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2019 LTX LE

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by Swampfox, Feb 12, 2019.


  1. Swampfox

    Swampfox Extreme

    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha Sidewinder
    I’ve looked around in the search que with not much luck. There is a lot of info and posts about the srx on here. My question is to anyone who bought the ltx le. Any thoughts on it. Do you like the 1.6 track? Are you glad you bought it or would you have rather bought the srx.? Any real world info on it would be great. There are a few of the ltx le’s out there. Just do t hear much about them.
     
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  3. Wannaviper

    Wannaviper Expert

    Messages:
    444
    Location:
    West Gardiner, Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Viper XTX SE; 2019 Sidewinder DX LTX; 2013 Vector LTX; 2014 Viper XTX SE; 2013 SRX 120; 2017 Sidewinder RTX-SE
    My buddy bought the LTX-LE, and I bought the plain Jane LTX-DX. I think that the color and the electronic QS3's were what swayed him to buy the sled, but in reality, after playing with the shocks the first few miles, he hasn't changed the shock adjustment in the last 600+ miles. What he does like, and what I am very envious of, is the 1.6" track. I have that track on my XTX Viper and it is great for playing in the deep snow. Performance-wise, there is not a lot of difference between our two sleds, except that I consistently get better gas mileage. I don't know whether that is as a result of the lower gearing and longer track lugs, or a result of the way that the two of us ride. On the last fill up, I took 4 gallons, and he took 4.5 or 4.6 gallons, and it has been consistent at every gas stop. The SRX is a great looking machine, but I was scared off by the 1" lugs, they just would not fit in with my riding habits.
     
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  4. greatwhite89

    greatwhite89 Expert

    Messages:
    401
    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Apex XTX 1.75
    2017 Viper STX DX 146"
    WEBSITE:
    www.snowflapjunkie.com
    Port Yamaha has one LTX-LE left. :D
     
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  5. 74Nitro

    74Nitro TY 4 Stroke Guru

    Messages:
    787
    Location:
    Dublin Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX
    Only have a few hundred miles on, but so far, so good. Like the adjustable electronic shocks, although I think every setting should be softer as I can't see using firm very often unless the trails were very smooth.
    I may have been better off on the SRX wth the softer springs as I only weight 160.
     
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  6. burlyviper

    burlyviper Pro

    Messages:
    194
    Location:
    Ottawa Lake MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2018 Sidewinder LTX LE, blue
    2011 Apex 128, Ulmer Airbox and clutch kit, PCV, HID
    2008 Phazer RTX
    1980 Exciter 300
    I have a 18 LTX LE and installed a 1.6 ice cobra from new. I gave up a little top end. But love this track. It allows me to go off trail and trail ride. There are a few others on this site running a 1.6 and haven’t heard many complaints. This combo would be my first choice if I had to do it again.
     
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  7. ROCKERDAN

    ROCKERDAN OCD Sledhead VIP Member

    Messages:
    6,692
    Location:
    Huntsville Ontario & Niagara NY
    Country:
    Other
    Snowmobile:
    '18 RTX 50th "Winder"
    Shocks will break in.....

    I went from 1 to 2 end of last season, to now using 3 on rear now....when new no way in hell I would even use 2 much less 3....seems they are breaking in.
     
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  8. titanrcr

    titanrcr TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    573
    Location:
    Old Forge, New York
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2019 Sidewinder LTX LE
    2015 Viper LTX SE
    2011 Apex
    I have the 19' LTX LE, Love the sled, the shocks, the look and the track. Haven't done it yet but will be changing to C & A XTPs . No plans on tuning it as I just bought it for trail riding and with the 1.6 cobra it's really perfect on the trails. The shocks have been on the soft setting from day one so I'd say the electronic control is just a novelty. As for comparing it to the SRX it's essentially the same machine minus some top end speed. As for fuel mileage I'm getting 12.5-13, not as good as my Viper turbo but that has a shorter lug and a lot more gear. Not sure on the top speed of this sled but I've had it up to 100 on a snow covered lake and really can't ride it at that speed where I ride. Very glad I bought the Sidewinder in this configuration.
     
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  9. Alam300

    Alam300 Newbie

    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    New jersey
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2019 SRX
    Snow Trax tv has full video review on 2019 ltx Le, this May answer your questions
     
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  10. Boston RX1

    Boston RX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

    Messages:
    1,104
    Location:
    Laconia, NH
    I have an 18 LTX SE non-tuned and I think the only thing I would do differently with the track is ad the 1.6 studded Cobra. There is too much track spin with all that power on the trials with a little snow. I think that track would take this sled to a whole new level.
     
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