New Member from Utah - Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum
http://www.snowmobileforum.com
Go Back   Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum > General Discussion Forums > New Members Forum


» Sponsors





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
New Member from Utah

Hello fellers,

Been here for a good three years now and I'm looking to buy a sled. I'd like it to be brand new,and/or, fairly new. Been looking at the Summit's allot. Would like it to be mostly white with accents of different colors. At least a 800cc engine and 151 track. Please, all comments and criticisms are welcome! Let me know what y'all have been through and what to, or what not to buy!

Thanks guys! Have a good one!

JakeKo
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
BC_Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oregon
Posts: 12,461
Welcome to the forum!

Consider the RMK Pro as well as the Summit. It's really got a following out west!
__________________
2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah

http://www.avalanche.org/accidents.php
BC_Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
djp622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hill AFB
Posts: 37
Jake its Dan! This forums great! Glad to see your doin some sled searching.

Sent from my PC36100 using Snowmobile.com App
djp622 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ridegreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 962
Welcome to the forum
__________________
Yes It's Fast.
No
You Can't Ride It.
ridegreen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 03:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
I am Spartacus
 
smallengineguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Milton Mills, NH
Posts: 23,672
Welcome! The Summit is a great choice.
__________________
1992 Ski Doo Mach 1 (SC-10/2 suspended) March '07 SF.com Sled of the Month! (Lost in fire 4-7-13)
1992 Ski Doo Mach 1 original
2006 Ski Doo MXZ 500SS
1999 Ski Doo Grand Touring
1998 Ski Doo Grand Touring
Webmaster Evergreen Valley Snowmobile Club
SledNH.com Moderator
smallengineguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 05:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
RJ Gleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Groton NY
Posts: 32,213
Welcome and Happy Trails
__________________
Old Cat Rider
'93 Wildcat 700EFI
w/ Comet 108 Pro-4 clutch & 01 ZR skid

'90 Wildcat Project in progress.

Vintage (sorta)
1980 Indy Trail 440 (for sale)
1980 AC Pantera (donor engine to the 90 wildcat)


http://www.dcdrifters.net/


Worshipful Master; F&AM Dryden Lodge# 472
http://www.masonicdryden472.org/

Rules of this forum are strictly enforced!
RJ Gleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 07:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
Looks like the summit or RMK Pro will be my choices.
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rczr600rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Amsterdam, New York
Posts: 1,111
You can get an M800 or M1100 turbo in white also. That turbo motor puts out as much horsepower in the mountains as it does at sea level, and it's more powerful to begin with.
Rczr600rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
OH man! I love those in white. So, crazy amazing!

I've got a couple more questions.

1. Why wouldn't everyone just go for the 1100 turbo? It's not even 2K more than the 800 and it's got A LOT of power!

2. I am mostly going to be cruising through powder, climbing hills and some trails. What would be the best track size for me? I was told 141", but now I'm thinking 153" at least....maybe even 162". I'm an average guy, 6ft tall about 200lbs. I want to be able to maneuver this thing like it's my job. Carving in snow on a dime and climbing a hill like a boss.

Hook me up fellas. Money is not an issue.

Last edited by JakeKo; 10-29-2012 at 08:35 PM. Reason: 154 for 153, and 163 for 162
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
BC_Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: oregon
Posts: 12,461
Long tracks are great to point up the hill and punch it. But if you like nimble, think around the 155" size. It's a great compromise between ease of turning and keeping on top of the snow.

If I was in the market for a new sled right now, it would be a Pro-RMK 155" 800. It flat out works. It doesn't have as much HP as AC or Skidoo, but it's also lighter. Nobody I know that bought a Pro-RMK has regretted their decision, and that says a lot. Sometimes I wish I weren't so dang cheap
__________________
2007 Dragon RMK 700 155", 2008 RMK 600 155", 95 Prowler 550 2-up, Really OLD AC Cheetah

http://www.avalanche.org/accidents.php
BC_Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
AWESOME advice, thank you for your input.
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rczr600rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Amsterdam, New York
Posts: 1,111
Some people prefer the lighter weight of the 800 two stroke over the 1100 turbo four stroke. The 800 is easier to move around the garage and will get up on top of the snow a little quicker in the deep stuff, but once that turbo motor gets going the two strokes will be eating its dust.
Rczr600rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
makes sense....turbo lag. nice to have power, but I like my power right away!
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 07:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
RJ Gleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Groton NY
Posts: 32,213
Turbo lag is practically non-existent on these smaller motors, not like on a car motor.
Any turbo 4 stroke I have been on had no more throttle hesitation than any 2 stroke.
__________________
Old Cat Rider
'93 Wildcat 700EFI
w/ Comet 108 Pro-4 clutch & 01 ZR skid

'90 Wildcat Project in progress.

Vintage (sorta)
1980 Indy Trail 440 (for sale)
1980 AC Pantera (donor engine to the 90 wildcat)


http://www.dcdrifters.net/


Worshipful Master; F&AM Dryden Lodge# 472
http://www.masonicdryden472.org/

Rules of this forum are strictly enforced!
RJ Gleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 08:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rczr600rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Amsterdam, New York
Posts: 1,111
It's the extra weight on the front of the sled that makes it take a little longer to get up on top of the snow, throttle response is very good with that motor.
Rczr600rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
RJ Gleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Groton NY
Posts: 32,213
Some wide skis will help there.
__________________
Old Cat Rider
'93 Wildcat 700EFI
w/ Comet 108 Pro-4 clutch & 01 ZR skid

'90 Wildcat Project in progress.

Vintage (sorta)
1980 Indy Trail 440 (for sale)
1980 AC Pantera (donor engine to the 90 wildcat)


http://www.dcdrifters.net/


Worshipful Master; F&AM Dryden Lodge# 472
http://www.masonicdryden472.org/

Rules of this forum are strictly enforced!
RJ Gleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
Got a 98 yami mtn srx, pretty darn excited to ride it. too bad i probably don't be shreddin until december
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
mat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: B.C Canada
Posts: 278
imho If you want to climb huge shoots, go for the 1100 turbo. For anything else, get an 800. The 1100 is wayyy more heavy. I would tend to prefer the Pro RMK over the Summit, because the e-tec has engine problems (I have even heard of Ski-doo mechanics saying that e-tecs are always rolling in with blown engines to get fixed). In the latest edition of American Snowmobiler, they said the new M series from Arctic Cat has issues with the track washing out down hill while sidehilling. Again this is only imho not from personal experince. Welcome to the forum!
mat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JakeKo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 35
good to know mat, I'm pretty anxious to take this triple out and thrash. Thinking maybe next summer i'll be looking at newer sleds.
JakeKo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
mat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: B.C Canada
Posts: 278
Awesome have fun. I can't wait to see what the 2014 Pro RMKs will be like
mat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.



Copyright SnowmobileForum.com

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0