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Default Best Mountain performance sled for 6500

Well the lake is starting to get cold so its time to switch into winter mode. I am thinking about giving my 06 summit X to the wife and selling her 03 RMK 700. This would allow me to upgrade.

I am looking for opinions on the best sled in the 6500 price range. I have been looking at XP's but I want to know of any potential problems they have. If you favor a different sled let me know.

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Old 09-14-2009, 10:15 AM
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I'm Kinda partial to 07-09 RMK 700. Should be able to get a nice one in that range.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:25 AM
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My buddy has a dragon 700 and it was a great sled all year but I dont really want to take a hit in the power department. I think I could still outclimb it with power. However, it was much more like a billy goat.

anyone else? how about a cat? Reliability?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:44 AM
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Well you would be amazed at what a Bikeman head and can will do for those 700 plus they wont blow up all the time.....Maybe M8 but you still need a pipe and can to get the power out of them.
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I am def. warry on the 08 dragons. Another buddy lost an engine, control box, shocks..ect. The sled was down almost the entire year.
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Yep thats why I got an 09 700 with Dragon plastics on it and a head and can some vents....as good as the 800 just not all the boom.
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does anyone know of any performance or motor issues with the 08-09 XP 154?
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I bought a 09 XP and put 1200 miles on it.

I blew one belt then I put a Trygstad head and a Rooster built clutch kit on it. That's when it started running how I thought it should have out of the box. I never replaced a belt after that. If you buy a XP, I would defiantly get a Rooster Built clutch kit for it( PM Winter Brew for it ).

Power wise I really liked the XP, but when it came to chassis I really love the M chassis and will buy one hopefully next year.

If the 2010 M8 is the real deal with the over 160 horses, it will be the king of the hill, Arctic Cat has a solid chassis and hopefully they now matched it with the horsepower issues. That' s just me.
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It might make sense to wait for the cat next year if your going to buy new but I am still in the 6500 price range. One thing that makes me wory is alot of reviews on the xp saying that its way easier in the trees with a dragon or M. Does XP make up for the with power to weight?
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