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|01-28-2012, 09:02 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Current Sled(s): 05 snopro 440 & 08 snopro 600
Previous Sled(s): 03 F7...etc
Favorite Riding Area: florida area
10-11 Mileage: blownup
Riding Since: 1995
Need quick response things to look for on 06 440 mxzx
Going to pick up 06 with buddy what should we be looking at?
|01-28-2012, 12:19 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Nova Scotia
Favorite Riding Area: Sutherland's/Folly
the 06 was pretty solid...no real weak links beyond the normal rev stuff...you want to take a careful look at the NUN...a compression test...and get some facts from the guy on jetting, fuel used, etc...
Check the track over closely too. Lugs have a tendency to tear off and on a big lug track....a few missing lugs makes the sled super bouncy.
Pull the chaincase cover....racers like to sell sleds without the slipper gears in them. Lay the sled on its side and remove the cover. No oil loss and you will know the gear is there.
Definitely check the nun and compression.
Check the bolts that hold the rear skid in. Very common to see one or both of the front bolts had come loose and hobbled out the mounting holes.
Check ALL the electronics...speedo, odo, bright lights, brake lights hand warmers in both positions.
Check the belt....if it ends in 297 it is junk and you will be looking at $145 to get a good one. You want the 288 belt...period.
Find out what clutching is in it. If you plan to trail convert it and you are buying it from a racer, they often put a helix in it that is their least favorite. At least walk away with the stock one (straight 42).
Check the pipe over for cracks...the '06 pipe was weak and many cracked them. They crack at the seams. Easy to check when the sled is first started...watch for smoke.
Lay the sled on its side and inspect the front heat exchanger...stud damage is common here.
Remove the belt (use his tool and see if the hole is stripped). Check the primary clutch for cracks or major grooves where the belt rides....major meaning nearly burnt through. Some grooving is totally normal. Bring a 13mm wrench and remove the secondary (check the helix at this time), look closely at the frame around the drive shaft....there should be NO dents or buckling in this area. Pass if there are any.
Look at the little oil reservoir by the coolant jug, ask him how often he has/had to add oil to this. If often this could mean a leaky center crank seal or leaking waterpump seal....or maybe nothing, but check and ask.
Is it trail converted? Big tank? powerjets plugged? trail needles in carbs? ectra idler wheels in skid (at least 4 total; 2 per side). This all costs money if you intend on trail riding it.
BRING A SMALL FLASHLIGHT! and look under the motor and under the Y pipe. You should not see gobs of oil...if you do something is leaking....
Last edited by doo-rider; 01-28-2012 at 12:26 PM.
|02-27-2012, 04:38 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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Hey, I am looking at a 2005 Arctic cat Firecat 700 Efi Sno-Pro and was wondering what the top speed was. I googled it and I couldnt really get an answer, some guys were saying 130mph stock and others were only saying 85mph stock. Just wondering what it actually was. Thanks.
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|02-28-2012, 05:02 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Current Sled(s): 05 REV 440
Previous Sled(s): 04 PRO XR 800, 98 ZR 600 EFI
Location: the cities
Favorite Riding Area: UP MI
Riding Since: 1989
why would you ask this in a thread about an 06 rev? go to the arctic cat section