Just wanted to get an idea on what items that people with high mileage have replaced on there 660's. The 06 will be my first cat so I want to figure out what might go in the future etc and just wondering regardless.
well i dont fall into the high mileage catagory but i did have a battery issue last year had to jump start it off my truck but it was really cold -26f and first ride of the year and i hadnt hooked it up to a charger at all during the summer or before the week end of riding and since there is no recoil you ll want to make sure you dont do this ...i did have to leave it running almost the whole day but the battery charged back up and its a 4 stroke so you wont burn all that much gas anyway
Originally posted by ruff-rider@Sep 19 2005, 10:57 PM 4 batteries in 2000 miles (dealer replaced free)Probably trading it before the 5th battery!!!!!
Replaced three batteries on a 2004 T660 Touring (non turbo). I guess AC had a bad run from their battery supplier. Last one I replaced I installed a no-name Autozone equivalent batter. No problems since then. Lifetime warranty.
Also replaced handlebar setup to a 6 inch riser with hooked (ZR firecat) handlebars. I spend more time standing than sitting on the two-up. Stock bars are too low and too short for me. Will know this winter if it makes a difference. Slowly modded into a mountain sled?
The T's come with a pluc in block heater. If its below zero I plug em in for the night. They start real easy in the AM. We have 5000 miles on the wifes 04 T660. Just routine grease oil filter, carbides and go. Still has orig battery.
I have never had a problem with the battery. I did have a recall for the oil. When the sled was manufactured they didn't put in Turbo quality oil. The dealer replaced it for free. I also had a proble where the exhaust pipe ate throught the belly pan. The dealer replaced the entire thing at no charge and realigned the pipe like the ST. I also had a problem with the clutch system there were missing parts when it was manufactured. I kept complaining about it to my father that it seamed noisy like a bucket of bolts rattling around. My dad road it and thought the same when I had gone home. He had a fiend look at and he noticed that things were missing. The dealer could not just order the parts that were needed so they had to replace the entire clutch system. Over all I love my sled and you have to expect some problems since it was the first year that they came out with it. I think that they have gotten all of the bugs out.
Last year I had some overheating problems on hard packed trails going through woods and some fields. The overheat light would come on and the sled power was reduced by the ECU. When I got into heaver snow in a field it would cool off and be ok. I added Redline Water Wetter and it seemed to be ok. This year I changed the coolant to Amsoil Proplylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant ANT-1G
$20.20 dealer $$26.35 retail
I mixed it 70anti/30water and also added the Redline Water Wetter
So far no problems but I have only road about 180 miles this year so far.
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