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    Cwoods,

    Any info on your gun mount? Iíve been wanting to do something similar on my SWT and your set up looks slick.

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    The gun mount is something I made after I bought the sled. I wanted something tucked in and out of the way yet easy to grab in a hurry. It works for me,not to many ptarmagin get away. I made one for a friend that has a SWT as well, pretty much the same as mine. I positioned them in a way that it doesnt interfere with body movement while riding.20151223_105035.jpg

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    I was just chatting with a fellow from Nuiqsut that has 7000, yes, SEVEN THOUSAND miles on his 900 ACE and he loves it. I would say that is pretty good testimony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaviator View Post
    I was just chatting with a fellow from Nuiqsut that has 7000, yes, SEVEN THOUSAND miles on his 900 ACE and he loves it. I would say that is pretty good testimony!

    I have 19,000 miles on my 2010 SWT four stroke, but also have 12,000 on my 1997 Polaris wide track. The Polaris has all new suspension and low tranny gear but still the same Fuji engine. Both these machines are freight haulers so lots of miles. The part I'm awed by is my SWT still has the original transmission. Also scored and picked up a 2008 bearcat with only 1,200 on it. I am leaning towards 2 stroke because they are easier to work on. My partner has a 800 four stroke expedition and the timing chain broke and killed the crankshaft at 6,000 miles. They don't make the 800 anymore so had to piece it together at twice the price it should of been.

    Something to think about when it comes to four stroke. I would like to buy 2 or three older 2 stroke models and fix them up before I will ever buy another four stroke. Cant trust the manufacturer to keep the same model going and if your four stroke goes down expect a long wait in winter riding conditions to get it back from the shop.

    But then again I do have 19,000 miles on mine. Go figure?

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    There was a trapper over here selling a Skandic WT with the ETEC last winter. 14,000 KM. I was real curious if it was the original engine.
    Fighting gravity is never cheap.

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    a little late to this party but love 900 ace motor i had to chime in. use one for work on the slope, started them down to -30 no problem though i do run dual batts. 900 seems to start easier than 600 or 1200 ace for some reason. lots of low end power for hauling through the deep stuff. put about 4000 miles (hauling double sigglins over bumpy tundra) on one with nothing outside of routine maintenance. now skidoos new hitches on the other hand; had some issues with them

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    by the way this is WT skandic. WT expy would be amazing, would worry a little here in the interior but up on the tundra nothing beats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwoods View Post
    The gun mount is something I made after I bought the sled. I wanted something tucked in and out of the way yet easy to grab in a hurry. It works for me,not to many ptarmagin get away. I made one for a friend that has a SWT as well, pretty much the same as mine. I positioned them in a way that it doesnt interfere with body movement while riding.20151223_105035.jpg
    Nice gun mount and position! Care to provide some more details on the construction and mounting process you used? Thanks!

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    Well, ponyied up and bought an 2019 expedition 900 sport. Just changed oil and filter on the break in. My review: itís a nice machine. Like the power, and comfort of the ride. Very satisfing. You sit fairly high and hence a bit more tippy than what Iím use to. Love the quite and smoothness of the machine, also the selection of performance. Ego mode is nice in the rough mougles on a trail, helpes to stop the whip knee jerk reactions. Sled For my use seems to be a good fit.
    MPG: on the break in is around 15. (first hundred miles). Been comfortable and a pleasure to ride with no surprise dislikes so far. I am guessing mpg will go up with a bit more riding. I was not econo-minded during breaking, verying power and throttle pending trail conditions.

    Ski doo needs to get their act together regarding the linq system. I was told a rack is currently not available for this machine and the cost of their specific boxes is ludicrous. Iíll be fabricating something for my use. Someone needs to tell skidoo engineers: bunges are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Putzpilot View Post
    Well, ponyied up and bought an 2019 expedition 900 sport. Just changed oil and filter on the break in. My review: itís a nice machine. Like the power, and comfort of the ride. Very satisfing. You sit fairly high and hence a bit more tippy than what Iím use to. Love the quite and smoothness of the machine, also the selection of performance. Ego mode is nice in the rough mougles on a trail, helpes to stop the whip knee jerk reactions. Sled For my use seems to be a good fit.
    MPG: on the break in is around 15. (first hundred miles). Been comfortable and a pleasure to ride with no surprise dislikes so far. I am guessing mpg will go up with a bit more riding. I was not econo-minded during breaking, verying power and throttle pending trail conditions.

    Ski doo needs to get their act together regarding the linq system. I was told a rack is currently not available for this machine and the cost of their specific boxes is ludicrous. Iíll be fabricating something for my use. Someone needs to tell skidoo engineers: bunges are cheap.
    Sounds like a great machine, yes all the new machines at least in the utility/sport market are tippy, not sure why they have built them where you site so high.

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    The higher seating position gets me off my tailbone and straightens my spine out when I'm riding. Huge fan of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaviator View Post
    The higher seating position gets me off my tailbone and straightens my spine out when I'm riding. Huge fan of it.
    Yes they are very comfortable to ride,they are just a little over the top when it comes to center of gravity.

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    ive got 5000+ miles on the new higher seating position and love it so much. At 6'6 it sure beats the old style with my knees up past the handlebars. the tippy feeling went away after the first hundred miles or so, but you do have to use a little more 'body language' to get them around tight spots or if sidehilling

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmachine View Post
    ive got 5000+ miles on the new higher seating position and love it so much. At 6'6 it sure beats the old style with my knees up past the handlebars. the tippy feeling went away after the first hundred miles or so, but you do have to use a little more 'body language' to get them around tight spots or if sidehilling

    I remember those days when you went over a bump and your knees hit you on the head, those were fun days,, and yes the new machines are miles ahead of the older ones that is for sure.

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