1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by scott matteso » Mon, 09 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>I would like to know if any one has ridden the 1998 Formula III or the MXZ
670.
>If so what do you think of them and how do they handle and ride?

i rode a 1998 MXZ 670
they dont handle corners well and they feel dangerous at higher speeds
compared to any of the new polaris sleds

POLARIS RULES

1996 ULTRA SP
1998 XC600

scott

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by LMark156 » Tue, 10 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I would like to know if any one has ridden the 1998 Formula III or the MXZ 670.
If so what do you think of them and how do they handle and ride?

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by dave ols » Tue, 10 Feb 1998 04:00:00

My 98 FIII was really too stiff for my rather "moderate" style of riding. I've
had them put softer springs in, but haven't had a chance to ride it since
the change. On groomed trails with moguls, it was a real bucking bronco at
slower speeds, but
probably would be fine for aggressive ditch banging. Personally wishing I had
gone with the ARC/FZ instead, but hope it will be better with the softer
springs.

dave olson


Quote:

>I would like to know if any one has ridden the 1998 Formula III or the MXZ 670.
>If so what do you think of them and how do they handle and ride?

'98 FIII
'97 FZ
'94 MX
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Post by Dbmx » Tue, 10 Feb 1998 04:00:00

.They don't handle well around corners & at high speeds ????  what a moron
statement !!!!!   I have two ' 98 MXZ's one670  & a 500 mxz both are excellent
trail sleds or x -country ditch banging!! The 670 with the new bulkhead and
MXZX suspension is nothing less than superb at " any " speed ...and by the way,
these sleds are for ***s ...................Believe it   !!!!!! as Polaris
lover would say !!!

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by William J Hendrickso » Tue, 10 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I have a MXZ 670 and all I can say is that it is the best handling sled
I've ever had.  I've had a '93 EXT 550 and have a '97 ZR 580.  My only
complaints are that it is a lot slower than I figured it would be and the
seat is to short.

Scott

 
 
 

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Post by Mike » Tue, 10 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Out of curiosity... can you really tell the difference in the cornering
between the mxz 500 vs the 670. I cant imagine the unequal length radius
rods can make THAT much of a difference.

I would love to take the 670 or the mxzx for a ride to compare.

--
(remove the nospam- to reply)
Mike McEachran

Quote:

>.They don't handle well around corners & at high speeds ????  what a moron
>statement !!!!!   I have two ' 98 MXZ's one670  & a 500 mxz both are
excellent
>trail sleds or x -country ditch banging!! The 670 with the new bulkhead and
>MXZX suspension is nothing less than superb at " any " speed ...and by the

way,
 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by Bo » Wed, 11 Feb 1998 04:00:00

I like the way my FIII 700 handles and rides.  However the way this winter has
been my memory may be a little hazy!  I think the suspension is comfortable
and the weight transfer is good but I still got a little inside ski lift.  My
biggest complaint with the sled is that the seat is so low it feels like it is
made for someone 5' tall and I am only average height of 5'11".  Overall I am
very happy with the power and handling of the sled, plus I think the FIII 700
was a good deal compared to the Mach 1 for a $1000.00 more.

Bob

Quote:
>I would like to know if any one has ridden the 1998 Formula III or the MXZ 670.
>If so what do you think of them and how do they handle and ride?

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by Comc » Wed, 11 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>lower speeds, but
>probably would be fine for aggressive ditch banging. Personally wishing I had
>gone with the ARC/FZ instead, but hope it will be better with the softer
>springs.

I have the 98' Formula Z 670 with the ARC.

I have ridden many sleds from all manufacturers.
The ARC is the best riding suspension I have ever been on.  No more back
aches.....

The only slap on this suspension is that in the really really heavy stuff, the
suspension tends to buck you.............But the suspension was not designed to
compete with a sno-cross type of suspension........

I recommend it highly

Jeff in White Bear LAke, MN
98' Formula Z 670

 
 
 

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Post by TBair434 » Wed, 11 Feb 1998 04:00:00

On the long haul . . . is the Formula Z 670's suspension more comfortable than
a Vmax 600 XTC? Easier on the back? How about us older riders that are looking
for a good reliable comfortable sled for possible day long runs in a wide
variety of trail conditions? But may occasionally want a little zip as well?

 
 
 

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Post by matar.. » Wed, 11 Feb 1998 04:00:00

A Ski Doo dealer near our town has three of these sleds with twisted
tunnels. He says that there is not enough support for the suspension
and doughts if Ski Doo will use the suspension next year. Have you
heard of this problem?

Michael Matarese
1996 ZRT600 ( 5,576 highway miles )


Quote:
>>lower speeds, but
>>probably would be fine for aggressive ditch banging. Personally wishing I had
>>gone with the ARC/FZ instead, but hope it will be better with the softer
>>springs.

>I have the 98' Formula Z 670 with the ARC.

>I have ridden many sleds from all manufacturers.
>The ARC is the best riding suspension I have ever been on.  No more back
>aches.....

>The only slap on this suspension is that in the really really heavy stuff, the
>suspension tends to buck you.............But the suspension was not designed to
>compete with a sno-cross type of suspension........

>I recommend it highly

>Jeff in White Bear LAke, MN
>98' Formula Z 670

 
 
 

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Post by chet » Thu, 12 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Out of curiosity... can you really tell the difference in the cornering
> between the mxz 500 vs the 670. I cant imagine the unequal length radius
> rods can make THAT much of a difference.

> I would love to take the 670 or the mxzx for a ride to compare.

> --
> (remove the nospam- to reply)
> Mike McEachran

> >.They don't handle well around corners & at high speeds ????  what a moron
> >statement !!!!!   I have two ' 98 MXZ's one670  & a 500 mxz both are
> excellent
> >trail sleds or x -country ditch banging!! The 670 with the new bulkhead and
> >MXZX suspension is nothing less than superb at " any " speed ...and by the
> way,

   Ski doo claims the same weight for the MXZ 670 & MXZ 500, yet when
you ride them the MXZ 500 is lighter in the corners and seems to make
better time on a coarse with a lot of tight corners.

                                                Chet

 
 
 

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Post by TJS11 » Thu, 12 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Chet - perhaps you mean the 583 instead?!?

Quote:
> Ski doo claims the same weight for the MXZ 670 & MXZ 500, yet when
>you ride them the MXZ 500 is lighter in the corners and seems to make
>better time on a coarse with a lot of tight corners.

>                                            Chet

 
 
 

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Post by scott matteso » Thu, 12 Feb 1998 04:00:00

you have obviously never ridden a polaris or a cat in your life if you think
ski doos handle

Quote:

>.They don't handle well around corners & at high speeds ????  what a moron
>statement !!!!!   I have two ' 98 MXZ's one670  & a 500 mxz both are
excellent
>trail sleds or x -country ditch banging!! The 670 with the new bulkhead and
>MXZX suspension is nothing less than superb at " any " speed ...and by the
way,
>these sleds are for ***s ...................Believe it   !!!!!! as
Polaris
>lover would say !!!

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by Dbmx » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00

......Like ,  ....why would I want to be the last one there???

 
 
 

1998 Ski-Doo riding impressions

Post by X666 » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Date: Wed, Feb 11, 1998 22:25 EST

>you have obviously never ridden a polaris or a cat in your life if you think
>ski doos handle

As simple as that ... nope.  First, I think some perimeters are in order for a
relavent comparison here.  I believe some Cats may 'handle' better than other
Cats and some Polaris ... etc, etc.  Now, what exactly does 'handle' mean???
Your statement is incredibly  generic.  How about giving a detailed analysis of
your experience which led to this fantasticaly over simplified conclusion.    

X6667