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Old 12-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at a 1994 Polaris 600 XLT with 2,605 miles and wanted to know if thats alot for it or average.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For a 1994 i dont think thats to bad i had over 4300mi on my 08
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That wouldnt even be ONE winter's rideing for me.Right now I have 3 different sleds that I ride and they all have over 12k on them.The v-max4 has 23k and the motors never been apart.
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It may be for a polaris j/k... Your looking at 150 miles a year average or one good afternoon of riding.

For a snowmobile under 4000 miles I would consider low, 5000 - 8000 medium and 10,000 and up high. But all depends on the year. I put between 2500 - 3000 in a good year, 1600 - 1900 bad year.
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On the light side I guesstimate 1500-2000 miles a year depending on where the owner lives and think about the previous winters. Also you can tell alot about a sled by what the motor and undernieth look like. But you gotta think about what has to be replaced on a 16 year old sled and the the simple things like can I/do I want to upgrade shocks, track, suspension, motor ect.

But 2600 miles on any sled isn't shiz! Just make sure $$ value is right!

And Trbo still has an 1950 sled that he rode as a kid with 110,000 miles that he still rides, yet the mules have to pull it (Heard the DNR is watching to catch him and give him a ticket for being pulled by a jack ass)
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My XCR 800 has over 7000 very hard miles. Only issue broken reed and the usaul XCR waterpump rebuild. Put pistons in about 5500 miles ago when it got the HTG kit.
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I am looking at a 1994 Polaris 600 XLT with 2,605 miles and wanted to know if thats alot for it or average.
Id say that's pretty low miles.
That sled should be $500-$1200 depending on who its coming from and its condition.
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On the light side I guesstimate 1500-2000 miles a year depending on where the owner lives and think about the previous winters. Also you can tell alot about a sled by what the motor and undernieth look like. But you gotta think about what has to be replaced on a 16 year old sled and the the simple things like can I/do I want to upgrade shocks, track, suspension, motor ect.

But 2600 miles on any sled isn't shiz! Just make sure $$ value is right!

And Trbo still has an 1950 sled that he rode as a kid with 110,000 miles that he still rides, yet the mules have to pull it (Heard the DNR is watching to catch him and give him a ticket for being pulled by a jack ass)
The real issue there is that they want me to put trail permits on thier forheads and I don't,because they dont stick very good to the hair and keep falling off.
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Never trust the mileage showing on the odometer. Look for normal wear locations, and decide if it truly is a low mileage sled. The speedo cable talks about 10 seconds to unhook, and about the same to hook it back up. Do a compression check, leak-down test, check out track age and a good under the hood inspection. Good luck with the purchase.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks for the info everyone going to take a look at the sled this week
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