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Old 03-21-2020, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who has got the highest mileage Liberty 600? And how many miles are on it? Any issues???
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Current Sled(s): 05 600 xcsp 50th
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Not the highest mileage, but i do have an 05 600 that i retired at 8,800 miles simply due to the entire sled having a hard life. Engine still runs fine, has 130 lbs compression on both cylinders. I bought another same used model 05 600 which i'm still riding currently. No issues either. I've personally seen these liberty carb small block motors with over 13k miles never apart.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had almost 35000 miles on my 03 xcsp 600 when the connecting rod bearing went.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh wow !

Replace pistons/rings at any point ?
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never seen one with that mileage but saw a couple 500 liberty's with well over 12k miles running really well.
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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when i sold my 04 pro x 600, it had 13,000 miles on it and still pull over 124psi in both cylinders and it had a legend head kit on it since around 2000miles and ran just regular canadian tire 2 stroke oil in it its whole life...dunno what happened after i sold it.

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Old 03-22-2020, 03:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had almost 35000 miles on my 03 xcsp 600 when the connecting rod bearing went.
That is awesome. I always thought the Liberty 600 was pretty reliable.

I think the new Liberty 650 should have really good life (especially with an 850 bottom end). I wonder if there is a fuel filter or pump that has to be replaced regularly?

Just wish the new 650 wasn't so dang expensive.
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Old 03-22-2020, 03:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Haven't heard much here yet with the newer liberty's in the axys chassis, but the life on the older cfi 600 motor, especially the top ends haven't been anywhere as stellar as the older carb engines. Seems at 6k miles they have a real good chance of self destructing.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Almost 12,000 on my '03 Pro-X 600. It was burning a little bit of coolant a few years ago, so I replaced the o-rings in the head. (I think ethanol might have destroyed the o-rings.) Everything else is original including the pistons and rings.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Over 7xxx miles on ‘12 shift 600. Have never had a single issue with sled.
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