Owners of 800 twins should all do themselves a favor that may save their motors from bleeding to death.
There is a coolant drain hose that runs from the front, lower, PTO (clutch) side of your motor across to the MAG (recoil) side of the chassis. If you look between your motor and the silencer you'll see the hose in question. It's the small one with the nylon cap on the end. This hose is full of coolant. The problem is, that the hose sometimes is routed in a way that causes it to rub on the sharp edges of the bulkhead. Over time (and it doesn't take long) it WILL cut through the hose. Bye, bye coolant. <------not good!
The good news is that this can be fixed cheaply an easily. A few well placed zip-ties will keep this hose up out of trouble. But it's not an easy spot to get at from above. Removal of the skidplate gives the best access.
I found this on my 02 800 (carb) last winter. With only 600 miles on the sled, the hose was worn over half way through. I posted this info on a couple other sites and several other owners have found the same thing.
Check it out TODAY. Better safe then sorry.