Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern Central CT
02 Edge X 700 Thoughts
I have an 02 Edge X 500 with E/S, Reverse, and presumably the Edge suspension (since it doesn't have the M10 sticker anywhere). The sled is pretty much stock, with the exception of some hand guards. Everything works, and works well, it's been meticulously maintained, and the only thing it needs is a new battery.
I had previously considered picking up an 04 Classic 800 even though that's more motor than I want (let alone need). I ended up passing on it for a variety of reasons, and now I've come across another possible grab.
2002 Edge X 700. It's identical to my machine in every way except for the motor size and the hand guards. I know the 800s have crank and VES guillotine issues. I know the 700s have neither.
I have some questions, though...
- The 700s were apparently prone to mid-range lean condition issues that were fixed in 03 with a different needle and smaller jets. What's the best way to tell if this particular 700 suffered any problems from this issue in its 3000 miles and can I swap the jets and needles to those from the 03 to eliminate the issue completely?
- Are there any specific issues with this year sled or motor to be aware of outside of what I've already mentioned?
- Which will I regret more: dumping the 500 to get the 700 and having way more power than I really want/need or missing out on trading up for what could end up being about $750 out of my pocket after selling the 500?
I don't ride overly aggressively, I don't race, I don't ride lakes, and I'm always on the trail (I seldom break trail).