Yamaha vs Polaris - convince me.

Yamaha vs Polaris - convince me.

Post by TourGuid » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00


If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
should consider a Polaris.  

-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Dani » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
> new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
> "real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
> was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
> ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
> never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

> Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
> sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
> buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
> should consider a Polaris.

> -TG

If you live and work in America and get paid in American money, Then    
why not support America and buy a Polaris? It is made here and thay
(Polaris) even make Some American engines.
  Buy the polaris .

DAN

 
 
 

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Post by Bud Flagsta » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I have a 97 700SX and love it I ride with Polaris guys and they all like my
sled as well.  It really depends on what kind of sled you are looking for.
If you want a mountain sled get the Ski-doo Summit or a Polaris
700RMK(great sled) if you want a trail sled Strongly consider the 700sx and
order the Adjustable transfer rods from Hauck Powersports right away.  If
you want a lake racer look at the xc700 and order a hop up kit.  Or buy the
700 SRX and have it clutched by a reputtable shop.  The SRX has been said
to twist cranks which is partially true and it comes from the Harmonics
involved in the crank and clutch assembly, word from Yamaha R&D is that a
After-market clutch kit will solve this problem.  My cousin has one with
the Hauck clutch kit #4 and it is very impressive.

Good luck on your search
if you have any 700sx questions just e-mail me
Bud



Quote:
> If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
> new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
> "real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
> was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
> ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
> never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

> Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
> sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
> buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
> should consider a Polaris.  

> -TG


 
 
 

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Post by Sean Barto » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> > If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
> > new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
> > "real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
> > was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
> > ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
> > never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

> > Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
> > sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
> > buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
> > should consider a Polaris.

> > -TG

> If you live and work in America and get paid in American money, Then
> why not support America and buy a Polaris? It is made here and thay
> (Polaris) even make Some American engines.
>   Buy the polaris .

> DAN

Buy the Yamaha.  You get the performance and handling along with a three
year warranty.  It doesn't matter where it's made, as long as you like
the product and have faith in the quality, it's your choice.  May sound
funny coming from a Visteon guy but it's the truth.  I haven't ridden
a sled yet that I would trade my 700SX.  And yes I've ridden many from
the other makers.
 
 
 

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Post by Dere » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00

If you can't decide, get both - a Yamalaris, or a Polaraha. Hell we
could make a
yamadoo, Yamaski, polaridoo, etc. Anyone else have any?
--
Austin 3:16
http://www.sover.net/~restey/

 
 
 

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Post by TS58 » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00

we

Quote:
>could make a
>yamadoo, Yamaski, polaridoo, etc. Anyone else have any?

Arctic-Doo,Ski-Cat  
 
 
 

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Post by Mat » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>If you can't decide, get both - a Yamalaris, or a Polaraha. Hell we
>could make a
>yamadoo, Yamaski, polaridoo, etc. Anyone else have any?
>--
>Austin 3:16
>http://www.sover.net/~restey/

We've made a Pol-cat before.

Matt

 
 
 

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Post by Fred » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
                   Ironic Isn't it?
                         ORION NH

P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

Quote:

>If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
>new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
>"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
>was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
>ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
>never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

>Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
>sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
>buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
>should consider a Polaris.

>-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Alle » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Amen Brother!!!!!!!

Quote:

>Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a
sled
>built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and
will
>admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
>the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
>more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
>hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
>better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
>Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
>                   Ironic Isn't it?
>                         ORION NH

>P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
>goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

>>If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
>>new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
>>"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
>>was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
>>ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
>>never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

>>Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
>>sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
>>buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
>>should consider a Polaris.

>>-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Sean Barto » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I think he's looking for performance/quality issues, not political
tirades, so you can get off that USA/jobs soap box now.
Both sleds are good buys.  I bought the Yamaha for the three year      
warranty and for the better styling and comfort.

Quote:

> Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
> built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
> admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
> the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
> more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
> hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
> better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
> Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
>                    Ironic Isn't it?
>                          ORION NH

> P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
> goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

> >If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
> >new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
> >"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
> >was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
> >ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
> >never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

> >Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
> >sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
> >buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
> >should consider a Polaris.

> >-TG

 
 
 

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Post by John » Fri, 30 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I agree...I've had good luck with Polaris sleds... with all the problems
listed on here with Yami's no wonder they have a 3yr warranty..... JM
Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
                   Ironic Isn't it?
                         ORION NH

P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

Quote:

>If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
>new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
>"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
>was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
>ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
>never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

>Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
>sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
>buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
>should consider a Polaris.

>-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Jon » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>I agree...I've had good luck with Polaris sleds... with all the problems
>listed on here with Yami's no wonder they have a 3yr warranty..... JM

>Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
>built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
>admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
>the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
>more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
>hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
>better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
>Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
>                   Ironic Isn't it?
>                         ORION NH

The XC is a very good sled, good bang for the buck.  Price aside
comparing the two sleds side by side (I have driven both)

Low end pull -- This one goes to the Polaris, at least it feels very
strong.  SRX is probably the same except it does not feel as fast out
of the hole.  The SX is down a notch from it but not that much.

Track -- Unstudded the polaris track has way better bite.  With
Studding I hear that the Yami track holds up better vs Camoplast

Vibration - Hands down Yami here.  They are silky smooth, very little
vibration and noise.  The XC being a twin vibrates a lot which equates
to more trail fatigue.  

Handling - Personal pref here, the Yamis have way less darting vs XC
the SRX darts a little due to the agressive skis.  Inside ski lift is
present on both SRX and XC but not on the SX.  The XC is the tippiest
of the three.  

Comfort- Yamis have it here, the XC is probably better for ditch
banging but not as soft on the smaller bumps.

Skis- SRX, XC, SX in this order.

Fit n Finish- Yami is better, more polished looking.  ie. XC has old
style switch for handwarmers while the SX SRX have reostat warmers.
There are other little nicities like heated carbs that add a extra
touch of quality to the sled.

Warranty 3 year vs 1

Sound - Big personal pref here but I really like the indy car sound of
a triple vs a twin.

These are just my observations after riding both sleds.  For the money
I think the XC600 is a real good deal.  My buddy bought one for 5200
and I paid 5800 for my 700SX and they are about the same performance.
So Polaris gets my vote for best performance for the money.  Money was
not the issue for me and I choose the SX  I had to spend another
300.00 on the plastic skis so it would handle the tight turns better.
Now it corners great and no inside ski lift.   But you can't go wrong
with either sled as they are both excellent performers.

 
 
 

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Post by lee kobilc » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00

I own a 700sx, but have also driven the xc700.  I feel I can make a
pretty good comparison, the xc definately shines in engine performance,
it is faster.  My sled is essentially stock except for quick rods,
plastic skiis and studs, the xc can consistantly pull the sx, it is not
a huge difference but is quicker.  

Where I feel the sx shines, is engine smoothness and  chassis.  THe sx
is sneaky fast in that it is so smooth.   It also feels a lot more
stable, I like the suspension and handling better on the sx.  I also
feel the fit and finish is better on the Yamaha.  

I have to say I liked the xc but I would have to give the nod to the sx
for the whole package, I just feel it is a more refined sled and you
will love the triple(great sound).  

Lee

Quote:

> I think he's looking for performance/quality issues, not political
> tirades, so you can get off that USA/jobs soap box now.
> Both sleds are good buys.  I bought the Yamaha for the three year
> warranty and for the better styling and comfort.


> > Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
> > built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
> > admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
> > the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
> > more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
> > hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
> > better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
> > Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
> >                    Ironic Isn't it?
> >                          ORION NH

> > P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
> > goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

> > >If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
> > >new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
> > >"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
> > >was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
> > >ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
> > >never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

> > >Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
> > >sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
> > >buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
> > >should consider a Polaris.

> > >-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Ray Pez » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Careful there, Sean!! Those union thugs aren't real fond of people who
think. They're much more comfortable with empty slogans and
lies....remember the AFL-CIO's attacks during the '96 elections on
evil Republicans out to starve the old folks by wiping out Social
Security?? Utter nonsense, of course, but those who would rather chant
than think just lapped it up.

 I wonder how satisfying it is to buy a second-rate product but
continually console yourself that you maintained solidarity with your
union brothers???

Every time I see some brand spending more on those stupid "Made in the
U.S.A." stickers than on research and development (e.g., Milwaukee
tools), I walk straight past it and go look at their competition.

Here's an idea: buy the best you can get for the money you can afford
to spend without regard to country of origin.

Ray Pezzi
Proud member of the vast right-wing ***

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:51:32 -0500, Sean Barton dared to challenge
that mindless blue-collar orthodoxy when he said:

Quote:
>I think he's looking for performance/quality issues, not political
>tirades, so you can get off that USA/jobs soap box now.
>Both sleds are good buys.  I bought the Yamaha for the three year  
>warranty and for the better styling and comfort.


>> Look at the XC700 and then BUY IT! Trust me this sled is awesome. Buy a sled
>> built in the USA with no comprimises. I have tried the Yamaha 700sx and will
>> admit I was impressed, but I feel that the only way that it is better than
>> the XC700 is the brake. Dont kid yourself  that because the Yamaha costs
>> more that it must be better built, you would be suprised how many of your
>> hard earned bucks are being dumped to exchange your money into yen. With a
>> better exchange rate the Yamaha could become more competitive with the
>> Polaris, but that won't happen untill more people buy American!
>>                    Ironic Isn't it?
>>                          ORION NH

>> P.S. More people could *** about Japaneese markets that are closed to US
>> goods. I like to talk with my dollars when every thing else is equal.

>> >If you've read any of my previous posts you'll know I am shopping for a
>> >new 99 sled.  I have been a loyal Polaris owner since I bought my first
>> >"real" sled, an 83 Indy 600.  This was the first sled that I got on and
>> >was blown away by the hole shot.  In the years since then I've had my
>> >ups and downs with this sled, but it has run well for me.  As a result I
>> >never really even _thought_ about any other brand.

>> >Doing my reasearch for this purchace has forced me to look at Yamaha
>> >sleds, and I have to say that, at the moment, I am leaning towards
>> >buying a Yamaha (an SX 700).  I'd like to hear arguments as to why I
>> >should consider a Polaris.

>> >-TG

 
 
 

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Post by Rob Schl » Sun, 01 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I appreciate the good unbiased information.  Its always great
to read an article where the author was able to see beyond
the brand loyalty long enough to convey useful information.

Rob
Idaho

Quote:
>The XC is a very good sled, good bang for the buck.  Price aside
>comparing the two sleds side by side (I have driven both)

>Low end pull -- This one goes to the Polaris, at least it feels very
>strong.  SRX is probably the same except it does not feel as fast out
>of the hole.  The SX is down a notch from it but not that much.

>Track -- Unstudded the polaris track has way better bite.  With
>Studding I hear that the Yami track holds up better vs Camoplast

>Vibration - Hands down Yami here.  They are silky smooth, very little
>vibration and noise.  The XC being a twin vibrates a lot which equates
>to more trail fatigue.  

>Handling - Personal pref here, the Yamis have way less darting vs XC
>the SRX darts a little due to the agressive skis.  Inside ski lift is
>present on both SRX and XC but not on the SX.  The XC is the tippiest
>of the three.  

>Comfort- Yamis have it here, the XC is probably better for ditch
>banging but not as soft on the smaller bumps.

>Skis- SRX, XC, SX in this order.

>Fit n Finish- Yami is better, more polished looking.  ie. XC has old
>style switch for handwarmers while the SX SRX have reostat warmers.
>There are other little nicities like heated carbs that add a extra
>touch of quality to the sled.

>Warranty 3 year vs 1

>Sound - Big personal pref here but I really like the indy car sound of
>a triple vs a twin.

>These are just my observations after riding both sleds.  For the money
>I think the XC600 is a real good deal.  My buddy bought one for 5200
>and I paid 5800 for my 700SX and they are about the same performance.
>So Polaris gets my vote for best performance for the money.  Money was
>not the issue for me and I choose the SX  I had to spend another
>300.00 on the plastic skis so it would handle the tight turns better.
>Now it corners great and no inside ski lift.   But you can't go wrong
>with either sled as they are both excellent performers.