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The Hossman
11-19-2003, 12:35 AM
Remember your first machine???

Just curious about what machines you guys have owned in the past. All of us in our different team colours might not have much in common now, but who knows, maybe Mr. Arctic Cat, or Sir Skidoo got his roots on a Rupp or a John Deere.

Here's my list:

81' Yamaha SRV
92' Skidoo Mach 1
97' Arctic Cat ZRT600
98' Skidoo MXZ500
00' Skidoo MXZ500
01' Yamaha SRX

Looks like I've gone full circle.

Rad Chad
11-19-2003, 12:48 AM
My dad had a Snow Prince when I was a kid. That was my first time riding.
My own personally have been,
81 Motoski 5500
90 Wildcat 700
95 Formula Z 583
95 MXZ 583
97 MXZX 440
2000 MXZX 440
94 Mach Z (drag sled)
I stick to what's best, SKIDOO

jtkennedy9
11-19-2003, 01:09 AM
My list is a little shorter. Been riding the 'ole Yamaha for awhile until I got my Polaris last year.

'7? John Deere JDX-4
'80 John Deere 340 Trailfire
'80 Yamaha 340 Enticer
'01 Polaris 800 XC SP

ecopter
11-19-2003, 01:15 AM
Oh boy, I better dust off the cob webbs.

Past Sleds starting in 1981:

'70 Wheelhorse Safari 399
'72 Yamaha SL292
'75 Rupp 340 Nitro F/A
'79 Arctic Cat El Tigre 5000
'79 Kawasaki Invader 340
'81 Skidoo Blizzard 5500MX
'84 Yamaha 250 Bravo
'84 Yamaha Enticer 300



Current sleds as of 2001:

'79 Yamaha Exciter 440
'80 Yamaha Enticer 300
'02 Yamaha SRX 700
'02 Yamaha Vmax 700ER

Wow, the memories on those sleds......................

Jon

puree
11-19-2003, 03:58 AM
lets see here,,,,1st sled was an old ski doo 640,,,,Id say early 70's and it was my dads,,,,
then,,,,,
78 kawasaki invader 440
79 john deere trailfire 440
80 yamaha enticer 340
90 arctic cat prowler
94 yamaha vmax 600
97 arctic cat zrt 800
03 arcticcat firecat f7
03 arcticcat z370es
and then the speedster,,,,,
03 arctic cat zr120

Spaceman
11-19-2003, 07:05 AM
I started out on a friends Rupp way back in '71 then as follows
'73 AC Cheatah
'79 Yammi SRX 440
'72 AC Panther
'79 Kawasaki LTD
'80 Yammi Enticer 300
'81Yammi Entecer 340
'92 AC Prowler
'97 AC ZR 580 efi
'81 Skidoo Citation 4500
'04 AC Sabercat 700 lx efi

Sneaky Pete
11-19-2003, 07:30 AM
1969 Skidoo Olympic 335
1970 AC Panther 295k
1971 Rupp American 340
1972 Chapparel Firebird ss 340 Hirth
1973 Skidoo TNT Silver Bullet 340
2-1973 Chapp-Thunderbird 340/440
1974 Chapp-ssx-440
2-1976 Olympics-300
1983 Indy Trail
1986 Yamaha SRV
1987 Yamaha Exciter (Tim Bender Terminator)
1993 Polaris XLT
1993 Yamaha Pazer II
1998 Skidoo FZ 670

TnTs4mE
11-19-2003, 08:10 AM
Started out on a 67 Silberline T-Bird (iron dog with a 10hp JLO)

71 Elan (saved my paper route coins for it)
73 Olympique 440
74 TNT 400 F/A
73 Silver Bullet 294
76 R/V 250
77 R/V 340
and a few others

Current sleds
70 Blizzard 440
73 TNT 400 F/A
73 Blizzard 298
75 R/V 245 (serial #1)
75 R/V 245 mod
77 Blizzard 440 Super Stocker
77 Moto-Ski 440 Super Sonic (Michigan Version)
97 MXZx 440
99 MXZx 440
99 MXZ 440 F/C

zr9er
11-19-2003, 08:45 AM
Hmmm-this requires more thought than I expected :p
74 Suzuki 340 Nomad
76 JDX4
77 4000 El Tigre
80 Invader 440
81 Kawi LTD 4-6
96 ZRT6
01 ZR8
03 ZR900 :inlove:
00 Panther touring wifes

charlo
11-19-2003, 09:32 AM
1965 or 1966 Olympic 12 HP
1975 Elan 250 twin
197? TnT 440
1991 Jag 440 fan
1991 Lynx 300
1993 ZR 440
1994 1/2 XLT 600
2002 MXZ 700

Bauer
11-19-2003, 09:50 AM
We had a 197? Polaris colt, which i only rode a couple of times, because when it started it ran good, but that was only 5% of the time. THe rest of the time you could pull till you were blue and it would not fire. No one could figure out why.

1990 AC Cougar. CAN YOU SAY PEICE OF CRAP?!?!?! 3 engines, 250 miles, can you say BYE BYE?

93 Polaris XLT SP. AWESOME.

SEXltsp
11-19-2003, 10:28 AM
1974 Arctic cat Lynx II 440
1973 Polaris Colt 340 SS
1972 Alouette Eliminator 295
1994 Polaris XLT SP


I also drove alot of friends old Elans, Olyimpics, TNT's, Motoskis.

brenty
11-19-2003, 10:29 AM
My first sled was a 1980 Yamaha SRX 440 Liquid cooled. Fast liitle machine, even had a radiator in it!

Currently I have been riding a 94 Polaris Indy 500 EFI since 1996, can't give it up because it's bullet proof! SWRules

jdsmi
11-19-2003, 10:53 AM
'74 Ski-Roule RTX
'79 John Deere Spirfire (What a ride!)
'78 Arctic Cat Pantera
'86 Arcitc Cat Cougar
'92 Arctic Cat Wildcat

Currently:
'77 Arctic Cat Jag 3000 (restoration project someday)
'91 Arcitc Cat Jag Sp
'95 Arctic Cat ZR580 EFI
'96 Arctic Cat ZRT 600
'98 Arctic Cat ZR 500

mxz800
11-19-2003, 11:04 AM
1971 auto-ski 440 spitfire
1975 sno-jet 440 sst
1983 polaris 340
1990 polaris 488 indy trail
1993 mx 470
1996 f111 600
2001 mxz 800

mxz600rer
11-19-2003, 11:51 AM
I'm not ashamed, I used to be a Cat guy.

1972 Kitty Cat
1976 Jag 3000
1976 Pantera 5000
1992 Formula PlusX
1996 MXZ 440X
2002 MXZ 600 Sport

Rollo D. Motoski
11-19-2003, 11:54 AM
1967 Skidoo Olympic
1977 Motoski Futura 400
1979 Motoski Mirage 300
1987 Polaris Indy Sport
1988 Polaris Indy 400
1994 Polaris Indy 500 EFI SKS
2003 Skidoo MXZ REV 600 HO

XCR583
11-19-2003, 12:04 PM
79 Kawasaki Drifter 340
84 Polaris Indy Trail
89 Ski Doo Mach I
79 Artic Cat Jag 340

Current
78 Ski Doo Everest 440
83 Polaris Indy 600 chassie with SKiDoo 583
90 Polaris Indy 500 Classic

revrnd
11-19-2003, 12:10 PM
'71 Olympique 300 (mother's hand me down)
'79 Citation 300 (when she wasn't riding it :D )
'81 Elan
'84 Citation 3500 (almost bought a SS25, but couldn't see spending 3500 bucks on a sled :D )
'85 Formula MX
'90 Mach 1
'95 MXZ 440
'98 MXZ 500

My brother & I called the Oly "Piglet" because we couldn't ever get our father's '73 335 started which caused us to call it "The Pig". His first sled was a '70 Oly 335.

revrnd
11-19-2003, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by TnTs4mE@Nov 19 2003, 07:10 AM
77 Moto-Ski 440 Super Sonic (Michigan Version)

What do you mean by the MI version?

JETRep
11-19-2003, 12:15 PM
All in the last three years....

1977 Yamaha GP440
1981 Kawasaki Drifter 440
1989 Yamaha Exciter 570
1987 Yamaha Exciter 570
1993 Skidoo Formula Plus X
1997 Skidoo Formula III 600
1999 Skidoo Mach Z
2001 Skidoo MXZ 800

zr580cat
11-19-2003, 12:56 PM
I'll try to go in order:

1972 Ski-Doo Olympic - "Bomba" - my bro-in-law took his & this one & made 1
1974 Arctic Cat Panther - Sold to my uncle
1979 Scorpion - Sold to my cousin
1972 Arctic Cat Panther - Sold to the same cousin who bought my Scorpion
1976 Arctic Cat Pantera 5000 - Sold to a friend
1990 Polaris Indy 500 SKS - Sold to the insurance company after I hit a stump and a rock, ouch!

Current:
1992 Polaris Indy 500 SKS EFI
1993 Polaris Indy 500 Classic
1996 Arctic Cat ZR580

Man, thinking back to the good ol' days, what a blast!

8ballmaster
11-19-2003, 12:59 PM
I've got my dads old 1980 Ski-Doo Everest 500 and my grandpa has a 1965 Ski-Doo Olympic!

madsledhead
11-19-2003, 01:11 PM
Past sleds in order

73 Skiroole 340
7? Massy Furguson 444 skiwhiz
86 Formula Plus
92 Mach 1

Current sleds

93 Polaris Classic
93 Mach 1
94 MX 470
98 Furmula Dlx.
98 XCR 600

jawz
11-19-2003, 01:23 PM
72 Polaris Colt 340 freeair
80 Polaris txl340
93 Phazer
88 Formula plus
90 Mach 1
94 Formula Z
95 Formula Z
95 Formula S
97 Mach 1
97 Mach Z
03 Rev 800

fennsz
11-19-2003, 01:31 PM
198? Polaris TX
1979 Ski-Doo TNT 440
1991 Indy 500
1994 Indy 500 SP
2000 MXZ 500 Sport

2K4RevX
11-19-2003, 02:49 PM
1978 Actic Cat Pantera 5000
1985 Ski-Doo Formula SP
1996 Polars Inday 500
1998 Ski-Doo Formula III 700
And now my pride and joy...2004 MXZ X 600 H.O.

Here's a pic of my first sled in the background and my new one (obviously) in the foreground. What a difference 26 yrs makes!

MikeD
11-19-2003, 03:35 PM
'72 Nordic 399
'80 Blizzard 9500
'82 Blizzard 9500
'88 Formula Plus 521
'90 Mach 1 583
'94 MX 470
'97 Formula Z 583
'99 Fomula Z 500
'03 Rev 600

Yellow thru and thru (even the bad ones .....)

phazerhater
11-19-2003, 05:27 PM
?? Poo Colt
77 or 79 AC Cross Country Cat 340 LC
79 JD Spitfire 440
7? Kawi Invader (Wrecked) :confused:
82 SD Citation 4500
93 Yammie Phazer
95 Mach 1
97 Zert 600
03 AC 900

Not all my sleds. The first one that was actually mine was the good ole Spitfire. Wish I still had a few of those sleds looking back. :inlove:

NHIcegator
11-19-2003, 06:52 PM
Rooting around in the head-

1971-295 Panther-my first sled
1972 640 tnt
1978 kawasaki sno-jet 440
1973 Moto-Ski Mirage 440
1973 303 Wankel Lynx-bom ba bom bom ba bombom ba bom
197?-Ski-Roule 440
1973-340 Lynx series 1
1973-El-Tigre ext free-air 400-sick fast sled for it's time
1974and 5 Polaris Colt 295-made out of two different sleds cobbed together-we called it frankensled
1973 Cheetah 340-rode that for years and I mean many years
1993 440 Cougar the Cheeto's replacement 3 years ago
current
1989 Indy 500
1989 Indy 500 classic-wife's
1978 Jag 3000-just got for my son and boy does she need some love :dazed:

that's all I can recall right now but I reserve the right to edit this post if i think of any others-these are sleds i put some miles on,i've had many yard clams and ones I've fixed and sold and parts wrecks over the years

ski-doorider
11-19-2003, 07:32 PM
Ok - here we go!!

70 Boa-ski 292
70 Yamaha 340 SS - with factory twin pipes!!
80 Yamaha Enticer 300
80 Arctic cat El - tigre 5000
85 Ski-doo Safari 377
90 Yamaha Phazer
92 Polaris Indy 500
93 Polaris XCR 440
94 ZR 700
96 Thundercat
98 ZR 600 efi
99 ZRT 800
02 Ski-doo MXZ 700

And my new ride - a 04 MXZ 600 SDI !!!

phat_cat800
11-19-2003, 07:42 PM
Well my only sleds have been:
1991 Cougar 440 Liquid Cooled
1999 ZRT 800

The sleds I can remeber having are:
1980 el'tigra 6000
1993 Jag 440 Z
1998 ZL 500
1998 ZR 600
I used to love that old jag and was so mad when my stepdad loaded it on the truck to trade it in. I guess it was my first love. LOL

Snowbody
11-19-2003, 07:57 PM
Here is my short list.

69 skidoo olympic
71 rupp 440 sprint
83 yamaha ss 440
02 polaris 800xc

tsouth
11-19-2003, 08:33 PM
1973 CHAPPRELL 340
1974 CHAPPRELL 440
1986 CAT ELTRGRE 6000
1999 YAHAMA SRX 700
2001 YAHAMA SXR 700

The Hossman
11-19-2003, 11:34 PM
WOW!! It's pretty cool to remember all the old machines we've had over the years. I'm sure that even though the machines we ride now are a lot more reliable, more comfortable, and definitely a lot better in terms of performance, we all still have a soft spot for our first machines.

I'm really amazed at some of the lists posted here. How long have you guys been riding?? 50 years??

See, despite our many colours, we all share a common trait - we all rode some really awful machines!

CATTRACKS
11-20-2003, 12:15 AM
HERE'S ANOTHER LIST.

73 polaris tx 340 f/a
76 polaris txl 340
78 kawasaki invader 440
82 ski doo blizzard 5500 mx
88 polaris indy trail
90 arctic cat cougar
93 polaris xlt sp
97 ZRT 600
Had a blast on every single one of them. :)

sleddinfool
11-20-2003, 12:58 AM
Wow, where do I start. First sled my parents bought was a 73 panther in 77, then a 72 in the same yera then a 77 panther and an 80 scorpion whip. Then I started my buying frenzy with a 79 jag, then an 87 jag, and then an 81 moto-ski,87 arctic cat cougr and then chaparrals and any other sled that would happen to fall into my lap, including suzuki's, yammy's rupp's, cats, chaps doo's deere's, moto-ski's, bolens, the list goes on and on, I think right now I have owned somehwere around 130 sleds, yes batman that is one-hundred thirty something sleds. I currently only own eleven. Kevin

P.S. some people collect stamps.

versatileman
11-20-2003, 01:40 AM
Sounds like fun, a little trip down memory lane.

1972 panther with fabed JLO440
1974 Cheetah
1979? Suzuki z440
1980 1/2 Panther 440
1996 Z440
1997 Z440
1995 ZR700
1998 ZL500
1999 ZR600 E.F.I.

Others
197? Deer liquifire440
197? Scorpion 440
198? intruder 440
1993 Wildcat 700
1994 T-cat 900
1996 Skidoo Grand tourer
1996 Yamaha sx700
2001 ZL800


Can't wait to add a Firecat to the list!!

Vman

00EFI600ZR
11-20-2003, 07:08 PM
Holy crap!!!! I just saw one in the list that I thought no one else would bring up.

I have had:

1977/78? Yamaha GP440 - dang, I wasn't the only one.

1980 Yamaha Enticer 300 - fired it up and took it out 20 miles away the first night at 10F and 20 MPH winds. Lucky it was reliable.

And now 00 ZR 600 efi.

Freinds have had: They have new ones now. Just aint seen em so I don't know what they ride.

75? 770? Ski Doo
? Scorpian Whip
72/73? Nordiac 600/700? with reverse, big..brown..ugly!

xcsld68
11-20-2003, 07:24 PM
1985 Indy trail
1994 Indy XLT
2002 XC700 SP
2004 600 Classic

Ski-dude
11-20-2003, 07:59 PM
Great discusion, tnts4me has a current collection that makes me drool. 1967 skidoo olympic 1971 skidoo olympic 335E 1972 skidoo tnt 340 1973? ski wiz 295 1974 skidoo tnt 440 1979 john deere spitfire 340 1980? polaris sport 440 1992 polaris indy 500 EFI 1994 polaris XLT special 1996 skidoo formula ss 670 1998 skidoo mxz670 My current ride- 2002 mxz 600 adrenaline Whew, I had to stop and think there. I think thats it. Oh and 2-1972 arctic cat kitty cats. Now I think thats it.

rjs5689
11-20-2003, 08:06 PM
Me:
1998 XLT touring
2000 SuperSport
2004 500 XC SP

My dad:
1998 XLT Touring
2001 700 XC SP
2004 700 SC SP

98mxz583
11-20-2003, 09:21 PM
well here is my list.

70 olympiqe 335
70? sno jet i think it was a 292
70? moto ski 500
89 phazer
98 mxz583

puree
11-21-2003, 01:14 AM
Man have we come a long long way!!!

Frosty
11-21-2003, 07:31 PM
I have not owned near the number of sleds most of you guys have.
I had a Chapparel 440 in the late 70's.
Here are some pics I took of the ones I own now.
This is my '80 Sting.
It's only got 650 miles on it.

Frosty
11-21-2003, 07:38 PM
Another of my '80 TK 440 with 460 miles.

Frosty
11-21-2003, 07:50 PM
And now that I have this '97 T-Cat, the ole Scorpions don't see much snow.
I really had a smile on my face the first time I rode the Tcat after riding the Scorpions!

91ext
11-21-2003, 09:00 PM
HAHA hows this! 1968 Polaris Mustang 372 JLO and a 1971 Ski-Doo Olympique originally a 335 but blew it and put in a '68 320.

Formulaman
11-21-2003, 09:23 PM
My first sled '69 olympic 335 bubblenose bought it for twenty bucks, drove it for a season shredded the track, pulled the motor and put it in a Track master??? don't ask it was an old sled, the motor then went into a go-cart, then I got some old skiroule thing that I couldn't keep running, don't remember the year or model then an early 70 Olympic twin, then another old late 60 bubblenose, onto a '74 TNT 440 fan, an everest mid '70's,'78 blizzard 5500, '85 Plus then onto my current machine a '00 Formula Z 700 mostly all doo's, there may also be a couple more that I have forgotten about. Then there's the wifes sleds... :D

andw1
11-22-2003, 11:15 AM
Let's see from oldest to newest:
'70 Polaris Charger 400
'72 AC Panther 440
'75 250 Yamaha
'76 Polaris TX 250 F/A
( I had those in the 80s so they were mostly beaters)
'81 Yamaha SRV
'87 Yamaha Exciter (My first new sled)
'87 Yamaha Vmax 540 (bought used in 95 to play with)
'93 Polaris XLT SKS
'97 Ski-Doo Formula 500 Dlx
'02 Ski-Doo Legend 500f (Bought for the wife)
'03 Ski-Doo MXZ 500rer
'06 Polaris 600HO Switchback

duncn70
12-11-2005, 12:57 AM
Here's my list:

Owned:
1976 Ski doo Olympic 340-Sold to my dad

1973 Ski doo Silver Bullet 294-Sold to fellow sledder

1977 Rupp Nitro liquid cooled with a 340-Sold to buddy

1980 Chrysler Sno-Runner-Sold on ebay for $1025

Own:
1973 Ski doo Silver Bullet 340

1974 Ski doo TNT Free air 400

Buying soon:
1980 Kawasaki Drifter 340 Free air in mint condtion

And hey I'm only 16 years old!!!

mr670
12-13-2005, 12:40 PM
I have a short list.

1973 rupp 400 nitro
1979 blizard 7500 (bought new)
1987 formula plus (bought new)
1997 mxz0670 { bought new and riding it)

zitremedy
12-18-2005, 05:57 PM
'73 Arctic Cat Panther
'88 Arctic Cat Cougar
'90 Arctic Cat Jag AFS
'96 Arctic Cat EXT EFI (still have)
'97 Yamaha Venture 600
'99 Yamaha SRX 700
'06 Arctic Cat Sabercat 500 LX EFI

Fist
12-19-2005, 12:46 PM
1994 Yamaha Vmax 600 long track

1984 Yamaha Phazer

2003 Skidoo MXZ ZX 700

jfox
12-26-2005, 04:31 AM
Remember your first machine???

Just curious about what machines you guys have owned in the past. All of us in our different team colours might not have much in common now, but who knows, maybe Mr. Arctic Cat, or Sir Skidoo got his roots on a Rupp or a John Deere.

Here's my list:

81' Yamaha SRV
92' Skidoo Mach 1
97' Arctic Cat ZRT600
98' Skidoo MXZ500
00' Skidoo MXZ500
01' Yamaha SRX

Looks like I've gone full circle.
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Me?
2002 Polais 700 XC SP
1996 Polais Indy 500 Carb
1976 Polais TX 440
1974 Polais Colt 250 Twin
1974 Ski-Doo Elan 250 Twin
1972 Polais Colt 294 SS

rotax800
12-26-2005, 02:02 PM
Previous sleds

1966 Mercury
1972 Ski-Doo TNT 340
1976 Ski-Doo TNT 440
1996 Ski-Doo STX 583
1999 Ski-Doo Formula Z 670
2001 Ski-Doo MXZ 700 X

sleds I own now

1996 Ski-Doo SLS 500 (dropping a 670 in it. this my SEA DOO) :D
2004 Ski-Doo MXZ Renegade X 800 H.O.

All the sleds were a blast & getting better :p