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Old 01-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The older Polaris sleds were so easy to fix and there were so many cheap parts around you could have any breakdown fixed within a couple hours. I have bought two newer axys sleds with no downtime but if any of the newer stuff does give trouble there's not a hope in hell it will be back on the snow as easy.
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The older Polaris sleds were so easy to fix and there were so many cheap parts around you could have any breakdown fixed within a couple hours. I have bought two newer axys sleds with no downtime but if any of the newer stuff does give trouble there's not a hope in hell it will be back on the snow as easy.
Don't get me wrong...I would love to have some new iron. But, your reply is why I ride 12 year old stuff.
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i also had a 79 exciter which my nieghbour still rides today,and many many yamahas since with zero issues other than idler wheels period.
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I always get a pre-season service and never have "in season" issues.

Lots of "Last Minute Lennies" around here, let their sleds sit for 10 months and don't take them to the dealer until there is rideable snow. When they show up at the dealer they get disgusted when the dealer tells them 3+ weeks because there is 75 sleds in front of them (from all of the other "Last Minute Lennies").

And yet, they NEVER learn.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The guy that's working on mine literally said he's banging his head off the wall trying to figure out what's wrong with it. He's had it since a week before Xmas and believes there's an electrical issue going on, but doesn't know for sure. I feel kind of bad because this was supposed to be a routine carb clean and once over. In the process he found that the carb boots needed to be replaced along with the clutch bushings. The sled drops a cylinder at 55 mph, but runs fine up to that point. Compression is good and everything checks out mechanically. The bummer is we just got a fresh 5" and I'm off tomorrow.
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Last time I had a sled in the shop was when my '01 ZR800 had a piston update. Think it was in for one week over the summer. Only took the dealer a day obviously, but they are 4 hours from me, so I only made the trip on weekends.

Since then, my shed is the shop.
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