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Old 12-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The only thing off a different sled is the hood, belly pan, seat, and shocks. Which are all the same for the consumer pro x's and all liberty 800's are the same. So theres no guess work needed. And I don't see a custom pipe listed I see a slp can which fits almost all pro x consumer chassis with a 800.

So your saying if you needed a trailing arm for say a 91 Indy 500 and could only find a 95 xcr trailing arm. You wouldn't use it as its off a different sled but yet its the same?


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Old 12-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I will be doing trail riding and powder riding. It would be nice to have something to break trail with after a big storm. Not sure how much snocross style riding I will do, I will see how confident I am with it before I am doing any heel clickers. I'm still on the fence about the purchase. There's not a whole lot in my area available
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The only thing off a different sled is the hood, belly pan, seat, and shocks. Which are all the same for the consumer pro x's and all liberty 800's are the same. So theres no guess work needed. And I don't see a custom pipe listed I see a slp can which fits almost all pro x consumer chassis with a 800.

So your saying if you needed a trailing arm for say a 91 Indy 500 and could only find a 95 xcr trailing arm. You wouldn't use it as its off a different sled but yet its the same?


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Again, I'm going back to the comment from the seller that's it's a "completely custom sled". I understand that parts carried over year-to-year and were completely interchangeable. But, that isn't what was done here. I would not know, with absolute certainty, where "interchangeable" left off and "custom" began.

I'll also go back to the point that this sled has a motor in it with known issues that require specific "fixes". There appears to be no information on whether those fixes were done or not.

I passed up a deal on a 2004 Classic 800 that was 30% below book because the owner knew NOTHING about the motor. He bought it last spring, drove it down his driveway once this fall, and decided he didn't need the sled (or, that was the story). That sled is a money pit waiting to happen if the guillotines haven't been changed /upgraded to the '05 version and the crank bearings haven't been updated as well. If you can't tell me that the work HAS been done, it's equivalent to saying it HASN'T been done.

Not worth the risk.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I will be doing trail riding and powder riding. It would be nice to have something to break trail with after a big storm. Not sure how much snocross style riding I will do, I will see how confident I am with it before I am doing any heel clickers. I'm still on the fence about the purchase. There's not a whole lot in my area available
My personal opinion is that you would be better suited to find a 700 in the same era. Those motors didn't have the potential for problems like the 800, they're only slightly lower in power, and are more than capable in the powder or on the trail. If you're going to be doing a lot of fresh powder / off trail stuff, you may want to get something with a deeper lug track.

Just because there isn't a lot for sale that interests you TODAY doesn't mean that something new won't come along soon.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I found a pro x2 700 from 2004 with 3400 miles on it for the same price! Is that a better deal? I'm hoping to have something in the garage before the big snow starts flying here in a few weeks
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A Pro X2 with the stock short track may be a little much for a trail sled, and not very capable in the pow without at least a 1.5" paddle track. If I were you I might look for a SKS 700 or Switchback 700 from 2002-2005 as a versatile on-trail, off-trail machine with a more forgiving shock package as you figure out your riding style and test your capabilities.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Looks like a great deal (as long as there's no mechanical issues): 2002 POLARIS EDGE X 600 SNOWMOBILE
Another one that's attractive: 2001 Polaris XCSP 700 & Trailer

I paid more for my 02 Edge X 500 last year and it has a lot more mileage on it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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the 700 sounds great deal there man and the 800 is good deal to me to i say go for the 700 tho
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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This one has the color scheme like mine... Looks like it isn't a bad price and has some recent maintenance done.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #31 (permalink)
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This seems to be the better of the deals polaris 700 pro-x I'm going this week to take a look. I have mechanic coming along to do compression test and visual inspection.
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That's a regular Pro X, not an X2. Less hardcore setup, also worth a little less, but more suited to the type of riding you will be doing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Actually there identical and worth the same. The x2 has walker Evans shocks and different color scheme/ decals and the pro x has ryde fx solo's which are a much better shock imo. Everything else is same otherwise. You don't see very many 04 pro x instead of x2


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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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They also had different seats and the Pro X2 came with a lower windshield and hand guards. The shocks make the cost difference, in the same way an XCSP with Fox is worth more than an XC with Select shocks. The difference may be negligable in the used market, but a new sled's shock package can mean a $1,000 difference on the price tag. Just wanted to inform the OP so he doesn't pay for more than he gets.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #35 (permalink)
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The shocks are both top notch brands and are worth the same. You cant compare them to a xc and xc sp as there is a huge difference between fox and cheap non rebuild able verses walker Evans and ryde fx. Walker Evans , which come on the x2, are more stiff and beat you up on trail as the ryde fx are more trail friendly. The shorty seat is about $350 to buy it.


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I've made the deal on the 04 700. I am bringing a friend along who is also a small engine tech, he seems to think that a compression test will give us most of what we need and the rest will all be visual inspections. He has repeated as many have on here that the 02 "FrankenSled" could be a waiting time bomb and also thinks that I will have a more difficult time trying to re-sell it (if that ever happens) as I wouldn't be able to convey the intricate details of what took place during the build. You guys have been a ton of help and making this decision, very glad to have joined the forum.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Fish,

Congrats. Definitely go over everything carefully, and let us know how you make out.
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