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Old 06-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1997 Vmax 700 triple

Just picked up this sled, can anyone tell anything about it, as far as how reliable these are and how they perform. It already has a clutch kit in it, and I have a set of Vforce reeds on the way. I am also debating a pipe. The only triple I have ever heard with performance pipes was so loud it was annoying just to ride with him, and the stock pipe actually sounds pretty good.It really sucks getting a new sled it the middle of June, now I have to wait 6 months to ride the damn thing

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Old 06-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The stock pipes will give the best performance with the least trouble and will not affect the reliability of the engine like putting on aftermarket pipes and then having to rejet and reclutch.
There are other less expensive things that you can do to get more of the power that the 700 triple has to the snow.
The clutch tweaking, chaincase sprocket ratio, possibly a deeper lug track, suspension tweaks that will improve ride and handling, even changine the track drive cog size.

BTW, nice looking sled there.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice sled! Like RJ said, leave the pipes as they are. Reeds will be the best wake up after the clutch kit.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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all the polaris just say triple pipes are a must on the 650s and the Ultra 680 motors. YOu can gain 25hp on the 650s, and 50hp!!! on the ultra motor with the right tuning.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That looks like a super nice sled. Prolly could use a little better suspension but wow, nice pick up!
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my experience with the 8,000 miles i put on one is return the v force reeds they are not worth the money on a Yamaha very very little power gain less than 1 hp. Run YAMAHA belts they are the best on the market it will shred any other belts. Get your self a can not a whole triple pipe set up Bender makes a really nice can and there are good power gains with no jet changes, MBRP has a special right now on them for 249 plus ship so return the reeds and get a can and enjoy just my .02
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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cool sled my uncle has the same one....with 7,000 some miles. personally when i rode it i thought that the suspesion up front was excelent but the rear wasnt so great. he had the front set up real soft. have fun with it!
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I can tell you it looks like it's in much better shape than mine. the only real problem I've had with mine is the steering post, I'm going on my second one in a year. they keep bending or breaking, it's not that exspensive to replace if you do all the work yourself. (you have to remove the motor, takes me about 3-4 hours to do now) but other than that its great! but you will want to up grade the suspention, I'm working on that right now.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hey, good looking sled, looks like the one i had. as far as reliablilty, very. i sank mine twice and it fired right back up after getting water out of the cylinders. performance wise mine would hang with my buddy's srx 700 till about 50 or 60, then he'd walk away from me. speed wise i radared at 102 with a bender can on my old one. forget the reeds, it wont help much. you might want to look into getting a txc suspension of another v-max or a m-10 one. i do remember after hard riding days i was beat to death from the rought ride. anyway, good looking sled and you'll have a blast with it.
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