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Old 04-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Well last november i slapped down my money for a 2012 polaris switchback assault. this is the 144" track with the new 800CC engine.
and of course this was one of the worst winters ever so i only got to put 40 miles on it. not even broken in yet.
Just thought id slap some pics up!

this is when i first got it from the dealer.



sittin at home.







fired it up for the second time in its life.
mmmm gotta love that 2 stroke smoke



first mod i knew i wanted was wider skis for deep snow. picked up some polaris Gripper skis, these things are amazing for a factory product. and naturally, i got red since blac is plain and boring!





compared to the old stock skis.
much wider



heard a rumor a buddies brother picked up the same sled as me, so right away i ordered a decal kit and got that installed.











also threw on some handguards



heres with the last few pieces of the wrap on, as well as a new powder coated bumper







then i threw on a gas can rack



thats pretty much all i did this year, when it finally snowed in march, i got to ride it, and test its limits. i thought no way in hell id get through this stuff as it was blown in, hard packed underneath the few inches of powder, and i was right. but i did make it farther than i though. now i know the limits! (ps. did this on purpose, i was literally right across from my house haha0





she dug right down to the ground. bought 4' from the bottom of the skis to the ground. shoveled the front down a bit, and she pulled right now.
really amazing machine, so glad i decided to go with the new polaris's. these new engines are truely fantastic.

cant wait till i get some real miles on it.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Very nice sled. I love the skulls.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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thanks man! yeah the skull decals are one of my favorite mods i did. looks so perfect
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That's a sick sled! I need to get one for the mountains north of here. Would be awesome!
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that thing is a beast. how fast can u get it going?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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That's a sick sled! I need to get one for the mountains north of here. Would be awesome!
yeah man theyre awesome sleds. the new 800 motor they have is amazing. simply amazing. and mines not even broken in yet! they used to have problems with their old 800 so a lot of people were skeptical on the new ones, but i tell ya, so glad i got one. id definately reccomend it over any other sled out there.


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that thing is a beast. how fast can u get it going?
well top speed as reported by other owners is about 100-110 MPH.
ive only had mine up to about 70MPH as im not supposed to go wide open till after a full tank of gas. engine and drive belt need to be broken in first, otherwise i could blow it all!
but it gets there quick, before i knew it i was passing cars on the highway. did not expect that at all.

p.s. my old sled was from 1983, so this 150 HP machine literally almost tore my arms outta their socket when i first gave it some gas
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #7
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well top speed as reported by other owners is about 100-110 MPH.
This is gtg!
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #8
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This is gtg!
yeah its damn fast.
may not sound fast, but when your flying 100MPH through a field of white powder, with nothing surrounding you to keep you safe, it seems damn fast haha
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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Yeah, there is a big difference between on and off highway speeds as well as with and without a cage around you. There is more of a sense of speed on the bike or quad and at the same speed, the quad feels as if it is going faster due to being offroad where the bike is glass smooth. The bike's top speed is a hoot though until you get used to it. The most I have hit on the quad was 80 and that was with the 30's on it under ideal conditions. Another 30 mph and on snow would kick ass.
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its so much fun man, its like your floating... but at 110 mph.
thats the best way to describe it lol
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100 MPH in that? Sounds like a deathwish.

I'm digging the decals though. Looks sweet!
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100 MPH in that? Sounds like a deathwish.

I'm digging the decals though. Looks sweet!
naw its not a deathwish unless your reckless.
its like anything, gotta treat it with respect.
i think it will be a while before i hit that speed though, when i had it going 70 it was damn scary fast.

on a smooth lake though 100 would be so fun.
and thanks on the decals, they are pretty mean lookin. i think i have the perfect amount of red on there now
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We needa see videos of you tearin it up man. Next winter I guess?
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well ive got one, its pretty shitty due to very low snow conditions, my brother was bitching that people could see how to get to his place and they might steal his shit (hes a tad strange sometimes) so ive got it hidden, PM me for a link.
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well its getting to be that time of year again. started doing inventory on what id need for the year, plugs, belts, oil etc. got a list of what i need, and while i was inspecting the sled for shit that may not be quite right, i decided to pull it out and fire it up. been to long since ive had it running and i just couldnt help myself. so i started it up and sat on it for about 5 minutes. felt good. cant wait till it snows.







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