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  1. #3176
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldereldo View Post
    Itís fine, just have to have the 175 go up and down a couple,of times to get a nice highway setup. You only need one 175 in the group.
    Oh ya that's the ticket but it's fun to give the 163 guys that used to leave me behind on my 154 a hard time when they try to follow now.

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  2. #3177
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldereldo View Post
    Itís fine, just have to have the 175 go up and down a couple,of times to get a nice highway setup. You only need one 175 in the group.
    That was me until a buddy got one of the new turbos from Ski-Doo. He gets to set the up tracks now


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  3. #3178
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    Same. The turbo skidoo leaves everything behind now. We all want one but having one to swap out on laps is awesome.

  4. #3179
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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Same. The turbo skidoo leaves everything behind now. We all want one but having one to swap out on laps is awesome.
    I think Iím going to order one for winter 21/22. Canít justify selling my sled after one winter. Snow check it with all the bells and whistles


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  5. #3180
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    Yeah I'm waiting another winter before a new one. Seems like maintaining employment is more important right now.

  6. #3181
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    Any way to tell if a odometer has been modified/unplugged/reset other than taking to a dealer to get an hr reading? Looking at upgrading and dealers seem to be asking $3/4K more than private sales for similar km sleds (unlikely all the private sales advertised have had the cpu/odometer reset). Nothing much available locally so hopefully pick one up in AB while out there in a couple weeks.


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    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

  7. #3182
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    Quote Originally Posted by shafty85 View Post
    Any way to tell if a odometer has been modified/unplugged/reset other than taking to a dealer to get an hr reading? Looking at upgrading and dealers seem to be asking $3/4K more than private sales for similar km sleds (unlikely all the private sales advertised have had the cpu/odometer reset). Nothing much available locally so hopefully pick one up in AB while out there in a couple weeks.


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    Aside from plugging into budds, not really. Dealers always ask more. There are definitely deals to be had in Alberta for sure. Keep an eye on Kijiji.

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  8. #3183
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    Have a look in snow and mud too. 2016 TX 174 with 600km for 8300

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  9. #3184
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashidy View Post
    Have a look in snow and mud too. 2016 TX 174 with 600km for 8300

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    Haha - yep. Already contacted him earlier this am. Looks good in the photos he sent.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

  10. #3185
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    Anyone tried one of these units:

    https://www.findmespot.com/en-us/pro...ces/spot-trace

    My quotes for theft coverage were all in the $500-800 range per year so the yearly fee seems reasonable if it gives you the opportunity to recover your sled.

  11. #3186
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    My full coverage insurance is $350/year with replacement value and heli lift coverage.

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  12. #3187
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    Thoughts on summit 600 etec 154 for rookie sled ski access.
    Thinking if it works out ok then will pick up a 850 and the 600 will become wife’s sled. Reasonable start I’m guessing, but input appreciated

  13. #3188
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    Thoughts on summit 600 etec 154 for rookie sled ski access.
    Thinking if it works out ok then will pick up a 850 and the 600 will become wife’s sled. Reasonable start I’m guessing, but input appreciated
    there is no replacement for displacement.

    a 600 would be seriously under gunned in almost every scenario I can imagine. 800 or bust.

    also, giving your wife a machine than can just barely get it done is a dick move.
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  14. #3189
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    600 works great. At lower elevation they feel powerful. good wife sled so yeah if the plan is to have two it isn't a poor idea

  15. #3190
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    I guess if you are driving on groomed trails bellow the clouds all day a 600 is fine.

    Why not get an older 800? the cost difference is negligible.

    everyone I know who has a "wife" sled, winds up riding that when the wife comes out and they put the wife on the 850.... as older, under powered machines are significantly more difficult to manage.

    I guess if you want a divorce or for the wife to stay home next time a 600 is good call.... we all have different objectives
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  16. #3191
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    It’s new for a good price.
    All low elevation, do not care about sledding, prefer skinning, actually don’t care about sled laps either, just getting back to areas that take to long to skin for a day.
    You have some strong opinions, which I’m sure are justified, but knowing my spouse she is never going to be into sleds, simply an access tool. Long way of saying two responses on opposite sides aren’t helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pano-dude View Post
    My full coverage insurance is $350/year with replacement value and heli lift coverage.

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    Who are you using?


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  18. #3193
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    Thoughts on summit 600 etec 154 for rookie sled ski access.
    Thinking if it works out ok then will pick up a 850 and the 600 will become wife’s sled. Reasonable start I’m guessing, but input appreciated
    Tough to say as I've never ridden with any 600s. I've had 3 humans on my old 700 (some say pulls like an 800) on a non-groomed singletrack shuttle laps and it did OK. Anything that runs reliably will work for groomed trail access. Track speed is your friend in deeper snow, and this is why 800+ is the standard.

  19. #3194
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo View Post
    It’s new for a good price.
    All low elevation, do not care about sledding, prefer skinning, actually don’t care about sled laps either, just getting back to areas that take to long to skin for a day.
    You have some strong opinions, which I’m sure are justified, but knowing my spouse she is never going to be into sleds, simply an access tool. Long way of saying two responses on opposite sides aren’t helping.
    If you don't care about sledding, why upgrade to/add an 850 after this season? I'd go with an 800.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

  20. #3195
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    We've got a fleet of 600's for work. The oldest is a 2012 summit etec, there's a couple 2015 summits, and last year we added a couple 600 rmk's. While it's true that for hitting the steep and deep there's no substitute for displacement, those 600's get us most everywhere to treeline, with nothing but basic maintenance for 1000's of km. If you can get a good deal on a new 600 and all you want is a low maintenance access sled, then you'll be happy.

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    Yeah I see 7500 miles on 600 etec sleds all the time. High reliability and over 100hp with a lighter engine is great.

    You just have to deal with macho guys who question your manhood and bullshit like that. Meanwhile like in the moto world a good smaller displacement is a better setup for most people.

  22. #3197
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    I guess you guys ride in drastically different conditions / terrain than we do.... I honestly haven't seen a 600 in the alpine for quite some time, I dont even think the local BRP dealers bring them in.

    As far as longevity on a REV XM platform, the 800 is equally reliable and maintaince free, I have seen several 800's with over 7000k and one was even turbo'd. Mine has 5000k and aside from servicing the clutch annually I have had zero mechanical faults.

    the price difference between a new 600 and 800 is 1400cdn pesos... and on the used market the price difference is even less. In my mind, 1400bucks to never be in a situation where you wish you had the extra power is well worth it. My younger self has been stuck on the wrong side of a bowl on a too deep day with an underpowered sled, its a less than ideal situation.

    all the girls I know who ride are on 800/850s... its not a macho thing, its just makes sense. Comparison to Moto is not at all fair, as the bigger engine sleds are actually easier to ride. Where as the big bikes can be unruly to someone with less experience/strength.
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  23. #3198
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    You also have to consider, while you may intend on only riding to tree line and never tandeming, there will be times when you will need to ride over a pass to the next bowl and there will be times when you need to tandem someone out or tow a machine.... things can get fucked up pretty quick out there, having as many things stacked in your favour before you go is one of the best ways to be sure you get home, on time, every time.

    Either way, you are gonna have a blast. I would just encourage you not to close any doors. And really, if you are able to foot the bill for two machines, is a few grand gonna matter that much in the long run?
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    I'm still confused by the plan to add an 850 next season but get a 600 this season and keep it for the wife. The 600 has minimal weight savings compared to reduced versatility, in my opinion, when comparing the same model (2019 600 Summit SP 154 weighs 440# stock and the 850 weighs 447#). The 600 will have more limitations compared to an 800+. If a 600 is good for what you'll be doing, why not get a second 600 when the time comes? If an 850 will be better for your intended use, get an 800 to start. Plenty of 800 etecs with 1000s of km with only basic maintenance. I'd also recommend considering sticking with one sled to tandem on if you both don't like sleds. 2 sleds are twice the likelihood of issues, twice the maintenance, twice the storage space, etc. If money and space isn't an issue, I guess that point is moot. Bottom line is if you're realistic about what you will use it for and go with the sled that fits your price point and intended use, you'll be happy with the purchase.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

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    Main difference is that this new 600 is $5000 (us) less than a new 800. Hence my interest in it. Don’t fully know how these will be used yet. Have space, have terrain, could use some more money. Thanks for the responses, keeping me thinking.

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