Hello to all the slednecks out there. Since I’ve arrived in Jeddah, I have been dwelling over which new sled to buy. I have decided for the time being, I am going to hold off and allow myself more time to decide. During this wait, I will continue the upgrades to my 1999 Yamaha Mountain Max 700. This will soon become my backup sled. I am not sure when I will order the new parts. Everything is based on my upcoming vacation.
For my front suspension, I have decided to stick with after market parts from Mountain Performance Inc. Polished Aluminum trailing arms will lighten my sled 4 pounds, along with giving the snowmobile a great custom look. Complimenting these trailing arms will be new aluminum radius rods, billet spindles, and billet aluminum steering arms. The new suspension will lighten the sled by a total of about 9 pounds.
One thing I wish I would have done long ago is replace my stock reeds with V-Force Delta 3 reeds. With this addition, greater throttle response, horsepower, and fuel economy are all increased. The reed spacers I already have now help, but both together will be great asset.
I also have decided to install a new stainless brake rotor, with an aluminum hub to lower the rotating weight. At this time, I have not decided with manufacturer’s parts I will purchase. I should see approximately 2 pounds in weight reduction. Since, its rotating weight, weight reduction will feel much higher.
My Boss seat is another subject entirely. Three years in thinking, and I still couldn’t decide which style I wanted to purchase. In the end, I have decided to stick with a stock look in a Boss Seat. I have pondered on this decision for way too long! My Boss Seat is now on order.
After I purchase everything, I will continue to think about which manufacturer my new sled will be. Basically, I am torn between a Ski-Doo Summit X 800 with a 151 inch long track, and a Yamaha Apex Mountain SE. I have to continue pondering. Let me know which of the two sleds you like more. Everyone enjoy the upcoming season!