First - I'm not throwing out speculation, The New Polaris 800 dragon motor is a ( almost carbon copy ) of the ski-dooFirst, I don't think you should be throwing out speculation, it seems as though you might be trying to drum up work for yourself. Second, if these bearing and pto end failures continue, then Polaris is only screwing themselves and people will look elsewhere.
I had an '03 800 that I put 6,000 miles on, never gave me a problem. Until these new 800 motors start getting some miles on them, you're just making assumptions, we'll just have to wait and see.[/b]
800 twin. The ski-doo 800 bottom-end is rebuildable to a point ( at least the crank is ) the case is a throw away.
The Polaris 800 dragon crank and case both are throw aways ( neither one is rebuildable )
Second - Polaris is control by the stock market, Not PTO bearings. ( they might be one in the same )
Third - will have to wait and see................ Yep, you just watch.
forth - your 2003 800 was a better motor then the new one. ( if the quality control is the same on both motors ) the old Big Block is better for long gevity.