Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Conover, Wis.
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Sled: 15'ZR8000 LXR, 98 ZR-600
Keep in mind anything that's a 137 is going to be the slide action skid (used on trails) is a rising rate geometry skid. The 141's and longer are the mountain skids, they are falling rate geometry (for use in mountains and off trail). Hygear Suspension makes a kit that sort-of converts it. "Sort of!" And those are words right out of their reps mouth (2015, Milwaukee Snow Show, Hygear Booth) And his following description he said it's sort of a band-aid fix.
So when shopping make sure your going to be riding in ________ (fill in the blank) type of riding, whatever that is. If your running hills I would opt for the bigger engine. Your not going to feel any less "Rotating mass" they both have a 70mm stroke crankpin, the 800 has 85mm pistons instead of 73.8's. That's all reciprocating weight and it's counterbalanced. But what your obviously going to feel if you'd run them side by side is a pretty good power difference. Fuel mileage should be much better than the old Suzuki. Now I bought mine (a Suzuki 2015) because it's well known as the most bullet proof engine on the snow. That being said when I bought mine the C-tek 600 wasn't out for long and didn't have much of a history, and since then have been stellar. Your choice, but I'd go for the power.