I just bought a 2002 mxzx 700 with about 400 mi. on suspenion, I am curious as to the ride. My last ride was a 99 mxz 670HO, The 2002 seems a lot different just sitting on it a little to get used to I guess? What is good about th 02mxzx? Thanks Rob
The HO is a rotary valve motor. These engines are great for power but they are horrible if you want a machine that handles. The rotary valve engines can not be placed as low in the chassis as the reed motors. This is why ski-doo made the swap. The 02 is a reed motor in the updated chassis and it handles much better. My buddies HO handles like a pig, my other buddies 01 700 handles much better.
Just wait until your first ride. The SC 10 III is awsome. It probably is the best part of the sled. I was amazed at how good the skid was,even coming off of a 00 MXZ w/ SC 10 II. Add in the skis, torqey 700,great looks,it is the perfect sled.
I had a 670, and now I have a MXZx440 and a 2002 MXZ700 Adreneline. Man what a great suspension on the 700. You cannot possibly imagine how improved the SC-10 III rear skid is. There is just no comparison. Stutter bumps?...What stutter bumps! We were riding just outside Bessemer, MI, on trail 2 (railroad grade which usually is nothing but 1-2' whoops), with my 700, a new Viper, and a new ZR600. The 700 could rip across the whoops at 90+ mph like they were not even there. In fact, my buddy switched from his Viper to the MXZ and couldn't believe how good the suspension was. His comment to me was, "looks like I bought the wrong sled." Plus, the precision skis are awesome! Just wait, you will be all smiles, from ear to ear!
Ah, the bumpy Bessemer trails. Aren't those incredible? Amazing how bad they are. And you head a few miles west and you know exactly when you cross the state line into WI because the trail smooths out into a virtual highway.
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