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#11562263 - 04/24/16 01:30 PM Any reviews on motorguide x5
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Registered: 04/23/16
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Loc: N.E. Texas
Looking to repower. Narrowed down to maxxum 80 or x5 80 would like any reviews on the x5. I have experience with the maxxum in the past
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#11563998 - 04/25/16 11:27 AM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: Clint H.]
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Loc: Lewisville
See my post on the bottom of the 1st page. I love mine!

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11446414/1
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#11564193 - 04/25/16 01:00 PM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: BlueNitro]
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Originally Posted By: BlueNitro
See my post on the bottom of the 1st page. I love mine!

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11446414/1
thanks. I'm looking I to the regular x5 the cable steer model.I just can't quite get used to the electronic steer stuff yet.
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#11564986 - 04/25/16 06:54 PM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: Clint H.]
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Clint I run the x3 and simply love this motor. The x5 had not yet been released so I went with the x3 to get a good feel for it. Strong, Solid, Quiet, Dependable. The x5 will be the same but with the following features that will cause for me to switch over very soon....I am starting to see the x5 models come into stock.

Revolutionary Steering and Boat Control with VRS
Variable Ratio Steering (VRS) technology is designed to give you maximum control. The difference is a unique elliptical cam that delivers two distinct types of steering actions, which is determined by the direction of the motor.

For example, when the boat is moving forward (in the Primary Angling Zone) the steering is deliberate, and enables precise and subtle adjustments. This exceptional maneuverability is ideal for fishing those hiding spots, and working brush and other cover. However, when you need to make a quick turn to avoid obstacles in the water, the motor will respond by turning much faster.

VRS technology also virtually eliminates the effects of torque steering feedback, so anglers benefit from a more predictable steering response, improved boat stability, and better overall control.

The Digital Difference is Standard
Digital Power Management extends battery life up to five times to keep anglers fishing longer. Plus, Digital technology operates at lower temperatures, which means more power to the thrust motor and added protection for the motor's components. It's all standard on the X5.
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#11565420 - 04/25/16 09:24 PM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: Clint H.]
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From what I've read on other sites, the early models had an issue but it seems that was cleared up and guys are liking them. I've contemplated getting one but I know as soon as I do something different (better) will come along.

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#11565482 - 04/25/16 09:47 PM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: grout-scout]
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
From what I've read on other sites, the early models had an issue but it seems that was cleared up and guys are liking them. I've contemplated getting one but I know as soon as I do something different (better) will come along.


That is correct. As with most model motors there is usually some issue found once production begins causing production to cease and have the issue resolved before production resumes. The x5 motors are starting to come into stock as the issue (minor) found during production has been resolved .
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#11583187 - 05/04/16 03:25 PM Re: Any reviews on motorguide x5 [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 72
Loc: burleson tx
just got a new x5 noisy.... seem to get a lil better after the second time out the third time i have used it was two hours or less at pk just quit running. sent out for repair 12 days ago hopefully some good news soon.

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