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Well, after 9300 miles or 14,880kms in 3 years the 2014 Viper and I have parted ways. Picked up my new 2017 Polaris Switchback Pro-S 800HO today. Time to give a 2 stroke a chance. Shed close to 200 pounds of weight. Drove it off the lot @ Westshore Marine in Arborg this morning and put 60 miles on it. At least the belt is broken in. Still have more than half of my first tank of gas in it. I think I'm really going to like this Axys platform.

Damn it was cold today !! Froze my hands !! Didn't see a single sled all day. Spent at least an hour in the Rosenburg Shelter with the woodstove burning. Thanks to the Interlake Snow Trackers Club for for maintaining and stocking the shack with wood. I really needed it today !!
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:10 PM
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Holy damn Nelson ...thats awesome Hartman and Marty are not going to be too impressed
Youll love that sled . Not sure if those need a vented cap,think the resivor is fairly level.
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Congrats on the new ride though I think you would a looked good on a sidewinder ��
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you came to the dark side lol ....congrates on the new sled . you better get you muffs on the new one to save your hands
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Nice one Nelson. I put a taller windshield on mine covers my hands better and still looks good. Also filled my aluminum bar with expanding foam. It hold heat better. you will love the ride. Now you only have another 17 hr of break-in mode. LOL But I did have to rebuild my front shocks after 5000 miles. I should of did them sooner. More like at 2.5k. also going to do track shocks this week. Good thing I know a guy to do them. Going to change my shim stacks in front track shock to some what closer to pro x specs. I have the shims may as well play a bit. I love the ride just want to improve it a bit. also trying full synthetic shock oil this tome around.
Cheers will have to get out for ride my nephew now has a more reliable sled he too bought a 17 Polaris 800 XCR from SAR though.
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Congrats, you will like it, once past the 18hr mark, oil consumption drops noticeably. Unless you like playing with the noise maker, then oil and fuel drop like any other sled!
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Freelance -- I am totally happy for you ... it is a great sled .. Lots of good things about it... ditch or deep snow riding will be more fun
as the clutches just work with you ... Hand warmer ... if they work as well on my sled, you should not hand cold hands,
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Well, after 9300 miles or 14,880kms in 3 years the 2014 Viper and I have parted ways. Picked up my new 2017 Polaris Switchback Pro-S 800HO today. Time to give a 2 stroke a chance. Shed close to 200 pounds of weight. Drove it off the lot @ Westshore Marine in Arborg this morning and put 60 miles on it. At least the belt is broken in. Still have more than half of my first tank of gas in it. I think I'm really going to like this Axys platform.

Damn it was cold today !! Froze my hands !! Didn't see a single sled all day. Spent at least an hour in the Rosenburg Shelter with the woodstove burning. Thanks to the Interlake Snow Trackers Club for for maintaining and stocking the shack with wood. I really needed it today !!
That Polaris is not 200 lbs lighter then your viper
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That Polaris is not 200 lbs lighter then your viper
Probably a typo on Nelson's part . Should be 20 lbs lighter
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Rode 30 more miles today. Still pretty cold out and wife whimped out on me. 90 miles in....still have 1 bar left on first tank of gas. Couldn't help myself.....one short burst of WOT and saw 96MPH. It was still climbing but I let off.......scared !!! Praying I don't blow it up !!!

Hartley warned me !!! Damn the garage fills up with smoke while warming up !! Should get better as it burning more oil during the break-in period.

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Don't get me wrong.....I loved my Viper. But this thing is 446lbs dry. With all my cargo and wet on the Viper it was closer to 700. Don't forget I had the XTX with a 141 track too.
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Don't get me wrong.....I loved my Viper. But this thing is 446lbs dry. With all my cargo and wet on the Viper it was closer to 700. Don't forget I had the XTX with a 141 track too.
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Freelance -- I am totally happy for you ... it is a great sled .. Lots of good things about it... ditch or deep snow riding will be more fun
as the clutches just work with you ... Hand warmer ... if they work as well on my sled, you should not hand cold hands,
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Don't get me wrong.....I loved my Viper. But this thing is 446lbs dry. With all my cargo and wet on the Viper it was closer to 700. Don't forget I had the XTX with a 141 track too.
The two are only 20 lbs apart according to google ..dry weight . Cant really compare dry weight of the axys to the weight loaded up weight of the viper lol.
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