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Old 08-31-2010, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking at a NEW 2008 polaris shift 600. I have been doing alot of research and it looks like people like them. I see alot of guys have been changing the shocks. Are the stock shocks really that bad? Are the stock shocks rebuildable? How is the stock clutching? Any other issues with the 2008's? Is the ideal peek rpms on this motor still 8250? thanks in advance
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to ride mine stock until the shocks give up. Do shocks like the WE work alot better, yup, but the stock setup works fine.

I'd say the 1 thing I'd like to get next is a 1.25in track, the stocker doesn't hook up all that well. I did need to get stiffer torsion springs as the stock setup was too soft.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wonderful Sled, I put 1000 miles on mine with zero issues. Stock Shocks are NOT rebuildable but mine lasted thru the season. Upgrades I did where heavier rear torsion springs ( I'm 6'4" & 300lbs) & 1.25" Track. This year I'm upgrading the shocks but that was my plan from the start. I'm finding some nice deals on used shocks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Saw what you're talking about over on the other side. If I were any closer there'd be one less of them. Guys are asking that much for them used.....

I would change the shocks. They're emulsion type, non rebuildable and therefor no chance of getting them revalved to suit the rider. This rear suspension works REALLY well with the PPS shocks. Also, I would wonder if they have the newer style spindles on them, or if they're the same as the 07 and older machines had (causing heavy feel to steering at low speeds)?

The springs are expensive, Poo is pretty proud of them. I'd try more coupling (move the rear blocks up) and if that didn't work, I'd install a set of X-clicks with the extra heavy pre-load position. FWIW
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Saw what you're talking about over on the other side. If I were any closer there'd be one less of them. Guys are asking that much for them used...[/b]
X2 on the bold. except I would take the trailer and grab both, if I could get around the issue of importing BRAND NEW sleds over the border...
Grab one before there gone, especially since you list a 06' 600ho as a past sled.. Those fuse 6ers' are GREAT sleds I would think the shift would be a least as good, aside from the shocks of course.

As far as the spindles go, I know HRP does not reccomend theirs on any 08' or newer models, that must mean something??
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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X2 on the bold. except I would take the trailer and grab both, if I could get around the issue of importing BRAND NEW sleds over the border...
Grab one before there gone, especially since you list a 06' 600ho as a past sled.. Those fuse 6ers' are GREAT sleds I would think the shift would be a least as good, aside from the shocks of course.

As far as the spindles go, I know HRP does not reccomend theirs on any 08' or newer models, that must mean something??[/b]
The 08 sleds should have (are supposed to have?) the newer style spindles that would be very close to the HRP spec. I guess what I was thinking is that if there were leftover 07 parts, the Shift would likely be the model using them. I don't know one way or the other. It's just something I would check into prior to purchase.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a 2005 and a 2006 fusion. The reason i sold them was because of the heavy stearing. I went to the arctic cat f series 2007 and the ride and light steering was amazing. I sold the arctic cat on monday and now looking for a sled and think $4800 for a new 2008 shift 600 is a great deal.
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Didn't like the Cat? Why?

The difference in handling, 06 Fusion vs. 08 IQ, is the spindles (08 and newer). The rest of the running gear is identical. Many of us have updated the 06 spindles to HRP or the later 08+ Poo. Sorry I missed that 06 of yours. We did talk about it.... but you had a deal pending on it or something. Still trying to find one...
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have 2 of the 136in models...replaced the stock track with a 1.5 ripsaw, love it. great bang for the buck.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I LOVED the arctic cat. I rode it for two years and just sold the sled with 5200 miles. I cant find a good deal on a used arctic cat.
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