That's what I'm trying to figure out... Does mine have all the power I want? I really haven't had a chance to ride this on the trails, so I don't know what to expect from it there. And, the 700 might be a "cheap upgrade" from the 500. I think that, if it were a 600, I wouldn't bat an eyelash and I would grab it. Believe it or not, I'm actually a little concerned that the 700 is more than I would want. My older brother has never owned anything bigger than a 600, and he rides harder than I do. But, I'm a little taller / heavier than he is. I dunno.. The more I think about it, this 500 is probably all I really need. I know that, when I had the 97 500 EFI, that felt a little too small for me. It had very smooth power, but it didn't the punch of a carb machine off the line, and it was not a VES motor (or even a "real" 500, for that matter).
Since this sled is already registered and ready to go, I will very likely just stick with it and possibly upgrade next year if I find a great deal on a 600.
The only pics I have are a little blurry and inside the trailer, but you can get a little bit of an idea of the kind of condition it's in.