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Old 01-03-2010, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think of the 2000 SXR 700?

Hey everyone!

I just bought a 2000 SXR 700 triple (or SX700R, whatever you want to call it), and I like it a lot. Got it for $1800. It's studded, has a fairly new track, has heated grips and came with a great cover. 5800 miles but he took great care of it; no signs of ever being rolled, and the engine is beautiful.

Here's my dilemma: 2 weeks later, my uncle offered me a great deal on a 2003 Skidoo MXZ 600 REV. 329 miles, no cover or studs, $2500. I took it; now I have two sleds.

Which would you keep??? the 700 is great; but the mxz is too. I could get more money for the mxz; and it has reverse, and starts a little easier. From what I've heard, the 700 will get better gas mileage. While the 700 has more miles, I've heard they're bulletproof, especially in the slightly tuned-down SX version (not to be confused with the SRX). Opinions? Thanks!

P.S. some pictures of the SXR:





These are my first sleds; and after just beating around the yard a bit today, it looks like my 'dilemma' is a pretty good one to be in. They both run great! I was mostly nervous about the SXR, which I bought before we had snow.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the answer to this is what kind of riding do you do? Yamaha makes a good engine I have that same engine in my vmax and it has never let me down. As for fuel mileage there is no way that the Yamaha will do better than the rev you will see 10 11 mpg if your not riding it very hard and it only gets worse the harder you ride it. The 600 rev gets pretty good fuel mileage I know my buddies 600 used about half the fuel my 800 rev did. as for suspension the rev beats the Yamaha hands down if you do alot of rough trail riding choose the rev your back will thank you for it. I used to only ride Yamaha but after switching to the rev and now the new XP I couldnt go back the rev is just too smooth in the rough stuff.
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if i was u i would take the mxz because ive heard triples can have alot more problems than a twin motor
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Obviously it has to do with what type of riding you plan on doing. The yamaha is an awesome snowmobile for its time.Great for smooth trails, lake, and river riding. Very quick, reliable engine. Hands down my favorite triple. However the REV is, well, superior. The suspension alone, ride all day and then the next. Bumps, what bumps ?! 600 Twin has a lot of "get the job done" torque and good fuel economy. Sell the yamaha ($1800)7000 miles. Get the REV ($2500)329mi.- and it was your uncles sled. You would be much farther ahead in the game. Just my 2 pennies.
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I boutght my 2000 sxr 700 about 3-4 years ago and its awome for lake riding and fileds(the odd golf course).
the one thing that i love about the triple is the copmression is a great indicator to when theres a problem. Ill start it a 6am in 37below and it start 3 pull,every time,
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My 2000 SRX 700 takes 5 pulls. It has 5,800 miles. What compression is ideal in these motors?
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I'd sell the SRX and make some $. The reverse is SOOO nice to have!
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I'd sell the SRX and make some $. The reverse is SOOO nice to have!
I don't think I have ever found the need to go in reverse. Even when I had sleds with that function, I usually like driving forwards.
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My 2000 SRX 700 takes 5 pulls. It has 5,800 miles. What compression is ideal in these motors?
Btw, is this normal behavior for the SRX?
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So what did you end up doing now that you bought the rev? Did ya sell the Yamaha? That 700 triple is a fantastic engine and mine gets pretty decent mileage.. For the power, the mileage is'nt that bad imho..
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I park mine in a trailer and the snow is packed under it so I do not need to tip it. I just drive in, back out. If I didn't have reverse, I don't know what I would do.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Reverse is handy. I miss having that.
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