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What’s up fellas, which year would be best for XC racing? I sold my 04 which I loved but I’m gonna buy another to set up for XC racing. 04-05 is my preference because of less electrical. But would electric start help for XC starts??? Thanks for the input
 

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I can always start and be on my way with a kicker quicker than my buddies with e-start.

I feel the stronger tranny in the 04-05 may hold up a bit better for woods riding, but that’s purely speculative. Both generations are great quads, but the 04-05 also turns a bit sharper, so that may come into play for woods racing as well.
 

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frankly the 04-05 i always felt was better. the machine may not be as powerful as the 06+ but its more controllable with the round slide vs flat cr carb and it has a better trans. i also felt the gears were much better suited on the older ones, 1-3 in the woods where i find the newer ones rev up to quick and get to 4th too fast
 
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