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Best year venture rs

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by Sean lewandowski, Nov 25, 2018.


  1. Sean lewandowski

    Sean lewandowski Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Fort McMurray
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Venture rs?
    hi
    New to Snowmobiles, looking at athe venture rs. Is there any years better than the rest or really bad years to stay away from?
    I found a few ranging from 201o on up, and a new 2016 that’s not a bad price, used ones all have less than 1000 miles on em

    Thanks
     
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  3. Roger

    Roger Expert

    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Osgoode Ontario Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2012 RS Venture GT (power steering doesn't work when real cold)
    2006 Indy 500
    I had a 2008 Venture, the motor went in the first year, and was going again in 2012, so I traded it on a GT.
    Motorsports World in Ottawa just kept adjusting the carbs, to compensate for a defective engine! When I told them to keep the sled, because it was a POS, they actually figured out the engine was pooched.
    They never did give me any money back though, for all their mis-diagnoses!
    When the engine wasn't pooched, the original Venture always started properly, even when sitting for a month.
    The GT battery failed after 2 years, huge job to change that! Stupid Yamaha engineers.
    My GT now has copper exhaust donuts, another stupid Yamaha engineering fault, and I've had to get my exhaust rewelded, everywhere.
    I think my Carb got better mileage than my GT, and the power steering is nice.
    22500Km on the GT, and still going strong

    Yamaha doesn't make touring sleds anymore, so my next one will be the Yamacat touring.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
  4. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Messages:
    17,584
    Location:
    Schofield, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder
    RS Venture GT in the Delta Box 2 Chassis 2012 and up are EPS. The Venture in the Viper Chassis are not EPS.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
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  5. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    3,015
    Location:
    SE MN work North shore Superior play
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    10 vector GT- White 10,000miles for sale
    11 Venture Gt
    Power steering in 2012 + other wise biggest thing is condition then miles. With Venture if well cared for miles are less important than condition.
    My 2011 does not have the EPS
     
  6. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Schofield, WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2017 Sidewinder
    I had to rethink this but you MIGHT be correct. I installed a power steering from the 2010 Vector into a 2009 Venture, then it must have been 2012 when they finally moved it into the Venture. The 2010 Vector was the first year of EPS in anything and then moved EPS into the 2011 Apex.
     
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  7. yamadoo

    yamadoo Yamadoo is a snowmobile ' aholic'. Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    3,015
    Location:
    SE MN work North shore Superior play
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    15 Viper STX DX red/white
    13 Apex XTX 45 anniversary RED/WHITE/BLACK
    10 Vector LTX Blue
    10 vector GT- White 10,000miles for sale
    11 Venture Gt
    The reason I remember this is Grizzlyone bought a 2012 Venture and had EPS and I was envious as we loaded it on my trailer. Lol
     
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  8. Sean lewandowski

    Sean lewandowski Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Fort McMurray
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Venture rs?
    Thanks for the insight
     
  9. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,250
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    with that low milage, pretty much condition and the power steering will be the main differences.
     

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