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SKS vs PRO Weight

Mr. Pump Gas

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SKS shows 35lbs heavier. Front cooler, chain drive and extra boogie wheels I realize but is there anything else different? This seems like a lot of weight for these 3 things?

My SKS is 2016. 443lbs vs 408lbs
 

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SKS shows 35lbs heavier. Front cooler, chain drive and extra boogie wheels I realize but is there anything else different? This seems like a lot of weight for these 3 things?

My SKS is 2016. 443lbs vs 408lbs
Sks (155) listed weight is with electric start.
 

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The 2020 SKS 146 is at 475! I've asked myself the same question. Guess it all adds up.
The 146 sks uses many trail sled parts and rear suspension.

Totally different animal than a 155 sks or a pro rmk.
 
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I have an 18 sks 155.
Electric start really isn’t necessary on these sleds, not like a doo 800 etec, those are brutal to start. So one could pull the electric start off. The extra idler wheels could be pulled off too.
I wouldn’t trade my sks for a pro rmk. That extra cooler is awesome. Ive been on iced trails where we’ve had to stop for pro rmk’s and summits to cool down when my sks is running cool. Drop the scratchers and go.
 
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As mentioned above, most of the weight listed for SKS comes from the battery and components associated to the battery. The Pro-RMK comes standard without the battery, so they list the weight without.
 
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I have a 2016 SKS 155..couple things missed so far; aluminum over structure, aluminum rear bumper tube, extra limiter strap, steel drive shaft.

Perfect setup for a 155/163 turbo setup imho. Front cooler keeps it cool and the strong aluminum stuff make it tougher.
 
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