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What Apex model?

Discussion in 'Apex General Talk' started by 03RX1-ER-LE, Oct 9, 2018.


  1. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 775 miles
    2009 Apex ER 5350 miles
    (just sold) 2003 RX1 ER and 2003 RX1 ER LE
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    Just sold my two RX1s and replacing with another Apex. JUST LOVE MY APEX. I have an 09 Apex shorty, trying to decide on another shorty or an XTX. Looking to get a 2011 or newer to pick up EPS so when my wife goes, (couple times a year anymore) she will ride it as she was complaining about the RX1 was just to hard on her as we have entered our senior years. Only issue I have seen/heard is the EXUP, Also anyone selling one? PM me.
     
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  3. pdiddy

    pdiddy Expert

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    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Yamaha L-TX; 2011 Apex; 2010 Vector LTX GT;
    Don't let any EXUP issues get your panties in a twist. I picked up an '11 129" last year and not even sure if my EXUP is working or not yet. Didn't let that stop me from having a blast hammerin' down the trails. Not selling it for a long while. There are plenty out there 5.5K and under. I picked this high miles one up for 4.5 K.
     
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  4. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2016 apex xtx/ 2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    if it is for her, get an xtx. it rides better once set. i know because my gf has stolen mine from me and refuses to ride another sled. looking for one myself but i am being picky.
     
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  5. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 775 miles
    2009 Apex ER 5350 miles
    (just sold) 2003 RX1 ER and 2003 RX1 ER LE
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    It will be hers when she rides, couple times a year, but mainly ridden by me when I run with my buddies.
     
  6. Teamblue4

    Teamblue4 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Get a 12 or newer XTX.
     
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  7. thor452

    thor452 Because I can Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2,812
    Location:
    Shawano,WI 54166
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Apex XTX 2017 Sidewinder LTX-LE
    XTX all the way.
     
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  8. RobX-1

    RobX-1 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Coldwater, OH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    18 Apex XT-X, 08 Apex LTX, 08 Nytro RTX, and 03 RX-1
    X2 on a 12 or newer XTX. Something to keep in mind with the XTX is the difference in track pitch which was explained in a post by Kevin at Port Yamaha. The older tracks had a 2.52 pitch whereas the newer ones are 2.86 so even if you went with the longer track of an XTX, depending on the length, you may actually have the same or even less track lugs on the ground. I currently have a 136" Apex LTX and a 146" Apex XTX and really don't notice the extra length of the XTX.
     
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  9. greatwhite89

    greatwhite89 Expert

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    385
    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Apex XTX 1.75
    2017 Viper STX DX 146"
    WEBSITE:
    www.snowflapjunkie.com
    5,600 very happy miles on my 2016 Apex XTX 1.75. If you get a 2016 or newer, make sure it has the updated Fox Float shock in the rear. If you're looking new, I believe there are two new XTX left in the central U.S. One is a 2016 XTX 1.25 located at M and M Powersports in Houghton, MI and the other is a 2017 XTX 1.25 located at Brandt's Sports Center in Cheboygan, Michigan.
     
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  10. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Apex XTX and VIper LTX SE
    This happened with the Singleshot skid only models. The prior XTX still used 2.52 pitch. They had to make it difficult for us. The XTX does use extrovert drivers, but the pitch is the same as the other models until they went Singleshot. Then he was right, the pitch had to change.

    So to be clear, All Apex Models up until 2015 were 2.52, and the 2016 and newer were 2.86. It's not a deal breaker, just something to be aware of, in case you want to swap tracks right away. The stock length of the XTX went from 144" to 146" as well.

    You will be amazed at how the XTX hooks up with the right track. Studding the Ripsaw is a great option if your conditions are mostly trail. Keep her safe, as nothing will haunt you like a spouse or daughter sliding down a slick top road!

    Good luck!
     
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  11. greatwhite89

    greatwhite89 Expert

    Messages:
    385
    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2016 Apex XTX 1.75
    2017 Viper STX DX 146"
    WEBSITE:
    www.snowflapjunkie.com
    Nice detailed explanation of the rear skids in different years.
     
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  12. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 775 miles
    2009 Apex ER 5350 miles
    (just sold) 2003 RX1 ER and 2003 RX1 ER LE
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    Why 2012? Something different? Just found 2009 Apex GT XTX with 6700 miles for 3800, wanted EPS however this seems like a deal not to pass up.
    I also seen 2014 XTX with 11k miles for 5500 with two years of YES left on it. Hmmmm
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
  13. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

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    1,536
    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Apex XTX and VIper LTX SE
    XTX didn't exist before 2011, if someone is claiming it, they either stretched it to 144" and is calling it an XTX, or it's an LTX. My guess is it's the latter.

    The 2011 is a solid machine (I like the color better) but in 2012 they adjusted the geometry of the rear skid to solve some slidewear issues. I do believe there was some front end geometry changes around where the spindle mounted to the ski. And I think that was by using a different ski.

    All I know is the 2012 Ski works just fine with Dooley's or SnowTrackers. Too bad mine is Powder Blue and not the Yamaha racing blue like 2011! GRRR

    PS: run the VIN on the 2014 with your Yamaha dealer. It will show all existing YES contracts. If it was sold as a carry over in 2015, it could possibly have 2 years left on a 5 year contract. But more than likely it would have been a spring sale and has 18 months left. Either way, coverage is coverage and a nice bonus!
     
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  14. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 775 miles
    2009 Apex ER 5350 miles
    (just sold) 2003 RX1 ER and 2003 RX1 ER LE
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    Yea the 09 must be LTX then, he has two 2013 XTXs and thought same for his 09, it however is the longer tunnel. I really like the Yamaha blue which my RX1 had it and was stolen and really miss the color. If the 2014 was blue I would jump on it. It is early yet and sure more will hit craigs list soon.
     
  15. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    M-Th Livonia Mich F-S Oscoda Mich
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2011 Apex XTX 775 miles
    2009 Apex ER 5350 miles
    (just sold) 2003 RX1 ER and 2003 RX1 ER LE
    LOCATION:
    Livonia Michigan
    2009 Apex LTX.jpg

    Here is the one thinking of for $3800 with 6700 miles
     
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  16. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Apex XTX and VIper LTX SE
    Yup, LTX GT. These are 137" with no EPS.

    The XTX from 11-15 are a tipped rail 144" Both are nice footprints. That GT should have clickers on the front, and an Ohlins Electronic adjustable shock in the skid.
     

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