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Old 02-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Looking for something a little nicer for my wife. She currently rides a '94 EXT MC EFI.

Is the 01 500 reliable? We ride in WY at about 10,000 ft. She mostly sticks to trails and the not so steep and deep.

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PS- Anyone have pics of this sled?

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Look for a 600 EFI. The exhaust valve was introduced in 2001. The 2002 to 2004 chassis is a superior choice. I had a 2004 570 MC for my wife. She now has a 2006 600 Crossfire with a 2 inch track and loves it.

The 500 will not have the horsepower she is used to with the 94 EXT.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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The seller also has an 04 600 MC EFI for $1000 more... is this worth the extra $1000?
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The 04 MC is a better choice than the 01 500. If she is going to ride offtrail at all, find her an M. The M's handle so much easier than the older chasis.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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The $1000 dollars is well worth it. That 600 has a 144x2 and is lighter. the 500 is a 136x1-1/2. The 600 will also get alot better gas milage. When I had my 500 I had to stop playing early casue I was running out of fuel. If you can afford it you will be alot happier with teh 600. I went from a 2001 500 to a 2004 600 and was very happy I did.

Maybe post the Prices you can get M5 or M6's really cheap.
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We start riding at 7500ft in UT and a well tuned 600 with a 144 is near perfect for my old lady. some times she gets beer muscles and i think she needs more sled. A m6 with a 153 track and a pair of 10'' powder pros will make her feel like a pro. happy wife happy life.
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