[/quote]Originally posted by Sobshack@Oct 27 2005, 12:16 AM
Have both a 600 & 700 2003 Classics. The 700 :sleep3: is a dog :help:, the 600 is fine. The 700 gets 9 miles to the gallon on a good day and may hit 85mph if the wind is right. The 600 gets 11 to 12 miles to the gallon and hits 110mph consistantly. Both machins have the Polaris clutch, not the team clutch. There is no updated spring for this clutch from Polaris. I can ride the 600 whaile my wife rides my 700 and I can be 3 or 4 sled lenghts ahead of for by 50 mph riding the 600.
The only thing that has seemed to help is loosening the track so that I have about 1 1/2" of sag.
- I tried jetting down 2 sizes on the mains (no apparent help)
- Clean the exhaust valves every 1,000 miles. Boy, do these vales look gunked up each time. Yes using VES2.
- Disasembled and cleaned the main and secondary clutches on the 700. Did not see any binding on the primary or secondary. No Help
- Swapped clutches with the 600, No help
- Other than being a gas sucking, last across the lake dog, it runs and rides really nice.
I have talked to at least 4 other 03 700 classic owners and mine is not unusual. After 3 years of experimenting at 2 different dealers ($350.00 shot) I've pretty much given up on the 700 :banghead: . I've been told I need to change to the Team clutch and buy an aftermarket kit to fix the issue (Around $500 total). Why does the 600 do just fine then? I was also told Polaris detuned the 03 700 (I'll say). I've attempeted to e-mail and call Polaris early on right after I purchased the sled and they then and now say there are no problems with the 03 700 classic.
Anyone that can offer a real solution (other than swapping out the POS motor), I'd like to hear from them. Thanks, Sobshack