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Originally Posted by Octane
Im not sure what a, "Venture MP" is, but Im pretty sure you are talking about the Venture Lite (the one thats based on the Phazer).
Its a decent sled. Its a little bit underpowered for a 2-up, but as long as you dont plan on winning any races it works fine.
For the most part they are pretty reliable, but some people have had issues with the clips in the airbox rattling out, falling down inside of the engine and damaging the valves. More recently Ive started to hear reports of engine failures on the Yamaha Genesis 80FI engine. It seems that for some reason, the connecting rod caps are coming off and basically the engine throws a rod.
Also, just like all other '05+ Yamahas, the handwarmers arent all that good.
Me personally, I would question the long-term durability of an engine that turns 11,000+ rpm.
I think Id be taking a look at the RS Venture that uses the 120 hp triple. That sled has been absoutely reliabile even since it came out and I wouldnt have any concerns whatsoever about that sled.
Originally Posted by rebel
yes thanks for the info. the venture is the multi purpose and is this problem with the new 2008 as well. i'm not concerned with speed at all a factor is gas and comfort. i live in labrador and do a lot of snowmobiling. i will take a closer look before i buy. your info was very helpful. is there any problems you are aware of with the rs venture.