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Ski-Doo 8 57.14%
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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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ski-doo vs. arctic cat

which is better?

Ski-Doo or Arctic Cat?
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i have to say skidoo. never had any problems with them, and i know one can take a hit from a grand marquis and still run. maybe not move, but run.
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All depends on what you were brought up on. You'll see as this post goes along.....

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this post is just asking for trouble

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yes...but the good kind of trouble, if that makes sense. it will lead to jokes on both sides, an arguement (lighthearted one), then more jokes.

more jokes would be made if polaris was involved though
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Thats what i first thought when i first saw the thread.... I say Arctic Cat, because ive been around those and Polaris, but i have nothing against Ski-Doo.

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I ride SkiDoo. First, because the local Polaris dealers have their heads up their _ and second, I have come to realize the SkiDoo quality is not to be taken lightly.
Quite a few of the guys I ride with ride Cats. 3 out of 4 of them have been towed home this season with busted chaincases. the 4th guy rides a M7... no chain case. His was simple. The bolt that holds on the brake rotor snapped. (AAwww.. thats not important... right?!?)
Parts of each of the sleds is better than the next. But in a whole... I believe that SkiDoo makes the most bang for your buck.
Everyday I took my machine out this winter I thanked my lucky stars that the local Polaris dealers were soooo stupid!!
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i have always rode skidoo and i think skidoo is better than arctic cat
i not goiong to be riding skidoo anymore though i got a cheap deal on a polaris so i will see how that goes
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Arctic Cats for sure. I ride with 800 skidoo's and last season we had to tow 799 home. The only one that didnt have to be towed wouldnt start that morning to go riding with us. Thank god we had our Arctic Cats there to tow them home. Matter of fact while towing the Skidoo's, the owners of them said thats the fastest they ever seen their sleds go. All of them went out and bought Arctic Cats and lived happily ever after.
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And your suppose to look for a skidoo for me?

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locky, jus the opposite happened here. in one night, we had to tow 5 polarises, about 8 AC's, and i think one yamaha. all brought back by skidoos.

i also seem to recall seeing people have to take the spark plug out and pour gas down the hole to get their Jags to start...is this a newer technique used to starting a sled
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Ive never had to tow anyone anywere, Most of the time when stuff fails it is because of user error/neglect, when you buy a new sled you have to go over it, every smart racer out there knows this. I have had no problems with my cats, and would not hesitate to buy a new one.

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I have to go with Arctic Cat, but like Snowfreak said, i have nothing against ski-doo either. I've never seen any major problems with AC or Ski-doo. Now Polaris...I've seen ups and downs with them. Saw one role and nothing happened, and saw one come right from the dealer and broke down within 200 miles.

Stay with Arctic Cat or Ski-doo and you'll be fine
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ses, it isnt just racers that know to go over a new sled
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Magoo, I was just kidding. Only one time have I been out with a group of people and one of the sleds broke down. It was a Yamaha Venture and one of the bolts that hold the suspension came out. We actually found it and was on our way in about 10 minutes.
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yeah, this was on a big trip and we had about 60-70 members at the hotel. the more i think of it, it really wasnt one night. but we could always bring that up after the riding, when everyone's joking around. great time up there...
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Skidoo, just bought one, census say's?

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How come I can't vote? Is something wrong?
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poll might have ended, or you voted already.

it was pretty close, like i thought it would be. and skidoo won, just as i hoped. although i couldnt really predict the winner, because there's a good mix of people on here. heck, we even have polaris fans

there probably wont be anything else in my garage besides skidoo. there was almost a viper, but the rev came out and we bought that. im not saying i wont consider anything else, but skidoo will always get the first look.
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Oh yea, at the top it says "this poll is closed"

I did not know you could put time limits or other limits on a poll.

No Fair, I didn't get to vote.
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