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Old 01-21-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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Just thought I would give a little pump for team blue this morning. This morning it is -40c here in Timmins (without wind chill). Many vehicles are not starting. As is customary, we bring out a number of units for customer display here at the delaership. I am happy to report that this morning that our 3 RX-1's (2 demos and one left for sale) all started without a hitch. Such has also been the case since early November-we have never not had one not start yet, and we just sold our 17th unit. Our Viper ER and VK540 would not start on the battery, and had to be hand cranked about 10-15 times. More proof that this sled is everything
that had been said about it, an engineering triumph!
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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I should hope they would start ....how would that look to potential customers that want to fire it up but have to wait for a boost.... I think by next year you will have some angry RX1 owners that travell miles to ride and find out the battery is toast...What do you do then?? At the truck you can boost it but what if its on the trail?? Did yamaha engineer something for that?
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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if someone travels milles to discover there battery if toast........ :doh: will probably have more troubles than just a battery having a good battery is part of regular maitnance even if you have to put a new one every couple of seasons.... i like to see how many guys in -40 are standing there with there big twins with there broken pull cord in there hand.....wait mabe an RX-1 could give a boost.....
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Old 01-21-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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sled-head get real! Like someone is gonna travel to go sledding without checking the battrery first :doh:

Are you one of those that simply can't give credit when credit is do?

The RX-1 has lived up to every one of Yamaha's claim to date. Get off it's back now
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Old 01-21-2003, 01:24 PM   #5
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I am happy to report that this morning that our 3 RX-1's (2 demos and one left for sale) all started without a hitch.
Okay, tonight leave them outside and see if they start in the morning. lol just kiddin'.
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Old 01-21-2003, 01:26 PM   #6
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Hey Mighty, I have been reading your posts for quite some time. You seem to take issues to anyone making any comments towards the RX-1 that are not seen as being encouraging. You need to not take everyones comments so serioulsy.

Yamaha did an unexpected thin in the snowmobiling world by releasing a high performance 4 stroke so soon, but it is not the be all and end all of all sleds, Cat and Doo also brought some engineering marvels to the table this year as well.

Just chill out.

As far as meeting all of the claims to date, I think you had better re visit the dry weight issue, I believe Yamaha followed other sled manufactures and exaggerated the weight.....just a tad.
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Old 01-21-2003, 01:32 PM   #7
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Hey if I get to the trail and my pull rope BREAKS off in my Hand.....I pull out the strap and give a little pull on the clutch.... PLEASE. I give credit when its due......I just think you guys are prematurely praising this sled...So it starts on a cold day lets phone Yamaha and thank the engineers...lol I'm sorry but there is more than a few RX1's around here and you cant fool me I know what they are capable of....I am glad you like your sled and I also think it looks and sounds cool .....But I have not heard any bragging from the local Yamaha camp after the snow flew....lol....
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Old 01-21-2003, 01:45 PM   #8
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You noticed that about mightyrx-1 as well norther rider
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give a little pull??? i can see you started a big twin many times at -30,-40c...not.LOL......so some numbers are off (weight) find a O.E.M that does`nt put a little B.S in the sales pitch. All summer long i watch how people bashed how the RX-1 would not start when it got cold, so some guy post some real world starting and within 10 minutes people are all over him he did not post this on the cat,ski-doo,polaris forum he put it on the yamaha forum for the yami guys who have these sled and might be curious.
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You noticed that about *mightyrx-1 as well norther rider
I agree. I am not a basher but if you don't want the criticism don't get a new, (popular), sled, cause it goes with it just like the gallon of oil. ha ha
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