i have a 98 that i got going real good last year! as for jumping no clue what i do know is the ck3 will knik between the seat and foot rests if landing on the A$$ end hard! seen it twice .
other than that its a nice sled when you go past those twins at around 80 90 mph.
im really not sure i went up nothe last year and didnt have to ask for fuel others were looking! i didnt wory about it once in over 2000 miles.
i allways have a full tank b/4 i get on to any trail. if i go down below 1/2 when we stop at the bar we fill up.
id have to say 150 miles if i had to guess
The 99 IMO was the best and the fastest of all the Mach1's built.
Reason's; Flat slide carbs, end dump pipes [like the rest except the 98 pile]
And a oil line going directly to the PTO bearing. It had d.e.s.s. only and I think only the Z had the optional rer. Your looking at about 140 H.P. damm, I miss that short stroke 700!
It had 16" shocks compared to 18" on the 98 so it would handle better on the curves. I sure would like to find a brand new one of those sitting around, I WOULD scarf it up in a heartbeat!
Formula500, the only real problem the 700 had was the PTO bearing going out, they fixed that with a addition of a direct oil line to it [should have started that in 97]. Other than that, just good summer storage practices and it will last you a good long time. I put 7000 on my 97 and to this day it still runs strong [sold to a friend] it had 150 p.s.i. in all three cyl. at that time and beat many a 800's.
I've owned a 97/98 and a 99 mach 1 . The 99 had a crisper throttle response and handled by far the best. Mine had RER , no dpm. My 97 was the fastest of the bunch but with an SC10 in a Fbody it was the inner ski lift king.
All i can say is jumping any sled is better if you land reasonably flat and any angle away from flat makes it worse, X TEN when weight is factored in,a little bit of angle and bottoming is just around the corner, also all the mid corner bumps that create bump steer your arms have to correct for are amplified, In the rough stuff on a mach your bouncin, breakin bones and well....... just another day for me! If you buy a mach doo some draggin or lake racin.
my 99 mach1 had dess and rer. my buddies 2000 mach1 also has dess and rer wit elect start but no dpm. I saw a 2002 machz at the nh grass drags for 7000$ brand new there were 2or 3 at other tents all way under 8grand but the grapx were ugly IMHO. and it rained as usual :angry: :cussing:
I probably wouldn't jump it if I was you. Because you might just end up with a
tweaked bulhead and a tunnel. Mine did!. Plus it's got a little weigt to it
also. Just like Mikadoo said, it's got that short stroke which is nice. Pull the
cord about 8 to 10 inches and she fires to life not like some of the twins where
you need to pull your brains out just to get it to sputter.
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