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OOOHHH. did not know the age. yea then get it and ride it as is. take a look at hiperf.com I usually give a 10%discount if I can. so you can make it a 5 year project. this year the sled. step one complete!!
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^^Step One: The Sled, haha, Great start. But If I do get it, Plastic skies will be on probably this year too. I priced a set of fairly new ones, factory polaris for $115 shipped, good deal?
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Well, I called on the 440, Its sold, So it makes my descision that much easier

I called the guy with the ultra again, because caller ID showed up a couple unknown numbers and I didnt feel like calling all of them back. Left a message, He should get back to me tonight.

MADCOW: How do the SLP ultralites compare to the SLT and Factory polaris skis? Those are the 3 I have found myself looking at. Weight, price and handling wise. This winter If it comes home Ill probably do a low black windy, plastic skis and part of my planned bar setup. When spring comes ill probably sell the tt-r for like 1300-1400 and Then work on the ultra? If thats what happens Ill look into a boss seat? (what do they run for? Highrise/flatop), finish off the bar setup/improve it, and try to find a 136" x-10 skid, longtrack it. and some clutching from you. Ive also been considering a mountain fit hood, but I dont know if that will exceed my price range, or leave me any spending cash for other things.

If any of you are wondering, the bar setup im interested in is, 4" fly risers, so a decent mix for trail and standing, 45/90 fly barhooks, 8" ODI ruffian grips wrapping handle bar and barhooks, Grab Handle, and a fly barpad. All available from RSI, and it seems to be my best deal.

Im just picturing how this thing looks, Man Im pumped.
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You know your going to have to get knew throttle cables with that bar setup... Even if you just added a riser most you could go is 3 inches without having to extend the cables.

AS for skis... These are my thoughts on the Ultra lights... I had them on a 98 XC 700 I had... and I didnt like them very much they are not a very duable trail or off trail ski.. They were very light thats true however the skid toe thats plasitc likes to break and that drops the whole ski toe down and then it digs in the snow... The bend very easy and the plastic bottoms had a tendancy to dart a bit since they are pretty flat...

The SLT's are a better ski.. They have a way better keel on the bottom of them.. They do not follow tracks as bad and float nicely over the snow.. Correct me if im wrong but I think the older ones where adjustable meaning you could move more ski to the front or the back of the sled respecitvely.

Stock skis on a 96 Ultra where metal... It doesnt take much to get better than those.. they are junk... Unless its upgraded to plasitc.... Plastic Polaris skis are ok... They dart and follow tracks kinda bad but are alright otherwise.
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I knew I had to add new throttle cables, Forgot to mention it. Where should I go? gravity worx?

Madcow, What can you do for prices on skis? (slt's)

Also, It would be cheaper to add a 121x15x1.375" camoplast lug track on there from ebay (something like 350$ I think, Ill check when I get home) instead of the 136x15x1.25?, I know it wouldnt be as good, but for the amount of money im saving does it compare a little bit?

EDIT: The reason im thinking of just going with the 121" instead of a full extension is if because the track is bad or rough when I get it, Ill probably throw this on, at the end of the season, then end up swapping into a 136". which would be a slight waste of the new 121
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What do you guys think would be a good seat upgrade? I have this type of seat on my 440, and I hate it. I was thinking a shorty, but sometimes I have to ride a 2nd person, and a boss, But for the price I dont think Itll happen, And Id still have to put an edge tank on to mount the boss.

Ive been thinking of putting an edge tank on, but what model/style seat would be ok (from other edge sleds)? I like my dads 700 (gen II) seat/tank combo. Would a gen II tank be easier to install than an edge? If so I think Ill just throw on a seat/tank stlye like his.

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2005 RMK seat, black/red with polaris logo
06 supersport all black with white polaris logo

Or Gen II Like my dads, If its easier to install a gen II, I think Ill go with that.

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Ok, as of now, theres 4 options.

A piped ultra
A non-piped ultra
A 98 srx with stingers and a ripsaw 1.25
a 98 xc 700

I dont know any more on them, Because Im really confused right now, my email is jam packed with people who send me emails back saying ya ill take 1200, and I dont know the sled. thanks, Luke
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I'm just curious. All these praises being thrown at the ultra I keep asking myself what about the 650? I know there are alot of upgrades for the 650 too so I'm just curious. Is there really that much potential for an ultra? XC700 is an awesome sled with alot of potential as is the 650 (rxl).
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^^The reasons theres been so much praise is because theres none over here in my price range. Im not doubting you at all, but Ive only been seeing ultras around here, Not RXL's, Im sure if I would have mentioned an RXL people would have shown just as much knowledge on it.


UPDATE: Im in contact with plaistow powersports, I cant get there SRX, its out of my range, The other SRX is on the backburner because the guy said a dealer would give him more but hed have to travel farther. Still in contact with the non piped ultra, still trying to contact guy with piped ultra. But, plaistow has a 98 XC 700, with 5,900 miles for my bike and 600?

Scratch the 98 xc 700, the guy wants 900 and my bike, for a sled that he wants 1400 for. He also wants me to drive 6hrs to get there. Fuck Him. But Theres still that other one with a damaged hood.


EDIT: Now theres A couple sleds. Ill let you know whats what.

1998 xc 700-4,800 miles
1996-7 Unpiped ultra--4,200 miles
1996 Piped Ultra, owner wont return Calls
and 2 SRX's That are on hold/unknown.
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Heres the unpiped ultra, has a missing trailing arm bolt, and a bent bumper, Ill offer 900? then go to like 1,100?
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Negotiation is an art - you'll learn with time.

Before we can tell you what to offer you need to let us know: Original asking price, approximately how long he's been sitting on it, the guys' demeanor on the phone, overall condition and miles, and how anxious he was on the phone.
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^^^Exactly what he said.

Plus, you've always got to be willing to walk away.

I have found that to be my most powerful negotiation tool.

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That is correct - the BUYER is always in control. It's so easy to say no or walk away.
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Negotiation is an art - you'll learn with time.

Before we can tell you what to offer you need to let us know: Original asking price, approximately how long he's been sitting on it, the guys' demeanor on the phone, overall condition and miles, and how anxious he was on the phone.
My dads an expert buyer, he buys sells and trades all the time. I know what to look for, I've done it before, And I've backed out of deals because of rip-offs or a crappy trade a couple times. He was asking 1300 originally, its been on the market for a couple of weeks, it sounds like he just wants to get out of sledding, hes getting a divorce, so hes needs some cash. Hes selling 3-4 sleds and a trailer.

I think it has like 4200 miles, Ill check when later.
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What are a set of good pipes for an ultra? Dynoport, PSI Modblasters, Pro-5? Whats a good billet head kit? SLP, Hotseat? Can you run your same spark plugs? What about fuel? bump up to 91+?
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As I have suggested elsewhere first for other people in the same boat as you -

Get the sled first, ride it, then see if you want to mod it. Don't open a can of worms - clean, inspect, fix, ride. It may be enough for you as-is, or at least for the season. Stock Ultras were around 105-110 unless I'm mistaken.

Before I mod a 4200 mile sled that I don't know the condition of with Pipes and Heads - It might be worth the $45 for a re-ring and check the bottom end out. IMO aftermarket heads don't offer much more than a little machine work that you can have done at a shop for much cheaper. Again, that's just my opinion.

I've heard the 2 best pipes for it were the PSI's and SLPs. There are also high-rpm and low-rpm versions of the SLPs.
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Im trying not to sound too excited, but Im realllyyy happy. I just semi-ade a deal on a 1998 Yamaha srx 700. The guy wanted 2g. I offered him my bike and 300. He said Hed be in for my bike and 400. I said Ill think about it, Hes sending pictures sometime tonight, and Ill see whats going on. For he also lives in NH, so he said he could meet me in bangor, which is also really good. Im pretty pumped. He said it has a can, And the snowflap is ripped from studs, and the track has a couple pull throughs. So with the 800 Ill have left, I can get a new track, and my handlebar setup, and still have like 300 left. Which I can use for gas, or if I pull he engine and it needs a ring job or something. Ill post pics later, what do you guys think?
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aaen triple pipes are the best for the ultra, very nice sound, and very drivable. psi mod balsters were a little finicky, not uncommon for psi pipes to burn down a sled.
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Ok, havent posted here in a while. Heres the scoop.

Theres an 01 srx 700. 10,000 miles. For 1,000. Buyers kinda "shady" and alot of his stuff is well beaten/used. Good deal on great sled, but to many miles?

03 firecat f-7. Bad crank and could use a top-end. Parts were bought. Only needs engine (which is assembled with new crank and top-end) to be put back in the sled along with front end plastics. (its efi and had 4k on before rebuild) Waiting for guy to get back from out of state. I was in contact with him and we worked out my bike and 1,200, but I offered my bike and 1,000 after seeing the pics.

Theres still a 95 XLT which Is tempting me severly because I can buy it in cash. Heres a link http://unclehenrys.com/CLASSIFIEDS/S...%23-2136147157 Only thing im worried about is higher miles and the ability to not be able to re-sell because of age and the crappy market for this type of sled.
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