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Old 02-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2005 MXZ 600 H.O. Adrenaline buy?

I am looking at a 05 MXZ 600 H.O. Adrenaline. It has 2677 miles on it and I am wondering if it's worth the buy. Any problems I should know about? They are asking $4000. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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overpriced.... 600 ho's were good engines, but extreme gas hogs.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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overpriced.... 600 ho's were good engines, but extreme gas hogs.
agree on gas hogs!! my buddies 600 rev uses the same
amount of fuel that my 800 uses.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How big of a gas hog are we talking? What do you think would be a fair price?
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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id pay 4k if its real clean and taken care of.
his sled gets around 8-13mpg.
all depends how u ride it.
i rode the same trail with my 800 twice.
first time rode very easy, with a top speed of 60. got 15mpg
second time, rode hard and fast. got 11mpg.
try it sometime.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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me and my dad with the same sled: he gets 14, I get 10.

I'd say with the 600HO you'd be lucky to make 10 or so.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You are not going to come by a lot of deals like this but i got an 05 MXZ X 800 H.O. a couple weeks ago for 3000. For the low mileage as long as it is clean then 4000 is not that overpriced. I wouldn't pay more then 3500 though. And yes they are gas hogs. I get 10 mpg or less when i am riding it hard.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How about a 2004 Ski-Doo GSX Limited 600 SDI? I found one for $3600 with 3800 miles. Is this a better machine? Which one is better?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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gsx has a little less of stiffness in shocks than a mxz.
i rode one and it was very comfortable, just as fast as a mxz.
just dont try sno-cross!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It depends how you ride. If you ride hard, meaning jumping,racing, stuff like that, then you want to stick with the MXZ. If you just ride trails then the gsx is a good sled. If you decide on the GSX check it over well and try to talk the guy down.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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how much you weigh??
i like my renegade, has a 136 track,
rides like a dream on rough trails, and
can go off trail when i want.
can set springs for cruising.-soft.
or bump them up for a blast down a wiped out trail.
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I mainly just ride the trails but I still like to ride hard and go fast and hit the occasional jump. I weight 160 lbs
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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then id say go for the mxz.
u wont be disapointed!
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I'm leaning more towards the GSX because of the mpg. When I ride "hard" its probably not that hard compared to other guys. Plus I would still use my other sled when I am doing that kind of stuff.
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Yeah the GSX sounds better for you. The MXZ gets really bad gas mileage and if you don't ride really hard then the GSX will be fine. Whatever you buy hope it works out well.
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I have that sled and an 86mile trip uses 8 gallons of fuel....just this past weekend .
My other sled in contrast which is an mxz 500ss: 86miles and uses 4 gallons of gas...this was on the same trip and we were both going about 45mph on packed trails.

The 500ss is actually a 600 engine but is a "power tek"... I would buy that model if I were you.

The other thing I have to say about my 600 ho adrenaline is that the low setting on the carbs suks and it does not run smooth below 5000 rpm.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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that comes out to 21.5mpg!
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something sounds fishy about that mpg remark.....

And I'm gonna assume I missed something when they were talking about the gsx getting worse mileage than an mxz (guessing they have different motors).
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The GSX difference over the mxz is not in the engine but in the suspension and other niceties. The GSX is supposed to be more of a comfort ride
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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regarding the gas milage in my 2005 mxz 500ss vs my 2004 mxh 600ho..it is a fact...I have had these sleds for three years and it is consistent.

I believe that the 500ss has a power tek engine which while is still carburated must have some special sauce that makes the gas milage great....
Same goes for the oil consumption which seems to be about half of what it is for my 600 ho.
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