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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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2001 mxz 700?

Well my dad is on the search for a sled and he came across a 2001 mxz 700 with 1300 miles.
I want to know the low down on these sleds, because I dont want him to buy a lemon.

is there any known problems?

is it reliable?


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I was lookin into them when I was in the hunt for a sled, but I only liked the black, not the yellow, and I couldnt find one. Engine wise, No idea... Im not up to par with skidoo at all, It should have RAVE's tho right? i would think its a pretty powerful sled.. the ones I was looking at tho, i found alot with under 3k miles, and most of them said rebuilt top end, or one new piston... I dont kno if thats a coincidence, or if there was some sort of problem?

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2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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great sled. zx chassis is light and responsive. good handling and good riding. the 700twin is considered one of the best twins polars ever did. it has the power (withing 5hp) of the 800 twin, no crank issues and a great reputation. check the carb boots, they are notorious for dry-rotting on these sleds. and when they split open, the engine will lean out and loose a piston. thats why so many have rebuilt top-ends w/ low miles. not an engine issue, its a mantainance issue. all of the doo twins have that problem. parts are everywhere for them as well. stock hp is in the 115-120 range. with traction, the 700 is a very, very fun sled.
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Makes sense..

10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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So it is good sled...

another option is a 2002 edge x 700(snowcheck)


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Whats the price on both?

10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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I think 2200 for the mxz

but I dont know what he wants for the polaris


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From ridgerunners responce, sounds like ya cant go wrong with the mxz.. the edge x is a SWEET sled tho! Personally, id go with the edge x, but both are good sleds

10/11 season: 1014 miles
My sled:
03 z440 sno pro w/ 3000 miles
-Fresh Top End
-Rejetted
-white handguards
-4 inch riser
-1.375 inch track




rest of the fleet:
2003 polaris classic 340 3000 miles(FS)-2003 polaris indy xc 500 2200 miles(FS)-2000 polaris xc 700 7000 miles-2003 arctic cat zl 600 3200 miles-1999 arctic cat zl500 4500 milesSOLD
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both are great sleds and I would be happy to have either to ride (seriously, i own an mxz 700). its all going to come down to price and the little extras like picks, reverse, etc.... if both are in the same price range, either choice will be a good one.
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the mxz has 144 picks


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can you get pictures of the sled(s), or links to adds on craigslist or whatever? curious to see what they look like.... the 02 edge x should be black i think......
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