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Four Stroke Sleds

Postby yoopr » January 1st, 2007, 3:04 pm

oh ok
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Postby doo it » January 2nd, 2007, 1:20 am

I just bought a Polaris Frontier Classic 4 stroke

I didn't buy it for performance riding. I have a 2004 Rev 600HO for that.

I bought it for ice fishing and long easy going trail rides with other couples and families.

The power is starting to come around as the sled breaks in.

I would look at the FST...around a 140HP and lighter than the Yamaha I believe.

Gas milage, long life and no $25.00 a gallon Amsoil

Hey everything is costing more these days, with 6 sleds in our family. the cost of a weekend ride is going through the roof!!

I have bought my last two stroke..I can't afford to ride one anymore
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Postby kenlacy » January 2nd, 2007, 3:55 am

Doo-it - the FST is heavier than the Yammis.
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Postby Yoo » January 2nd, 2007, 4:38 am

Another 4 stroke convert...many more to come in the next few years.

Anyone ride or own the new Cat Jaguar? What's that like? Not hearing much about it, one way or the other.
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Postby doo it » January 2nd, 2007, 5:23 am

I read your weight of sleds thread since..You are right Ken...The yammy is lighter
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Postby FiredUpRupp » January 3rd, 2007, 6:07 am

[quote=veedy]Four stroke sleds rock ! I love my Apex.
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Nice ride!

A great thing about the apex is the fuel injection. If you ride in a variable climate or you get into bad gas the machine is less likely to have a fuel related issue.

Gas is so terrible today that regular unleaded is breaking dwon in 15-20 days. It will start to varnish up your carbs. Also seeing a motor failure in a yammi four stroke is rare, even dating back to the 03' RX-1.
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Postby Yoo » January 4th, 2007, 4:32 am

FUR...I'm FAR from being technically inclined. If what you say is true about gas...I'm screwed. I get gas by the bulk when its the cheapest. Then sit on it...sometimes for months.

Would STA-BIL be the answer?
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Postby doo it » January 5th, 2007, 2:41 am

The quality of gas has gone way up in the last year.

We used to see green carbs all the time comming into the shop.

very rare now.

Was a period of about two or three years where the gas was causing mega problems. Burnt down motors, fuel line rot, green carbs, plugged jets.

Mixed gas is the first to spoil. NEVER! mix oil in a tank of gas before storing it in the off season.

Keep cans up off the dirt/concret floors. The cans sweat and form moisture in the cans. Never use a metal can

Always use a small amount of Iso in your tank.

Myself, I have seen Stabil spoil in it's container..not impressed with the product

Try to store fuel/sleds in a cool dry area with a flow of fresh air.

Heat and misture are your enemy
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Postby Yoo » January 5th, 2007, 3:37 am

Thanks Doo It. Really appreciate the advice.
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Postby FiredUpRupp » January 5th, 2007, 5:26 am

Skip... The most common problem we see is plugged carbs. 8 out of 10 machines that come have fuel issues it seems. In MN the additives they put in gas are terrible.

We see regular unleaded start to break down in 15-20 days. Every machine we service gets a fuel stabilizer added if the carbs came in for a cleaning. So if ti was my tank I would add a stabilizer. Like Doo it I am not a huge stabil fan. I prefer the yamaha brand fuel conditioner myself.
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