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Old 10-11-2009, 07:16 AM
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Default Going from 98 RMK 700 to a 08 RMK 600?

Had a bone stock 98 RMK 700 and I'm looking at a 08 RMK 600 155"

What kind of weight and HP did the 98 have stock? curious how the new 600 will stack up against the 98 as far as overall performance and get up and go. I know the handling of the IQ will be night and day different - just curious how the 08 will do power wise

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:36 AM
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here's the funny part,
not only will the 08 handle WAY better, it actually has a little more hp and torque.
The throttle responce will be better on the 08 and the fuel milage will also be better on the 08.
When they went to the HO engine (high output) they were able to squeeze more hp and torque out of a smaller engine.
That's the good news.
The bad news is they didn't leave a lot of free hp to get. That is to say, adding a pipe, can and reeds to your 98 would really wake the sled up, doing the same to an 08 will do next to nothing. However since it looks like your the gas and go type and not a tinkerer (That is what I am also, more interested in riding than playing with the motor), then it makes sence to upgrade to the 08 600.
Rode one for a while after I crashed my sled, fun, zippy sled

Go for the 08 600, you will like it much better.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:23 AM
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98 was supposed to be 498 lbs. HP was 120.
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Haven't outgrown my 600 yet!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:31 AM
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Our 07 600 is an awsome sled, it has more than enough jamb to be fun, and handles with great balance. I believe that you will be very happy with this upgrade.
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:38 PM
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I went from 98 700 144 with twin SLP pipes and what not to a 07 600 155 and have added pipe, can, and stuff. The powerband on the 600 is much wider. The top end is about the same, and definetly snappier on the 600. A change you will enjoy. If nothing else, at the end of the day you are not near as tired and beat up.
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