Hey ya'll. I just acquired my new to me 2008 700XX during a trade for my 2005 GSXR 750. Today was the first time I've ever ridden one but it felt like I've been riding it forever, probably because I've been trying to ride my Honda Rincon like it was one, lol. I had already grown accustomed to manuevering an IRS atv, but comparing these two machines ends there. The XX has way more useable power, but it is fairly easy to control. The guy I got it from may or may not have been a member here, but he put a lot of money into it and he did a great job with it. It is in excellent condition for an 08, and if I didn't know any better I would have guessed it was a 2010 model. So far after one ride, I am very impressed with the machine. For being quite a bit heavier than 450's, the motor makes up for it with some to spare. I went for a ride with my dad, who rides a 1985 Yamaha XT600 dual sport that he stripped down for trail use, and the 700 kept up just fine with his bike. On a rolling start I could out accelerate him, but he would catch up to me in a few seconds and slowly pull away. The way his bike is set up, it will probably run just over 85mph. I have not checked the speed on his bike or the 700, but I would assume I was running between 75-80mph, but I could be wrong. I can't wait to get some more ridding time on it, and test it out at a few rides this year while getting some good hillclimbing and trail riding footage on the gopro. I have a few vids of riding my Rincon on my youtube page if you's guy's are interested. Links at the bottom of my signature. hoipefully I can contribute to the site, at least a little.
The previous owner installed the following mods;
Curtis Sparks full exhaust
Power Commander V
Uni-filter & modded air box lid
Moose chassis, front and rear A-arm skid plates
Maxxis 23" front and 22" RAZR II tires on ITP aluminum wheels
Elka Stage 1 shocks
IMS 5 gallon gas tank
Blocked off parking brake
13 tooth front sprocket.
All I may buy for now is a good front bumper, and some shock covers to keep the Elkas nice and perrdy.
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