
04-07-2011, 09:14 AM
Have found it better to go later after the initial rush. Didn't go this year.

For those that went, what did you think of the new Cats?

Anyone find out what Polaris has done with their 600's-rumors of some upgrades to the engines have been circulating.

still clueless about the poo 600's. Most of the cats looked pretty sweet in person, except for the white and orange model with the white tunnel. The sled hasn't even been ridden yet and the tunnel was dirty. That chaincase is HUGE!

xcsp
04-08-2011, 07:37 AM
That chaincase is HUGE!

You do realize that the chaincase housing also contains the oil resevoir for both the 2-stroke & 4-stroke engines?

Banks93
04-08-2011, 11:11 AM
it was decent, cat and poo were packed, yamaha was empty. go figure!

I'm going to pay John to change your username to "Wish I was Apex 1000".

indy_500
04-08-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm going to pay John to change your username to "Wish I was Apex 1000".

Might as well make it "I-want-1-ton-yamaha-with-1-second-delay-throttle-respone" :p

skiroule
04-09-2011, 10:51 PM
This is kind of a continuation of the Green Bay show. The show moved to the Twin Cities this weekend, which I think was the next stop.

We showed up an hour or so after it opened today. From an interest perspective, I would rate Cat #1, Polaris #2, and Yamaha a distant third which is surprising because this is a pretty strong Yamaha market. It didn't seem like Yamaha put a lot of enthusiasm into this show. They only had one long track and the hood was missing. If you're going to pull the hood, have one with it on. Appearance sells.

The show was packed but not so much that you couldn't sit on models you were interested in. It's funny how when you see the machines for real, your opinion changes. Fortunately I didn't see something that would want me to go further into debt tomorrow but my two favorites by far were the 800 Assault Switchback and the Cat XF SnoPro. I thought I would like the white XF, but in the flesh it came up short. I'd definitely go with the black now.

It will be interesting to see how the numbers fall out next year.

indy_500
04-09-2011, 11:03 PM
I thought I would like the white XF, but in the flesh it came up short
I hope they cleaned the tunnel before the minneapolis show!!! :eek:

bearrassler
04-09-2011, 11:08 PM
Our show is Wednesday the 13th in Fargo at the Fargodome. I am going to go and check them out.

skiroule
04-09-2011, 11:29 PM
I hope they cleaned the tunnel before the minneapolis show!!! :eek:

Actually it looked a little off color - a little like eggshell white

skiroule
04-09-2011, 11:30 PM
Our show is Wednesday the 13th in Fargo at the Fargodome. I am going to go and check them out.

Check out the Bearcat "Groomer Special" - Heated seat, winch, even a strobe light....

mspease
04-10-2011, 09:00 AM
Going to the Duluth show on the 18th!

indy_500
04-10-2011, 09:51 AM
Actually it looked a little off color - a little like eggshell white

that was the color of the tunnel down by the running boards. Everybody getting on and off practically stained it. The new chassis itself looks A LOT better in person but that white/orange limited edition sled is just a mess waiting to happen.

ezra
04-10-2011, 07:15 PM
went to MN show today almost felt bad for the yammi reps ther had to be at lest 5 people looking at them.and well over 75 at the cats and 50 to 60 at the poos was wishing I had the flip to make a movie

bearrassler
04-10-2011, 07:27 PM
Check out the Bearcat "Groomer Special" - Heated seat, winch, even a strobe light....

Our club had a Bearcat T660 (2007 or 2008) with a groomer that we used some. It worked OK in sheltered areas but not in the wind blown ones. I sold it for the club last year though, we are going to look at the new one but are not interested in it.

ezra
04-10-2011, 08:02 PM
I think it is set up more for local club trails. like runs to the club house or short un groomed trails in towns or to dealers or ungroomed trails over lakes the big one wont go over etc etc.I think cat should sell them to clubs at just over cost or at minn dealer cost to clubs.I think most clubs would think about buying one if the price was right.would it not be nice if say 60% had one I know it would make a big impact on local in town to gas trails swamp trails short in town trails the stuff that never gets hit buy the big boy would be no biggy with that sm drag.heck just from members houses to the trail for the guys who actualy maintane trails would be worth it.my club pisses to much away on charitys that have nothing to do with the sport to ever save the money to get one but it would be very nice

mspease
04-10-2011, 08:20 PM
went to MN show today almost felt bad for the yammi reps ther had to be at lest 5 people looking at them.and well over 75 at the cats and 50 to 60 at the poos was wishing I had the flip to make a movie

Yamaha really has nothing new this year and last year it was only the EPS. They don't even do BNG. Maybe next year they will come with something new! Otherwise, pretty boring from them right now.

chad66
04-12-2011, 09:33 AM
Yamaha really has nothing new this year and last year it was only the EPS. They don't even do BNG. Maybe next year they will come with something new! Otherwise, pretty boring from them right now.

The 2011 Apex didn't look a lot different from the 2010 but it was a new sled, bumper to bumper, not just EPS. New front geometry, EPS, new motor and exhaust, redesigned hood,windshield,seat and tail section, new 128" skid, different ski's. I'll admit it's not an exciting year coming up for Yamaha but they have a solid trail riding fleet of sleds that will outlast anything in the industry. Argue all you want but it's the truth.

Chad@M&M

mspease
04-12-2011, 02:11 PM
The 2011 Apex didn't look a lot different from the 2010 but it was a new sled, bumper to bumper, not just EPS. New front geometry, EPS, new motor and exhaust, redesigned hood,windshield,seat and tail section, new 128" skid, different ski's. I'll admit it's not an exciting year coming up for Yamaha but they have a solid trail riding fleet of sleds that will outlast anything in the industry. Argue all you want but it's the truth.

Chad@M&M

Yamaha sure didn't market a new bumper to bumper sled, that's for sure. First time I had heard that. Who's arguing about Yamaha? Nothing wrong with being reliable and boring. You better like the same old red, black and blue though with very little change in look from year to year. Yawn. A common theme from all the shows I hear is there is no interest at the Yamaha display.

bearrassler
04-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Went to the Fargo show last night, like everyone had said, the Polaris and Arctic Cat areas were full and the Yamaha area was empty. It was to bad that Ski Doo had there show a month earlier. It is better for the industry to have one show. The sleds looked good, and I liked the white Cat.

skiroule
04-14-2011, 06:12 PM
Went to the Fargo show last night. The sleds looked good, and I liked the white Cat.

So are you ready to sign on the dotted line? (Don't tell Indy you liked the white Cat- he starts twitching)

I really liked the XF. Of all the Cats, it seemed to have the best rider setup for me - not sure that windshield would handle the N.D. wind though.

indy_500
04-14-2011, 06:23 PM
(Don't tell Indy you liked the white Cat- he starts twitching)

lol, nice and clean! The black and green cat looked sweet in person. Seeing sleds in person can really change your opinion! Online, the only cat I thought that looked good was all black, it looked decent in person, but the green/black was a lot nicer looking.

bearrassler
04-14-2011, 11:11 PM
So are you ready to sign on the dotted line? (Don't tell Indy you liked the white Cat- he starts twitching)

I really liked the XF. Of all the Cats, it seemed to have the best rider setup for me - not sure that windshield would handle the N.D. wind though.

I really liked the XF also, but I have had Polaris sleds since 1980 and was a Polaris dealer for 12 years. I also like the Switchback Assault, with the highest windshield available and also mirrors. I didn't care for the graphics that much. I asked the Polaris rep how he thought a 55 year old republican would look on it. He didn't care for the graphics either. I have to decide soon but I need something, my sled has about 9000 miles on it now.

indy_500
04-14-2011, 11:47 PM
my sled has about 9000 miles on it now.

just curious, what do you currently have?

skiroule
04-15-2011, 12:33 AM
I asked the Polaris rep how he thought a 55 year old republican would look on it.

Wait a minute - one of your other posts said you were 54. You seem to be changing your story.

At 9000 miles, I'm betting on the Polaris Star. My brother just keeps racking up the miles on his four pre-06 models (2 RMKs and 2 XCs). I think they have something like 45,000 combined miles with only one top-end rebuild.

Maybe it's old age, but I've grown to really like the retro graphics on the new sleds. I love the Polaris TX look and even though I've never owned a Cat, I always thought the El Tigre' graphics, which AC has resurrected, were just plain cool. If you could get an Assault with the TX graphics, grab it!

mspease, you're up next. We expect a full report on the 19th.

bearrassler
04-15-2011, 10:45 AM
I am 54 but if I buy a new sled I will be 55 before I get to ride it. My current sled is a 2002 500 XCSP. It has 9000 miles on it and the only problem that I have had with it is when I took the exhaust valves out to clean at about 1200 miles they were both broken. I still have the original hyfax on it, I am on the third set of carbides, the 3rd belt (never blown one, just changed) and I replaced the buttons in the driven and the spring in the primary last year. Indy, I have never had the heads off, and only cleaned the carbs once.

skiroule
04-15-2011, 11:54 AM
I am 54 but if I buy a new sled I will be 55 before I get to ride it.

Aha, a technicality.

What is it with the Polaris hyfax? My brother's 99 RMK still has the original hyfax and he showing 5 digits on the speedo.

Ask your dealer if you can get the Red, White, & Blue retro look on a Switchback Assault - would be pretty slick.

Looking forward to a report from the Duluth show.