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looking to pick up the above mentioned sled. a few concerns. 7600 miles. owned by a very good friend. i know how this machine was treated. How long do i expect the crank bearings to last? and the bearings in the chain case? what kind of pressure should i look for in the cylinders? and a new problem that came about this year.... sometimes the lights dim, other times all electrical is lost (warmers, gauges, head/tail light), and other times everything can be fine for several miles. stator? regulator? wiring/ground?
what's the overall impression of this sled? good or bad, what are they known for?

my bro has a 2000 600xcsp, (and knows the machine inside and out) can i swap regulators with his machine before buying a new one?

all help appreciated. i'm sure i'll have more as time goes on....
 

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I wouldnt worry about the crank bearings. I know people that has twice as many miles on their sleds as that one has and their motors are still going strong.
The engine's compression should be somewhere between 100-120 psi and should be fairly even between the 2 cylinders.
 

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I wouldnt worry about the crank bearings. I know people that has twice as many miles on their sleds as that one has and their motors are still going strong.
The engine's compression should be somewhere between 100-120 psi and should be fairly even between the 2 cylinders.[/b]

Bought the SAME sled for my better half. Had low miles on it, ALso had a voltage issue - put a new volt reg in it - was FINE then.

CLeaned the carbs, went through the sled in and out, very clean sled!!

She got to put 38 miles on it before it lost a crank bearing - its now being parted out on ebay...
 

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usually out of a new 500 ves motor, you want 125 plus psi... i wouldnt worry about the crank bearings unless you are getting rid of the oil pump. I agree that thing is quick, a buddy of mine has one and consitently beat me back when mine was stock and his had 8000 miles on it with everything stock except the primary clutch spring.Possibly of the fastest stock 500 other then the first firecat IMO.
 

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spent some time going over the sled today. Have several more questions....
7600 mi and 105 psi in both cylinders cold. what do you think about that #? still rideable?

was told power valves were last cleaned one year ago. pulled one side, found it to be clean, didn't even bother pulling the other.

ran the sled some as well. great out of the hole, seems to miss, or more like it just runs flat, through the mid range, and rebounds with plenty of power on top. what could cause this? dirty carbs, non sync'd carbs, stuck choke plunger?

will most likely yank and clean carbs sunday.

i also found there's alot of play in the drive clutch. side to side is tight, no wobble. but if rotated back and forth, there seems to be a lot of play. (way more than my bro's same year 600) the rotor seems to turn 1/1 with the clutch, but the clutch can be rotated quite a ways back and forth before the track wants to turn. definitely moves without resistance from the chain case.
adjusted chain tension today. my only thought is that if the chain was able to skip a tooth earlier in life on the back side of the case, i would always be off one tooth etc... because the tensioner is on the front side. any thoughts here? would like to stay away from pulling the chain case cover ( i have never messed with a sled that has this reverse style)

thanks again everyone!
 
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