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Old 03-16-2018, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Offered a 2006 Fusion for $700 OBO

As title says, was offered a 600 Fusion through a friend looking to get some space in their garage. Sled has 5000 mi, will need to go through it top to bottom.

What am I getting into here? Haven't gone to look at it in person yet. Anything I should take a close look at? Not all-too familiar with the Polaris platform, coming from a long line of AC ownership in the family.

I was warned about the gas tank recall and to closely check for cracks in the manifold.

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600 /700 / or 900 ?
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600 /700 / or 900 ?
600. Knew I was forgetting something...
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Yup. totally worth it in good shape. Which means take a good look and do a compression test. The motors and sled itself was great.

Only real common issue is the voltage regulator.

There are 'stickies' on top of this Fusion Forum for the 600's that may help you with certain somethings .
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Like said, voltage regulator was an issue. As was the carb boots. Carbs were set very rich from the factory. Clutching is near perfect from the factory. Very underrated sled. Almost 6000 pretty hard miles on mine with next to no issues.
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll take a look. Were the voltage regulator issues ever announced by Polaris through a bulletin?
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll take a look. Were the voltage regulator issues ever announced by Polaris through a bulletin?


I believe so? There is a replacement kit that comes with an adaptor harness and updated regulator. There is also a pinned post, on how to make your own update kit, at the top of the Fusion sub-forum, of the Polaris forum, here.
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I believe so? There is a replacement kit that comes with an adaptor harness and updated regulator. There is also a pinned post, on how to make your own update kit, at the top of the Fusion sub-forum, of the Polaris forum, here.
Just saw that, will have to give it a shot if it wasn't already handled. It looks like the harness kits are up to $250.

With regards to this sled I have to imagine it's already been taken care of or simply hasn't been a problem; 5000 miles is a good ways for a faulty part to last. Will certainly double check, though.
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Just saw that, will have to give it a shot if it wasn't already handled. It looks like the harness kits are up to $250.

With regards to this sled I have to imagine it's already been taken care of or simply hasn't been a problem; 5000 miles is a good ways for a faulty part to last. Will certainly double check, though.
One thing I have done on my high mileage Polaris 600 twins is grind the tip off the VES guillotine. I grind a little off every time I clean. I am not concerned with speed and performance as much as I am with keeping them running..all 8 of my twin 600's, 8 years old and older.

The guillotine stops in the cylinder wear down due to the constant slamming when releasing the throttle, allowing the guillotine to go deeper into the cylinder. I personally have bought 3 600's that the guillotine snagged the piston ring. One looked like a hand grenade went off inside the engine.
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If it is in decent shape and you are coming off of something older, you will enjoy the up-right seating position. Fusions suspensions are essentially still being used in the current Indy's. Steering tends to be a little heavy as the spindles had bad geometry that year. I got a pair of used 2010 spindles off eBay and they bolted right in and now steering effort is much better. If you like doing your own maintence it is very easy to do as it still has a traditional hood.

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