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Hey guys looking at buying a 2013 SBA 800 144. It looks to be in really good shape, should get some videos tomorrow hopefully as I'm not close enough to go to the dealer in person. Is there any problems common with this year of production I should worry about. Nicest sled I've owned so far is a 98 RMK 600 so this would be a pretty big upgrade for me. Thanks.


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aftermarket fuel filter from SPI is about $50. Works and fits the same. Use them all the time. and yes, ask the dealer if they changed it, if not change it.
 

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Every year they got better. Like said check compression. Fire it up and as soon as the idle stabilizes (a few seconds) hit the reverse button. It should work with no issue.
Rear suspension is valved soft and front shocks are valved rock hard. If you can see under the "hood" where the steering post mounts to the triangle over structure they tend to crack on either side of the mount bolts.
Rear torque arms can and do crack since it is a light weight mountain skid in the back. If it has electric start, its a stupid setup and the bendix can and will get sticky and not engage great. Easy fix.
 

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Whats the mileage on the sled, my guess it has more than 8000 km, the
dealer will claim it runs great, ask them for the digital wrench print out of
that sled and watch there reaction. This sled diagnostic print out will
determine how many over heat codes the sled has had if any. All good
advice here especially sleepy dragon.... Buy a sled from someone you
know or have a mechanic etc look at the sled..... Who is the actual owner
of the sled and how many owners.......
 

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Whats the mileage on the sled, my guess it has more than 8000 km, the
dealer will claim it runs great, ask them for the digital wrench print out of
that sled and watch there reaction. This sled diagnostic print out will
determine how many over heat codes the sled has had if any. All good
advice here especially sleepy dragon.... Buy a sled from someone you
know or have a mechanic etc look at the sled..... Who is the actual owner
of the sled and how many owners.......
They could have already cleared all the codes and then they are gone forever.
 
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