Posted 2/11/2019 15:07 (#7313979 - in reply to #7313851) Subject: RE: Snowmobile machinery
Have you looked at reviews of the Ctec-2 600 2-stroke? Been around since 2014, and lots of positive.
For the Suzuki 800 2-stroke that Cat had until 2018 when they came out with their own 800, there is a rider in Northeast ND that had over 18k miles on his 800 2-stroke without opening it up. Forget his name, but there is an article on arcticinsider.com about him.
A Viper or Sidewinder Yamaha are built by Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, MN. They have slightly different plastic on some parts, their clutches (need to adjust belt deflection unlike the TEAM idler system on the Cat), and shock tuning. There might be some other items I forgot.