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Old 10-05-2010, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I currently have a 2004 Polaris Pro X 600 , but I am thinking of getting rid of it and picking up this Rev I found. I have found a 2006 Rev 800 X Renegade Powertech with 2600 miles. He says sled is in close to showroom condition always stored inside owned since new. . Nothing wrong with it at all. He updated the needle to the 07 but I think the 17.5 main jet is still in there(he said doo said the 20 wasnt needed). Anyway I can pick this up for $4600 to $4800 . Does that sound like a good deal?? Any opinions or things to look out for are appreciated

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a fair price for an X package.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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QUOTE (REV NH @ Oct 6 2010, 04:02 PM)
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That's a fair price for an X package.[/b]

Yeah I called him today and got him to sell for $4500. I think that is decent considering the condition. I am suppose to pick it up tommorow



Anything you can think of that I should look for??
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They're a great machine! My '06 800 Gade runs strong and love it more every time I ride it... and I also come from a strong Polaris background. Go for it!!
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was a AC & Poo rider for years then I bought a 05 Gade 800 and been kicking myself in the butt for not going over to a Gade sooner, jump on it you'll love it! Oh and change out the 17.5's to the 20's as soon as you get it, being as it certainly won't hurt the thing only help.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i have this sled and its amazing....

what will changing 17.5 to 20 do for the sled? i've run it as is out of the box since i got it...
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2006 was a good year from what I have read. SC4 skid (on 2005 X models as well) and most or all of the bugs were worked out of the powertek by then. Also there is no miles on it.
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Most Doo shops will tell you that but if you go on dootalk you'll find the post with the bulletin #'s recommending that you not only change the pilots out from the 17.5's to the 20's which cure the occasional hanging high idle BUT also changing the mains out to the "07" specs which will help cure the ocassional blow up due to a lean mid-range. I myself did not do the ECM re-map and will not do it either, also I didn't shim my needles I bought the right ones as I felt it was better then shimming but thats me. For the few bucks and hour or so of your time your crazy not to...if for nothing else but the peace of mind. Here is the post & if you want to read the whole 20 somthing pages here is the link 800 PowerTek update & remap - DOOTalk Forums
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800 H.O. POWER TEK (793) SEA LEVEL

What’s new:

Mikuni TM 40 flat slide new jet needle and ECU calibration.
• Carburetor needle J8-9EGI05-58 (P/N 404 162 092)
• BUDS. file number available on BOSSWeb (P/N 415 129 253) to update ECU

Why:
• Slightly richer taper on jet needle increases fuel flow in mid- range, part throttle operation. This will efficiently reduce combustion chamber temperatures.
• Improved durability in extreme riding conditions.

Applicable on:
• GSX & GTX 800 Limited
• MXZ 800 R Adrenaline & Blizzard
• MXZ 800 R Renegade & Renegade X
• MXZ 800 R X & X-RS

The new carburetor needle and ECU calibration would fit MYO5 and MYO6.
(NOTE: MY05 & MY06 are the 05-06 P-Tek engines)

CAUTION: The needle and the calibration file have been designed to be used together; using only one item may cause serious engine damage.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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JBird, what is your reason for wanting to make the switch, I also own a pro x, I have thought about a ski doo for sometime now, My reason is soley the rider forward position. Just want to see what other peoples reasons are.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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its like riding a race quad on snow and when you get off your not sore. i made the switch form poo to doo as well...... love my xcr8's power and the way edge looks but none of them come close to a ride like the rev.
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