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Old 01-11-2020, 08:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ha, Yea I just happened to have my pipe off fixin my ele start when you said that. So I looked. Did get the starter fixed after running tests on the whole system. Just some corrosion where the power cords hook to the solenoid. So I'm all ready for snow & its raining
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The 800 will handle significantly better. The rear suspension on 02 was coupled, 01 was not. They drive very differently.
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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had both still have the 800 keep the eight you dont have to use all the hp if you dont want to and it will get better gas milage
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Keep the 800, you'll thank yourself later. I had a 600 cross country and figured that's be enough sled for me when I bought it, I never kicked myself for buying it but I often wished it was an 800 instead.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well the 600 sold and the 800 didn't so I'm keeping the 8

Not real familiar with boots and reeds to I'll have to do some searching on those. Thanks again, looking forward to it.
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Old 01-27-2020, 02:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The absolute first thing you do is pull the bellypan off and inspect the lower coolant hose...They have a tendency to rub on the frame and eventually start to leak coolant...Most times this happens while riding and if you don't catch it, you will cook the motor...
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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easier to remove the exhaust and look down, Imo, to inspect those hoses. Front of the engine, close to the crank case, the one is a drain and the other wraps up over the recoil. Inspect them good.
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Coolant hose looks fine, considering adding the oem temp gauge but 141 bucks seems high for the 1639-217 kit from country cat. Can't post links yet, lol what is this 2001?



Boots look ok to me also. Do i need to check the reeds at some point? I'm not sure how to get at them at first glance.


I'm going to pull and clean p valves this weekend and have been reading about either a shim kit or grinding down the edges so they don't contact the piston. Worth doing?

Getting 115-ish psi on both, using a crappy compression tester. I'll get my hands on a better one this weekend.
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Cheap gauge left, decent gauge right.
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