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Old 06-18-2019, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my thought on the 850 patriot. the whole fucking motor is junk. 18 miles on mine and the coating is stuck in the rings, it's in the crank, etc. pistons are complete garbage. Kelsey had one of these apart and told me the motor was junk, now Indy Dan says it is.
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Holy Crap,

That really sucks...
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That really sucks...

Yup, heard that Mike was the only one who kept a job.


Also heard they aren't the only ones
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my thought on the 850 patriot. the whole fucking motor is junk. 18 miles on mine and the coating is stuck in the rings, it's in the crank, etc. pistons are complete garbage. Kelsey had one of these apart and told me the motor was junk, now Indy Dan says it is.
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I wonder if Yamaha is sitting in the weeds waiting for Textron to sell Cat. You would think AC is getting devalued.
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I wonder if Yamaha is sitting in the weeds waiting for Textron to sell Cat. You would think AC is getting devalued.

Devalue the sled divesion till yami will bite, and sell the dirt to bass pro
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my thought on the 850 patriot. the whole fucking motor is junk. 18 miles on mine and the coating is stuck in the rings, it's in the crank, etc. pistons are complete garbage. Kelsey had one of these apart and told me the motor was junk, now Indy Dan says it is.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That is not good news. I bet worse news is right around the corner now.
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Holy crap ... that isn't the type of news ANY of us wants to hear. Racing is at the heart of Arctic Cat, and to read this makes me wanna puke. Yet another example of MONEY FOR SHAREHOLDERS vs. what consumers want.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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remember, Artic Cat flatlined on their own. With days left before certain true death, Textron put them on life support.

Do you blame the person ,who pays for the life support, takes that person off life support as the killer ?
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Personally I'd rather a company go out a in full on nose dive-dirt nap scenario than this BS buyout, liquidate, spin off type of garbage. Hey shareholders....
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remember, Artic Cat flatlined on their own. With days left before certain true death, Textron put them on life support.

Do you blame the person ,who pays for the life support, takes that person off life support as the killer ?
Cat was in the downward spiral due to Claude, more than anything else. Despite the crap I give our Madcatter crew, I hate to see them officially flushed down the toilet. I think many, including myself, saw Textron as the shot in the arm / money they needed to bring forth some new stuff (like the Alfa) and THEN they would sell it off. Seeing Textron pull the plug on the race department just plain sucks. I'd rather have seen them pull the plug on the dirt division as they will never truly gain much of the market given BRP, Honda, Polaris, etc. But I suppose there's value there, to Textron, given their own dirt division. Snowmobiles likely never had a chance

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