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2016 OR 16.5 VIPER

Discussion in 'SR Viper Talk' started by hognit09, Apr 25, 2018.


  1. hognit09

    hognit09 Expert

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    Location:
    beaver dam, wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 viper ltx le,2012 sno pro 1100
    If you were buying a 2016 viper and have a chance at either a 16 or 16.5 wich would you buy and why ?
     
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  3. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    16 without a doubt. Same thing better engine.
     
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  4. hognit09

    hognit09 Expert

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    Location:
    beaver dam, wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 viper ltx le,2012 sno pro 1100
    Kinda what I was thinking and I think the 16 le got the same jackshaft and bearing
     
  5. Allan

    Allan TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    Location:
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Sr Viper S TX DX 146
    16 don't have the update jack shaft or updated one way clutch for starter. But it has better rods and u can turbo it.
     
  6. Yamajon1

    Yamajon1 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Oshkosh Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 SR Viper RTX DX
    Former Yamaha sleds:
    2004 Venture 600 2002 SX Viper 700
    1997 Vmax 600 SX 1994 Vmax 600 1989 Exciter
    1986 Vmax 540 1986 Phaser 1981 SRX 440
    If you think you might turbo get the early one. If you know you won't turbo buy the one that's the best deal.
     
  7. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    The jackshaft and bearing is going to be a hit miss thing on early 16's. Some had and some didnt. Either way it wouldnt be a factor to me. So far all 16's had better shock valving I have seen also. This one have QS3's? What model?
     
  8. hognit09

    hognit09 Expert

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    Location:
    beaver dam, wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 viper ltx le,2012 sno pro 1100
    They are both ltx Le
     
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  9. hognit09

    hognit09 Expert

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    Location:
    beaver dam, wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 viper ltx le,2012 sno pro 1100
    No turbo, but I would like to do an evo flash and some other upgrades. Something I have been afraid of doing to my 16.5 le that I have now
     
  10. Yamajon1

    Yamajon1 VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Oshkosh Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 SR Viper RTX DX
    Former Yamaha sleds:
    2004 Venture 600 2002 SX Viper 700
    1997 Vmax 600 SX 1994 Vmax 600 1989 Exciter
    1986 Vmax 540 1986 Phaser 1981 SRX 440
    You won’t hurt it as long as you don’t boost it.
     
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  11. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Or over rev it.
     
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  12. swampcat

    swampcat Expert

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    Location:
    N. E. Wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX-LE
    Seems all LTX-LE were built in the 16.5 flavor. Best to verify.
     
  13. hognit09

    hognit09 Expert

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    Location:
    beaver dam, wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 viper ltx le,2012 sno pro 1100
    No there were some that had the older motor
     
  14. Allan

    Allan TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    579
    Location:
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Sr Viper S TX DX 146
  15. swampcat

    swampcat Expert

    Messages:
    367
    Location:
    N. E. Wi.
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 LTX-LE
    Old RELIABLE engine was why I bought mine. Only to find out they switched it up, and didnt say anything. Dealer it came from didnt even know of it till I told him. Thanks to T.Y.
     
  16. Snoden

    Snoden RIP-Logan-Never forgotten! Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    190
    Location:
    Ohio
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Winder LTX 50th
    16 SR Viper RTX (red)
    02 SX Viper ER (red)
    97 SX Vmax 600 (red)
    How do you know what is a 16 or 16.5? I have a 16 RTX SE I just picked up in March and it says it was manufactured in May of 15. Is there a clear cutoff date between the 16's and 16.5's?
     

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